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Finished the filming of ‘Feedback’

The distributor eOne Films tells us that on March 23 the filming of ‘Feedback’ has concluded. This thriller supposes the opera prima of Pedro C. Alonso, that is released in the largometraje after a successful race in the world of the publicity. Alonso also signs the script for the film, along with Alberto Marini (‘El Desconocido’, ‘Extinction’, ‘While you sleep’).

Filmed entirely in English, the main casting is led by the British Eddie Marsan (‘7 days in Entebbe’, ‘Ray Donovan’, ‘Atomic’, ‘Sherlock Holmes’), Paul Anderson (‘ Peaky Blinders’, ‘Hostiles’,’ The Reborn ‘) and the Spanish Ivana Baquero (‘ The chronicles of Shannara ‘,’ The Club of the Uncommitted ‘and Goya Revelation Actress 2007 for’ The Labyrinth of the Faun ‘). To those who accompany Richard Brake (‘Kingsman’), Alexis Rodney (‘Guardians of the Galaxy’) and the young Oliver Coopersmith (‘Tin Star’), Nacho Aldeguer (‘The promise’) and the young Alana Boden, who recent She has been nominated for the Critics Choice Awards for her role in ‘I am Elisabeth Smart.’

Filming has been ongoing for five weeks at the Tex 45 studios, on the outskirts of La Coruña, where the central decorations of the main plot, which takes place in a London radio studio, were recreated. The last week of filming, the team traveled to London to shoot several shows in the British capital.

‘Feedback’ is a Vaca Films production (‘One Hundred Years of Forgiveness’, ‘The Unknown’, ‘El Niño’, ‘Cell 211’) and Ombra Films (‘The Commuter’, ‘Mindscape’), and features the participation of Televisión Española and Movistar +, and the support of ICAA, Agadic and Programa MEDIA.

Ivana is featured in the new issue of Kode magazine. The photos are beautiful and the article is a great read. Check it out below.

Pan’s Labrinyth favorite, Ivana Baquero, now starring in the hit American fantasy drama, Shannara Chronicles, is just getting started.

Kode | In Season 2 of your show the Shannara Chronicles had all the fans excited, how did you see the development of your character?
Ivana | Yes, there’s definitely a lot happening. Because season 1 was very much her going from selfish to selfless, really expanding her horizons and meeting Will and Amberle and joining the quest. Then season 2 she’s already gained her freedom and she’s learned so much about herself but you know the mystery of who she is, still remains. Season 2 is going to be about her discovery of who she really is and what the tattoo on her back means. I think it’s really really wonderful that people and a lot of fans were wondering- we seen so much about Will and Amberle but who is Eretria?

Kode | Did you like the development of her character?
I did. I honestly think she’s one of the coolest characters and she’s so resourceful. And she’s a fighter and not only literally a fighter but she’s fights for what she believe in. She has this amazing sense of justice so I think she’s such a badass; she gets to do horseback riding and amazing things and save the day so it’s a lot of fun I think you’ll like her a lot.

Kode | And what was it like being her? Did you know that you were going to be a badass character?
I honestly didn’t know because it’s my first action project that I ever done in my life. I wasn’t sure how I was going to pull that off because I’m… you know, I’m quiet and petite and some say I look sweet. They brought us about a month before shooting and they basically put us through boot camp for both season 1 and season 2. You get like a personal trainer. We get trained in all these skills so on the day we do look like we know what we’re doing which is pretty cool. We have an amazing stunt team and it ended up looking decent.

Kode |Yeah I mean in the previews they looked amazing. What’s one thing that you want people to learn about your character? Like I know she’s discovering herself and she’s changing but what is the inner depth of her?
I think she’s a great example of someone who comes from a really difficult background; she pretty much was abused, had to fend for herself, she didn’t have a family, she was raised in a clan of thieves, so she had to earn the respect of the clan and it was pretty harsh there was no upbringing. Even though, that was the only thing she knew she still manages to always stick to what she thinks is right. Like I said earlier she has an amazing sense of justice and what’s cool about her is that she’s a fighter but at the same time she teaches other people that it’s okay to be vulnerable sometimes- which I think is great to have that portrayal on TV especially because Shannara has a young audience so I think she and all the other female characters are great examples of women empowerment.

Kode | How do you feel about the love triangle going on? Is there a love triangle?
Haha, there are. So season 1 is all about Will, Amberle, and Eretria. In season 2 it gets intricate because there’s many new characters. And Amberly goes but we’ll be coming back but I can’t reveal how, so there’s new characters coming into the scene and in this case she still continues her relationship with Will because they go way back and they have those amazing bond but she meets someone else. She meets Lyria. She start the relationship with Lyria but then things get tumultuous and we’ll see what happens but it’s never easy in the Four Lands.

Kode | And you and Will?
Yeah I mean I can’t really reveal much but I’m going to say there still is fire there. You know they have this amazing connection and they’re tied because obviously they save the world together in season 1. At the same time it’s been a year when season two takes off since things have happened and things have changed. We’ll see how that develops because he meets someone else later on as well.

Kode | There’s definitely a lot of different triangles.
Yeah, it’s very character driven so it’s not so much about the romance but, it’s more about the connection with the characters. I think is great for the season because it’s more about exploring and getting to know more about the actual characters and not just the quest or saving the world.

Kode | That’s definitely something that I didn’t hear other shows really do so that’s really nice. So, of course I had to bring up Pan’s Labyrinth, huge fan by the way! So it’s been 10 years, how would you describe your navigation through the entertainment industry, and recently you were in a Spanish movie, Demonios Tu Ojos. What’s it like for you to go from the Spanish industry to American and doing both at the same time? How would you describe it?
Like you said it’s been 10 years. Obviously, I went from being a child in Pan’s Labyrinth to then a teenager and now an adult so you know things have changed a lot. I’ve grown more, and have done different things, tried different roles, and learned a lot in the process. It’s been really special for me, I feel like Pan’s Labyrinth opened a lot of doors and it was for sure before and after in my career. It’s pretty much going to like acting school Pan’s Labyrinth, in 3 months I learned what people learned in 2 years going to class, so I’m super super grateful. I also feel very lucky that I get to work and you know Spain in Europe and now in the states with Shannara. Yeah it’s been definitely an amazing journey.

Kode | Do you prefer one or the other?
Well I mean, here [USA] there’s definitely more work and more money but I love working in both places in Spain and America because I find what I love in both Industries.

Kode | And what did you think about Demonios Tu Ojos? Did you like it?
I did! I just, it’s just so embarrassing sometimes because I’m watching certain scenes, there’s no nudity or explicit scenes but the theme is controversial so to say the least.

Kode | Do you get a lot of interesting roles that are a bit maybe perhaps a bit out of your comfort zone?
I do get a lot of scripts in Spain but in the States I’m just getting started. My last project in the states was The New Daughter when I was 15. The rest of the time I was busy finishing up high school, so I focused a lot in Europe. I feel like Shannara is my real new start in the industry, that’s why we recently just moved a couple of months ago to LA. I’m totally open to different things for instance, I never done comedy. It’s such a different kind of acting technique and completely different vibe that you need to be good at it. I feel like I have to train a little bit more for that but I’m super open to learning and trying out different types of project.

Kode | That would be exciting to see you in a comedy! Who would you love to work with?
I love and admire Jessica Chastain. Also, Leonardo DiCaprio is one of my favorite actors.

Kode | Do you have any guilty pleasures anything you do to relax?
I love pasta and sushi.

Kode | What kind of pasta?
Just any kind like I come from the Mediterranean and Barcelona so we’re all about pasta and pizza and all that kind of food and I love to cook and that’s one of the things I love to do to help unwind is cooking!

Kode | And for the new year are there any new trends that you’re looking forward to?
I’m always so spot-on because I love fashion. but honestly because I’ve been in New Zealand and gone for 6 months I don’t even know what’s going on in the world so I don’t know. Wasn’t velvet like a thing?

Kode | Haha, yeah that was a thing.
And chokers? Yeah I love chokers. But I think those are long gone now.

Kode | What are your staple pieces? What is one thing you can’t live without?
Lip balm. I love lip balm.

Kode | What brand?
Um, I do a lot of Carmex. It does the job!

Kode | What can we expect from you coming up next, besides Shannara Chronicles?
I actually wrapped Shannara 3 months ago and that was 6 months of shooting and it completely absorbed our lives. We’re not allowed to leave because it’s super intense so it’s been a ride and now we’re promoting and the Spanish movie too and I just moved to LA so I don’t have anything confirmed right now, pretty much just these two.

Eddie Marsan, Paul Anderson, Richard Blake, Oliver Coopersmith and Ivana Baquero, as female protagonist, are placed under the orders of the debutant Pedro C. Alonso in the thriller ‘Feedback’, produced by Vaca Films (Cell 211) and Ombra Films, the label by Jaume Collet-Serra.

Ivana Baquero , who premiered, in 2017, the drama ‘Demonios tus ojos’ and the second season of the fantastic cut series ‘Las Crónicas de Shannara’, plays the production fellow of a British radio show at dawn in the thriller with touches of terror ‘Feedback’ . His character will gain weight the night that two hooded people break into the station (Richard Blake and Oliver Coopersmith) and take hostages those present, including the star presenter ( Eddie Marsan ) and the main guest of that evening ( Paul Anderson ). The instructions of the intruders are clear. Those present will carry out all orders under threat of death. First, that the program continues its broadcast as if nothing happened.

Eddie Marsan is a British all-terrain actor, seen in the role of the older brother (afflicted with Parkinson’s disease) of the protagonist of the series ‘Ray Donovan’, and also in films like ‘Sherlock Holmes’, by Guy Ritchie, and his sequel , ‘Your best story’, by Lone Scherfig, or ‘Happy, a story about happiness’, by Mike Leigh. He also intervened, briefly, in Isabel Coixet’s ‘La vida secreta de las palabras’. Paul Anderson, seen in titles like ‘The reborn’, by Alejandro González Iñárritu, is popular for his role as Arthur Shelby, the English gangster in brutal ways and haircut of those who are not forgotten in the series ‘Peaky Blinders’.

Pedro C. Alonso , Galician advertising director who has made spots for McDonald’s or Ford, among other brands, makes his debut in fiction with this film that has a screenplay by Alberto Marini (‘The Unknown’, ‘While You Sleep’). A production by Borja Pena and Emma Lustres for Vaca Films (‘El desconocido’, ‘El Niño’, ‘Cell 211’) and Jaume Collet-Serra and Juan Sola, for Ombra Films (‘Mindscape’), two companies that already They joined forces in the post-apocalyptic drama ‘Extinction’. They will shoot in English, starting on February 12, five weeks in study in La Coruña, and outside in London.

There is still hope, Shannara fans!

The Shannara Chronicles is actively looking for a new network home after a two-season run at Viacom — one season on MTV and one on Spike. Even before word got out today that Spike — soon to become Paramount Network — has cancelled the fantasy series, The Shannara Chronicles studio, Sonar, and producers had already started conversations with prospective buyers.

The Shannara Chronicles, which is based on the best-selling fantasy books by Terry Brooks, streams on Netflix in the U.S. and some international markets, so the SVOD giant could be a suitable home, as would be rival Amazon, which is on the hunt for epic phantasy series and whose online retail giant parent company sells books.

I hear that the feature, interactive (VR and AR) and merchandising rights to The Shannara Chronicles also are being included in the conversations for the TV series currently held with networks and streaming services.

The Shannara Chronicles‘ most recent second season has scored 100% fresh reviews and 93% audience score on Rotten Tomatoes, and the series also has been hailed for being racially and sexually diverse, with Emmy winner Lena Waithe calling it “groundbreaking.”

The fantasy drama hails from a team of established executive producers, showrunners Al Gough & Miles Millar (Smallville, Into the Badlands), Dan Farah (Ready Player One), Jon Favreau (Iron Man, Jungle Book), and Jonathan Liebesman (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles).

The Shannara Chronicles debuted on MTV in 2016 and was the network’s highest rated and most watched scripted series of the year, earning a second-season renewal. It moved to Spike TV for Season 2, which wrapped in November.

Filmed on location in New Zealand, The Shannara Chronicles stars Austin Butler (Wil), Ivana Baquero (Eretria), Manu Bennett (Allanon), Aaron Jakubenko (Ander) and Marcus Vanco (Bandon) along with new cast members Vanessa Morgan (Lyria), Malese Jow (Mareth), Gentry White (Garet), Caroline Chikezie (Queen Tamlin), and Desmond Chiam (General Riga).

The package has been shopped by CAA.

It’s with a sad heart that I make this post..

The fantasy drama has been canceled after two seasons, Deadline has confirmed.

The Shannara Chronicles, based on the best-selling fantasy books by Terry Brooks, debuted on MTV in 2016 and was the network’s highest rated and most watched scripted series of the year, earning a second-season renewal. It moved to Spike TV for Season 2, which wrapped in November. The Shannara Chronicles was one of two scripted series to make their Spike debut ahead of the network’s pending transformation into the general entertainment Paramount Network, designed to be Viacom’s leading scripted brand. The other, The Mist, also has been canceled. It’s not yet known if producer Sonar Entertainment will shop The Shannara Chronicles elsewhere.

Filmed on location in New Zealand, The Shannara Chronicles starred Austin Butler (Wil), Ivana Baquero (Eretria), Manu Bennett (Allanon), Aaron Jakubenko (Ander) and Marcus Vanco (Bandon) along with new cast members Vanessa Morgan (Lyria), Malese Jow (Mareth), Gentry White (Garet), Caroline Chikezie (Queen Tamlin), and Desmond Chiam (General Riga).

The series was created by Al Gough and Miles Millar based on the books by Brooks. The the three executive produced with Jon Favreau, Jonathan Liebesman, and Dan Farah. The series was produced and distributed worldwide by Sonar Entertainment in association with Millar/Gough Ink and Farah Films. Its SVOD rights were acquired by Netflix.

TVGuide.com was first to report the cancellation.

Ivana was on December’s issue of La Palme magazine. Enjoy digital scans and check out the interview below. Sorry for the delay.

Ivana Baquero currently stars as Eretria in “The Shannara Chronicles,” based on the popular book series by Terry Brooks. Prior to landing her role on the fantasy series, she got her big break in 2006 when Guillermo Del Toro cast her as the lead in his critically acclaimed fantasy thriller “Pan’s Labyrinth.” The role of Ofelia was originally intended for a girl of the age of eight, but the script was altered to accommodate Baquero due to her outstanding audition, who was eleven at the time. Her performance earned her the 2007 Goya Award for Best New Actress. In addition to her Goya Award, Ivana received other several other accolades including the 2007 Award for Best Newcomer by the Union of Spanish Actors, the 2007 Saturn Award for Best Performance by a Young Actor and the 2007 Imagen Award for Best Actress.

Before receiving great acclaim on “Pan’s Labyrinth,” Ivana had already appeared in a number of films. The most notably “Fragile” with Calista Flockhart and “Romasanta” alongside Julian Sands. You can also find Ivana starring opposite Kevin Costner in her first American role in the Gold Circle Films feature “The New Daughter.” While Ivana is fully dedicated to her acting career, she is also undertaking Law studies. We caught up with the busy actress and got her insight on transitioning from child star in ‘Pan’s Labyrinth’ to a leading lady as an adult.

Funniest/craziest thing that has happened on set?
On a set like the one in Shannara, every single day is an adventure. Whether we shoot with animals and horses, we have a battle, we get to go on a crazy isolated location… it’s always something new! But New Zealand is known for being capable of displaying the “four seasons” in a single day. So I do remember those days trying to shoot, and within a minute it would go from raining as hard as you can imagine, to clearing up to beautiful rainbows, to suddenly hailing… It sometime drove us crazy but it was so unique and fun to share with the rest of the cast.

Finish this sentence: If you want to spoil me rotten…
Feed me sushi! I could eat sushi every single day.

You have made a great transition from child actor to adult roles. Did you find that challenging, something you had to work on for casting to see you in a new way or was it pretty natural?
Transitioning from a child to an adult actor was not an easy journey. It was quite a challenge, in the sense that it doesn’t matter how much you’ve established yourself as an actor when you’re a kid- because you have to prove yourself all over again as an adult. For a while, especially as I emerged out of my teens, I found it very hard for people to see me or even remember me other than as a child. Many casting directors and producers had a particular image of me and couldn’t believe I’d “grown up so much” since, for instance, movies like Pan’s Labyrinth that created such an impact in people’s minds. It certainly took a while to choose the right material and set myself on a brand new path.

What is your favorite part of filming The Shannara Chronicles?
I love shooting in New Zealand. It’s such a treat! We get to film in gorgeous locations that are jaw-dropping. It’s truly a unique place where I feel so in touch with nature. I also love the action in the show! I’m especially lucky because Eretria is a feisty one and I get to train hard and participate in many of the fights.

How do you most relate to your character Eretria? Do you find her rubbing off on you in any way?
We’re both very determined and we stick hard for what we think is the right thing. Eretria has an amazing sense of justice and I really admire her for that- regardless of her past and the harsh reality she was brought up in, she always fights for what she believes is fair. There’s great depth to her, and the more we learn about her throughout the seasons, the more I enjoy portraying her and the more I feel like she rubs off on me. At times I find myself so engrossed creating her habits and her persona, that some of her ways end up popping up in my normal behavior: Sometimes I’ll find myself saying something and then thinking “That was very Eretria to say!”

What is your “must-do” in New Zealand when you are not working?
A must-do is definitely “Hobbiton,” Frodo and Bilbo’s hometown that Peter Jackson created and fully built for his movies Lord of The Rings and the Hobbit. I’ve gone there way too many times… I just love it!

What can we look forward to in Season 2 of The Shannara Chronicles
Season 2 has more action, more magic, new characters, higher stakes… It’s much bigger, in general. I feel like it’s Season 1 squared, where it has now fully found its right tone and place. I personally love how this time around the different story-lines constantly intertwine and all the characters connect with each other at one point or another- so for example you’ll see Eretria interacting in different kingdoms and with most other characters in the story.

What is next for you?
We just wrapped a few months ago after six months of shooting in New Zealand, and we’ve been fully promoting Season 2 until now. I also just moved to L.A amidst premiering my latest film “Sister of Mine,” so I feel like now is the beginning of a new journey!

Ivana is on the new issue of NKD magazine. Check out scans from the magazine as well as an outtake. She looks so lovely. You can buy your copy on their official site. Enjoy!