Los Angeles based Mexican producer and actress Olga Segura is breaking out onto the international scene following a busy year on set culminating with the win of the Newcomer Award at the 2015 GQ Mexico Awards ceremony this past November. Though recognized in 2015 with this award Olga is no ‘newcomer’ when it comes to film and television. In 2010 Olga formed her production company, Producciones a Ciegas, with her brother Juan Carlos Segura and actor Hector Jimenez. Since then the company has helped to finance and produce eight feature films.
El Mar Muerto by acclaimed Mexican director Ignacio Ortiz.
Taking on a double role as producer and actress Olga appeared in the 2011 film Cellmates directed by Jesse Baget, she played a supporting role to acting heavyweights Tom Sizemore and Stacey Keach.
Olga and her brother executive produced the 2012 film Goats which was shown in the Premieres Section of Sundance 2012.
After that Olga went on to produce and star in Mexican writer-director Omar Ynigo’s feature debut Marcelo with Aaron Diaz, Laura Zapata and Hector Jimenez. The film premiered at the 2012 Morelia Film Festival and was exhibited at the 2013 Festival Internacional de Cine en Guadalajara and the 2013 Global Film & Music Festival in Ischia, Italy.
Hidden Moon written by David Howard and directed by Pepe Bojorquez, starring Wes Bentley and Ana Serradilla garnered 5 nominations and 2 wins at the 2013 Mexican Journalists Awards Ceremony.
Olga and her company helped to produce and finance The Truth About Emanuel written and directed by Francesca Gregorini starring Jessica Biel, Kaya Scodelario and Alfred Molina. The film premiered at Sundance 2013 in the US Dramatic Competition, won 2 awards while screening at the Ashland Independent Film Festival and continued to receive favorable reviews from film festivals across the globe. Following a successful festival run the film had a limited theatrical release in multiple markets across the US.
Along with colleagues Cotty Chubb and Eva Maria Daniels, Olga helped develop and prepare The Dinner to be shot in New York this past January and February. The Dinner adapted by Oren Moverman from the worldwide best selling novel by Herman Koch will star Richard Gere, Steve Coogan, Laura Linney and Rebecca Hall.
And still in development Johnny written by Eddie Alcazar and Bettina Gilois. This feature script came out of the Sundance Institute Screenwriters Lab. Tapia, the documentary from which Johnny is based, premiered at the Los Angeles Film Festival in 2013. Tapia can be found in the HBO catalogue and Johnny is preparing to film Spring/Summer 2016 and is delighted to have recently brought Oscar de la Hoya on board as an Executive Producer.
Haunted by the brutal death of his mother, young promising boxer, Johnny loses everything to his battle with drugs. Finding love proves to be his saving grace which propels him back as the champion he was born to be, in and out of the ring.
This Sundance Script Lab project comes as a follow up to the documentary Tapia. Oscar de la Hoya has recently come on board as an Executive Producer.
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A by-the-book widower and his fresh-out-of-prison son reluctantly go together on a journey to fulfill the dead mother’s puzzling request that they deliver her ashes to an obscure, far-away lake.
The Truth About Emanuel (2013)
A troubled girl (Emanuel) becomes preoccupied with her mysterious new neighbor (Linda), who bears a striking resemblance to her dead mother. In offering to baby-sit Linda’s newborn, Emanuel unwittingly enters a fragile, fictional world, of which she becomes the gatekeeper.
From an early age, Marcelo found in comic-books a refuge to escape from bondage, fears and complexes in his life, at least momentarily. He dreamed that Platino-Kid, his favorite superhero, would arrive some day to rescue him from his pathetic existence. Years later, young Marcelo feels he’s found the embodiment of such character in Julio, his eccentric neighbor, who aspires to become a porn star. Wendy, his Japanese chicken, is his most faithful companion.
El Mar Muerto (2010)
A blackout happens in Mexico City. In the darkness some prominent figures are left by God (AWARENESS) and commit an act of transgression. When the Light is back, the same people are made aware of this transgression and are challenged by the process of atoning for their sins.
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