Expedition Buenaventura results from a 4-day audiovisual marathon that records these filmmakers’ first meeting with different protagonists from the Buenaventura and their stories that were documented to be part of the investigation of Appellation of Origin Colombian Pacific project of Studio AYMAC production company.
This is the first expedition that studies plans to carry out, document and share its process of collecting stories and experiences with the followers of the project, and it has over 70 products that can already be enjoy on the net: the Logbooks web series and Pacific Characters, downloadable recipes Pacifico Delights, interactive maps of routes, tourist sites and gastronomic attractions, 360º Virtual Tours, photographic galleries that summarize each day of the visit and the blog La Mochila Desgualanga’ tells experiences of the exploration of the Pacific.
Likewise, on Tuesday, April 13 will be the launch of The PÓDCAST series that is part of the blog La Mochila Desgualanga’ where the founders of the study and the project describe entertainingly how the Appellation of Origin adventure started and what they have found in their years on the road.
These trips are a quest to create a more realistic portrait of the inhabitants of the Pacific, moving away from stereotypes and highlighting their value and culture, the way they have resisted and advanced amid the historical and current adversities that their communities face.
For Executive Producer May Mc’Causland and Creative Director Gustavo Angarita Jr (both founders of the company), ” Colombian Pacific Appellation of Origin for more than 4 years became their life project, with it we traveled more of 30,000 km in the territories, understanding the birth, living and dying in the Pacific, inspired us to create the Buenaventura Expedition, so is the first group of products in this universe and marks the beginning of a new stage of this project where the result of a long research comes to light in order to show everyone the diversity and wealth of the people of the Pacific coast by weaving together with the community”
Studio AYMAC continues to bet on the Pacific and new creators, among its plans are to carry out fiction series with stories from the region, continue research and search for resources for a documentary feature film that gives the project its name, and soon embark on a new expedition .
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Making films in the regions is a commitment we have had since the creation of Studio AYMAC over 7 years ago. Today, we can affirm that this journey filled with adventures has allowed us to tell stories in unexplored places, facing unique challenges, and proposing diverse production schemes where the only non-negotiable element is quality, not only in terms of technical equipment but also in the well-being of the filmmakers, safety, and every link in the legal chain.
Having traveled the world for three years, the film shot in the salsa capital will finally premiere next Friday, June 9th, in one of the most emblematic spaces for art and independent cinema exhibitions: La Tertulia Museum’s Cinemateca.
The Shadow arrives in Colombia with awards and recognitions such as Best Director at the Lusca Film Festival in Puerto Rico, Honorable Mention from the Jury at the Festival International Du Film Panafricain in Cannes, Best Actor and Best Film at the Bangalore Short Film Festival in India, and with premieres in renowned venues in France, the United States, Germany, Brazil and Canada.