Wednesday, 19 February 2014
Mexican Anthology México Bárbaro Brings Us a Selection of Amazing Mexican Directors, Both Male AND Female!
8 Mexican directors unite to bring you tales of the most brutally shocking Mexican traditions and legends to life.
Mexico Barbaro brings to life stories that form a part of our culture, and even some that have haunted our nightmares since childhood, which took away our innocence. The boogeyman, trolls, ghosts, creatures, Aztec sacrifices, and of course our beloved traditions such as Day of the Dead immerse in urban and rural stories.
Mexico Barbaro has 8 visionary directors, from downtown, north and south of the country, including mexican residents who live in other countries. All have different life experiences that will give a unique narrative to each of these haunting stories.
The Visual Art is created by Mexican illustrator Guro.
México Bárbaro comes from the mind of Lex Ortega, a guy who has worked with some of the best directors in the business. Working with Alejandro Gonzales Iñarritu on 21 Grams, he also worked with three of my favourite actors as well...Benicio Del Toro, Sean Penn and Naomi Watts. Prior to that he worked on one of my sister Cat's favourite films, City of God. Starting out working on those two films alone he'll have been exposed to a whole powerhouse of acting/directing/all round filmmaking! So when it came to pulling together directors for México Bárbaro, you know that he is going to be looking for truly raw, and god damned brilliant talent!! And you want to know what makes him even more super fucking rad....he fucking LOVES his dog!! And aliens! Which instantly makes me want to get behind the dude. Ooh, and he has a featured short in the anthology. :)
Just to give you a brief run down of the line up of directors involved, they are -
and last but not least, the gore~geous Gigi Saul Guerrero...who talks exclusively to myself about México Bárbaro, over at my blog for my Official Women in Horror Recognition Month event, Jennifer's Bodies!!
For more information please check out the Official Facebook page. And keep your eyes peeled here too, as I'll be sure to keep you up to date with this wicked project!! :)