Cavorting of the Shadows
Irene Buenaventura is about to find out that she has a special sense to see and to communicate with an alternative, supernatural reality, filled with lost souls. The last time Irene had felt such intense coldness, that shaking of her legs and sweating in her hands when being in confined, solitary spaces, had been at the Gran Hotel, where her aunt Otilia works. She perceives a strange energy from this old building. Irene is not wrong: in one of its walls, the corpse of Don Américo Esquivel is decomposing; he was the owner of the Gran Hotel and was murdered by his own niece and her collaborators, all of them driven by their greed. The murderers could not accept the impossibility of having access to the “guaca”, the buried treasure that, according to rumors, the old man had hidden for a long time somewhere in the hotel and that was the reason for assassinating him. Before passing out, just about to die, Americo cursed them with the worst misfortunes if they attempt to misappropriate the guaca that he was entitled to. Don Américo assured that all those who dared to get close to his treasure will end up paying with their own life. Nevertheless, Julieta and her group underestimated entirely the words of the old man and carried on with their plan to pursue the search for this guaca, making everyone think that Americo had run far away following a woman and not willing to face the imminent bankruptcy of the hotel. However, Americo’s threat hits its first victim.
Enrique, the hotel’s security chief, is found dead in the midst of the most mysterious conditions, with a terror look in his face, as if he had seen a ghost before dying. This first warning as to the seriousness of Americo’s threat starts to scare some of the conspirators, but Julieta doesn’t want to stop, she will not rest until finding the money hidden by her uncle, even is she has to knock down the entire hotel. The news about Americo’s disappearance tortures the hotel staff, particularly Otilia, the old elevator operator. She cannot believe that Americo has fled, especially after learning that she was willing to accept their love publicly and that they had a daughter. Otilia has a terrible feeling regarding the destiny of Don Américo. She decides to leave her job as elevator operator and asks Irene to replace her, so that she can try to find out exactly what happened with him and to call for justice in his memory. Without knowing it, Irene is close to finding out the details of the death of her own father by means of her paranormal sensitivity. Our main character will not be the only person working for the hotel these days.
There will also be a unique visitor: Miguel Toro, a civil engineer who for years has worked as expert in finding the most well hidden buried treasures in the world. Toro is passionate for what he does. In fact, the search of a chest filled with pearls, and an irreversible fight with Gabriel, his father, made him go away from the women with whom he was about to get married: Julieta Falquéz. Although Julieta has not forgiven Miguel for having jilted her and for such humiliation, she pretends to be free of resentment for Miguel to come back after five years and for him to accept searching for the guaca. Julieta obviously does not warn him about the curse that could affect all those getting close to the treasure, and much less accepts that her greatest wish is to take revenge on him for the past humiliation. Being naive about this, Miguel accepts the job, as he is sure that with his percentage he will be able to somehow mitigate the problems of INTORO, the company left by his recently deceased father. However, time goes by and finding the treasure seems impossible, so when Miguel finds out that Américo and Otilia had had a relationship, he thinks that by coming closer to Irene he could obtain some clues associated with the guaca from the inscrutable Otilia. For Miguel to approach Irene does not seem so difficult, since each time that she sees Miguel her heart start beating powerfully. Nevertheless someday, Irene`s tenderness and coolness will captivate him and Miguel will fall in love with her.
The romance progresses, but Miguel does not obtain information about the guaca, nor does Irene find the way to communicate with Américo. The truth is that the ghost hanging around the hotel, filled with hate, does not seem interested in calling for justice concerning his death, but rather on putting on the curse against his murderers, thus attacking a second victim: Marco Arrieta, the concierge. Consequently, the investigation that was carried out by the police at the hotel in relation with the death of Américo is reinitiated until finally finding Americo’s corpse. However, this evidence is not a coincidence; it has been strategically planned by Julieta and her accomplices, to incriminate Otilia as guilty in a crime of passion. Otilia is in jail. Americo wants to reveal the truth of his death but he must learn to communicate with those who are alive. Irene must weaken her gift while replacing her aunt in the task of keeping Horacio alive; he is the cousin who suffers autism and cardiac problems. Miguel, regretful for having used Irene, taking advantage of other supernatural methods to find the guaca, ending up exposed to the possession by the strengthened spirit for the evil of Marco Arrieta.
The only one capable or fixing this chaos is Irene, but she will have to make the death reconcile with those alive, so that at the end all of them can rest in peace.
SCRIPT: PRIME TIME
GENERAL PRODUCER: JUAN PABLO POSADA
EXECUTIVE PRODUCER: LEONARDO BARÓN
CASTING DIRECTOR: ALBERTO RODRÍGUEZ
INCIDENTAL MUSIC: GONZALO SAGARMINAGA & RICKY
MUSICAL PROGRAMMER: GONZALO SAGARMINAGA & RICKY
CONCEPTUAL EDITION: ELSA VÁZQUEZ
AVID EDITION: ENRIQUE PÉREZ
DIRECTOR: ISRAEL SÁNCHEZ
ASISTTANT DIRECTOR: ALFONSO ARDILA
ASSISTANT DIRECTION / BREAKDOWN: JENNIFER CUBILLOS
ASSISTANT DIRECTION (FIELD): OSCAR PÉREZ
SCRIPT: NATALIA VILLABONA
COORDINATOR: ANYELO GARZÓN
LOCATIONS: MUZ MYRIAM BUSTOS
PRODUCTION FIELD: ANDRÉS PIÑEROS
ASSISTANT PRODUCTION: JULY SIERRA
ART DIRECTOR: JUAN FERNANDO PÉREZ
ATMOSPHERE: MARIBELL CALDERÓN
PROPS MANAGER: JONATHAN VANEGAS
DESIGN PHOTOGRAPHY: RODRIGO LALINDE
DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY: OSWALDO RAMIREZ
GAFFER: HAVER CANTOR
COSTUME DESIGNER: JUAN FERNANDO PÉREZ, CARLOS GRISALES
COORDINATOR OF COSTUMES: HERNANDO PULIDO
ASSISTANT OF DESIGNER: LAURA CORTÉS
ASSISTANT OF DESIGNER (CELLAR): SONIA BECERRA
MAKEUP DESIGNER: IRMA JAMES
COORDINATOR OF MAKEUP: JAVIER MONSALVE
ASSISTANT MAKEUP: MARINELLA MOLINA
DIRECTOR: RODRIGO LALINDE
ASSISTANT DIRECTION (FIELD): LAURA ARIAS
SCRIPT: SANDRA NISHIKULN
COORDINATOR: ALEXANDER VARGAS
ASSISTANT PRODUCTION : YULY FERNÁNDEZ
ATMOSPHERE: FRANCISCO BELLIZI
PROPS MANAGER: YELENA MENDOZA
GAFFER: EDWIN SÁNCHEZ
COORDINATOR OF COSTUMES: LUZ MERY MALDONADO
ASSISTANT OF DESIGNER: MERCEDES MALAGÓN
COORDINATOR OF MAKEUP: GLORIA CEBALLOS
ASSISTANT MAKEUP: JOHANA GARZÓN
DURATION: 136x60" EST.
Otilia Buenaventura (55 years old) A wise, assertive woman. The oldest of the Buenaventura family and, as well as Irene, she is also gifted to communicate with the death, reason for which her sister Esperanza does not want her close to her family. In the past, she had a love relationship with Don Américo, from which Irene was born, who she exchanged with Horacio, the son of her sister Esperanza, but they are not aware of this action. Otilia will now guide Irene to communicate with the death, especially to find Don Américo whereabouts.
Julieta Esquivel (30 years, old) Resentful, embittered and miserly. She is the niece of Américo Esquivel and former girlfriend of Miguel Toro. For 7 years she has been planning revenge against Miguel and his family, as he jilted her at the church. Furthermore, she is making all sorts of efforts to find the hidden treasure left by her uncle at the hotel, and getting Miguel involved, without warning him of the curse that will affect him in the event of finding the treasure.
A hard-working man with good values. founder of the Grand hotel, where he buried a treasure that fosteres her niece julieta´s ambitions. She was the one who muerdered him, trying to find such trasure with no results. now that Ameérico is a ghost, he will find the way to take revenge against her ad those who want to find the treasure.
Irene Buenaventura (25 years old) Beautiful, hard worker, sweet, good person, loyal. When she was a kid, she used to say that she could see dead people, but after a psychiatric treatment, her mother was able to block that idea in her. Now she is a physical therapist and, thanks to her aunt Otilia, she will accept her paranormal sensitivity. Therefore, Irene will help the death to overcome life, by means of a special task, which is to find out what happed to Don Americo and to prove to Miguel Toro that sometimes in life you must believe in certain things even if you cannot see them.
Miguel Toro (32 years old) Self-confident, good looking, fan of adventures, books and scientific knowledge. He decided to drop out Engineering and engaged in rescue activities, after a discussion with Diego, his father. After 7 years, he returns to his country for his father’s funeral, where he meets again Julieta, his ex-girlfriend, who proposes him to work together in finding a hidden treasure in the hotel owned by her uncle, Don Américo Esquivel. In this place he meets Irene, who he thinks is insane as she says she can see the death, but he ends falling in love with her.