Llegamos a ZERO

Un nuevo proyecto de Life&Pictures sale a la luz. Se trata de ZERO, una webserie de ciencia ficción presentada por YouTube, escrita y dirigida por David Victori y que cuenta con Ridley Scott y Michael Fassbender como productores ejecutivos. Tras su estreno el pasado lunes en el Festival Internacional de Cinema Fantàstic de Catalunya, Sitges 2015, Zero aterrizará el próximo jueves 22 de octubre en Youtube y Movistar+, quedando abierto en la plataforma online.

David Victori durante el estreno de ZERO

David Victori durante el estreno de ZERO

La webserie narra en 4 capítulos la historia de un padre y su hijo emocional y físicamente separados el día en que la Tierra pierde la gravedad de forma intermitente. El niño perdido por la ciudad deambula obsesionado en dar respuesta al reciente fallecimiento de su madre, mientras que su padre trata de encontrarle en un mundo que se está colapsando alrededor suyo.


El proyecto nace a raíz del premio que David Victori recibió en el festival Your Film Festival, una competición a nivel Internacional organizada por Youtube y Emirates para encontrar a los mejores narradores del mundo, darles visibilidad y al ganador darle un auténtico giro a su carrera profesional. De entre 15.000 cortometrajes, “La Culpa” de David Victori fue proclamado el vencedor, recibiendo el premio de $500,000 para crear contenido original para Youtube con la ayuda de Ridley Scott, Michael Fassbender y el equipo de Scott Free Films.

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Sebastian Mery (Life&Pictures) y Michael Fassbender

Tras tres años de arduo trabajo, Zero ha tenido finalmente su puesta de largo en Sitges, siendo el primer proyecto audiovisual coproducido en España por Life&Pictures junto a Youtube.

¿Qué pasa cuando la gravedad falla? Que Llega ZERO a tu pantalla.

THE ANALYST. The next production of Life & Pictures.

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Press Release:  “The Analyst”, by John Katzenbach/Life & Pictures.

“An expert in the exploration of deviant minds.”

“(A) soul-searching thriller… A contemporary tale of stolen identity, revenge and self-discovery.”

“Tautly paced with impeccable timing… vivid prose and expert plotting.”

Life & Pictures, the cutting edge Barcelona-based film production company, has optioned John Katzenbach’s international bestseller “The Analyst”. Attached to direct the film is award-winning Spanish director Jesús Monllaó-Plana. Producer Sebastian Mery intends to cast the film with both American and British performers and shoot in the English language. For director Monllao-Plana, this movie will feature a bigger budget, but working in the same genre – a psychological thriller – as his debut film, the festival favorite: “Hijo de Cain.” (“Son of Cain”)

“The Analyst” tells the story of Frederick Starks, a New York psychoanalyst who leads a comfortable and –so he believes– blameless life. His whole world is suddenly turned upside down by a forgotten former patient who believes Starks’s neglect ruined his life.  The patient – known only as Rumplestiltskin from the fairy tale – gives Dr. Starks a fortnight to piece together what he did and to whom he did it.  The mysterious Rumplestiltskin presents the doctor with an existential choice: Take his own life or watch some innocent member of his family be murdered. The clock on this dilemma starts ticking immediately.

John Katzenbach has written eleven world bestsellers, three of which have been adapted by Hollywood Studios: “The Mean Season”, directed by the late Phillip Borsos, featuring Kurt Russell and Mariel Hemingway; “Hart’s War” with Gregory Hoblit at the helm, starring Bruce Willis and Colin Farrell and “Just Cause” directed by Arne Glimcher, with a cast of Sean Connery, Laurence Fishbourne and Ed Harris. First published in 2002, “The Analyst” has sold more than five million books worldwide.

Life & Pictures has gained international recognition for exciting, edgy cinema. Some of the titles in which it has been involved in production:

  • “The Birthday” by Eugenio Mira (Agnosia, Grand Piano)
  • “Mami Blue”  by Miguel Angel Calvo Buttini (main cast with Diogo Morgado),
  • “Son of Cain” by Jesús Monllaó (main cast Jose Coronado, Jack Taylor).
  • Series in coproduction with Scott Free, yet untitled, directed by David Victori

“Son of Cain” explores the triangle formed by a troubled teenager, his neglectful dad and a sensitive psychologist that treads risky grounds to explore his patient’s conduct. Cerebral logic, manipulation and perversion fill the plot  — elegantly directed by Jesús Monllaó-Plana. Spanish theatrical release achieved two weeks in the top 10 and three more in the top 20. It has been featured in international festivals from Havana to Montreal to New Delhi and sold worldwide.


Son of Cain at 34th Cambridge Film Fest.


Jesus Monllaó, director of the film, attended to its premiere at this year’s edition of the Cambridge Film Fest. Also, we were grateful to count with the presence of Ethan Lewis Maltby, the film’s composer.
Afterwards, in a very intense and passionate forum, they answered questions regarding the movie plot, its intentions and how the audience felt about the story and how it was told.

Thanks to all those who attended the projection and to the festival organization, specially Toni Jones (director), Anthony Davis (press) and Ramon Lamarca (programmer)

Goes to Cannes!



This Friday we are visiting the French town of Cannes. During four intense days we will be holding important meetings to define the final steps for our project slate. We are also glad to announce that in few days great news will come! Stay put for our next update on our French Business Trip. Have a nice week and keep it cinematic!