+34 93 336 85 55
Based in Barcelona, Filmax is one of the leading companies in the Spanish audiovisual sector. Organised in four different areas – production, distribution, international sales and exhibition – Filmax is nowadays the only independent film and television studio in the country.
From its inception in 1953, the company has produced more than 80 feature films; productions that have been awarded, acclaimed and projected internationally such as Darkness (Jaume Balagueró, 2002); The Machinist (2004), with Christian Bale and directed by Brad Anderson; The Perfume (2006) a fantastical thriller directed by Tom Tykwer; the horror saga [REC] (2007 – 2014), directed by Jaume Balagueró and Paco Plaza; Transsiberian (Brad Anderson, 2008) with Woody Harrelson and Emily Mortimer; The Way (Emilio Estévez, 2009) a coproduction between Spain and the United States starring Martin Sheen; and Sleep Tight (Jaume Balagueró, 2011), a thriller with Luis Tosar and Marta Etura. More recently, Filmax has brought to the big screen the films 100 Metres (Marcel Barrena, 2016), an amazing story of a man fighting against all odds, and the supernatural thriller MUSE (2017), directed by Jaume Balagueró and starring Elliot Cowan, Ana Ularu, Leonor Watling (Talk To Her), Franka Potente (Run, Lola, Run) and Christopher Lloyd (Back to the Future).
For television, the company has produced the series Red Bracelets (2011, 28 x 42’, Televisió de Catalunya); Dates (2015, 26 x 45’, Televisió de Catalunya), I Know Who You Are (2017, 16 x 70’) - a gripping thriller broadcast nationally on prime-time by Telecinco with excellent audience ratings that has also been broadcast by BBC Four in the United Kindgom - and Welcome to the Family (2018, 13 x 50’, Televisió de Catalunya).
The rights to Red Bracelets – winner in 2015 of the International Emmy Kids Award to the Best Kids Series – have been sold to more than twenty territories. In addition, countries like Italy with BRACCIALETTI ROSSI and the United States with RED BAND SOCIETY have produced their own version of the series. In the States, Steven Spielberg’s Amblin Television and the channel FOX were the ones in charge of bringing the stories of Red Bracelets to the American public.
I KNOW WHO YOU ARE 2017
Genre: Television Series (16 x 70’) - Drama / Thriller
Director: Pau Freixas
Screenplay: Pau Freixas, Iván Mercadé, Silvia González Laá, Pol Cortecans, Eduard Sola, Daniel González, César Vidal
Cast: Francesc Garrido, Blanca Portillo, Alex Monner, Aida Folch, Carles Francino, Susana Abaitua
A man appears walking down a desolate highway... From his ripped clothes and injured face it seems he has had an accident, but he can’t remember who he is or how he got there. He has no ID on him, no cell phone or anything that can identify him. He has total amnesia.
His name is Juan Elias, a successful criminal lawyer with aspirations of becoming a university dean, and teacher of the most sought after law ethics master course in the country. He has a 19 year old son who admires him and a rebellious 11 year old daughter, both from his marriage to judge Alicia Castro. Theirs is a relationship founded on more than just love; it is based on sincerity and complete complicity.
The doctors have recommended that Elias goes home, hoping that being back in familiar surroundings will help jog his memory, and that he starts to rebuild the emotional ties that he once had. This won’t be an easy task for Juan Elias. Neither will it be the only challenge he has to face. When the police find the wreck of Elias’ car, they also find the cell phone of his 23 year old niece, Anna Saura. She was a student of his and disappeared the same night as the accident. All the evidence points to the fact that Elias killed her. Now he will have to find a way to prove his innocence, even though he himself is unsure of whether or not he has something to do with her death.
Ondas Award 2017 - Best Spanish Series
WELCOME TO THE FAMILY 2018
Genre: Black Comedy
Director: Pau Freixas
Screenplay: Pau Freixas, Eric Navarro, Ivan Mercadé, Pol Cortecans, Dani González, Natalia Durán
Cast: Melani Olivares, Yolanda Ramos, Iván Massagué, Nao Albet, Simon Andreu, Nonna Cardoner
Welcome To The Family takes a comical look at the institution of family, showing courageous mothers, adopted children and dim-witted widows embarking on the journey of life together; a journey which will lead them to form indestructible emotional bonds. Because whatever the kind of family, we should never forget the three musketeers’ motto: 'All for one and one for all'.
When the bank forecloses on her house thanks to the debts left behind by her husband, Angela has no choice but to seek help from her father, a multimillionaire who she hasn’t seen for more than twenty years, if she’s to have any chance of getting her home back.
But after a fierce argument between the two of them, Angela’s father drops down dead from a heart attack. Confronted with this sudden and unexpected turn of events and desperate not to find herself and her family out on the street, Angela suggests they keep her father’s death a secret, at least until they can find out what’s written in his will. Along with Victoria, her father’s new girlfriend, and daughter Alex, Angela and her family will embark on a race against time to find her father’s will, while at the same time trying to figure out where to hide a dead body.
Genre: Supernatural Thriller
Director: Jaume Balagueró
Screenplay: Jaume Balagueró, Fernando Navarro
Cast: Elliot Cowan, Ana Ularu, Franka Potente, Christopher Lloyd, Joanne Whalley
Samuel Salomon, a literature professor, has been off work for almost a year after the tragic death of his girlfriend. Samuel has been suffering from a recurring nightmare in which a woman is brutally murdered by a strange ritual. Suddenly, the same woman who appears every night in his dreams is found dead in exactly the same circumstances. Samuel sneaks into the crime scene and there he meets Tachel ho has also dreamed about the murder. Together, Samuel and Rachel will do whatever they can to discover the identity of the dead woman, etering a terifying world controlled by the figures who have inspired artists throughout time: the muses.
Gaudí Awards - Best Visual Effects
100 METERS 2016
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Director: Marcel Barrena
Screenplay: Marcel Barrena
Cast: Dani Rovira, Karra Elejalde, Alexandra Jimenez, Maria de Medeiros
A successful entrepreneur and happy family man is diagnosed with multiple sclerosis and told that soon he won’t be able to walk even 100 meters. His bravery and determination lead him not only to prove his doctors wrong but to compete for one of the toughest triathlon events on the planet, the Ironman.
Almeria International Film Festival
Goya Awards (Nominated: Best Supporting Actor)