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Alice tries to escape her hell. When it seems that he will succeed, Rosalba could prevent it.

Sale Phrase – THE BEAST

ABOUT THE HISTORY

TAGLINE (The phrase that accompanies the title)

The faults of the past will awaken deep wounds on the skin

SYNOPSIS

Alicia has buried her husband’s body in a remote place, and an incident with her car forced her to stay trapped in that place. Looking for help, she arrives at a humble house where she meets Rosalba, a woman who hides a dark secret.

THE BEAST is a fictional story that is reality experienced by women and families flogged by domestic and gender violence.

TOPICS IT ADDRESSES
Gender Violence, Child Abuse, Uprooting.

MAIN PUBLIC
Men and women between 16-60 years. Lovers of horror,  thriller movies, and stories with a psychological background, that inhabit urban and semi-urban areas. With assistance to exhibitions and film festivals.

DIRECTOR’S MOTIVATION

THE BEAST is an exploration into the deepest part of being, where guilt, innocence and mental disorder coexist in a sea of ​​emotions that scourge those who hide their deepest desires. This film explores gender violence, cruelty, inequity, uprooting and emotional chaos, a hardened and challenging reality that women face today.

In The Beast, guilt and fear are the entities that watch the limits of Human Behavior’’.

Alejo Correa

Director

STATEMENT

With LA BESTIA we take responsibility for facing the reality of a society in which violence, abandonment and machismo are viewed with indulgence, affecting the lives of families without distinguishing social or educational level. We seek to contribute through the cinema, in the discussion of the problem, to destroy stereotypes in order to be a better society, that respects life and human rights from the priority of being living beings, without gender being a reason to kill or die. It goes without saying that since production we are not in favor of any act of violence, abuse or forced uprooting’’. 

May Mc’Causland

CEO and Executive producer of Studio AYMAC.

DATA SHEET 

Format DIGITAL FULL HD DCP

Genre THRILLER, SUSPENSE

Duration 20 MINUTES

Rating 16+

Writer and Director ALEJO CORREA

Executive Producer MAY Mc’CAUSLAND

Cinematographer MAURICIO ARISTIZÁBAL

Production Designer MARTIN MONTES.

Starring 

ERIKA GLÄSSER

ADRIANA FRANCO

GUSTAVO ANGARITA

GUSTAVO ANGARITA JR. 

Editor ADRIÁ HERNÁNDEZ / LUCIA VARNI

Post-production LUCIA VARNI

Soundtrack OSCAR OLAYA

Graphic Design LUCAS GIRALDO

 Poster and Trailer JUAN CAMILO NOVOA.

BEHIND THE FILM

WHAT IS BEHIND A SHORT FILM THAT HAS TRAVELED THE WORLD?

The Beast is a Spain-Colombian co-production between Acdis Films, Studio AYMAC, Hangar Films and Moonlight Barcelona, ​​written and directed by Alejo Correa. It is a suspenseful thriller that has achieved 22 selections worldwide, receiving countless recognitions since its premiere in 2018 at the Monforte de Lemos Horror and Fantastic Film Festival, in Galicia (Spain). The short film has been in various international film festivals and long-standing markets such as: Tenebra Film Festival (Mexico), Olbia Film Festival (Italy), Madrid International Night Film Festival (Spain), Santander International Film Festival ( Colombia), Clermont Ferrand (France), Oslo Film Festival (Norway), Tribeca Film Festival (United States) among many more.

For more information visit: https://studioaymac.com/about/

DIRECTOR’S BIOGRAPHY

Alejo Correa, Social Communicator and Film Director. Master in Documentary Film Management from the Barcelona Film School (ECIB), based in Spain for 11 years, has developed various fiction, documentary and advertising projects, participating in festivals and international markets. Creator of TV formats for channels such as RCN, City TV, TV3, and Cisneros Group. In Colombia he has developed social projects with human rights programs. CEO and Founder by Acdis Films.

ABOUT THE DISTRIBUTION

Since last 2018, THE BEAST began its world tour in festivals and markets with a long history, in those two years, it achieved 22 selections and a presence in 11 countries. At the end of its international circuit, a new stage of VOD distribution begins in Colombia and the world.
To celebrate her arrival, we will have a free 5-day premiere to watch the short on our digital platforms.

Available 120 hours: Friday, August 7 to Tuesday, August 11, 2020 (Colombia time)

Platforms: Studio AYMAC Vimeo Channel and Acdis Films YouTube Channel.

Rent it for only $ 1.99 USD at Gonella Productions!

ABOUT PRODUCTION WITH A REDUCED BUDGET

Short films are dissemination instruments, increasingly popular with the public for telling stories in a few minutes in which the director and the production team have greater creative freedom over the project. Almost always, their budgets are small, which means that they shouldn’t have unnecessary expenses and must be more precise with what they want. It is a cinema of friends and a creative exercise where industry professionals come together out of passion and love for the project.

 In THE BEAST, the history and the desire to integrate as a team weighed heavily; which led us to create an almost timed production scheme, with greater commitment from each of the departments. It was a great challenge for everyone and a pleasant experience, which is reflected in the 20 minutes of the short film, because we not only put the desire, the passion, but also the multiple talents that led him to travel the world. The smaller the budget, the more creative and more assertive we must be. Enjoy it

May Mc’Causland

CEO and Executive producer, Studio AYMAC.

PRESS RELEASES

THE SHADOW WINS MENTION FROM THE JURY IN CANNES

Carlos Ospina’s film, collects its first prize in one of the most important stages for cinema worldwide, in the eighteenth version in ‘‘THE FESTIVAL INTERNATIONAL DU FILM PANAFRICAIN DE CANNES’’ (FIFP).

CENTRAL AMERICA AND THE CARIBBEAN RECEIVE IN THE SHADOW OF YOUR SMILE

In the midst of the joy that the entire team of The Shadow of Your Smile produced by its nomination in “THE FESTIVAL INTERNATIONAL DU FILM PANAFRICAIN DE CANNES ” (FIFP), one of the most important in this French city, Studio AYMAC and Ospina they have been surprised with a new and important selection, this time at the “LUSCA FANTASTIC FILM FESTIVAL” in Puerto Rico, which will also take place in October (2021) on dates very close to Cannes.

THE SHADOW OF YOUR SMILE, NOMINATED IN CANNES

The film, directed by Carlos Ospina and produced by Studio AYMAC, arrives at Cannes, one of the most important spaces for world cinema, as part of the official selection in competition for ‘‘THE FESTIVAL INTERNATIONAL DU FILM PANAFRICAIN DE CANNES” (FIFP)

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