Ended the shooting of the romantic comedy Love & Coffee, a co-production between Caracol Television of Colombia; Marvista Entertainment, of the United States, and Snap TV, of Argentina, beneficiaries of Law 1556 of 2012, with which the country offers a refund or compensation for all or part to films totally or partially rolled in Colombia of 40% of the value of costs incurred in respect of cinematographic services and of 20% of the value of expenditures made in measuring cinematographic logistics that are provided by national companies or individuals domiciled residents in the country.
Love & Coffee, starring Nicolas Rincon, Taliana Vargas, Julian Arango and Constanza Duque, is the second co-production made by these three companies in Colombia.
The former was Abducted (Retenida), with Kathleen Rose Perkins, Kamar de los Reyes, Marcela Mar, Luis Fernando Hoyos, Eileen Roca and Carlos Manuel Vesga, which was launched in early October.
Both films are the result of an agreement they reached, a year and a half ago, Caracol and Marvista to produce three films a year in Colombia.
Directed by David Jackson (episodes of Miami Vice, CSI New York, Smallville), Love & Coffee has a 99 percent Colombian team. Only the director, cinematographer and protagonist (Anna Hutchinson) are foreigners.
“We are committed to local talent. We set up interdisciplinary groups of people from film and television. The idea of Caracol is to boost the national film industry and train our technicians in cinema,” said Alejandro Toro, director of Caracol Television co-productions.
The film, a love story that takes place between coffee farms, with filmings in Medellin and its surrounding areas. “We want to take advantage of the extra 15% discount offered by the Film Commission of Medellin on the total expenditures executed in the city,” added Toro.
Other locations include the Cauca Viejo urbanization, which has never before been shown in a film which serves to distort one paisa village. “the people Marvista tells us they had never seen so much green, so many mountains, so many slopes planted with coffee. In addition to the majesty of the landscape, they are surprised with the quality of the production achieved in Colombia. The balance is very positive,” said Toro.
It is the first time Caracol participates in an international film production. Already had done it in television with Warner, Sony Pictures, Telemundo, Univision and Televisa.