Cormenzana shoots Los Totenwackers
by Vitor Pinto
Advertised as the first children’s adventure film ever produced in Spain in the style of Harry Potter, the crew of Los Totenwackers brings together special effects professionals who had previously worked on films such as Hellboy, Doom and Perfume [trailer], and who will now try to make believable a ghost story.
Little Sara has just moved with her family to a new house, where strange phenomena are taking place. She will soon realize that they are due to the presence of the ghost of the former owner. Sara will be helped by her schoolmate Madhi and her neighbour, a great expert in the supernatural.
Spanish child actors Elsa Drabben and Azzdine Bennaji (both known from TV series) and the UK’s Jasper Harris work with acclaimed adult actors, including Geraldine Chaplin, Natalia Sánchez, Celso Bugallo (Goya for the Best Supporting in Mar adentro), as the mysterious ghost refuses to leave his old house.
Co-produced by Arcadia Motion Pictures, Filmanova Invest (Spain) and Future Films (UK), €3.5m Los Totenwackers is set to open in March 2007.