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Project of the Day: Bewitching El Matador in ‘Duende’

Project of the Day: Bewitching El Matador in 'Duende'

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“Duende: Suit of Lights”

Tweetable Logline:

Underworldly witches and archangel rodeo clowns battle for a matador’s soul in the American west.

Elevator Pitch:

Matador Consuelo Vargas flees into the desert, seeking to elude the otherworldly spirits that haunt and inspire him. After performing a rebirth ritual, Consuelo finds himself in the company of three archangels presenting themselves as wayward rodeo clowns. As the clowns teach Consuelo lessons of joyfulness and humility the merry band is pursued by three witches–the earthly shapes taken by sorrowing spirits from the underworld bent on reclaiming dominion over Consuelo’s soul. When both parties happen upon a desert town, they cross paths with sheriff Frank Stubbs, and rodeo queen Darlene Flowers as one man’s soul hangs in the balance.

Production Team:

Writer/Director: Jeff Rowles
Producer: Sarge Sargis
Director of Photography: Steve Riddle
Producer: Andy Bransford
Costume Designer: Gwendolyn Beemen
Music by Emil Amos of OM, Grails, and Holy Sons

About the Production:

“The inspiration for this film is larger based on Spanish poet Federico Garcia Lorca’s “Duende”, as well as the writings of Henry Miller and the work of Alejandro Joderowsky. With minimal funds and maximum effort, we set off in October of 2011, with a cast and crew of 20, to film a pre-trailer to give investors a sense of our vision. The script continues to be refined as more and more people join our quest. Though we find ourselves as mid-thirties, first-time filmmakers, we are confident and dedicated to making the highest quality, no-budget indie western film ever made.” — Jeff Rowles

Current Status:


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