Chilean audio and film studio Filmosonido let me know about Plurality, a scifi film they did the sound for. The short is very well done, especially considering its low budget. The special effects are impressive! The story is set in the near future, where your every move is watched by the government via your DNA. But what happens when there is more than one of you?
Link to the Plurality Facebook page here.
Production company Chile Fantástico has a new film in development called Sino (Fate). Previously I had written about Abandonados, another genre movie they made. I still haven’t seen Abandonados– am patiently waiting for the DVD. Sino is set in Chile and follows a young couple of professors who go on winter break and are faced with “extraordinary events.” Although it’s hard to tell what the movie is about from the description, we can probably piece it together from the movie blog and the trailer. The Sino blog talks about two life philosophies: sino, or having a destiny, and the other point of view- that we make our own destiny. The trailer asks if love can conquer death. So the film is related to love, tragedy, and if it’s possible to change your destiny.
Check out their blog and Facebook Page for production stills and “making of” pictures. The trailer is on YouTube. If you hate trailers that give away the plot, well, you’re in luck because you can’t tell much with this one other than the winter mountain setting is beautiful.
Recently premiered in Chile, Abandonados (The Abandoned) presents a dystopian Chile after World War III. Based on the short Calor 2052, survivors try to live on despite their memories, loneliness, and ensuing madness. The young director is David Contreras Silva, fellow genre geek and comic book artist, who previously directed gore film Demencia (Dementia). Looks like he has a theme going! Despite a low budget, Contreras had the support of the community including local firefighters and the army along with private and public funds from Los Ángeles (Chile) institutions.
Here’s a link to their movie blog (in Spanish) and the production company Chile Fantástico‘s Facebook Page. Hopefully we will get to see it soon in the northern hemisphere.
The Abandonados trailer looks great! It is in Spanish but you can get the gist of it. It has a voiceover of a reporter talking about the war for water resources, and how it came to Chile along with Christmas 2049.
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Chile Con Zombie Hunters
Blind Dead (Muerte Ciega, 2009) is an independent horror film from Chile. It is a near-future zombie movie in which a virus spreads and transforms humans into violent and territorial fiends after a mining incident. The area is quarantined and after some time is subject to incursion and investigation by a team of paramilitaries and scientists. As you can expect, there will be blood. The team itself starts to fall apart as the violence and betrayal escalate.
The trailer shows a band of soldiers escorting scientists to ground zero and all hell breaking loose. Looks like an extremely violent film, almost the guerilla-war type. I do like the look of the film- the muted colors look fantastic, especially considering the movie’s low budget of $2,000.
Written and directed by Cristian Toledo and Lucio Rojas, the film gets its inspiration from such genre classics as 28 Days Later, Stalker, Apocalypse Now, Mad Max, and cowboy Westerns.
Muerte Ciega’s official Facebook fan page includes production images. Looks like they had a good time filming! No word yet on when this movie will be available. I will keep you posted.
There’s a trailer with English subtitles but it doesn’t have the same quality of the Spanish trailer below. There is also a 20 minute preview you can check out here.
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UPDATE 2/4/10: There is a new trailer with English subtitles, and it looks like their English title has changed to Blind Death. No release date yet, besides the “first semester of the year.”