An unprecedented film, with a completely Puerto Rican crew and cast, will premiere this Tuesday through different digital platforms.
It is Trail of Ashes a fantasy film directed by Arturo Lizardi and produced by him and his wife Samari Vega.
The story tells of the rebellion of the Cuervo tribe against the empire, of a world created by Lizardi. When the empress’s daughter, Lina, disappears, the Raven tribe plans a mission to find her first, in an attempt to influence their enemy. Silas (Lizardi), raised by the Raven Tribe, is tasked with intercepting a “feather” (or a seeker of justice) sent to investigate the main suspect in the case: an inquisitor, one of the empress’s elite. Silas, now posing as the Ranieri pen, is in conflict when he learns that the inquisitor he will interview is actually his long-lost brother, Marco (Hector Escudero), who was raised by the empire after both brothers were left. orphans due to a tragic and mysterious incident.
In an interview with THE SPOKESMAN, Héctor Escudero, one of the protagonists of the story, related how exciting it was to shoot the film in different locations around the country.
“It is not normal for films like this to be made in the Caribbean, nor for one to have the opportunity to explore as an actor to get out of the classes they gave us a bit, and break with that,” Escudero said.
The film, although it is filmed in Puerto Rico, is completely in English, so all the actors had to practice a new accent that Lizardi had already established when directing the film.
Escudero assured that it was not easy to work with the accent, despite the fact that as an actor he spends “taking care of the accent for the films that come and that it goes with the North American accent.”
The feature film features the performances of Cecilia Argüelles, Arturo Lizardi, Carlos Miranda, Migdalia Rosario, Ian Daryk Ramos, among others. In addition, it was filmed in locations in Bayamón, Piñones, Cidra, Old San Juan and a studio in which the spaces such as the prisons that appear in the film were built from scratch.
Trail of Ashes was filmed on the Island in 2018. Escudero assured that he had been waiting for the film for a long time because of how special he considers the moment in which it was recorded, since his son was born in the middle of the recordings.
The Puerto Rican film was purchased by the distributor Gravitas Ventures and will premiere next Tuesday on platforms such as Amazon Prime Video, iTunes, Vudu, Google Play, Vimeo, YouTube Premium, Dish, among others.