"The Boogeyman: The Origin of the Myth"
Filmsharks signed a deal with distributor Mantícora who has taken the rights of Spanish fantasy/horror film "The Boogeyman: The Origin of the Myth" ("El Hombre del Saco. El origen del mito") for Latin America, USA and Canada. The deal was in the frame of Cannes market, where Filmsharks has also sold Spanish SVOD rights for the film to Amazon Prime Video and Free TV rights with Antena 3.
"The Boogeyman: The Origin of the Myth" was directed by Ángel Gómez Hernández ("Voces"), written by Juma Fodde ("You shall not Sleep"), Ignacio García Cucucovich; Ángel Gómez Hernández and Gustavo Hernández ("The Silent House"). The film is produced by Ignacio García Cucucovich, Álvaro Ariza Tirado, María Luisa Gutierrez and co-produced by Francisco Cordero & Ricardo Coeto by BTF Media.
Guido Rud, CEO & Founder of Filmsharks said: "We are honored that Manticora's team detected this cinematic gem before anyone else as they are the right fit for this kind of quality cinema in the Americas.”
José Luis Mejía Razo from Mantícora added: "Knowing Filmshark's great taste in iberoamerican genre films and the stunning filmography of the team behind 'Boogeyman: The Origin of the Myth', it was an easy decision for us to jump on board. We can't wait to bring this amazing project to the audiences in the Americas."
Producer Ignacio García Cucucovich commented: "As a producer and fan of genre films, I dedicate myself to researching and developing scary stories, and if they are popular and universal, much better. We realized that 'El Hombre del Saco' or 'El Viejo de la Bolsa' - as he is known in the Río de la Plata, where I come from - is based on a character that actually existed in Andalusia, Spain, and spread throughout the world. We had all the ingredients!! For me, it is wonderful to work with producers like Álvaro Ariza and Luisa Gutiérrez to get it going and do justice to the myth. If we add a wonderful artistic team, led by Ángel Gómez and seconded by Juma Fodde Roma, we take this story to another level.”
Director, Angel Gomez Hernandez stated: "For its director, who returns to the genre after the great reception of his surprising and successful debut film 'Voces', the legendary and nightmarish character symbolizes the fear that we all felt as children when it was time to go to sleep. With 'El Hombre Del Saco.El origen del mito', Ángel Gómez wants to recover that chill of believing that in a dark corner of our room there was someone watching us. That haunting, inescapable feeling of any child who, after having misbehaved, believes with certainty that a terrifying monster is coming to take him away."
"The Boogeyman: the Origin of the Myth" (91 mins): From the mysterious disappearances of several children in a small town, a group of teenagers discover that the terrifying legend of The Bogeyman is real. The film is starring by Javier Botet ("It"), Macarena Gomez ("30 Coins"), andManolo Solo ("La Fortaleza").