Spanish-French joint production venture PHF is developing two feature films in a three-way arrangement with Argentina powerhouse Patagonik Film Group and Italy's Surf Film.
The three partners recently wrapped A Night With Sabrina Love (Una Noche Con Sabrina Love), starring Cecilia Roth and Giancarlo Giannini for director Alejandro Agresti.
The next project, Spanish-language Ninguna Parte, will mark writer Luis Sepulveda's directorial debut. The film will shoot between Argentina and Spain starting in September. The second, The Scent Of The Books, is an English-language project from writer-director Agresti planned for a 2001 shoot in the US.
PHF also begins shooting this week in Cuba on the first of a trilogy of films from newcomer writer-director Juan Carlos Cremata. Nada - which will be followed by Nunca and Nadie - tells the story of a Cuban postal worker who takes on other peoples' identities by surreptitiously writing letters on their behalf.
Cremata, an established artist, plans to shoot the film in black and white then later paint color directly on the negative. Nada is a co-production with the Cuban film institute ICAIC.
PHF is a joint venture between Maestranza Films' Antonio Perez, MDA Films' Sarah Halioua and DMVB's Thierry Forte.