Hugo Stuven Casasnovas is living his dream…
The 35-year-old Spanish actor, screenwriter and director is directing his first full-length feature film, a crime thriller titled Anomalous, which he plans to release in 2015.
It’s “a dream come true,” the filmmaker told Efe in Barcelona during a break from filming the picture, whose cast includes Lluis Homar, who appeared in the Pedro Almodovar films La mala educacion and Los abrazos rotos.”
Stuven Casasnovas, the son of a Chilean television producer, first appeared in a film as the Baby Jesus in the program called Aplauso.
As a teenager he realized he enjoyed directing more than acting and has since won prizes for the short films El sotano, Hilo de melancolia, Stand By, Te mato and Tio Jess, a film that he co-directed with Victor Matellano. It earned a Goya Award nomination, Spain’s equivalent of the Oscar.
Anomalous is an English-language film with a $4.6-million budget that’s being filmed in Barcelona and New York and features different narrative styles.
It tells the story of a young schizophrenic who is found dead in his bathtub under strange circumstances.
A young female police officer tries to solve the case by analyzing the videos that the troubled patient recorded of himself at his psychiatrist’s recommendation.
Stuven, meanwhile, already has his sights set on another project, a science fiction thriller that he plans to begin shooting next year.