Cazorla feels proud once more of one of the artists born in this country for their art and life. In this instance, it's Lolo Lopez Elgea, the filmmaker whose company In Extremis won the fifth statuette in the Gaudi Awards for Best Special Effects. This award was given by the Catalan Cinema Academy for the film "Superlopez", directed by Javier Ruiz Caldera. These five awards, which were added to the 2016 Goya Award for his participation in the film "Anacleto Agent Secreto", by the same director, are important to note.
The four Gaudi Awards that Lopez Egea had before him were for his participation in films: The Last Days' (2013) and Rec 4' (2014). 'Anacleto Agent Secreto’ (2016). 'Uncertain Glory’ (2017).
They all recognize the man from Cazorla, and his colleagues from In Extremis, as being part of the many young, but well-prepared film professionals.
Since 1998, when he left Cazorla to earn a living, this special effects technician was clear about his goals: "Working in television or film". After completing his studies in Granada he became a television camera operator. He finally arrived in Barcelona in 2003. He worked as a film props artists on several national and international films projects, including 'Fragiles' (Vicky Cristina Barcelona), 'Red lights', or 'Rec 3'.
In 2012, he made the decision to take on the final stage of his life, which was to develop special effects with In Extremis. He did this in a team with Josep Claret and Lluis Rivera. Six years later, the company now employs more than 20 people, which includes technicians and special effects coordinators, as well as specialists or workshop workers.
They also established an academy for specialists as well as a show in Port Aventura. Lolo Lopez is also responsible for the fictional part of the production company.
These wicks make it easy for In Extremis to be required for a wide range of projects in Spain and abroad. It has worked on the production of Vin Diesel's film XXXX and its schedule is full for the coming years. It is therefore very likely that her prize list will continue to grow in weight, much to the delight of her city.