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FANTASTIC FEST ANNOUNCES 15 PROJECTS FOR LATIN AMERICAN GENRE FILM MARKET


 

Austin, TX - Thursday, August 7, 2014 - Fantastic Fest is proud to announce the 15 selected projects for the second edition of its international co-production market: Fantastic Market | Mercado Fantastico. The market runs from September 18 through September 20, 2014 in Austin, Texas.

Fantastic Fest lead programmer Rodney Perkins and festival director Kristen Bell are heading up the effort. CANANA-the Mexican production outlet helmed by Gael Garcia Bernal, Diego Luna and Pablo Cruz-is co-producing the market alongside filmmaker Robert Rodriguez's El Rey network. Cristina Garza, Vice President of Mundial, CANANA's sales joint venture with IM Global, is sourcing projects from the region.

"The public response to this year's call for submissions was astounding," says market director Rodney Perkins. "The 15 selected projects represent a diverse mix of talent from the United States and abroad. We are extremely pleased to present these filmmakers to the world."

Fantastic Market is part of Fantastic Fest, which runs from September 18-25, 2014 in Austin Texas.

The projects are as follows:

INVUNCHE
Chile
Director: Rodrigo Susarte (VENTANA)
Producers: Josefina Undurraga (PEREZ) and Florencia Larrea (AURORA, CRYSTAL FAIRY & THE MAGICAL CIRCUS)

THE GRAY BEYOND
Chile / Japan
Director: Alejandro Fernandez Almendreas (TO KILL A MAN, HUACHO)
Producers: Augusto Matte (IL FUTURO, THE SUMMER OF FLYING FISH), Kiki Sugino (KYOTO ELEGY, ODAYAKA, TWO RABBITS IN OSAKA) and Kousuke Ono

OFFSPRING
Colombia
Director: Federico Durán (First Feature as Director)
Producers: Diana Narvaez and Federico Durán (THE SQUAD)

HAVANA: VAMPIRE TERRITORY
Cuba
Director: Carlos Lechuga (MELAZA)
Producers: Claudia Calviño (MELAZA, HABANA MUDA, JUAN OF THE DEAD) and Alejandro Brugues (JUAN OF THE DEAD)

LUNIK 3
Mexico
Director: Antonio Zavala Kugler (THE WALLS TALK, DESIRE)
Producers: Victor Zavala Kugler (THE WALLS TALK, DESIRE) and Anna Roth (INNOCENT VOICES, DESEO, DUST TO DUST)

THE SHORE
Mexico
Director: Juan Felipe Orozco (GREETINGS TO THE DEVIL, AT THE END OF THE SPECTRA)
Producers: Alexis Fridman (MEXICO'S MOST WANTED, AFTER LUCIA) and Fernando Rovzar (CASA DE MI PADRE, THE LAST DEATH, SAVING PRIVATE PEREZ)

ROGUE (REO)
Brazil / Argentina
Director: Emiliano Romero (TOPOS)
Producers: João Fleck and Nicolas Tonsho

EAT ME
Mexico
Director: David Michan (ADVERSE EFFECTS)
Producer: Deborah Calla (A BEAUTIFUL LIFE)

ONCE UPON A TIME IN JERUSALEM
Spain
Directors: David Muñoz and Adrián Cardona (First Feature)

THE WAKING HOURS
Uruguay
Director: Santiago González (First Feature)
Producers: Gustavo Hernández (LOCAL GOD, LA CASA MUDA), Ignacio García Cucucovich (LOCAL GOD, LA CASA MUDA), Pablo González

THE SHADOWDWELLERS
United States
Director: TBD
Producer: Erick Salomon

THE TURNED
United States
Director: Andrés Rosende (First Feature)
Producer: Pau Brunet (OPEN WINDOWS, 10.000KM)

THE DARKNESS OF THE ROAD
United States
Director: Eduardo Rodriguez (FRIGHT NIGHT 2, STASH HOUSE, EL GRINGO)
Producers: Chris Lemos (ARMORED) and Luis Guerrero (ARMORED)

HURT
United States
Director: Pablo Proenza (DARK MIRROR)
Producer: Erin Ploss-Campoamor (LAS MARTHAS, DARK MIRROR)

FIERCE
United States / Spain
Director: Francisco Lorite (First Feature)
Producers: Bill Winett, Freddy Rodriguez, Francisco Lorite, Patricia Dios and Patrick Juarez