Blue and Malone:
An impossible journey for a crazy production
Abraham López Guerrero
Cinema & 3D Animation Director
Spanish (simultaneous interpretation)
Z by HP Auditory
animation, lighting, digital environments
Blue & Malone: Casos Imposibles is a 2D animation, 3D and real image integration short film that has been done upside down. Modelling and animation already existed when design began, and only after a year working on the animation it was possible to shoot and compose.
To know the reasons of all these fateful misfortunes, it is necessary to understand that it has been the only possible strategy to raise a production where the main actors are imaginary. Which director and producer would carry out something like that? Abraham López Guerrero and Manuel Carbajo will reveal the ins and outs of a short film that has had eight 3D animation characters, four real image actors (Aura Garrido and Alex O'Dogherty, among them), three fantastic scenarios, a fourteen meter crane, a band of nine jazz musicians, more than 40 extras and a seventeenth-century theatre scanned with an accuracy of 5 millimetres with the same technology used in Game of Thrones.
An impossible journey for a crazy production, that will finally be premiered this year. Welcome to the awakening of imaginary friends, you will believe in them again.
Nominated to the Goya Awards in 2018, Abraham López repeated secondary-school certificate three times and then started to study Physics (which did not finish). He has a degree in Film Direction in San Antonio de Baños (Cuba) and is a rugby player. He has won the Alicante Film Festival and has been selected in Italy, Korea, Brazil, China, the United States, Germany, France, Mexico, Norway and Japan.
Now he can say that he is an academic and that he hasbig productions like Clanners of RTVE and Deep of The Thinkab Media behind him. With more than 20 years in the world of animation, he is currently an ESDIP teacher and director of his production company, ESDIP Animation Studio. He still has imaginary friends who help him in his crazy adventures.
I Wish, nominated to the Goya Awards and winner of the Mundos Digitales Festival 2018, is one of the more than 20 short films produced by Manuel Carbajo in recent years. Jury in important events such as Corto España and Fugaz Awards, Manuel holds a degree in Audiovisual Communication from the Universidad Complutense de Madrid, having mastered in script and 3D animation in Alma and CICE.
Since 2013 he has combined the co-direction of ESDIP Animation Studio, with his role as a generalist 3D teacher at ESDIP Escuela de Arte. He has ended up adopting imaginary friends together with Abraham.