is Chairman of the Filmax Group, one of the leading Spanish companies creating, developing, producing and distributing feature films and television programs across the globe. Filmax also recently entered the exhibition sector with a 15-screen cinema complex in Barcelona.
Under the Castelao Productions company, Filmax has produced such films as Jaume Balaguero's The Nameless, awarded the Melies prize for Best European Fantasy Film and the hit family film Manolito Gafotas. Another Filmax project is the Fantastic Factory, an original idea by Julio Fernandez with the collaboration of American filmmaker Brain Yuzna to develop genre films. This label's early features include Faust, Love of the Damned, Beyond Reanimator directed by Brian Yuzna; Arachnid, directed by Jack Sholder; Dagon directed by Stuart Gordon; and Jaume Balaguero's Darkness. Their latest films include Paco Plaza's Romasanta; Brian Yuzna's Rottweiler, The Nun and Still Waters.
Filmax has also set in motion the new Fantastic Discovery label, which kicks off with the award-winning fantasy film Second Name directed by Paco Plaza, Compassionate Sex directed by Laura Maña and The Heart of the Warrior directed by Daniel Monzón. In the field of animation, the company's productions include the series Goomer and Manolito Gafotas, as well as the feature films El Cid, The Legend and Nocturna.
Note: This profile was written in or before 2004.
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