THE SHADOW TRICKSTER

SAÇURÁ

By Santiago DELLAPE

GANCHO DE NUVEM - as PROD

Horror - Development 2020

A troop of slave hunters conducting captured children through the 1777’s Brazilian hinterland find gold in a remote valley inhabited by the the Saçurá, an ancient one-legged spirit that tries to lure the children into darkness while using the power of shadows to trick the soldiers with deadly pranks

    • Year of production
    • 2020
    • Genres
    • Horror, Historical
    • Countries
    • BRAZIL
    • Languages
    • BRAZILIAN-PORTUGUESE
    • Budget
    • 1 - 3 M$
    • Duration
    • 100 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Santiago DELLAPE
    • Writer(s)
    • Davi MATTOS
    • Synopsis
    • Brazilian hinterland, 1777. The young girl Ayô is one of seven children from a ravaged quilombo – black communities founded by escaped slaves – that end up being captured by bush captains, cruel slave hunters who plan to sell them back into slavery. On their way back to the Portuguese settlements, the troop passes through a remote valley where the soldiers find gold in a riverbed. Consumed by gold fever, the bush captains fail to realize that the valley is inhabited by the Saçurá, an ancient one legged spirit that tries to lure the children into darkness while using the power of shadows to trick the soldiers with deadly pranks. Trapped between the scourge of slavery and mystery of the Saçurá, Ayô is forced to face her fear of the dark in a desperate fight for her life and freedom. Horror film based on the legend of the Saci, Brazil’s most revered folk character.