After signing a partnership with lex de la Iglesia and Carolina Bang, the Spanish horror drama is getting into the drama. Deadline believes Banijay has made an equity investment in the Madrid-based company, which is behind the HBO Max mystery horror drama 30 Coins.
Producer/director de la Iglesia and producer Bang created Pokeepsie in 2009, focusing on youth-facing content, mostly in fantasy, thriller, and horror genres. Their partnership with Banijay will boost Pokeepsie's distribution capabilities.
Today sees Banijay Iberia and Pokeepsie Films construct a common path with the aim of building an ambitious slate of original fiction led by lex and Carolina, said Banijay Iberia's CEO. We further boost our offering in the region and cement our position as a home where talent can be creatively free and subsequently, at their best artistically.
De la Iglesia has been recognized at the Venice International Film Festival, the Berlin International Film Festival, and San Sebastien, while Bang has received a Goya Award for her role in Balada Triste de Trumpeta (The Last Circus) and has appeared in various television shows and films.
Pokeepsie has compiled 17 productions to date, with 30 Coins (aka 30 Monedas) being created for HBO Max. Veneciafrenia, the first instalment of the Fear Collection project, is a series of horror films from the likes of 30 Coins co-creator Jorge Guerricaechevarra, Jaume Balaguero, and Fernando Navarro.
Cuarzo Producciones, Diagonal TV, Endemol Portugal, Gestmusic, Magnolia, Shine Iberia, Tuiwok Estudios, and Zeppelin are among Banijay Iberia's production companies. This is the basis of the Spanish drama hit series Hierro.