THE PRECURSOR

FRANCISCO DE MIRANDA

WORLD FILM PARTNERS LTD - as PROD

Historical - Pre-Production 2012

To be released in 2016 For the 200th Anniversary of the Death of Francisco de Miranda
Francisco de Miranda, born on March 28, 1750 in Caracas, Venezuela, was one of the greatest adventurers of all time. His life was dedicated to the cause of South America independence

    • Year of production
    • 2012
    • Genres
    • Historical, Action/Adventure, 3D
    • Countries
    • UNITED KINGDOM, USA, SPAIN, VENEZUELA
    • Languages
    • ENGLISH, SPANISH
    • Budget
    • 50 - + M$
    • Duration
    • 120 mn
    • Writer(s)
    • Pablo BRITO ALTAMIRA, Jacques A. BARIGANT, Larry MARTIN
    • Producer(s)
    • Jacques A. BARIGANT (World Film Partners)
    • Synopsis
    • Francisco de Miranda was born on March 28, 1750 in Caracas, Venezuela.
      He was one of the greatest adventurers of all time.
      Having escapes from Catherine the Great's bedroom, to the American Revolution, to escaping revolutionary France in a disguise.
      Miranda’s life reads like a Hollywood movie script.
      Throughout his life, he was dedicated to the cause of South American independence.
      Miranda led a romantic and adventurous life. An idealist, he developed a visionary plan to liberate and unify all of Spanish America but his own military initiatives on behalf an independent Spanish America ended in 1812.
      He was handed over to his enemies and four years later, on July 14, 1816, died in a prison cell at the Cuatro Torres Fort at the Arsenal of La Carraca, outside Cadiz in Spain.
      He is regarded as a forerunner of Simon Bolivar. Within fourteen years of his death, however, most of Spanish America was independent. Miranda was a martyr in the cause of Liberty. His memory lives forever in the hearts of the liberated countries of Spanish America.
      His name remains engraved on the Arc de Triomphe, in Paris, built by Napoleon the First in honor of the heroes of the French Revolution and of the Napoleonic Wars.
      Napoleon remarked of him: “He is a Don Quixote, with this difference – he is not crazy….. The man has sacred fire in his soul.”
      Daniel Florencio O'Leary, aide-de-camp to Simon Bolívar, said of Miranda's death:
      "Miranda was a man of the eighteenth century whose genius lay in raising the consciousness and confidence of his fellow Americans. Although he prided himself on being a soldier, his greatest battles were fought with his pen".
      To conceive the idea of the territory called Colombia or Colombeia, Miranda created constitutions, laws, welfare, hospitals, schools, roads etc. Related to these matters kept it in projects, maps, letters and written papers always carried with it. These documents, many of which form part of his diary, those taught monarchs, ambassadors, politicians and bankers, while attending meetings to discuss the Spanish Indies independence.
      The Precursor admired women and he was noted for his gift of people and good manners. Women never missed in his life. Its presence comes to be disputed in the salons and the courts. Thus conquer the beautiful hearts and knows the ingenuity of the American, English issues, the vagaries of the Russian, the passion of the refined French and Italian. In his diary he described amorous adventures, wooing and adultery that left footprints in his heart of traveller. These experiences are the relationship maintained during his visit to Russia with the Catalina Queen of Russia, who for the time to know him was 54 years old. He also talks about the passion that felt by the Marquise Delfina Custine who fell when he was imprisoned in France. These names joins from Sarah Andrews, mother of his sons, Leandro and Francisco, who was with him in the final years of his adventure and represented for Miranda, peace and quiet. This woman whom Miranda called, "my true loves keys", had the mission to save for future generations, his home, his books and his memory.
      Beyond his recognized efforts to promote the fight against Spanish colonialism, Francisco de Miranda became a precursor to gender equality in Latin America.
    • Beginning of shooting
    • Mar 01, 2014
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