November 15th, 2009

Tim Parfitt and “The Barcelona Connection” film project

Tim Parfitt, British author of A load of bull (published in the UK and Spain so far) represented internationally by the Pontas Agency, is also the author of a funny script previously titled Hello, Dalí! and now known as The Barcelona Connection (see self-created poster below).

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As a result of several meetings and conversations with US, UK and Spanish producers it seems that we are finally moving on with the film project as an international co-production.

Chris Evans from Screen Daily published the following article:


Spain's Rodar y Rodar to make English-language comedy

12 November, 2009 | By Chris Evans

Barcelona-based production outfit Rodar y Rodar is set to produce the romantic screwball comedy The Barcelona Connection with the UK’s Maravilla Pictures and US-based Blue Engine Entertainment.

The film’s script has been written by Tim Parfitt, the former managing director of Conde Naste Spain. It tells the story of a hapless US art expert who arrives in Spain to examine newly discovered Dali paintings but falls in love and gets caught up in a kidnapping. At the same time, the US president arrives for a world peace conference.

“We are currently looking for a director and financing for the project, which will shoot in Barcelona,” Joaquin Padró, a producer and partner at Rodar y Rodar, told ScreenDaily. He added that the project has also had interest from some of the US studios.

It is hoped that the clumsy art detective can be developed into a book and film franchise. The Barcelona Connection will be followed by Goodbye, Goya and Pinching Picasso.