Dear Shaded Viewers,
Six years ago ASVOFF screened in Mexico for the third time. I had always dreamed of being there for Day of the Dead. The shoot was supposed to start at 5 am, it started closer to 7h30 and by then the tide was against us and the position in the boat was anything but comfortable, I thought that the ride would never end. Before each shoot the director wanted to have everyone in a circle holding hands and saying a prayer. As the day had started at 5am, 20 hours later , 2 graveyards later, and the director asked if we could visit yet another graveyard I drew the line.. The interview at the end was a total surprise to me but it completed a very intense experience. If you’ve never experienced Día de Muertos, it did live up to my fantasy.
DIRECTOR: LUIS CAGE / PRODUCTION COMPANY: PLEYLAB / COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: MÉXICO / DURATION: 6’00” / CAST: DIANE PERNET / MUSIC: JORGE REYES / MILO COELLO
FILM SYNOPSIS: In the Day of the Dead; a narrative exploration with the thoughts of Diane Pernet.
DIRECTOR’S BIO: Director, Animator, Visual Artist and Editor, Luis Cage has his own post production company Pleylab, company that masters the art of animation. He works in the film industry mainly in the area of animation and fxs.