Title: The Messengers | Written and directed by: Ivan Argote | Cast: Blaine O’Neil, Gabriela Van Auken, Tato Marenco, Tomás de Perrate, Amador Gabarri, Familia Perrate, Don Abundio y sus Traviesos. | Country of production: France | Date of Completion: March2014 (Visa in 2015) | Produced by: Audi Talents Awards | Executive producers: Carolina Olivares - CO Producciones Spain, Delphine Gay - Audi Talents Awards France | Distribution: Gaelle Jones - Perspective Films - France | Director of photography: Laura Isabel Vargas, Victor Zebo, Iván Argote | Video editor: Yann Chapotel, Iván Argote | Sound mix: Bruno Ehlinger - Studios Anna Sanders PARIS | Sound technicians: Andrés Perilla, Adrià Martí, Roger Cuixart | Production assistant: Albert Kuhn, Ricardo Gómez | Post production: Yann Masson
Running time: 30 minutes
Festival screening format: 3D DCP, screen Ratio : 1:1.78
Originally shot in: Video HD, digital 2k
Gaby and Blaine are two young americans with a special political and intellectual background, wandering in the middle of two small “historical” towns, one in Colombia (Mompox) and the other one in the south of Spain (Arcos de la Frontera). History, politics, voices, folklore, landscapes and architectures, creates a complex atmosphere for this conversation that balances in between philosophical and personal statements. The friction in between colonisation and post-colonisation, cultural influences, tradition and contemporary culture, creates an oneiric narrative in which Gaby and Blaine seem to be lost, revealing an image of our own fragility as political and ethical entities.
The messengers - trailer clip on vimeo
Audi Talents Awards 2013