Magazine article Screen International

Eli Roth, Nicolas Lopez to Deliver Fantastic Market Keynote

Magazine article Screen International

Eli Roth, Nicolas Lopez to Deliver Fantastic Market Keynote

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The pair will give a keynote speech, present Fantastic Fest's Latin American market's first La De Dios award and talk about their Chilewood partnership.

Roth and Lopez have made The Green Inferno (pictured), Aftershock, Knock Knock and latest production The Stranger written and directed by Guillermo Amoedo.

Fantastic Fest will host the world premiere of The Stranger on September 19 and runs from September 18-20 in Austin, Texas.

"I've had an amazing experience, both creatively and financially in Chile partnering with Nicolas Lopez and Miguel Asensio," said Roth.

"Their whole approach to filmmaking is completely different from anywhere in the world, and I've found it to be far more creative as well as cost-effective.

"As the business changes and contracts and costs are cut filmmakers need to find ways to make their films without sacrificing quality or scope. We're making theatrical genre films for a global audience, building Santiago as a new production base for filmmakers from every country. It's been an amazing, fruitful partnership, and we feel like we're only beginning," said Roth

"Eli came to Chile in 2011, he loved my crew, our mentality and my producer and business partner Miguel Asensio," said Lopez. …

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