28-30 NOVEMBER 2023

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CASE STUDY: La Mesías

Date: Thursday 30 November
Start time: 12.30pm |
Venue: Hall 2,
Kings Place
This Content London Case Study session features La Mesías from Javier Calvo and Javier Ambrossi. Actors, directors, and producers, Calvo and Ambrossi are considered by many as two of the most influential young showrunners in the business. Their HBO Max coproduction Veneno, was recognised as one of 2020’s best TV series by The New Yorker and Variety and they have won numerous awards for their work. In this intimate session we go behind the scenes of La Mesías with Calvo and Ambrossi.

La Mesías:

Enric’s childhood was marked by his parents’ neglect, their religious fanatism and his mother’s messianic delirium oppression. Memories fill his head when as adult, he watches Stella Maris on TV, a Catholic music band gone viral integrated by several young sisters that sing to the Virgin locked in their home. Determined to save the girls from the childhood he suffered, Enric and his sister Irene start a quest to find Stella Maris, unravelling the secrets from his past in their journey and, maybe, finding himself. Enric and Irene are the only ones who understand the tragedy that is hidden behind the joke Stella Maris has become. They are the only ones who managed to escape the family sect led by Monserrat, their mother, and they know so because Stella Maris’ members are their sisters.

Session recording

Speaking in this session

Javier Ambrossi

Javier Ambrossi

Showrunner
MOVISTAR PLUS+
Javier Calvo

Javier Calvo

Showrunner
MOVISTAR PLUS+
María Valenzuela

María Valenzuela

Head
MOVISTAR PLUS+ International
Moderator Michael Pickard
MODERATOR

Moderator Michael Pickard

Editor, Drama Quarterly
C21 Media