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Nov 9, 2017

An Acting Opportunity in an Upcoming TV Series

Do you want to make your acting debut to screens across the Caribbean? Well, whether you have acting experience or not, filmmaker Cristobal Krusen says he wants you to try out for his new TV series Life or Death. The series will be filmed in Belize next year but right now the team is looking for actors and crewmembers to pull off the show. As a part of the Belize International Film Festival, there will be a casting call to recruit talent on Sunday. Creator and executive producer Cristobal Krusen tells us more about the TV venture.

 

Cristobal Krusen

Cristobal Krusen, Creator & Exec. Producer,Life or Death (TV Series)
“Belize has been my second home, so I’m not a newbie.I’m very familiar with the country, the culture, the people and the basic gist of this series is that it’s a political thriller, intrigue kind of tale. It is fictional. The intent is not to portray Belize through the series, but to portray a fictional country by the name of Costaguana. That’s just the name of the country and how the son of a prominent political family returns to his home after having spent a long time in prison in the United States. He was caught for drug smuggling as a young man and there are no parallels to real people, just to be clear. I see people smiling, so I just want to be clear about that. But he is a man who becomes a heroic figure. In a sense he has a checkered past, but he also has a sincere desire to make the world a better place and so we create this fictional world from start to finish, from bottom to top. So it’s a tale of political intrigue action love and a message that in the conflict between good and evil we have to trust that good will ultimately prevail.  Essentially and primarily we wanted to be a Belizean production. We want to build up the industry here and we want to give first opportunity to Belizeans actors and I would even say people who have had a dream of acting, but never had the opportunity of discovering new talent here in the country. We really want to build up the local scene – the film making scene TV production scene here in Belize.”

 

The project is being funded through a grant from the Caribbean Tales Incubator in Toronto, Canada. Krusen says the series will be aired across the Caribbean via Flow cable network. So, if you want more information on the project you can check out the show’s Facebook page “Life or Death – Pilot Episode” or you can head on over to the Bliss at ten a.m. on Sunday. The Film Festival officially opens tonight and we’ll bring you the action from the Bliss immediately following the news.

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