Martin, Peranson prep microbudget pic
Mexico’s Canana Films has boarded “La ultima pelicula,” a fiction-documentary hybrid co-directed and written by fest faves Raya Martin and Mark Peranson.
Pic stars U.S. actor Alex Ross Perry and Mexican thesps Gabino Rodriguez and Iazua Larios in the tale of a filmmaker (Perry) and his guide scouting for sites to shoot a Western in Mexico, against the backdrop of the pending Mayan Apocalypse.
Principal photography begins in Yucatan on Dec. 16.
The concept was germinated at CPH:DOX, the educational and pitching sidebar of CPH:DOX, the Copenhagen Intl. Festival in Denmark.
CPH:DOX will produce alongside Pablo Cruz for Canana, Peranson for Cinema Scope Prods. (Canada, Germany) and Martin for Cinematografica (Philippines).
The microbudget pic is pegged at less than $100,000.
“We are grateful for the support and faith of Canana, the patience of the good people at CPH:DOX, and our wonderful actors who have agreed to go with us on this certifiably crazy adventure,” Martin and Peranson said in a statement.
Martin, a Filipino, has directed several features. His “Independencia” and “Manila” both unspooled in the official selection at the 2009 Cannes Film Festival.