Marshland leads the Spanish Academy with 17 Goyas


Post produced entirely using SGO’s Mistika, suspense thriller Marshland (La Isla Mínima) is Spain’s film of the year, nominated for seventeen Goya Awards. Best Special Effects nominee for his role as colorist and digital effects supervisor, Juan Ventura Pecellín remarked, “Mistika’s impressive capabilities helped us to achieve a 100% realistic look which was nothing less than spectacular.”

Mistika played an integral part throughout the whole filmmaking process of Marshland from pre-production, image-testing, LUTs inspection, ISO, densities through to complete post. Mistika’s technology enabled the team to work at resolutions of 4K, up to 7K of complex aerial scenes for pre-visualisation and colour grading, coupled with intense car chase sequences that involved intricate light elements. More information here.

The 17 Goya Award nomination categories for Marshland include the Best – Film, Director (Alberto Rodríguez), Special Effects (Pedro Moreno and Juan Ventura), Cinematography (Álex Catalán), Editing (José M.G. Moyano), Art Direction (Pepe Domínguez), Production Supervision (Manuela Ocón), Original Screenplay, Sound, Original Score, Actors (Javier Gutiérrez and Raúl Aréval), Supporting Actors and Actresses (Antonio de la Torre and Mercedes León), New Actress (Nerea Barros), Costume Design and Make up and Hairstyles. In addition, the film has received several accolades including recognition as the Best Film in the Official Section at the San Sebastian International Film Festival, as well as the Silver Concha Award for Best Photography.

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The 29th Goya Awards ceremony, will be hosted by actor-comedian Dani Rovira, and is scheduled to take place on 7th February 2015 at the “Centro de Convenciones y Congresos Príncipe Felipe” in Madrid to honour the world’s top Spanish films of 2014. Visit the Goya Awards website at www.premiosgoya.academiadecine.com/home/?&idioma=EN.

FILM CREDITS INCLUDE
Studios: Atípica Films // Sacromonte Films // AtresMedia Cine
Actors: Raúl Arévalo, Javier Gutiérrez, Antonio de la Torre, Nerea Barros, Salva Reina, Jesús Castro, Manolo Solo, Jesús Carroza and Juan Carlos Villanueva
Director: Alberto Rodríguez
Writer: Rafael Cobos and Alberto Rodríguez
Script: Rafael Cobos and Alberto Rodríguez
Executive Producer: José Antonio Félez
Colourist and Digital Effects Supervisor: Juan Ventura Pecellín

Mistika is a Crucial Factor in Marshland, winning Several Awards


“Versatility, power and technological innovation all in one system – everything went like clockwork from start to finish with Mistika.” Juan Ventura Pecellín, Colourist and Digital Effects Supervisor.

La Isla Mínima (Marshlands), one of 2014’s best Spanish-language and visually active thrillers, was post produced entirely in Mistika. Directed by Alberto Rodríguez, also responsible for Unit 7, the film has received several accolades at the San Sebastian International Film Festival where it has been recognised as the Best Film in the Official Section, already viewed by over 500,000 people.

Boasting the Silver Concha Award for Best Photography which went to Alex Catalán, it was filmed using the ARRI Alexa, with RAW footage post produced in 3K using Mistika. Juan Ventura Pecellín, Colourist and Digital Effects Supervisor confirms, “We used SGO’s Mistika technology throughout the various processes, ranging from pre-production, image-testing, LUTs inspection, ISO, densities and so forth.” He continues, “Once this process had been completed, all of the data prepared at the Mistika suite was then used during the following two months of shooting.”
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“Versatility, power and technological innovation all in one system – everything went like clockwork from start to finish with Mistika.” Juan Ventura adds further, “Mistika enabled us to work at resolutions of 4K, right up to 7K of complex aerial scenes for pre-visualization and grading, including chase sequences, which involved intricate light elements that were worked on in post. Mistika’s impressive capabilities helped us to achieve a 100% realistic look which was nothing less than spectacular.”

From the digital effects perspective, Juan notes, “Mistika has been a key tool that I would personally recommend to any digital effects workflow supervisor.” He concludes, “Mistika is crucial when it comes to visualisations, as well as creating effects and is a vital asset in the pre-grading phase. It speeds up the workflow considerably, increasing productivity, thanks to the tools and advanced technology implemented in every software version.”
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La Isla Minima depicts two policemen from Madrid sent to Seville to investigate the disappearance of two girls at Guadalquivirs salt marshes, the action sets pace where they uncover unsavoury evidence.

Some of the Credits include:
Studios: Atípica Films // Sacromonte Films // AtresMedia Cine
Actors: Raúl Arévalo, Javier Gutiérrez, Antonio de la Torre, Nerea Barros, Salva Reina, Jesús Castro, Manolo Solo, Jesús Carroza y Juan Carlos Villanueva
Director: Alberto Rodríguez
Writer: Rafael Cobos y Alberto Rodríguez
Script: Rafael Cobos and Alberto Rodríguez
Executive Producer: José Antonio Félez
Colourist and Digital Effects Supervisor: Juan Ventura Pecellín
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Images: Courtesy of Atípica Films and Warner Bros