I am about to shoot a feature film in Chiapas, Mexico (the film is in English except for a few lines in Spanish and in Tzotzil, a Mayan language) and I am trying to raise money for the completion of the film shoot and for post-production (editing, sound editing, music). The film is a supernatural thriller about a couple from New York who travel to Chiapas and have an encounter with a shape-shifting witch who is connected to them through events in the distant past which they are unaware of. This encounter changes their lives forever. The film will be shot in various beautiful locations across the state, including the Mayan ruins of Palenque, the waterfalls of Agua Azul, the Sumidero canyon, the Indian village of Zinacantán, the jungle, and the town of San Cristobal de las Casas. The writer and director is Eva Aridjis (The Favor, Saint Death, Children of the Street), the line producer is Sandra Solares (Y Tú Mamá También, El Infierno, Kilometro 31), and the score will be composed by Jim Thirlwell (FOETUS). Allison Case (Hair, Mamma Mia, Nurse Jackie) and Zachary Booth (Taking Woodstock, Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist, Darkhorse) will play the lead characters, and the acclaimed Mexican actress Ofelia Medina will play the witch. We already have most of the money we need to shoot, we only need an extra $20,000 to complete production and $30,000 for post-production. We start shooting the film November 22nd and shoot until December 21st. Post-production will start in January 2011 and take place in New York City. The film will be in the style of Roman Polanski's "Rosemary's Baby" and Nicolas Roeg's "Don't Look Now". The film will also feature the Tzotzil Indian community of Chiapas and many animals, such as dogs and a variety of birds. We have the full support of the Tzotzil Indians and the Chiapas government for the making of this film. A VIDEO WILL BE UPLOADED VERY SOON!
Eva Aridjis, writer and director:
Sandra Solares, line producer:
Sebastian Mlynarski, director of photography:
Jim Thirlwell, composer:
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