Maxi Iglesias may soon thrill global audiences…
Filmax, Spanish production-distribution-sales force has acquired world sales rights to Gonzalo Bendala’s Innocent Killers, starring the 23-year-old Spanish actor.
The Barcelona-based company will also distribute Iglesias’ latest film domestically in Spain.
Innocent Killers will have its world premiere at March’s Miami International Film Festival, playing in its Cinema 360º section.
Iglesias, Luis Fernandez and Aura Garrido star in the murder imbroglio from Seville-based production house Aralan, which marks the feature directorial debut of Bendala.
“A suspenser, echoing elements of [Alfred] Hitchcock,” in the words of Aralan CEO Marta Velasco, “Killers turns on a university student (Iglesias) who, in dire straits, suddenly receives an godsend offer of money – if he kills his psychology teacher (Miguel Angel Sola).
What makes the offer so singular is that it is his psychology teacher that makes him the offer.
“This is a suspense film, of situations, characters, intrigue, a genre-blender. Hitchcock, for example, was a master at this. The Sting, Catch Me If You Can, Match Point have been other sources of inspiration,” said Bendela.
Lauded for his shorts – Penumbra 3D, the Goya-nominated Spaghetti Western – Bendala wrote the Killers screenplay with fellow short-film scribe-helmer Jose Manuel Asensio .
Innocent Killers will open in Spain in the second-half 2015.