BOGOTA (Reuters) – This time there are no lights, cameras, dressing rooms or the hundreds of people who usually crowd a film shoot. There is just a mobile phone, a tripod, a bathroom and “Action!”
Colombian film director Harold Trompetero, wearing a face mask, speaks during an interview with Reuters, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in La Calera, Colombia, May 15, 2020. Picture taken May 15, 2020. REUTERS/Andres Rojas
Colombian director Harold Trompetero, who has directed 21 films and produced another 30, is now tackling an unusual project amid a nationwide coronavirus quarantine that has his actors stuck at home.
The new movie “The Bathroom” is filmed on phones, with actors’ family members helping with camera work, make-up and costuming as Trompetero gives instruction via video chats.
“When we were writing the script I came across a quote by Darwin that said in the evolution of the species it wasn’t the most intelligent or the strongest who survived,…
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