Gabriela Sandoval, director and co-founder of the Chilean production-distribution organization Storyboard Media and head of industry at the Santiago International Film Festival (SANFIC), was at the San Sebastian Film Festival this year where she signed with her new Chilean label, Matrix Nathalia. With Pictures’ Grisleda Gonzalez Company’s upcoming drama feature “After Elena”. Companies join production in storyboard media.
Directed by Sean Gary, his second feature after the multi-award winning “Deserto Tune”, the film tells the story of Roberto, a man in his seventies who has just lost the love of his life, Elena. Usually the unfamiliar character breaks down when he is forced to sell his business which stands in the way of the development of a new shopping center. To get away, Roberto plans a trip that is interrupted before the opportunity to start when his children, now in their thirties with their own children, return home.
Added to the lure of the production is an already impressive, sure-fire actor, led by one of Chile’s most acclaimed and award-winning actors, Alfredo Castro (“The Club,” “Tony Manero”), Carolina Verletta (“Desiarto Sur”) and Nicolas Zarate (“Ram”). President “).
Gray not only directed, but co-wrote with Carla Stagno as script supervisor and standout Argentine screenwriter Fernando Cassettes (“El Hizo de la Novia,” “fictionplace”).
The project has been buzzing since an initial screening was published, and in 2018 interested partners began to flirt. Development is well underway, a teaser was shot with some confirmed casts and plans were made to bring the project to the international market but the Covid-1 situation has put those plans on hold. Now, with San Sebastian again hosting guests around the world – last year’s show was live but a few from Latin America were able to attend – things are moving forward again and the shooting is absolutely around the corner.
“San Sebastian is the first industry event where we met face-to-face from Berlinale in 2020 and it was 100% valuable. We have already received funding from Chile, so now the addition of Argentina and Belgium allows us to close our funding structure and start filming in Chile by the end of 2022, “Sandoval said. Diversity.
“On a personal level, I’m thrilled to be working with Natalia Videla again in Magma Cinema, with whom we’ve created several projects before that have worked out well.