Who we are, 2nd part
With these last four shorts, the group is already taking more seriously the promotion and distribution of their films, thinking more about the future than the present.
Cinema Fata Morgana, THE CONTINUING HISTORY
One step forward
The group consolidates a distribution department with the aim of having its works screened at festivals throughout Spain. Thus, and having found in the shorts a practical way to perform, technically and economically speaking, Fata Morgana already in adulthood strives to improve above all the final quality of the product, to expand objectives, to go further.
An important jump was noticed in 2001 with the claustrophobic short film in super VHS La Sonrisa del Madelman, a very successful work, selected in eight festivals, highlighting the one in Sitges, where unfortunately and considering the format it could not compete.
One more step of a ladder
After the next short, Glamor. Golden shower on your skin, it was done in digital, one step more than a ladder that began with the video and intended to finish at 35 mm. Glamor, sniper film, the target of which is the jet-set, is a very morganian film, with various ironic situations, not exempt from certain doses of acid humor, with the result of a corrosive satire without any concessions.
They are fifteen minutes of tape, maybe a little long, but they hide a rather complicated shoot with more than fifty people, only between actors and extras.
Short in 35 mm, a prize and a parenthesis
But the road had to be completed and going back to digital was a step backwards. In this way, Sellers and his team went to work to start a shooting in 35 mm, looking for a team that was used to working in film. Thus, with the collaboration of the camera Severin Woxholt, the April of 2003 set in motion a shooting of three intense days, hard and exhausting, but also very bearable thanks to the good organization.
It was a technical, economic and above all human effort.
‘Amor frio’ -Cold love- was the first short film of 35 mm, in cinema. Only 10 min 33 s of duration but many days of work, trials, production and postproduction; In addition, Cold Love was one of the greatest joys of the group: the first and at the moment the only prize that has won in its history, the Marathon of Fantastic Shorts and Terror of Sants of the 2003 edition. But incomprehensibly from That moment, despite being in the best moment, the activity of the group stopped in its tracks. Perhaps he was overwhelmed or could not find the way forward, the question is that at that moment the group did not know how to manage the situation and a long hiatus came, although not an end.
Each one continued to work on their own and despite the fact that most of us continue to see each other and maintain friendship, we did not film together until ten years later.