Santo Domingo.- Young Dominican filmmaker Francisco Montás is taking a dramatic
period piece film project based on the short stories by the late former
president of the Dominican Republic, Professor Juan Bosch, “Short Stories
Written In Exile” produced by Creación Masiva, to the CaribbeanTales Incubator, an event held in conjunction with the Toronto International Film Festival.
Soon to be filmed in the Dominican Republic, “Short Stories Written In Exile” is the creation of Dominican filmmaker Francisco Montás based on the short stories by Dominican author and politician Juan Bosch. This series of short films illustrating the events that shaped the mind of a young Bosch in the rural Dominican Republic of the 1920s is a collective feature film composed of seven segments based on seven short stories by Bosch and directed by eight up-and-coming Dominican directors. One short film has already been completed: “The Indelible Stain” (2009), which along with “The Man Who Cried” (2013) will serve as opening act for the feature film.
The project’s participation in the CaribbeanTales Incubator in Toronto, Canada September 5-15, 2012, is sponsored by the Film Commission of the Dominican Republic (DGCINE), whose Director, Ellis Pérez, has also been invited to take part as one of the Mentors for the participants.
With some of the hottest current and emerging talent from the Caribbean Diaspora and held in conjunction with the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF), one of the world’s leading cinema events, the Program includes 17 projects, representing nine countries and four continents. Participants also get a chance to interact with the thousands of buyers, marketers and producers from around the world who attend the Festival, hone their skills in pitching and marketing their Caribbean projects and expand their vision by seeing some of the most brilliant and accomplished films produced around the world.
“Short Stories Written In Exile” is the first feature film production from Creación Masiva, which has been in operation for five years and has produced a number of short films, documentaries, music videos, TV spots, TV shows and infomercials under screenwriter/producer/director Francisco Montás.
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