By Manuel BOCERO


Documentary - Development 2015

"It's wrong to describe "The man from Ganimedes" as a Trash movie. But then, What is it? The easiest answer is considere it one of the juiciest secrets of our cinema. Thank God, this documentary might give us a better answer."

Nacho Vigalondo

    • Year of production
    • 2015
    • Genres
    • Documentary
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    • SPAIN
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    • Director(s)
    • Manuel BOCERO
    • Synopsis
    • Our documentary wants to present the figure of Juan Carlos Olaria, director of science-fiction cinema in the 50's and 60's that made several short films in Super 8 through his own vision of the genre, culminating in the ‘76, with the completion of a film that made him, until today, a representative figure of low budget genre films of our country. This feature was called "The Man of Ganimedes".
      Currently, Juan Carlos wants to make the sequel of his first film, which will be called "The Son of the Man of Ganimedes". Our desire is to show you how Juan Carlos is going to face the trials and pre-production of his new film, developing new tricks and effects to be updated respect to those used since more than three decades, dealing with some honor the style and technology used today by big productions.
      Through this journey of trial and error about the style of his new film, we join Olaria in his day by day, sharing his taste and passion for movies and learning the craft with which he defended himself in his productions of yesteryear. Also we will remember the mistakes he made in the marketing of his film, his second feature film called "The Red Diary" shot in 1982, and we will try to help him to overcome the fears that today prevent him to take decisions for fear or possible failure, as “The Red Diary”, still unreleased after 30 years.
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