El Beat

"El Beat" VR is a journey from the coast of Senegal to the territory of Palenque, following the route of enslaved African men during the colony. Through sound, music and palenquero language, we build a symbolic and dreamlike universe that explores the beginning of the African diaspora in Latin America. It is an immersive experience of 6DoF, integrating volumetric capture, 3D modeling, tilt brush, photogrammetry and binaural sound. The interactive film is a hybrid of documentary and fiction, intertwining the history of Biohó with the reality of maestro Rafael Cassiani, who has preserved the musical tradition of Palenque until today.

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Credits

Directors:

Irene Lema, Sergio Bromberg

Producer:

Rafael Ospino, Irene Lema

Screenwriter:

Irene Lema

Cinematographer:

Diego Barajas

Production Designer:

Valeria Lombo, Maribel López

Sound Designer:

Andrés Villegas

Music:

Alí Navarro Salas

Principal Cast:

Andris Padilla, Ali Navarro Salas, Keyla Regina Miranda, Kendry Cassiani Cásseres, Edwin José Valdes, Edinson Miranda, Esperanza Biohó

Additional Credits:

Lead Animator: Laura Díaz, VFX: Sergio Bromberg, VFX Assistant: Seulbi Lee, Additional Development and team leader: Hugo Ureña , Additional Developers: Yezael Catillo, Luis Orjuela, Photographer: Miguel Goyeneche, Sound Production: Carlos Portela , Sound Assistant: Santiago Rodríguez, Production Assistant: Daniela Rodríguez, Graphic Designer: Esteban Fino

Contact

Public Film Contact:

Irene Lema
Ojo de Pez Digital
irenelema@gmail.com
+573209014291

Publicity Contact:

Irene Lema
irenelema@gmail.com
+573209014291

Details

Primary Entry:
Music Badge
Platinum Badge
Interactive Badge
Film & TV Badge
Year:

2023

Premiere Status:

World Premiere

Genre:

Fantasy

Screening Section:

XR Experience Competition

Screening Category:

XR Experience

Language:

Palenquero with English Subtitles

Runtime:

10 mins