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Cinema, a lifelong passion

ENRIQUE CEREZO

From his earlier youth years, the seventh art and Enrique Cerezo have been an inseparable tandem. Step-by-step, he has managed to stand out as one of the most important figures within the Spanish film scene.

His curiosity and passion for cinema have given rise to a great number of contributions that are an imprint of Spanish culture and cinema, both nationally and internationally.

Since the 80s, he has worked with great diligence in producing a film archive of more than 7,000 films, carrying out restoration, reconstruction, recovery and digitization work at Mercury Films laboratories.

In addition, he has dedicated much time on touring other archives and collections to complete this large catalog of films, which has enabled him to create a distributor that has been serving ever since televisions, other audiovisual services and the films that we all know nowadays.

On the other hand, in his role as a film producer, he has always wanted to support new ideas and directors, entrusting his efforts to projects that have become the launching platforms for the careers of leading film celebrities.

His involvement goes way beyond production and distribution. Since 1998, he’s the President of EGEDA, a platform that defends the rights of audiovisual producers and their interest in Spanish speaking countries of Latin America.

He collaborates actively with social causes, using cinema as an instrument to bring to the spectator stories that often are relegated to a secondary position, but are present in our day-to-day.

An oppotunity

FOR THE FUTURE GREAT FILMMAKERS

How to avoid future promises? Enrique has always bet on the new generations of cinema, for those who like him, believe in the narrative magic of images and share that undeniable passion.

So much so, he launched this first film work of the novelist Ray Loriga, based on one of his own stories entitled “La pistola de mi hermano“, or the project so longed for by Mario Camus, “La Vuelta del Coyote.”

The ode to the poem by Luis García Montero, “Aunque tú no lo sepas“, materialized by Juan Vicente Córdoba, the debut of Helena Taberna with “Yoyes” or “Me da igual” by David Gordon, are some films that began to excel thanks to the work of these new directors who inaugurated a new phase in Spanish cinema.

A job

RECOGNIZED BY THE INDUSTRY

Recently, one of his last productions managed to achieve a well-earned record in the Goya Awards. “Las Brujas de Zugarramurdi, received the recognition of the Spanish Film Academy, obtaining eight statues and two nominations for this film directed by Alex de la Iglesia.

His contribution to the industry as a producer has also received the well-deserved consideration for an impeccable international career with the Mauricio Litman Award, during the Punta de Este Film Festival (Argentina).

At the national level, the Community of Madrid recognized his merit in 2011 with the Prize for the Cinematographic and Audiovisual Arts. He also obtained the recognition as the best film producer in the Huelva Film Festival in 2009.

Committed to the society

TO VISUALIZE
GREAT STORIES

The big screen has that haunting and almost omnipresent power to impact and make stories travel anywhere. Aware of this great virtue that characterizes the seventh art, Enrique has participated as a co-producer to give visibility to the lives of those who sometimes go unnoticed.

An example of his collaboration with “social cinema” was the project carried out together with the distributor A Contracorriente Films, resulting in “The story of Jan”.

Jan Moll Vic is the protagonist, as he is with his own everyday life. A real story, told by his parents through a blog that little by little was becoming known, until it reached the big screens in autumn of 2016.

For six years, his parents had been gathering audiovisual material to present the story of their child to the world. To start the film, they managed to obtain funds through crowdfunding in a very short time, but definitely thanks to the two producers, it was possible to materialize the life of Jan.

A project that began with the pretension of making known how coexistence is and how the family faces fear, rejection, and the bumps that come from education and coexistence.

Film Production Company - Enrique Cerezo