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Series Projects

Nine series—two documentary series and seven fiction proposals, including a thriller and a comedy. these are the colombian audiovisual industry projects selected in the series projects category for bam 2022 in search of partners and co-producers to complete their financing.

Evaluation committee

Ivan STOESSEL

Argentina

With 15 years of experience, he is the development manager for original fiction content for ViacomCBS International Studios, a division of Paramount. He has developed the soap operas: Love after Loving, Telefe, adapted in Spain, Mexico, and the Middle East; El regreso de Lucas, Telefe and América de Perú, sold to more than 17 countries; Campanas en la noche, Telefe; Atrapa a un ladrón, Viacom International Studios for Paramount; Pequeña Victoria, Viacom International Studios and Mediapro for Telefe; Pequeñas Victorias, seis años después, Amazon Prime Video; and El Primero de Nosotros, Telefe and Paramount+.

María GARCÍA-CASTRILLÓN

México

International business and co-production director at Dopamine. She was the co-production director at Boomerang TV in Spain for almost 14 years. She has worked as director and sales executive for the French group Lagardere in international distribution. She has over two decades of experience working on international business for Spanish companies such as Continental, Latido, and Markab analyzing projects, trends, incentives systems, and new business models. She is currently the Coordinator for the Master’s in Executive Film and Television Production at the ECAM.

Xavi TOLL

España

He studied Film and Audiovisuals and has a Master’s in Creative Development and Executive Film and Audiovisual Production from the ESCAC, where he began his career coordinating the development and production of ESCAC projects, winning awards at festivals such as Cannes, Locarno, Sundance, San Sebastián, and Málaga, among others. He worked as production and post-production coordinator, production director, and delegated producer for films, advertising, and TV content. In 2019, he produced his first feature film, El sitio de Otto, by Oriol Puig, and was signed by Zeta Studios as Head of Development and Content.

Selected projects

Nine series—two documentary series and seven fiction proposals, including a thriller and a comedy. these are the colombian audiovisual industry projects selected in the series projects category for bam 2022 in search of partners and co-producers to complete their financing.

Asphalt farmers

Paulina FERRETTI

25 min x 6

Documentary

iD.Works

Synopsis

Synopsis

In the midst of the current environmental, health, and economic crisis experienced in Latin America’s megacities, a group of citizens fight for food sovereignty. An international documentary series portraying different experiences of urban agriculture in 6 Latin American cities. Its protagonists will immerse us in their daily struggles and journeys which led them to try and transform their lives and those of their communities through the following experiences: inspiring stories which take place in different territories across the region and are connected by a community garden which acts as a bridge between natural spaces and cultural spaces, a place of encounter and reimagining.

Black Venus

Camilo CADENA, Ana Sofía OSORIO

45 min. x 8

Fiction / Musical drama

Bucle temporal

Synopsis

Synopsis

In a city that breathes the rhythm of salsa, four young university students—who have never met—have a dream in common: to rock out. They meet, unite, and let their thoughts run wild through music. Little by little, through sisterhood and a few chords, they discover their feminine voice and take the slogan “We can do it” as their own, managing to break down traditional barriers and cross borders.

Night shift

Boris ABAUNZA QUEJEDA

30 min. x 8

Fiction - Thriller/Terror

Epica Studio

Synopsis

Synopsis

A group of night shift workers in a Courier warehouse voluntarily take an experimental drug which keeps them awake for days or weeks. The effects of sleep deprivation for such long periods of time can produce serious health problems, but they need extra time to work and earn more money, and they are willing to risk their health and lives. The modern obsession with productivity has turned people into ultra-efficient machines that must be connected at all times and constantly producing. A suspense drama which shows the limits human beings could reach.

Her Green Medicine

Luisa NIKE GERLACH

40 min. x 4

Documentary

Help The Next! Production S. L.

Synopsis

Synopsis

The Marijuana Zeitgeist writing collective stories. This international docuseries with a feminist approach exposes the breaking point and reinvention in legislation regarding medicinal and recreational marijuana policies as well as the cultivation and exportation through a feminine perspective in Colombia, the United Kingdom, Germany, and Spain.

Soledad, the cumbia dancer

Mario Luis MANTILLA

48 min. x 8

Fiction - Drama

Bitácora 5.0

Synopsis

Synopsis

In the early 60s, Wilfred Chaberra and Jorge Carbonero, two inseparable friends, profesional musicians, mischievous partners in fiery Barrancabermeja, need an original song to record their first LP with an important record company from Barranquilla. Their path to success is nearing, but when they see Soledad dancing cumbia, their priorities change immediately. The young woman enjoys their company but does not take them seriously. Their dispute for her love leads them to be replaced in the orchestra. Jilted, jobless, and thinking about Soledad, Jorge composes the music and Wilfred writes the lyrics of a song they call La Pollera Colorá.

My life is a meme

Luis Hernando SALAS HERNÁNDEZ

22 min. x 12

Fiction - Comedy

Little Bears

Synopsis

Synopsis

Laura has recently started studying graphic design. She dreams of nothing less than conquering the world. She’s leaving her hometown of Tunja to study in Bogotá in order to become the professional she always dreamed of being. To begin with, she lives at her uncle and aunt’s house, but then she lives with Sophia, where she discovers that the life she dreamed of isn’t as simple as she had imagined. Everything that formed the foundation of her own structure, everything she had always taken for granted, starts to wobble like a Jenga tower built on top of jelly. The world is full of possibilities and Laura is willing to question it all.

God level

Henry RINCÓN

45 min. x 8

Fiction - Drama

Héroe Films

Synopsis

Synopsis

Lobo lives in a neighborhood on the outskirts of Medellín. Just out of a juvenile detention center, he makes a living through improvisation street battles, where he finds his freedom. Together with Pacho, his best friend, he wants to get back the time he lost. It is on this journey where he falls in love with Lala, the daughter of an army major responsible for a military operation in the neighborhood where several teenagers accused of being militia members are killed, including Caliche, Lobo’s brother. This event unleashes their anger and triggers their search to find those responsible even if that means risking their lives in the process. A journey where lyrics lead them to the truth as well as their own freedom in the midst of transitioning to adulthood.

POLI

Ruth CAUDELLI

24 min. x 6

Fiction - Drama

Ovella Blava Films

Synopsis

Synopsis

The news that Ana can’t get pregnant triggers a dramatic change in her polyamorous relationship with Saray and Valeria. The decision to have children had already been made, but now everything is up in the air. Neither Valeria nor Saray seem very keen on getting inseminated. Daily life for the three disintegrates and anxiety, economic problems, and family arguments create situations that distance them from the emotional peace of mind they search for. They are barely able to maintain the sentimental relationship that unites them. After a serious fight reveals their reproaches, they must decide whether to overcome this and resolve the question that haunts them: Do they want to be mothers?

Anarchy in the paradise

Juan RUEDA

50 min. x 8

Fiction / Drama

Akiracine

Synopsis

Synopsis

A road trip series which takes us through the most exciting decade in Colombian music—the 90s. An era which also went down in Colombian history as the most chaotic and violent. The series is narrated from the viewpoint of an aspiring young music producer from England who, heartbroken and fed up of his life in London, travels across Colombia, a country immersed in the war against drugs without understanding the magnitude of the danger. An intense combination of romantic flings and artistic challenges during which he becomes a renowned producer who changes musical history for a generation. However, love—his great yearning—is still unfinished business.