Tuesday, October 20, 2015

The western 'Stopover in Hell' by Victor Matellano to be shot in Almería

The film, which will include in its cast Enzo G. Castellari, was presented Sunday at the Almeria Western Film Festival

Diario de Almeria
By D. Martinez

The western returns to the Spanish cinema. In past decades they came to shoot in Spain hundreds of movies cowboys, Indians and gunmen, films produced from here alone or with the participation of other European countries, which were a great success.

Stop Over in Hell is the working title of the upcoming western now shooting produced by Andres Acevedo who also produced La bala que dobló la esquina and Parada en el Infierno for IEA. A teaser for the film will be presented Sunday, Oct. 11, during the course of the closure of the V edition of the Almeria Western Film Festival, which will take place at the Teatro de Tabernas from 21:15 hours.

This is the third feature film directed by Victor Matellano, counting this time with a cast that includes one of the fathers of the Euro-western, actor and director Enzo G. Castellari, author of the mythical Keoma, mentor Quentin Tarantino, and honored at the Almeria Western Film Festival in 2014.

The film, shot in English and written by Juan Gabriel García and Antonio Duran in Matellano own, focuses on the assault of a gold shipment. It will be a modern approach and will update old myths of the western cinema, sparing action, violence and heightened tension.

Alongside Castellari, the cast includes international actor Tania Watson, Pablo Scola, Veky Velilla, Denis Rafter, Maarten Dannenberg, Armando Buika, Tábata Cerezo and Andrea Bronston, daughter of legendary producer Samuel Bronston. Also featured in guest appearances by Manuel Bandera, Nadia de Santiago and Guillermo Montesinos.

In the illustrious roster of technicians, highlighting the participation of special effects Colin Arthur, author of the effects for The Neverending Story and the western Legend of Bill Doolin. Also a classic western décorator, Jose Luis Galicia, author of A Fistful of Dollars, here as an Art Consultant. Meanwhile the action will be choreographed by Ricardo Cruz Ardura, who currently performs this task in the Game of Thrones TV series.

Despite the nature of the previous feature films in Matellano, Wax and Vampyres, this time it departs from the fantasy and horror, being a modern day film but with the key themes of the western genre.

Stop Over in Hell is filmed entirely in Spain, where years ago Italian director Sergio Leone, was on location in Manzanares el Real, Titulcia, Almería, Granada and especially on sets built and decorated in Colmenar Viejo.

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