Spanish indie production Nadie es Perfecto, producer of Alex de la Iglesia’s hit comedy “Perfectos Desconocidos,” has tapped former Netflix executive Juan Mayne to join the company as it ramps up its slate with a slew of new projects.
These include two pictures in pre-production: “La navidad en sus manos”, co-produced with Bowfinger and Esto También Pasará, directed by Joaquín Mazón, starring Ernesto Sevilla and with a special collaboration from actor-filmmaker Santiago Segura, who worked with de la Iglesia and Guillermo del Toro; and “Locomía”, directed by Kike Maillo, and starring Jaime Lorente (“Money Heist”, “Elite”) and Alberto Ammann (“Lope”, “El silencio del cazador”).
Mayne’s more than 20 years of experience in the entertainment industry includes stints at Warner Bros. and Disney before leading Netflix’s film division in Spain. Mayne said: “I am extremely excited to begin this new role as an independent producer in a company that has spent two decades telling the best stories, working with the best talent, receiving awards and consolidating its work in a very competitive industry.”
It is hoped that Mayne’s deep industry experience, relationships with talent and extensive network of contacts in the international film industry will help bolster the company’s ambitions.
As Kiko Martínez, who founded the shingle 20 years ago, said: “I have worked with Juan Mayne in recent years, always in perfect collaboration, and I believe that his integration will help us make a qualitative leap within the sector.”
The Madrid-based grind also has a project in post, “Fenómenas.” Inspired by the work of the paranormal research organization Grupo Hepta, Pic is headed by Carlos Theron and led at the top by Belen Rueda (“The Orphanage”), Gracia Olayo, Toni Acosta, and Emilio Gutiérrez Caba.
In addition to “Perfectos Desconocidos”, the company has produced de la Iglesia’s “The Bar” and Eduardo Casanova’s debut film “Skins” (“Pieles”), which premiered on the 67e Berlin.
The most recent releases are: “El juego de las llaves”, co-produced with Atresmedia Cine and Warner Bros. Spain, directed by Vicente Villanueva and starring, among others, Fernando Guallar, Eva Ugarte, Miren Ibarguren and Tamar Novas. It also produced the highly rated TV series “Tarancón”, while documentaries include “Voces, Sara Baras” and “Y en cada lenteja un Dios”.