SC Films has picked up international sales rights to the latest animated feature from Oscar-nominated producer Didier Brunner (The Triplets of Belleville, The Secret of Kells, Ernest and Celestine), ScreenDaily reports. The project, Pachamama, is the first 3D CG film produced by Damien and Didier Brunner’s company Folivari.
Directed by newcomer Juan Antin from a script he wrote with Patricia Valeix (Long Way North), Pachamama is set in the Andes mountains and follows a young boy named Tepulpaï — who dreams of becoming a shaman — and his best friend, Naïra. When a sacred treasure is taken from their village, the youths set out determined to retrieve it.
“Pachamama will be the first animation film ever made about the conquest of America, as seen from the point of view of the natives,” Antin told SD. Brunner describes the project as “an invitation for young viewers to discover a culture and civilization that are different from their own.”
Now in the works in France, Pachamama is a production of Folivari, O2B Films, Doghouse Films, Kaïbou Productions, Blue Spirit Studio, and Haut et Court Distribution, which will release the film in France in 2018. Studiocanal is also onboard for some home entertainment rights in the country.