Ezekiel Montes Partnering with Sergio Siruela on Spanish Thriller “Aullar”

Ezekiel Montes is ready to thrill…

The Spanish writer-producer is joining forces with director Sergio Siruela on Aullar, a thriller centering on a father-daughter relationship.

Ezekiel MontesElena Martínez, who worked with Montes on the 2021 crime thriller A Dead Man Cannot Live and Rafa Russo’s 2023 drama Devoción, stars in the film as a strong and independent woman struggling to make ends meet and support her son. One day her estranged father shows up in need of help – his house has become occupied by drug addicts.

Although they haven’t seen each other in years due to his alcoholism, which was exacerbated by the death of her mother and ultimately destroyed their relationship, she agrees to help him recover his home. In the process, however, wounds of the past gradually reopen.

Aullar marks the feature film debut for Siruela, a Spanish director who has shot a number of high-profile series in Mexico for major streamers such as Disney+ and ViX, including adaptations of the Jules Verne classics Journey to the Center of the Earth and the forthcoming The Lighthouse at the End of the World, as well as Se llamaba Pedro Infante, about the life of the iconic Mexican movie star, played by Mario Morán.

Montes is producing the film via his company 73140323PC, with principal photography set to start in September. He’s hoping to return to the Malaga Film Festival with Aullar next year.

The producer-director bowed A Dead Man Cannot Live in Malaga in 2021.

Aquí y Allí Films Partners with Daniel Guzmán to Produce Drama Thriller “La Deuda”

Daniel Guzmán has a new partner…

Madrid-based Aquí y Allí Films, one of Spain’s most successful auteur movie production houses, is joining forces with the 49-year-old popular Spanish actor turned writer-director to produce drama thriller La deuda.

Daniel Guzmán,  Backed by Spain’s pay TV giant Movistar+ and public broadcaster RTVE, La deuda will be produced by Aquí y Allí’s Pedro Hernández and Guzmán at El Niño Producciones.

The film is scheduled to roll in Madrid by the fall.

Written by Guzmán, La deuda tells the story of Lucas, a 37-year-old man and the 86 year-old woman Antonia, who live together in a city too big to be alone. Lucas is looking for a job but the job seems not to be looking for him.

Despite the economic difficulties they are going through, and their generational difference, they live day to day with a certain enthusiasm. Until Lucas’ decision will change the rest of their lives.

“I share with Pedro a vision and a cinematographic style that is essential to develop and produce a project as personal as this one,” Guzmán said.

“Dani’s managed to bring together in La Deuda many of the elements that make a film work with the audience without losing auteurship,” Hernández added.

“It is a human story, with wonderful, deep characters. It’s tender, sometimes hard, and has a lot of rhythm. And most importantly, it has his stamp,” Hernández observed.

Guzmán’s directorial debut Nothing in Return scored best picture, director and a Critics’ Prize at 2015’s Malaga Film Festival, going on to scoop Spanish Academy Goyas for new director and breakout actor (Miguel Herrán).

Its follow-up, Canallas, a Movistar+ original movie production released by Universal Pictures, world premiered at the 2022 Málaga Festival.

Netflix Streaming New Documentary About Alejandro Sanz

Here’s your chance to delve deeper into the life of Alejandro Sanz

Netflix has begun streaming a new documentary about the 49-year-old Spanish singer/songwriter in the United States and Latin American countries.

Alejandro Sanz

The documentary, though, is still not available in Sanz’s native Spain.

Netflix had previously announced that Sanz: Lo Que Fui es lo Que Soy would be released last Saturday, August 18.

When it didn’t appear on the streaming site, Sanz’s followers were quick to proteston social media.

On Monday (August 20), the film’s sudden appearance on Netflix was quickly followed by fans expressing their relief.

The documentary captures Sanz’s journey from playing rock songs with friends on the streets of his neighborhood as a teen to playing flamenco guitar with Paco de Lucia, to recording the two biggest-selling albums in Spain and becoming one of Latin music’s biggest stars while remaining “a normal person.”

ShakiraMiguel Bosé and Juan Luis Guerra are among the many other artists who make appearances in the film.

Lo Que Fui es lo Que Soy had a theatrical premiere at the Malaga Film Festival on April 19, and showed in theaters around Spain. But Spanish viewers who have been waiting to watch it on Netflix are still waiting.

Gutiérrez Signs with William Morris Endeavor

F. Javier Gutiérrez has new representation…

The 39-year-old Spanish filmmaker has signed with William Morris Endeavor (WME).


Gutiérrez, one of the most awarded and heralded fantasy genre filmmakers in his native country, recently landed the job directing the reboot of the James O’Barr cult fanboy classic The Crow at Relativity Media.

Gutierrez, who has been repped at Paradigm, previously wrote and directed the Spanish-language thriller Before the Fall, a film that won Best Motion Picture and Best Screenplay at the Malaga Film Festival.

In addition, Gutierrez is set to produce the sci-fi project The Greys for Dimension Films, as well as produce House Of Horror with James Wan, currently in production at Dimension Films.