The Costa Rica News (TCRN) – Six Central American countries are working on the pre-production of the first film co-produced by talented filmmakers from Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica and Panama; they are working on bringing the feature film “Days of Light” to the screen.
This film is about six parallel stories that take place in each of the countries and has its origin in a mysterious power outage affecting all of Central America. The different characters of each country embark on a story that leads them to confront themselves and their past.
Karolina Hernandez, from the production company Dos Sentiodos, explained that the idea came up a year ago, however, two weeks ago they could make the first pre-production meeting in Guatemala. “This is the first co-production between six Central American countries. The idea was born partly as all the countries have the same limitations when it comes to work and produce a film, but then suddenly when we united and contributed to a small fraction for a fairly large project, since each country could bring in something small and receive in exchange a film,” said the Costa Rican representative.
In the meeting that lasted a week, they established the project’s foundations from both the script and the direction like financing and co-production. According to Hernandez, they expect to have the first version of the script this year so that in the middle of the next they can start with fundraising and begin the pre-production.
Each producer and director is responsible for the story to develop in his country, then the post production will take place in Mexico. Filming is expected to begin in January 2016 and the film is ready for July of that year, Hernandez said.
The Costa Rica News (TCRN)
San Jose, Costa Rica