Carlota Pereda’s film Cerdita receives international recognition and the Goya Award

Carlota Pereda’s film Cerdita receives international recognition and the Goya Award

This week we have a new Emprendedora Estrella: Carlota Pereda. Pereda is a director, a post -production coordinator, producer and perhaps, primarily a screenwriter and superb storyteller. She is known for her work on a previous short that also attracted attention as a little thriller: LAS NIÑAS RUBIAS (The Blonde Girls) 2016. She has also been involved in television productions like EL SECRETO DEL PUENTE VIEJO (The Secret of the Old Bridge), LALOLA and LOS HOMBRES DE PACO (Paco’s Men).  Most recently, Pereda presented her new project “Cerdita” that has everyone talking about body shaming.

Cerdita (Piggy) shares the story of a teen who is bullied for her weight, this topical female-led drama has won more than 50 prestigious film awards and been selected for over 200 high profile film festivals. Among the awards was the Oscar-qualifying Best Live Action Shorts Film Award at the Goya’s (Academy of the Arts and Cinematographical Sciences of Spain). Alongside the award-winning female director Carlota Pereda, over sixty-five percent of the cast and crew are women.

Sara is an overweight teen that lives in the shadow of a clique of cool girls holidaying in her village. Not even her childhood friend, Claudia, defends her when she’s bullied at the local pool in front of an unknown man. Her clothes are stolen and Sara must get home wearing nothing but her bikini. The long walk home will mark the rest of her life, said Pereda.

The stellar cast includes Laura Galán (Terry Gilliam’s The Man Who Killed Don Quixote), Elisabet Casanovas (Netflix’s Merli), and, Mireia Vilapuig (Snatch). The stunning cinematography was created by Rita Noriega A.C.E, the sound by Nacho Arenas and the film was edited by David Pelegrín (Money Heist” for Netflix).

Piggy has over 235 selections to date and has won 58 awards, including The Forqué and the Goya 2019. Just some of the wins include First Prize Madrid en Corto 2018M , Audience Award Brno Sixteen Short Film Competition. Best Actress – Laura Galán, Certamen de Cortometrajes Ciudad de Soria, Best National Short, Festival de Cine de Zaragoza – Cortos, Best European Independent Film, European Independent Film Festival – ECU – Cortos, Audience Award Best International Short Film, Anonimul Film Festival – shorts TELEMADRID/LA OTRA Award.