--- Science fiction filmmaking documentary


There are filmings as exciting as the movies that they generate. To make totally independent movies is always an adventure, but if in top of that what is shooted is something of the ambition and dimensions of PROXIMA, an underground blockbuster directed by Carlos Atanes, the risks and the anecdotes multiply.

A similar experience was deserving to be registered for the posterity, that was the motive of this documentary. To see it is equivalent to know first hand the tribulations of a team pawned in producing a science fiction movie too many thousands miles far from Hollywood, in distance and means. An endeavor that is almost science fiction too.

"Made in PROXIMA" follows the shooting chronological itinerary. It begins in Huelva, in the spectacular natural scenario of Riotinto's mines, with collapses, red acid lakes and electromagnetic anomalies (specifically in Corta Atalaya, the biggest opencast exploitation in Europe) and finishes in the lands of Lleida's dryness, where there happen improbable but real events, as the actor shooting with shotgun.

You can see this documentary online just here, before seeing PROXIMA or after seeing PROXIMA. Both options are advisable.

Cast and Crew

Made in PROXIMA coverWith Oriol Aubets, Marta Timón, Manuel Masera, Xavier Tort, Manel Solàs, Karen Owens, Joan Frank Charansonnet, Hans Richter, Carlos Atanes and the entire cast and crew of PROXIMA.

Produced by Marta Timón (FortKnox Audiovisual). Co-produced by Manuel Masera (Ciberpsique Audiovisual).

Screenplay, music, direction and edition by Carlos Atanes.

Documentary - 52 min.

Made in PROXIMA: Extras


Carlos Atanes is an underground filmmaker and playwright. He has directed a lot of dystopian, weird and disturbing films known as atanic films. If you wish to enter his world, you can't miss the shortfilms anthology Codex Atanicus (1995-1999), the book Aleister Crowley in the Mouth of Hell and the feature-length movies FAQ: Frequently Asked Questions (2004), PROXIMA (2007), Maximum Shame (2010) and the newest one, Gallino, the Chicken System (2012), all of them available on DVD and Video On Demand. Go for a walk through this website and you'll enjoy other atanic works, texts and interviews.
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Aleister Crowley in the Mouth of Hell

Maximum Shame, apocalyptic fetish horrir musical chess sci-fi weird feature movie available on DVD and Video On Demand on Amazon. Gallino, the Chicken System, the first Pornophilosophical film in History, now available on DVD and Video On Demand on Amazon. A story full of lechery, sarcasm, extravagance, impossible geometries, discovery of existence's hidden sides and a pinch of Sex Magick.

©2009 The Estate of Carlos Atanes