Chile’s Storyboard Media and Cine Matriz are teaming with Colombia’s Romeo on documentary characteristic “Nonetheless Stares,” the debut characteristic of director Patricia Correa. Gabriela Sandoval and Carlos Núñez will government produce for Storyboard Media, with Consuelo Castillo filling the function on behalf of her firm Romeo.
Storyboard’s newest doc “The Sky Is Purple” is taking part in in the principle competitors at IDFA, persevering with to solidify the corporate’s place as one in all Chile and Latin America’s main unbiased producers. The corporate’s most up-to-date success, “Jailbreak Pact,” has been a global gross sales hit for agent Meikincine following an area launch in January, which pulled within the highest field workplace for a Chilean movie in additional than two years.
Romeo was based by Castillo in 2018 and is in post-production on Gisela Rosario’s “Fragrance de Gardenias,” a Puerto Rico co-production and recipient of the Cinematographic Growth Fund in Colombia, the Ibermedia Fund in Spain and the Tribeca Movie Institute Latin America Fund. Castillo can also be in growth on Carlos Lechuga’s subsequent characteristic “Vicenta B” and documentary “Rio Rojo” from director Guillermo Quintero, co-produced with French firm Stank and a latest winner of backing by the CNC in France.
“Nonetheless Stares” is the intimate story of Miguel, a 38-year-old hunter and taxidermist who makes use of his uncommon vocation to create a museum which permits blind kids to soundly be taught to stay with and respect animals. At first look, Miguel paints an image of a tough, virtually ruthless man, however because the story unfolds, a softer, delicate facet emerges.
At 37, Miguel has not achieved monetary independence because of the low revenue from his work. He nonetheless lives along with his dad and mom in a big house within the rich neighborhood of Las Condes. It’s there that he has constructed up his workshop, incomes a meager residing doing his taxidermy. His well-to-do neighbors don’t take care of his work nevertheless and develop weary of animal corpses within the elevator and the scent of rotting flesh within the rubbish bins, finally organizing to bar him from persevering with his vocation.
Pushing middle-age, Miguel’s mates have constructed lives of their very own with companions, households and new priorities that don’t go away a lot time for Miguel’s searching journeys. The time is quick approaching when he must resolve if the life he’s at all times had can present the long run he desires.
“The entire above will spotlight the absurdity of the contrasts that his story presents, establishing a documentary loaded with black humor. This movie will take us on an emotional journey, inviting us to mirror on how we relate to animals, immediately dealing with the topic and its complexities by way of Miguel and his world,” Sandoval informed Selection.
Dedicated to supporting the movie as greatest it may, Storyboard has participated in a number of markets and networking occasions comparable to TFI Community 2019 and June’s Cannes Movie Market, the place the partnership with Romeo was finalized. One purpose of the manufacturing is to fill not less than 80% of management roles with ladies. One such instance is Melisa Miranda, who labored on Storyboard docs “Adriana’s Pact” and “El Negro,” who will workforce up as soon as once more to edit “Nonetheless Stares.”
“I met Paty whereas her mission was in growth on the southernmost artist residency on this planet, ARCA in Puerto Williams, Chile. What I discovered was a strong mission with a singular look which may join with a various and huge viewers,” recalled Sandoval.
“I bear in mind sending a message to Consu about a particularly attention-grabbing mission I believed we might produce collectively. We’ve at all times wished to work with Consu, each as long-time mates and additionally to learn from her in depth expertise within the Latin American cultural sector in manufacturing, administration and distribution,” she added.
“In ‘Nonetheless Stares’ I discovered a deep imaginative and prescient from a director who’s able to uncovering a soul like Miguel’s, however who can also be able to making us face our fears, loneliness, attachments and loves,” Castillo informed Selection.
“One of many issues that excites me most about working with Gabriela is her decisive look and how she has developed her filmography as a producer. We’re additionally united by the necessity to produce movies which may construct audiences of our cinema. We’re certain that ‘Nonetheless Stares’ will discover a place within the hearts of many individuals who will fall in love with this story,” she added.