MELISA

By Gustavo MOHENO

CINEMA226 - as PROD

Horror - Development 2017


    • Year of production
    • 2017
    • Genres
    • Horror, Fantasy, Drama
    • Countries
    • MEXICO, SPAIN
    • Languages
    • SPANISH
    • Budget
    • 25 - 50 M$
    • Duration
    • 100 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Gustavo MOHENO
    • Writer(s)
    • Gustavo MOHENIO, Angel PULIDO
    • Producer(s)
    • Marco antonio SALGADO (BDC PRODUCCIONES), Antonia NAVA (NEO ART PRODUCCIONES), Epigmenio IBARRA (ARGOS CINE), Samantha GUILLEN (CINEMA226)
    • Synopsis
    • Mexico City, 1968: In her deathbed, an old lady named Silvia Coronel confesses to a priest some of the strange events that she experienced during her younger years…
      CUT TO:
      Puebla, 1913: Fifteen years old Silvia is left by his father in the Hacienda Sacramento, once a school for young ladies which now has become a shelter where the landowners of the region hide their teenage daughters due to the violent outbreak of the Mexican Revolution. At the refuge, governed with heavy-hand by Mrs. Inés Keller -a Spanish widow-, and her niece Carmen Solano –a Hispanic young woman of sour character-, Silvia suffers constant abuses by a group of interns. After she has been thrown to the bottom of a well, Silvia escapes from the Hacienda, but in a nearby field full of lemon balms (melisas), she encounters a young dying girl and returns to the hideaway with her. In a matter of days, the unknown girl -baptized by the interns as Melisa- recovers miraculously, but no one is aware that, in fact, she is a vampire which now feeds herself with the blood of the most defenseless beings. Eventually, Silvia and Melisa develop a very special friendship, one that will be disrupted when a group of bandits, dropouts from the revolutionary war burst, break into the Hacienda with dark purposes, unleashing an explosive bloodbath.
    • Partners & financing
    • Total Budget (in Euro): 1.850.000,00 €

      BDC Producciones
      MEX
      979.090,91 €

      Cinema 226 & Argos Cine
      MEX
      55.000,00 €

      Videocine
      MEX
      125.000,00 €

      Pantelion
      USA
      125.000,00 €

      Neo Art Producciones
      SPA
      25.000.00 €
    • Production schedule
    • PRE-PRE c/TRAINING : 06 semanas : lunes 02 de octubre, 2017 : viernes 15 de diciembre, 2017
      PREPARACIÓN : 07 semanas : lunes 08 de enero, 2018 : sábado 24 de febrero, 2018
      RODAJE : 07 semanas : lunes 26 de febrero, 2018 : sábado 14 de abril, 2018
      POSTPRODUCCIÓN : 40 semanas : lunes 05 de marzo, 2018 : viernes 07 de diciembre, 2018
    • Beginning of shooting
    • Feb 26, 2018
    • End of shooting
    • Apr 14, 2017
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