Maria Zamora

Source: Elastica Films

Maria Zamora

Need to know: Producer Maria Zamora and distributor Enrique Costa previously worked together at Madrid-based Avalon before founding Elastica Films in Valencia last year. Their amicable departure has resulted in films that share both Elastica and Avalon banners, including Carla Simon’s recent Golden Bear winner Alcarras, for which Elastica was the main producer, and Alvaro Gago’s Matria, currently in post-production. Zamora has been behind a new wave of directors in Spain, producing 10 debut features so far in her career. She has supported female filmmakers in particular, such as Clara Roquet’s Libertad, selected for Critics’ Week at Cannes in 2021 and co-produced with Lastor Media, and Liliana Torres’s What Went Wrong, which premiered at Seville Film Festival in 2021. Elastica combines both production and distribution. The company is a firm believer in personal stories with universal appeal. It is also keen on international co-­production, and has ambitions to become a priority Spanish partner for European and Latin American companies.

Key personnel: Maria Zamora, founder and producer; Enrique Costa, founder and distributor.

Incoming: Elastica is producing first features by Gago (Matria) and Marta Nieto (La Mitad De Ana). Other films in development are Romeria, the third feature by Simon; Las Madres No by Mar Coll; Creatura by Elena Martin Gimeno; The Rye Horn by Jaione Camborda; and La Virgen Roja by Paula Ortiz (The Bride), which it is developing with Amazon. Several TV drama projects are also in early development.

Maria Zamora says: “Co‑producing is key not only financially, but also in creative and strategic terms to help with the distribution and market placement.”