Mexican Jonathan Ostos presented his debut feature project “The Morphable Man” at ‘Focus on Mexico,’ the Raindance Fest’sl Co-production Forum spotlighting eight Mexican projects which unspooled Wednesday and Thursday in London.
Minimart is organized in partnership with Mexico’s Guadalajara Intl. Film Fest nd backed by Mexico’s Imcine Film Institute..
English-language “Morphable” weighs in as a romcom with fantastic elements and a late adventure coming-of ager set against the background of Austin’s music scene. It turns on young Mexican Aido, a music magazine copy editor. Until now, he has managed to control his very bizarre condition that makes him transform into random objects, from bubbles to barbed wire. But he’s about to loose his grip near entirely due to a deeper transformation, when he falls in love with a mysterious singer.
Developed at Amsterdam’s Binger Filmlab,“’Morphable’ wants to give a new face to the stereotypical romantic comedies and to take them to the era of music festivals and social media. You will feel that you are in the middle of a music concert and festival while this love story takes you on a journey where love transforms your life,” Ostos told Variety.
Already in pre-production, pic is budgeted at $2.5 million; 60% out of it is covered, as well as Gibson partnership for branding, according to director. Director Isaac Ezban (“The Incident,” and also participant at Raindance’s Co-Production Forum) and producer Victor Schuchleib (“Incident,” “The Similars”) will enter as producers.
Cast will include Dario Yazbek Bernal, a regular in Ostos shorts. Remainder is yet to be tied down.
Writer-director Ostos graduated at the Vancouver Film School and studied at U.K.’s UWE animation, 3D and VFX. He has directed several stop-motion shorts screened worldwide in fests including Cannes, Edinburgh, SICAF and Morelia’s. His short, “La nostalgia del señor alambre,” screened at South By Southwest. Ostos founded and runs ComeSesos Animation Studio in Mexico City.