Teaser by Roberto Doveris Bows in Rotterdam’s ‘Phantom Project’
Chilean filmmaker Roberto Doveris”Project Phantom“Competing for the top Tiger prize at this year’s online edition of the Rotterdam film festival and leading a powerful Chilean delegation in other parts of the festival. Co-produced by Doveris’ Niña Niño Films and Aura Sinclair’s Agencia Rekia (“La Isla de las Gaviotas”), “Phantom Project” (formerly titled “Ghost Project”) premiered at the festival, begins on January 26 and ends on February 6. Diversity got an exclusive first look at its trailer. Movie Patra Spanou handling international sales rights.
Filmed in early 2021 when pandemic restrictions were still in effect in Chile, “Phantom Project” revolves around Pablo, an aspiring 30-year-old actor who works as a simulated patient and participates in events. alternative therapy sessions for a living. His situation became even more precarious when his partner moved out without paying two months’ rent. On top of that, the guy who used to live in his apartment comforts him with his collection of plants, his dog, a corset, and a ghost. He is also still chasing his ex-boyfriend, a famous Youtuber.
The 36-second teaser introduces the millennial cast and the actors who play them, culminating in a sneak peek of the ghost appearing behind the door.
“The story is based on my own personal experiences with my roommates and friends,” says Doveris. Many of his friends have played roles in the film.
“Phantom Project” is Doveris’s second directorial debut following his 2015 drama “Las Plantas,” which won Best Picture at Berlinale’s Generation 14+ sidebar. As a producer, his credits include Sebastian Muñoz’s “The Prince,” winner of the 2019 Lion Queer Prize in Venice, and “(Im) Patient,” which has been shown at associations. film festivals Busan, Huelva and Dominican Republic, among others. He has two other projects in the works: the gaming TV series “Slay the Dragon” and the psychological thriller “Devenir Loba”.
Chile sent four other films to Rotterdam, including Diego Escobar’s short film “The Name of Things” and Camila Donoso Astudillo’s “Uninhabited,” which entered the festival’s Tiger Short competition and the short and medium program respectively. jar.
“The Name of Things” has been described as a film that “explores toxic masculinity through personal narrative, family legacy, and video games”, while “Nobody” uses animation. moves to weave the story of a dying elderly woman whose bedroom comes to life.
Joining CineMart, Rotterdam’s online co-production marketplace, is Théo Court’s “Three Black Nights,” which represented Chile at this year’s Oscars, and was shown in Rotterdam on 2020, and “Echo Blast” by Natalia Cabrera. ”
“Three Black Nights” is about Jose, who makes wishes with the devil while a Haitian youth is found dead in the park of a country house, exposing the social complexities of today’s Chile.
“Echo Blast,” chosen for Cinemart’s Pro Immersive platform, is a VR game that turns the viewer into a treacherous bat, using echolocation to navigate its way through hostile darkness.
https://variety.com/2022/film/global/rotterdam-phantom-project-chile-roberto-doveris-1235165970/ Teaser by Roberto Doveris Bows in Rotterdam’s ‘Phantom Project’