Argentine supernatural horror movie “White Coffin” looks for financing

By contributing blogger Benjamín Harguindey

Left to right: producer Pablo Parés, actress Faye Dunaway and director Diego de la Vega, during the 2004 shot of Jennifer's Shadow.

Left to right: producer Pablo Parés, actress Faye Dunaway and director Diego de la Vega, during the 2004 shot of Jennifer’s Shadow.

Variety has reported Argentinian horror movie filmmaker Daniel de la Vega, of Jennifer’s Shadow (2004, starring Faye Dunaway and Gina Philips) and Death Knows Your Name (2007) fame, is pushing his latest project, called White Coffin, penned by the brothers Ramiro and Adrián García Bogliano. “[The movie] hypothesizes around the possibility of a mother committing matricide, something that could be scarier than her own death,” said de la Vega.

Commissioned by Patagonik movie studio in 2007 and developed by de la Vega’s FuriaFilms, White Coffin was recently presented at Argentina’s own Ventana Sur film market. The project is looking for financing backing for Government subsidies and is scheduled for an early 2015 shoot. “There are highly-talented genre filmmakers and now the Argentine government is backing genre films. This is the big difference compared to the past,” said the filmmaker.

Director Diego de la Vega.

Director Diego de la Vega.

De la Vega’s confidence in genre filmmaking is not without reason. Said the director-producer, “Arthouse films represent the non-mainstream in the U.S., in Argentina genre movies had that role, because arthouse movies occupied the mainstream. But this is changing because of [Argentine] INCAA Film Institute backing for genre”.

You can read the original Variety article here:

http://variety.com/2013/film/international/argentinas-de-la-vega-re-launches-supernatural-horror-pic-white-coffin-1200929639/

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