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Fantastic Market Announces Work-In-Progress Selections and Film Previews

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Fantastic Market Announces Work-In-Progress Selections and Film Previews

Fantastic Fest is proud to announce work-in-progress selections and film previews for the second edition of its international genre co-production market: Fantastic Market | Mercado Fantastico. The market runs from September 18-20, 2014 in Austin, Texas. Fantastic Fest runs from September 18-25, 2014. 

“These work-in-progress selections represent a broad range of styles and subject matter,” says market director Rodney Perkins. “Although the films are very different, they share one thing in common: they are all the result of an intense original vision that is completely in sync with the mission of Fantastic Market.” 

In addition to the work-in-progress screenings, Fantastic Market will also screen a special selection of previews, clips, and teasers of Latin American genre films in development and post-production. Finally, the market has added an additional pitch project from Argentina entitled REMORA. 

The works-in-progress selections are as follows:

SCHERZO DIABOLICO

Mexico/USA

Director: Adrian Garcia Bogliano (LATE PHASES, HERE COMES THE DEVIL, COLD SWEAT)

Producers: Andrea Quiroz, Carlos Melendez. Joshua Sobel 

A bored and frustrated accountant decides to kidnap a teenage girl that will become his worst nightmare. 

TRES ESCAPULARIOS (THREE SCAPULARS)

Colombia

Director: Felipe Aljure (EL COLOMBIAN DREAM)

Producers: Maria Clara Aristizabal, Enrique El Susi Arango 

TRES ESCAPULARIOS is about a country at war that takes the battle field to a beautiful and quiet caribbean beach to perform a killing. 

FRONDOSO EDÉN DEL CORAZÓN (SPLENDOROUS GARDEN OF THE HEART)

Uruguay

Director: Juan Manuel “Juma ”Fodde (First Feature)

Producer: Ignacio Garcia Cucucovich 

FRONDOSO EDÉN DEL CORAZÓN is a trippy mix of live action, rotoscope animation and CGI that tells the story of Diego, a man whose idyllic life is shattered when he takes home a hideous, hungry creature that produces the key ingredient of a powerful hallucinogenic drug that he’s addicted to. 

The film teasers and previews are as follows:

AVE DE CAZA (GAME BIRD)

Chile

Directors: Nayra Ilic and Gabriel Caceres

Producers: Gregorio Gonzalez (THE MAID, PEREZ), Josefina Undurraga (PEREZ) and Florencia Larrea (AURORA, CRYSTAL FAIRY & THE MAGICAL CIRCUS)

Andres’ lonely routine suffers a turn when Frank appears in his life and makes his basest instincts come out at the shade of the foliage of the Santiago hills. 

LOS PARECIDOS (THE SIMILARS)

Mexico

Director: Isaac Ezban

Producers: Miriam Mercado (THE INCIDENT) and Elsa Reyes (THE EMPTY HOURS)
 

On the rainy night of October 2, 1968, eight characters waiting on a remote station for a bus heading to Mexico City start experiencing a strange phenomenon. 

REVERSAL

Mexico

Director: José Manuel Cravioto

Producers: Daniel Posada, Rodolfo Marquez and Alex Garcia

 A young girl, chained in the basement of a predator, escapes and turns the tables on her captor. 

EL PLATA

Argentina

Director: Tamae Garateguy

Producer: Jimena Monteoliva 

A senator’s daughter is brutally killed. When her corpse vanishes mysteriously, her brother starts an investigation that unveils the existence of vampires who are trying to take over the government. 

FIST OF JESUS - SPECIAL PRESENTATION

Spain

Directors: David Muñoz and Adrián Cardona 

The New Testament meets Mad Max. After wiping out an entire village whilst trying to raise Lazarus, Jesus decides to go to the Oracle of Delphos for advice. The witches reveal to him that he must go on a perilous journey. He recruits twelve ruthless mercenaries, and sets off, ready to burn his name into the pages of history. 

NECROFOBIA 3D

Argentina

Director Daniel de la Vega

Producers: Daniel de la Vega and Néstor Sánchez Sotelo 

A mentally fragile man must conquer his fear of death in order to stave off a killer’s advances. 

The newly added pitch project is as follows:

REMORA

Argentina

Director: TBD

Producers: Fernando Sirianni (THE FISH CHILD, XXY) and Juan Pablo Pires (8 SHOTS, VINYL DAYS)

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