Voices of Kidnapping is a 360, immersive observational documentary portrait of Herbin Hoyos, the radio journalist and human rights activist who after being kidnapped by the FARC and rescued by the authorities, started “The Voices of Kidnapping” radio program to allow the families of kidnapping victims to send messages to their loved ones held hostage in the jungles of Colombia. The documentary follows Herbin, one of the world’s leading anti-kidnapping advocates, as he struggles to fight for the rights of kidnapping victims in Colombia. It is also an intimate account that shows the pain, the hope, the despair and the joy of those who lived through the horrible experience of kidnapping and came back to tell their story.
We acknowledge the support of the Canada Council for the Arts, which last year invested $153 million to bring the arts to Canadians throughout the country.
Nous remercions le Conseil des arts du Canada de son soutien. L’an dernier, le Conseil a investi 153 millions de dollars pour mettre de l’art dans la vie des Canadiennes et des Canadiens de tout le pays.
Inspired on true-life accounts, Kidnapped is an interactive 360 / 3D immersive cinematic VR experience that will transport the viewer to the haunting world of kidnapping, turning him/her into a kidnapping victim in the jungles of Colombia. Winner Newmedia Canada (development funds from the Canada Media Fund, Proimagenes and the Colombian Ministry of Communication and Information Technology). An Explora Films & Signal Space Lab coproduction.
Produced by Freelance Medios Audiovisuales for Telecafé, and distributed by Explora Films, Cimarrona is an 8 x 24 minute television series. After her family is killed by paramilitary groups, 16 year-old Sonia leaves her native Chocó region to find a new life in a buzzing city and finds hope in weight-lifting. Directed by Wilmer Sotto & Mauricio Vélez Domínguez.
El Escarabajo is a family sports comedy feature length film in the vein of Eddie the Eagle and Cool Runnings. When an unassuming bike messenger proves to have unusual talent for riding a bike, Colombia’s forgotten cycling legends come together to coach him and team up to run their last race.
Cartagena is a television historical series. When her army clashes in Cartagena over the imperial domination of the New World, a British spy will have to choose between fighting for her king or saving the life of the Spanish captain she falls in love with.
Jaguar: The Last Shaman
Jaguar: The Last Shaman is a family oriented animated adventure in the vein of The Jungle Book that tells the story of a reluctant young shaman who must discover his inner magic in order to save his people, his spirit guardian and an explorer’s daughter, from the evil plans of a powerful sorcerer.
Drug Kingpin Hippos
Drug Kingpin Hippos is a 1-hour documentary commissioned by Discovery Channel and Animal Planet.
Pablo Escobar…one of the richest and most violent drug lords in history For years, no government could stop him. In the 198o’s the king of cocaine flaunted his power and fortune. Escobar’s most prized possession was his private zoo on his massive ranch Hacienda Napoles…the game park was stocked with exotic African animals…including four hippos...illegally imported into Colombia.
Over three decades, the four hippos multiplied to thirty two…becoming the largest population of non-native hippos outside Africa. Now long after Escobar’s strangle-hold of violence, his hippos pose a deadly threat to Colombia… One bull has escaped Napoles, and like Escobar, he’s on the run. A team of vets must find and capture the drug kingpin’s hippo before someone gets killed…
Ciencia del Campeón (Science of the Champion)
Today, a good team and talented players are not enough to be world champions. In soccer, the victory is defined by the perfect combination of talent and science. Behind each triumphant team there's an army of technicians, scientists, medical doctors, nutritionists, physiologists biomechanics and psychologists that take players into the verge of what is humanly possible.
To win has become a real science. From the role played by genes in determining who becomes an elite footballer, to the latest genetic and physical tests used for the early detection of future stars; from the minimum number of hours of specialized training a player needs to become the very best in the world, to the latest laboratory search for how players acquire and develop the necessary game intelligence skills present in players like Messi and Ronaldo, THE SCIENCE OF THE CHAMPIONis a one - hour documentary commissioned by Discovery Channel that explores deep down how science and technology create soccer champions in Spain, Mexico, England and the United States.
15,000 babies are born every hour in the world. Bornis an immersive 360 Cinematic VR series that allows the user to experience coming to life in different regions and cultures around the planet.