'10.000 Km' Writer/Director Signs With UTA

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Carlos Marques-Marcet’s debut feature was nominated for the Grand Jury Award at SXSW last month.

Los Angeles-based Spanish filmmaker Carlos Marques-Marcet has signed with UTA, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.

Marques-Marcet's first full-length feature, the Spanish-language romance 10.000 Km, premiered March 10 at SXSW, where it was shortlisted for the Grand Jury's narrative feature award and won a Special Jury Award for its two stars, Natalia Tena (Osha on HBO’s Game of Thrones) and David Verdaguer, who played a pair of lovers separated by the distance between Los Angeles and Barcelona, Spain. The film went on to pick up a handful of hardware at the Málaga Spanish Film Festival, winning Best Film, Best Actress, Best Director, Best New Screenwriter and a Special Critics Award for Marques-Marcet.

Marques-Marcet cut his teeth serving in a variety of crew positions on dozens of short films and also directed the documentary De Pizarros y Atahualpas. He edited the 2010 Venice selection Caracremada as well as the indie drama It Felt Like Love, which premiered at Sundance last year.

10.000 Km was a co-production between Spain’s Lastor Media and La Panda Productions, an L.A-based collective of Spanish filmmakers that Marques-Marcet helped to found.