Producer & Director and EGEDA member Alvaro Ron was present at the 26th Producers Guild Awards on January 24th as one of the finalists of the Make Your Mark Competition organized by the PGA and sponsored by Cadillac to help emerging filmmakers launch their careers.
Alvaro Ron was the only Spaniard among the Producers Guild Awards nominees, where it is not very common to see foreign nominees. In this edition among the nominees: Alejandro González Iñárritu / “BIRDMAN” and Guillermo del Toro /“ The book of life”. This year they paid a tribute to Brad Pitt and his production company Plan B Entertainment.
You can watch it here: http://youtu.be/CBPnJYhjJI0
The finalists are Michael Burke and Ian Wagner; Alvaro Ron; and Tim Wen and Chidi Onyejuruwa.
The 3 finalists created short films with mentors Bruce Cohen (“Silver Linings Playbook”), Gale Anne Hurd (“The Walking Dead”) and Peter Saraf (“Little Miss Sunshine”)
“We take pride in the Make Your Mark short film competition as a platform to celebrate the next generation and give them the opportunity to work closely with highly respected and talented producers within the industry,” said Vance Van Petten, PGA National Executive Director. “This competition is a special way for the PGA to support aspiring producers through the production of their short films and highlight their hard work with national recognition.”
The final round will be judged by a panel that includes Kathy Bates, Danny DeVito, Michael Douglas, Hawk Koch (“Source Code”), Gary Lucchesi (“The Lincoln Lawyer”), Lori McCreary (“Invictus”), Chris Moore (“Good Will Hunting”), Craig Bierley, global advertising director at Cadillac, and Matthew Zelley, executive creative director at Lowe and Partners.
Mr. Ron´s new short film, “The Red Thunder”, is executive produced by Rosana Tomas (“Weeds”) and Greg Haggart (“Act of Valor”), Patrick Rousseau (“Suburgatory”) is the Cinematographer, Vicente Perez (“My Bakery in Brooklyn”) is the editor, Cesar Benito (“Ways to Live Forever”) is the composer, and Guillermo Marin (“Cantinflas”) is the Sound Mixer. The screenplay is penned by Rafael Alvarez (“The Wire”), Clara Viola and Alvaro Ron. The film stars Allie Grant (“Weeds”, “Suburgatory”), Miles Heizer (“Parenthood”), Karen Strassman (“Weeds”) and Doug Olear (“The Wire”).
EGEDA US supporting Spanish filmmakers.