Belizean Actors land role in International Film “Torch”
Monday, August 24th, 2015
American Director and film producer Christopher Coppola is currently in Belize shooting his latest film “Torch.” Coppola who is president of Christopher R. Coppola Productions (CRC Productions), has been on the filmmaking team as both producer and director of over ten films and series in the United States of America (USA), Canada and Germany. Coppola’s latest film “Torch” takes place in San Francisco and the jungles of San Antonio, Punta Gorda Belize and saw several Belizeans and islanders landing supporting roles.
The thriller is based upon the life of Clara, who after the tragic death of both parents was sent away by her grandfather. Clara grows up to fall in love with Gabriel Coronado and returns to the jungles of Belize. Little did Clara know that returning to the place she loved meant confronting her fears and past with events of supernatural occurrences. Clara ultimately overcomes new and old demons to regain control of her life.
While the film stars international actors such as Debra Cara Ungar (Clara), Lacey Dorn, Vincent Spano, and John Savage supporting roles do include Belizean actors. The Belizean cast includes Ambergris Caye’s very own Horacio “Chito” Guerrero (La Isla Bonita Telenovela) who will be paling Mayan Detective Manauia “Mannie” Molina, Shelly Huber (La Isla Bonita Telenovela) as Eleuia (Lou), B-movie actor Clinton “Pulu” Lightburn as Gamier, the Punta Gorda Robin Hood well as eight -year old Fernanda Trejo who will be making her acting debut as younger Clara.
The San Pedro Sun looks forward in seeing the finished film, and joins the community is congratulating our Belizean actors for scoring roles!
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