Buenos Aires-based FilmSharks kicks off sales at the virtual EFM next week on Brazilian horror Macabro from the producers of Elite Squad.
Marcos Prado directed the story based on real events surrounding the Necrophil Brothers, who were accused of a string of grisly murders in Brazil in the 1990s.
Macabro centres on a detective who begins to believe that racism has played a part in the conviction of one of two brothers accused of murdering eight women, a man and a child.
Renato Góes, Amanda Grimaldi, Guilherme Ferraz, Diego Francisco, Eduardo Tomaz, Juliana Schalch, Flávio Bauraqui, Paulo Reis star in the completed film.
Justine Otondo, Prado, and Joao Queiroz Filho served as producers on the film from Zazen Producoes and Querosene Filmes. Fox/Disney co-produced with Brazil’s Article 3 and Globo Filmes.
Zazen Producoes is the company behind Elite Squad, Jose Padilha’s 2008 Berlin Golden Bear winner that featured a breakout performance by Wagner Moura as the head of a tough Brazilian police unit.
Macabro landed a slot on last year’s MOTELX - Lisbon International Horror Film Festival, and premiered at Mostra Internacional de Cinema de São Paulo in 2020. Awards include audience award at Brooklyn Film Festival.