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Larrains’ Fabula Drives into Animation with Lunes on ‘Homeless’ (EXCLUSIVE)

CANNES  —  Pablo and Juan de Díos Larraín’s Fabula, producers of Oscar-winning “A Fantastic Woman” and Toronto hit “Gloria Bell,” starring Julianne Moore, have driven into animation, teaming with Lunes to produce “Homeless.”

A Fabula-Lunes co-production, and Fabula’s first animated feature, “Homeless,” which will world premiere at France’s Annecy Festival next month, marks the latest expansive move at Fabula which, in the last 20 months, has set up a U.S. office, run by former Paramount exec Geoff Stier, moved into production on its first high-end international drama series, “La Jauria,” directed by Lucía Puenzo (“The German Doctor”) and starring “A Fantastic Woman’s” Daniela Vega; clinched a first-look production distribution deal with television powerhouse Fremantle; and appointed Rocío Jadue as its first head of Latin American film just before the Cannes Film Festival.

CREDIT: Lunes CineTV

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For Lunes, which is making a splash internationally with short “Waldo’s Dream,”Homeless,” a spin-off Lunes CineTV’s small-screen series, also marks a milestone as it emerges as one of Chile’s most energetic animation houses, leveraging co-productions to up the volume and international reach of its projects.

“For us it is very important to be in at Annecy with “Homeless,” the movie. The series was turned down by many channels and conservative people who prevented it from being seen,” Navarro explained the film’s upcoming screening at the Annecy International Animation Film Festival.

He went on, “For the film to screen at the most important animation festival in the world, in its official competition, is the best closure to a long process. We have been working like dogs for more than 10 years, and now it’s time to harvest.”

Written, directed and produced by Lunes partners José Ignacio Navarro Cox, Jorge Campusano, Santiago O’Ryan, “Homeless” sees a post-apocalyptic corporate dictatorship attacked by bums looking to reestablish the status quo and rebuild their bridge-covered camp.

“It’s the three of us at Lunes, and all three of us are screenwriters,” said Navarro Cox. “So for us the story, characters and scripts are are a vital part of our work, almost more important than the filming itself.”

“‘Homeless’ is funny, has a kind of ‘South Park’ energy, a lot of imagination, no rules,” said Juan de Dios Larraín.

Lunes is currently in pre-production on another feature, “Piñata Fiesta,” co-produced by Hype out of Brazil, and a short titled “Hermanos Casablanca.” Both projects are financed, so far, by the Audiovisual Fund of Chile’s Cnca and by Corfo.

CREDIT: Lunes CineTV

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