Here you have the pressbook of the short film "Prodigy-man".
Provisional PRESSBOOK: “Prodigy-man”
A man records with his camera a man fliying for the city of Barcelona. Rapidly the flying man turns into the topic of conversation of the citizens, the mass media, the politicians and the entire world. The mysterious flying man will be known by Prodigy-man's name and will turn into the superhero of the city. His origins go back to a worrying secret project created in 1936. Prodigy-man will discover soon that to play the role of a superhero has consequences. His girlfriend will leave it him because the superhero happens a little time with her and his power will weaken in the most inopportune moment.
FULL CAST AND CREW:
WRITER, DIRECTOR AND PRODUCER:
Short film “El secreto 1936”
All my videos in Youtube
Xavier Cristóbal in myspace
Juan Miguel Lozano (Prodigy-man / Marc Menkes)
Elisabet Oms (Laura Larson)
Enric Comas (Mr. Survivor)
Vitorio Carmona (Miguel Farraldo)
Carles Socías (Mr. Superviviente child)
Marc Socías (Mr. Survivor’s brother)
Monique Tremoleda (Commissioner Campoy)
Jose Luís Navalón (CNI agent 1)
Mariano García(CNI agent 2)
Albert Val (Scientist 1)
Ana Escartín (Pregnant woman)
Pablo Espinar (Scientist 2)
Xavier Cristóbal (Frank Farraldo)
CAMEOS OF FAMOUS::
Eduardo Noriega --(wikipedia + page web)
Anthony Head (o Anthony Stewart Head) – (Imdb + Wikipedia + page web)
David Martí (DDT)
Montse Ribé (DDT)
Angel Sala (Sitges Festival)
Paco Plaza (blog + Imdb )
Nicolás López (Wikipedia + Facebook + Imdb + “Santos”)
Javier Gutiérrez (Wikipedia + Imdb)
Carlos Pumares (Wikipedia + blog)
Nacho Cerdà (Blog + Imdb + (“El asesino a sueldo”)
Javier De Manuel
Emilio Ramón Pérez
And the special collaboration of Olivia and Lourdes
Sergio Bleda (Blog + Wikipedia)
Toni Santamaría (Blog)
Ernest Agulló (Blog)
Nuria Navarro (Blog)
SONG: El Increíble Hombre Menguante (Página web + blog + myspace)
CHORIS: Karmele Fabo
SHORT FILM EDITING BY: Albert Rodríguez (Prodarm + Tempofago)
3D IMAGES (CGI):Albert Val
COSTUME DESIGN, SET DECORATION AND ART DIRECTION: Xavier Cristóbal
ASSISTANT DIRECTOR: Pablo Espinar
CAMERA: Pablo Espinar y Xavier Cristóbal
XAVIER CRISTOBAL’S PROFESSIONAL PATH
Xavier Cristóbal was born on February, four, 1970. He graduated in Sciences of the Communication for the Autonomous University of Barcelona. He has dealed different courses of infografía, script, accomplishment of cinema and television, cómics and graphical design and of web pages. He was employed six months at the area of accomplishment of the Telenotícies Migdia of TV3, Televisió de Catalunya. Nowadays He is employed at the producer Cromosoma, S.A. and at the magazines Quèfem and TVManía of the diary La Vanguardia, where publishes articles of cinema, games, internet and cinema. In the producer Cromosoma, S.A. he has touched almost all the aspects of the production of series of animation 2D and 3D. He has been employed at the series of " The triplets " and its spin-offs: " The boring witch " and "Las mellizas bebés", "Lila" and "Asha". Also he has done it in "Tom", "Juanito Jones", "Miniman", some pilots and some advertising spots. The short film " The secret 1936 " is his début in the directio and production of shorts. "Prodigy-man" is his second short with actors as the director and producer.
POWERS OF PRODIGY-MAN:
Prodigy-man can fly, has superforce, is invulnerable and is very fast. Also he has indicative visions of imminent dangers. One uses very much his powers these become exhausted and he needs to rest to recover them.
The short film "Prodigy-man" is born of my interest to the superheroes' comic-books and to famous icons as Superman, Batman and Spiderman. Some day I would like to be able to film a movie of superheroes and "Prodigy-man" is the first test, the first step. This short film is a product of entertainment directed all the public ones. Also it’s modest and ambitious at the same time. Modest because only it wants to entertain. Ambitious because its approach is of superproduction of Hollywood … but without money.
Albert Val is doing one 3D realist in order that you create Prodigy-man can fly for Barcelona. Also more persons have worked that in my first short film, "The secret 1936” (http://elsecreto1936.blogspot.com/ ). The preproduction and the filming have been more enterteining but also … more complex.
"Prodigy-man" is an honoring to all the persons (artists and not artists) that have worked and are employed at the industry of the superheroes' comic-books. Also it is an honoring to all those who have been employed at superheroes' movies. Now the supermen are fashionable but they entertain us from 1938, year in which Superman was born. My influences for "Prodigy-man" have been very varied. From comic-books of Superman, Batman, Spiderman, X-Men up to masterpieces as "Watchmen", "Batman, the Dark Knight ", "Elektra Assassin", "Marvels" or "Kingdom Come". From classics of the cinema like "Superman" or "Batman" up to more modern movies like " Superman returns ", "Batman Begins", "X-Men", "Hulk", "Daredevil", "Blade II", "Fantasctic Four" or "Hellboy".
I want to emphasize the superheroes' movies of 2008 because it have accompanied the creative process of "Prodigy-man". These movies are "Jumper", "Iron Man", "The Incredible Hulk ", "Hancock", " The Dark Knight", " Hellboy 2 ", "Santos", "Punisher" and "The Spirit". If "Prodigy-man" has the premiere in 2009 it will have the honor of sharing year with "Watchmen", a masterpiece of the world of the comic-books. Also I want to mention the movie "REC", which influenced me enough while I was writing the script of "Prodigy-man".
STATISTICS OF THE FILMING
The filming of the short film "Prodigy-man" has lasted 56 hours, approximately. These 56 hours are distributed throughout 16 days. On these 16th days are distributed throughout two months and a half. The average of filming has been 4 hours every day of filming, though it has had days in which only we film 1 hour and other days we film 6 hours.
LAURA LARSON, THE CONNECTION BETWEEN “EL SECRETO 1936” AND “PRODIGY-MAN”.
The personage of Laura Larson I created it inside the phase of promotion of the short-movie " El secreto 1936 ". She was a journalist of television who was working for the informative one 1936NEWS and it was reporting of cinema. Also it reported on the filming and the premiere of the short-movie " El secreto 1936 " and interviewed his director Xavier Cristóbal.. Now Laura Larson works for another television channel and is the feminine protagonist of the short-movie "Prodigy-man". Hereby she has turned into the connection between both short-movies.
TO BE CONTINUED...