Principal photography is scheduled to begin in and around Yucatán, Mexico, on Raya Martin and Mark Peranson’s sub-$100,000 fiction-documentary hybrid.
La Ultima Pelicula is set against the foretold advent of the Mayan Apocalypse as a filmmaker and his guide traverse the Mexican countryside to make a contemporary acid Western.
The film is a DOX: LAB project produced by CPH: DOX of Denmark and Pablo Cruz for Mexico’s Canana Film, Mark Peranson of Canada/Germany’s Cinema Scope Productions and Raya Martin of Cinematografica, in the Philippines.
Alex Ross Perry and Mexican theatre and film actor Gabino Rodriguez star alongside rising Mexican actress Iazua Larios.
Production has wrapped in Halifax on William D MacGillivray’s Hard Drive. The film stars Douglas Smith, Laura Slade Wiggins, Megan Follows and Jerry Granelli.
The film is based on the novel Ditch by Hal Niedzviecki and is a romantic road movie with thriller elements. The producers are eying a 2014 theatrical release.