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Chile readies first 3D film

EXCLUSIVE: Kiné recently came on board Jorge Olguin’s horror story Whispers of the Forest, Chile’s first 3D feature.

Santiago-based producer Florencia Larrea of Kiné will continue discussions started in Cannes with sales agents on Chile’s first 3D feature, Whispers of the Forest.

Kiné recently came on board Jorge Olguin’s horror story, now in post, which centres on an expeditionary team that awakens an ancient supernatural force.

Chile’s Fondo De Fomento Audiovisual backed the production, which took place in 2012 in southern parts of the country.

“It’s a longer process,” said Larrea of the 3D post-production undertaking. “The 3D format is very sensory and sound is so important as you build the effects around the visuals.”

Larrea is also lining up the Chile-Uruguay-Brazil zombie film The Summer Hit from director. Uruguayan funding is in place and the producers have earmarked a 2014 start.

“There is a lot of cinema now in Chile,” said Larrea, “but we have to work more with private investors or brands [for funding] because now is the moment in Chilean cinema and our filmmakers are telling great stories People have more choice.”

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