Fabula was created in 2003 by Pablo Larraín and Juan de Dios Larraín to produce feature films and advertising.
In 2005 the company produced “Fuga” (Fugue), the first feature film directed by Pablo Larraín, which was released in Chile in March 2006. The film was selected in the Official Selection of many international festivals, including Montreal, Rio de Janeiro, Los Angeles Latino, Washington Latino and Paris Latino. It won several awards, among them Best Film at the London Latin Film Festival 2006, Best First Feature at the Cartagena Film Festival 2007 (Colombia) and Best Latin American Film at the Malaga Spanish Film Festival (2007).
In 2006, the company produced “La Vida Me Mata” (Life Kills Me), a film by Sebastián Silva, which premiered in Chilean theatres in November of 2007. The movie won several Chilean awards, such as the Pedro Sienna given by the Art and Film Industry Council, the Altazor award for Best Direction, and Best Chilean Film of 2007 given by the Chilean Art Critics Circle.
In 2007, the company started the production of “Tony Manero”, Pablo Larraín’s second feature. The film, was presented in the Latin American Work-In-Progress at the 2008 Berlinale, and won the Grand Prix in the Cinema in Construction section of the 2008 Toulouse Film Festival, and the Best Film award in the 2008 Santiago International Film Festival (SANFIC). The film had it’s international premiere in the Director’s Fortnight at the Cannes Film Festival 2008. It has participated in many festivals, including Toronto, New York, Tokio, Londres, Turín (Best Film, Best Actor, and FIPRESCI award), Palm Springs and La Habana (Golden Shell for Best Film and Best Actor).
In 2009, we produced “Grado 3” (Grade 3), a remake of the Canadian film “Young People Fucking”. The film was directed by Roberto Artagoitía, author of two of the most audience successful Chilean films of the past years, “El Chacotero Sentimental” and “Radio Corazón”. “Grado 3” was the most viewed Chilean film in 2009.
During the last 2010 Venice Film Festival, we premiered in it’s Official Selection, “Post Mortem”, the new film of Pablo Larraín, project that won the Hubert Bals Project Development Fund, the World Cinema Fund for Production, the Ibermedia Coproduction Fund, and the Chilean Audiovisual Fund. The film has also participated in San Sebastián and the New York Film Festival.
In 2011, we produced “Ulises” (Ulysses), directed by Oscar Godoy (winner of the 2008 Chilean Audiovisual Fund), premiered at the San Francisco Film Festival in the International Competition. The film won the Best Film award in Santiago Film Festival (Chile), and has also been presented in San Sebastián, Río de Janeirno, Warsaw, Huelva, La Habana, among other festivals.
In 2012, we released four features: “El Año Del Tigre” (The Year Of The Tiger) (winner of the 2011 Chilean Audiovisual Fund), directed by Sebastián Lelio, premiered in the 2011 Locarno Film Festival, in Competition. The film was also presented in Toronto, Mar del Plata, Huelva, La Habana, Cartagena, among others.
The second film was “Joven & Alocada” (Young & Crazy) directed by Marialy Rivas (winner of the 2009 Chilean Audiovisual Fund and Ibermedia Coproduction Fund 2010). The film has its world premiere in the 2012 Sundance Film Festival, winning the Best Script award in the International Dramatic Competition. The film was also presented in the Berlinale, San Sebastián, Outfest, among others.
The third film was “4:44 Last Day On Earth”, directed by Abel Ferrara and starred by Willem Dafoe. The film was premiered in Competition at the 2012 Venice Film Festival.
Finally, we’ve recently released “NO”, directed by Pablo Larraín (winner of the 2010 Ibermedia Coproduction Fund and the 2011 Chilean Audiovisual Fund) and starred by Gael García Bernal. The film had its world premiere in Cannes 2012, winning the Best Film award of the Director’s Fortnight. The film was also presented in New York Film Fest, Telluride, Toronto, Locarno, San Sebastián, among others.
Now, we’re post producing, four features: “Las Niñas Quispe” (The Girls Quispe) (winner of the 2011 Fonds Sud Coproduction Support, the Ibermedia Coproduction Fund 2011 and the Chilean Audiovisual Fund 2011), directed by Sebastián Sepúlveda, “Gloria” directed by Sebastián Lelio (winner of the Chilean Audiovisual Fund 2011), ·Crystal Fairy”, directed by Sebastián Silva and starred by Michael Cera, and “Paseo de Oficina”, directed by Roberto Artiagoitía (winner of the Chilean Audiovisual Fund 2011 and the Ibermedia Coproduction Fund 2011).
In addition, we’re shooting the second season of “Prófugos”, the first HBO TV drama series made in Chile. The first season, was released during 2011.
Since the company s creation, Fabula has also created more than 100 commercials for trademarks such as Coca-Cola, Shell, Master Card and many others.