Director Mariano Cattaneo has sent the Backbrain an update on, and some extremely evocative images from, his demon/zombie film Incidente (Argentina-2011; dir. Mariano Cattaneo), which we reported on 13 February.
Facts about Incidente:
- We’re three independent production companies (MFA Films, Qk Films and NoDejesDeMirar)
- We made the film from the camera’s point of view, dealing with a satanic ritual and the people trapped in this situation.
- Most of Incidente was shot in a single uninterrupted take.
- It’s all about how a person can deal with and survive through a horrible ordeal.
- For the duration of the film, the cameraman is in jeopardy (as is the audience, therefore, from their perspective). The camera has to be “on” all the time, because it’s the only proof the cameraman has that he wasn’t involved in the killing … In a way it’s a perfect set-up for the cameramen and also for the audience.
- Incidente is in the early first cut. The Producers are currently sending screeners to film festivals and also dealing with issues of distribution.
I have included the following images large-size because the detail looks gruesomely spectacular. Click on the images to view them close-up.
And here is the POV (and hence largely unseen) hero of the piece, the Cameraman himself:
A Special Division police member finds videotape in the form of an unfinished documentary featuring material of a very dark and strange nature.
Years ago in the Nacan’s Factory, an employee killed 16 workers and finally himself. Investigating police could find no logical explanation for the events and the case was filed as “Incident” (a designation that police use for cases with no solution, offering no reasonable explanation).
Today cameraman Christian and journalist Romina, along with a crime specialist and a priest, will enter the building to document what really happened that day.
This is the tape of what they discovered.
- Director/writer/camera: Mariano Cattaneo
- Producers: Ezio Massa and Gabriela Eugenia Valdeon
- Cinematography: Alejandro Millan Pastori
- SFX: Rabbid EFX
- Juan Manuel Rodil
- Melisa Fernandez
- Diego Sampayo
- Simón Tatziel
Sources: Mariano Cattaneo; Press release. Via Avery Guerra. Written by Robert Hood