The Festival has been really happy to host the World Premiere of the film Framed, directed by Marc Martínez Jordán, which was be screened for the first time on Friday, November 10th at the Teatre de la Peni in Molins de Rei within the MolinsHorror.
Framed brings together the most common classic horror-film features (with an eye on “home invasion movies”) with the unstoppable rise of newest social media networks (facebook, instagram, twitter, etc). A trend that’s changing the society and specially the way we relate with each other. Framed is a dark glimpse with a flavour of black humour into this excess and overuse of social media by a part of a society totally abandoned to virality.
The film has been directed by Marc Martínez Jordán, who holds a degree in Film Direction at ESCAC. His graduation project, the horror short film Timothy (2014) was in the Official Section at the Sitges Film Festival. After two years of exhibition it gathered 36 prices and around 200 national and international selections.
In 2013 he co-directed the film Los inocentes, a teenage slasher produced by Escandalo Films and made by ESCAC students. The film was in the Panorama section of the Sitges Festival, and has won selections in different festivals as well as a commercial success.
His last work, the short-film Caradecaballo, shot in black and white film, with a budget of just 20 euros and starred by he himself along with his own grandma, has been awarded more than 60 national and international prices and 250 selections. Some of the awards come from relevant festivals such as Milano Film Festival, Brussels Short Film Festival, Sitges Film Festival or Las Vegas Film Festival.
The screenplay of Framed is signed by Marc Martínez Jordán and Jaume Cuspinera, who is at present a mentor on screenplay writing for the degree projects at ESCAC and one of the developers of scripts such as Eva (Kike Maíllo, 2011) and Animals (Marçal Forés, 2012).
In his debut with this feature film, Martínez Jordan has been sponsored by director and producer Marc Carreté, who has made films like Asmodexia and After The Legacy , and who has started out the indie production label Creatures Of The Dark.
The main cast includes Àlex Maruny (Promoción Fantasma, El Club de los incomprendidos, Barcelona noche de invierno, Pulseras Vermelles), Clàudia Pons (Asmodexia, Elisa K, Desclasificats) and Joe Manjon (Risen, Megan Leavey, Según Mateo).
Further cast members are la the debutant Lídia Casanova, Julia Molins (Hooked Up, La Riera, Sé quien eres), Enric Auquer (Los Inocentes, Ebre del bressol a la batalla), Biel Montoro (Black Snow, L’altra Frontera), Daniel Horvath (Encouter with a Mirror,Kamikaze, Buscando el Norte), Carlus Fábrega (Los Ojos de Julia, Nit i Dia), Ramon Canals (Asmodexia), Santos Adrián (Rotten Train,The Glorious Seven), Adriana Feito (La Revolución de los Angeles, Mis Ex novias), José García (El Crack, Losers), Marina Durán (Asmodexia, El Dibuix) and Mar Serra (Nit i Dia, Asmodexia).
Framed has been also sponsored by Pep Sais (Ocho apellidos catalanes, Los Últimos días), Mercè Montalà (Secuestro, Camille) and Ann Perelló (Amor tóxico,Otel.lo).
Framed is an app that allows anyone to stream online from any mobile device with an internet connection. But since there is no control or censorship, many of its users are willing to anything for gaining as much audience as possible: beatings, rape, everything is possible on Framed. There are no limits.
Alex meets his friends on his farewell night party before leaving to Berlin. Everything is going well until three intruders attack them and force them to play ruthless and mortal games, streaming everything online with only one goal: to achieve a record audience in Framed.
Screenwriters – Marc Martínez Jordán & Jaume Cuspinera
Director – Marc Martínez Jordán
Cinematographer – Yuse Riera
AD – Clàudia Ballester
Line Producer – Marc Carreté
Production Manager – Pep Morell
Costume Designer – Atena Pou
Make Up & Hair – Laura Lorenzo
Makeup FX – David Chapanoff
Editor – Marc Martínez Jordán
FX – Marc Martínez Jordán
Grading – Yuse Riera
Sound Designer – Jaume Duque
Music by – Jordi Dalmau
Executive Producer: Marc Carreté
Producer – Carles Herrera, Marc Carreté
Co-producers – David Cebrián, Pau Pernia, Joan Ramón Armadàs