We were totally immersed in the release of Barbazul when we were taken by surprise by two messages in our facebook pages, one addressed to Jac, inviting him to be part of the Festival Nacional de Cultura a culture festival in Sucre, Bolivia, on November 13th.
The other message was for Amy, star of Maleficarum, from Dean Andersson, author of horror novels:
“Thanks again for the facebook friend confirmation. Congratulations on BARBAZUL. Hope it’s a solid success for you and everyone involved. Jac Avila looks very convincing. I look forward to seeing the film. But I am messaging you to share a MALEFICARUM experience. Continue reading “Maleficarum reaches culture festivals and Horror conventions”
As told by Beto Lopez
A poet once wrote, “as the calendar vacates the premises…” In this case, we were vacating 2010, when – almost out of nowhere – we had this event that, in time, would become the film Maleficarum.
It started for all of us with a series of talks given by the director Jac Avila to the cast and crew, to the end of introducing them to the world they would be inhabiting over the coming weeks.
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How was Maleficarum made as told by Beto Lopez L. The Inquisitor.
I must confess that I was on the set of the new Jac Avila’s film, Maleficarum, a story that take us to the times of the inquisition by the hand of a director who doesn’t hesitate to put to the test everything that surrounds him; like a doctor that, scalpel in hand, prepares to neatly dissect a body. It’s not clear to me if it is to cure or to cut, but whatever his intention is, he will do it with professionalism and in an almost aseptic way.
Continue reading “Maleficarum: From Love to Torture and Suffering”
The Specters of Blood Castle is the story of a New York writer investigating a 1930’s crime of passion in a castle far in the tropical rain forest of Bolivia.
An extremely low budget film directed, shot and cut by Jac Avila and with the participation of his protagonist ladies Veronica Paintoux and Amy Hesketh.
Continue reading “Making The Specters of Blood Castle”
The Pachamama Films team is preparing a new production to be filmed in La Paz, Bolivia and its surroundings. It already has a title, not just a working title, Dead But Dreaming. The script is written by Jac Avila, the production is in the skillful hands of Amy Hesketh, Jac Avila and Roberto Lopez L, all three worked together as producers in Sirwiñakuy and Maleficarum.
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Amy Hesketh takes the director’s chair for the third time to direct Jac Avila and Mila Joya in her new film Le Marquis de la Croix.
After her intense experience with Barbazul, Amy felt more daring this time. She was going to ask more from her actors. Jac and Amy inspired by the writings of the Marquis de Sade, came up with an idea. They thought “we have the set, the props, the costumes, so, why not make another movie?”
Continue reading “Le Marquis De La Croix – Amy’s Third Film”
Soon after the controversial and successful release of Sirwinakuy in July of 2010, Amy didn’t just rest on her laurels. She began to work on her second feature: Barbazul and she wanted Veronica Paintoux, the protagonist of Sirwinakuy, to play a leading role.
Amy had the intention of making her own version of Barbazul for some time. Having passed the test with Sirwinakuy, Amy decided that it was time to bring her dream to reality.
Continue reading “Barbazul, Amy’s Second Film As Director”
In October of 2010 we began a new adventure in film: Maleficarum.
Sirwiñakuy was still showing at the Cinemateca when Jac Avila began casting for his new film.
The director of the highly aclaimed Krik? Krak! Tales of a Nighmare and the celebrated mini series El Hombre de la Luna, wanted to focus on the little known history of the Holy Inquisition in the Andes.
Continue reading “Maleficarum – How it began”
After a long wait. A long wait for many who heard about its existence and were eager to see it, we released Jac Avila’s magnus opus: Martyr or The Death of Saint Eulalia.
Martyr is the story of Camille, a young French woman visiting New York with Julien, a hot DJ and her boyfriend. Continue reading “Martyr or The Death of St Eulalia”
In July 22 of 2010 we released in Bolivia Amy Hesketh’s opera prima Sirwiñakuy.
Sirwiñakuy is the story of Luis, middle age, Bolivian, played by Jac Avila, and Anouk, French, young, beautiful, played by Veronica Paintoux. The couple meet at a charming cafe in the city of La Paz and not an hour has passed from the moment of their encounter when he takes her to move in with him.
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