Manolo Cardona is headed to a haunted paradise…
The first trailer has been released for Pacific, the ensemble Spanish language sci-fi thriller starring the 45-year-old Colombian actor.
The film, a Colombian-Argentinan co-production, is currently in post and was made with a budget of around $10M. FilmSharks has launched pre-sales and will debut footage and promotional materials at the forthcoming Cannes market.
Argentinian filmmaker Gonzalo Gutierrez ‘G.G.’ directed the film, which follows a group of young travelers stranded on an island in the Pacific where they struggle to escape an evil presence that has been kept hidden from humans for centuries. Gutierrez has had an extensive VFX career, working on projects like Gonzalo Tobal’s 2018 Venice title The Accused and the Colombian drama sci-fi drama Cumbia Ninja.
The cast of Pacific is rounded out by Maria Gabriela de Faria (The Exorcism of God), Ricardo Abarca (Miss Bala), Christopher Von Uckermann (How to Break Up with Your Douchebag), Claudio Cataño (Thousand Fangs) and Maria Nela Sinisterra (Corazon de Leon).
The New Zealand Symphony Orchestra recorded the music for the film’s score. The Orchestra has a long cinematic history, with company musicians working extensively on scores such as the Lord Of The Rings and Hobbit series. John Neill of Peter Jackson’s post-production house Park Road Studio served as recording producer and score mixer. The film’s main theme was also recorded at Park Road with Kiwi singer-composer Caii-Michelle Baker on vocals in collaboration with Argentinian music composer Pablo Borghi.
Pacific was produced by Mauricio Brunetti’s Patagonia Films alongside Guido Rud’s FilmSharks.
Pacific was partially funded by the Colombian film entity Proimagenes and the Argentine film institute INCAA. Production took place on location in the Colombian capital of Bogota and the coastal region of Choco, with post-production now based in Buenos Aires.
“I strongly believe that Pacific is very likely to be a ‘before’ and ‘after’ in the latín American genre cinema,” says Gutierrez.
Cardona’s previous credits include Who Killed Sara?, Narcos and The Snitch Cartel.