Madfer Films

Source: Madfer Films

Adrián Peña, Alex Marín

Former Youplanet Pictures and Rakuten TV executives Adrian Peña and Alex Marin have launched Spanish independent film distribution company Madfer Films.

Based in Barcelona, Madfer Films’ first acquisitions for the Spanish market include Babak Jalali’s comedy-drama Fremont, Chinese director Zhang Yimou’s box office hit Full River Red and Kristian Mercado’s sci-fi romantic comedy If You Were The Last.

Peña and Marin both worked together at Spanish distributor Youplanet Pictures, which has released films including Academy Award winners Everything Everywhere All At Once and The Whale and Palme d’Or winner Titane. Before Youplanet, the pair also worked at video-on-demand platform Rakuten TV.

In a statement, Madfer said it is focused on releasing “fresh, bold and relevant movies, regardless of genre or nationality” and that its mission is “to entertain moviegoers with cinematic, cool and creatively daring stories by understanding audience trends and always thinking ahead of the next big thing.”