THE BLESSED ONES
It is the story of Helena and her group of close friends: Ana, Candelaria, Irene and Francisca, five women close to their forties they have very different life experiences, but in common the search for themselves and happiness. They are calling themselves the "Blessed ones” because they all have names of saints or martyrs, knowing that all saints were destined to behave well, although some of them behaved different.
Helena became a single mother when she was twenty years old: she has a son called Joaquin, who is the reason of her existence, the motivation for her professional development and the core of all her affections. When she finally feels she has done everything for him and after believing she was going to be an old maid, she is willing to get in love with Carlos who dies on their wedding night, leaving her completely devastated.
Harriet, the first wife of Carlos, accuses Helena of killing him and wants to take away everything Carlos left of his great love: the house where Helena lived with Carlos. When Helena is willing to give up fighting against Enriqueta, all her friends "the blessed ones" convince her to fight for what belongs to her and help her to fight against Enriqueta. Thinking that with her modest resources she could not fight against Enriqueta, Helena decides to turn her home in a spa. Her friends, assiduous clients of such places, leave their lives in order to work in the business of her friend. Candelaria, forgets the search for her prince charming, a disappointment caused by her divorce with her husband Juan. She became the decorator of the spa. Irene, the demanding one is in charge of the public relations. She finds love in a man of a social class different from hers. Ana leaves for a moment her three cell phones and her laptop to take charge of all administrative and sales matters. Joaquin, the son of Helena, becomes her assistant and eventually they begin a romantic relationship. Francisca, the youngest of them in her obsessive quest to find a husband, engages in the design of the website and cultivate the hope that a handsome and foreign gentleman will fall in love of her one day. In the spa Carmen will begin to work, the great love of Dario, the oldest son of Enriqueta. She is a beautiful, young and humble woman, who will face a hostile world to advance her project of life that is simply to give a decent future to her seven year old son, Andres. In the middle of the demanding work at the spa, the "The blessed ones" will witness the relationship of HelenA and Federico, a past friend of Carlos, who returns to the country after twenty years of living abroad, and who gradually will conquer her heart. But also each of them will face both internal conflicts and the opposition of all those who want to pursuit their personal happiness.
ORIGINAL STORY: LUIS FELIPE SALAMANCA
SCRIPT WRITER: LUIS FELIPE SALAMANCA - SANDRA LILIANA MOTATO - XIMENA OSPINA - MARÍA XIMENA PINEDA
EXCUTIVE PRODUCER: MARIA ANTONIETA NAVIA
PRODUCER: LEONARDO BARÓN
FIELD PRODUCER: ANDRÉS ORLANDO PIÑEROS - JULI MARCELA SIERRA
ASSISTANT PRODUCTION: CATALINA RESTREPO
PRODUCER OF LEASES: FABIO VELÁSQUEZ RIAÑO
RECORDING CONTROL: CYNDI CATALINA ROJAS
DIRECTORS: JUAN CARLOS VÁSQUEZ - GLORIA PARRA
ASSISTANT DIRECTION: ADRIANA XIMENA SALAS
BREAKDOWN: JENIFER ANDREA CUBILLOS
SCRIPT: SONIA MARCELA OSORIO
COORDINATOR OF FLOOR: EDGAR TEJADA
CASTING: ANA MARÍA PÉREZ
ART: JUAN FERNANDO PÉRÉZ, FRANCISCO BELLIZI
ART DIRECTOR: ANA TRIANA
ATMOSPHERE: MILLER ALEXANDER VARGAS
PROPS MANAGER: JOSÉ DE JESÚS GARCÍA
ASSISTANT ART: ANDRÉS ALEXANDER ARIAS - HÉCTOR HERNANDO SUÁREZ - DANIEL CAMILO APERADOR
COSTUME DESIGNER: CARLOS ARTURO GRISALES
COORDINATOR OF COSTUMES: HERNANDO PULIDO FUNES
ASSISTANT OF DESIGNER: ASTRID GALINDO LASSO - MERCEDES MALAGON PRIETO
MAKEUP DESIGNER: JINNIREY BARRIOS PIRA
COORDINATOR OF MAKEUP: MARÍA HERLINDA APONTE
ASSISTANT MAKEUP: DAVID ALEJANDRO VELÁSQUEZ - MAYERLI MOLINA
DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY: JULIÁN OSWALDO RAMIREZ - JHON ALFREDO VELEZ
GAFFER: HAVER ALONSO CANTOR
FIXED PICTURE: JUAN CAMILO CARDONA - FELIPE DE BRIGARD
DURATION: 121 x 60" EST.
7 years old. He is the son of Carmen a Giovanny Pulido Motta, a noble and sincere child. Andrew is a responsible and caring child, but he has a delicate health and few friend. He doesn´t cause any trouble and he always recognizes his mitakes. He dislikes his grandmother and aunt Lina more than anything in the world and every chance he gets, he makes them have a bad time.
20 years old. The arrival of her so Andrew when she was fifteen years old, made her realize she couldn´t be an irresponsible teenager anymore, she had to become an adult. Now her mission in life is giving her child the love and attention he needs. Elvia, her mother never forgaive her mistake, so she doesn´t treat her well. So Carmen, studying at night was able to finish high school, the day she worked as a maid for a family that found her less tan a slave. Nevertheless, Carmen continues to struggle life whit great determination.
17 years old. Since he was little, he has always enjoyed the misery of others, probably inherited from his mother, Harriet, who has always manipulated him and used him to take away everything fron Helena. Manuel has always known he´s gay, but dosen´t make it public for fear of rejection from Friends and especially from his mother. He is unscrupulous and a calculating person. His weakness is money and losing the race of finding fortune terrifies him.
25 years old. The oldest son of Harriet and Charles. Darius leads a life without ambition or goals, because his mother was in charge of killing his desires. She never lef him have any long term relationship. His secret is that he fell in love whit Carmen the maid of his house. Scared that his mom will find out he prefers to keep it silence. Darius will be undergoing a radical trasformation to accept his love for Carmen he will face his own family and at the end he will discover that he is an honest and noble man.
55 years old. Ex wife of Charles Vidal. Thanks to Charles, harriet has never done anything in her life. It was precisely the fear of losing her life style that most affected her when Charles left her. She is a manipulative woman, but what makes her even a worst person is realizing that Charles met his true love Helena. Her unhappines made her a tough and resentful woman. That´s why when Charles dyes she uses that as a perfect opportunity to get back at Helena. To achieve this purpose she uses that as a perfect apportunity to get back at Helena. To achieve. This purpose she uses her two sons, Darius and Manuel.
40 years old. At her forties, Candelaria still believes that the prices charming exists and that she will get married with one. Her mother, Bernice, is the responsible for her leaving Ricardo, the great love of her life. To her misfortune came Juan Lizcano, a fake man who seduced her and ended up marrying her and having her only daughter together, Silvia. Her unsatisfactory life takes her to find in yoga and in the tibetan Buddhism a shelter. But later, a love of her past reappears to awake feelings she thought she had forgotten.
42 years old. Ex husband of candelaria and father of Silvia. Took away money from his father in law leaving him broke. The only one who believed in the innocence of John was Candelaria, but one day he asks for the divorce without any explanation. John continues advising Helen on legal issues hoping to get something in return. He gets in alliance with Harriet the enemy of Helena and betrays ”the blessed ones”. Candelaria finally realizes that John is a bad man.
35 years old. Francin is characterized by her uncertainties. Her mother raised her to be a quiet woman of the house. Francin studied indistrial desing and then made a culinary course. Desperate to find a husband. She decided to give an opportunity to anyone , but everyone ran out. She is the owner of her own decorative business that is specialized in children´s rooms. Because of her talent she will desing and promote the spa´s website ” the blessed ones”.
38 years old . she is the content director of a major publishing company in which she has worked for years but she still has a distant relationship with the employees, she has kept her partners away because of her dissatisfaction and obsession to change them. She has a difficult relationship with her mother, they only speak on the phone. Irene was involved in a clandestine romance with Steven, the chef of the spa. Besides of being some years younger, he is not in her same social class and leads her to hide her romance as much as she can.
36 years old she´s very attractive, elegant and sophisticated, she hasn´t met anyone whit whom she can plan a future, but keeps the illusion of ever finding a man who loves and accompany her for the rest of her life. She is obsessed with her work as an official in the National Planning Department. Also, she decided to have a child no matter what. But she will end up romantically involved with Joaquin a younger man, son of Helen, her best friend. She will be the sales and administrative manager of the spa ” the Blessed ones”.
22 years old. The only son of Helena. Studies business administration and lives with his mother he is doing well in collage and also loves to flirt with Helena´s Friends. But he begins a passionate affair with Ana; the only problem is that he becomes vague and lazy, because Ana is responsible for giving him everything. Helena doesn´t understand the cause of the disobedience of her son, so she puts her son to work at the spa to see if he again becomes the responsible young man he always has been.
45 years old. He is attractive and well- known writer, has lived in over 20 countries for which is considered a citizen of the world. He arrives to Colombia following a story that is researching for a very important media Company in Europe. Arriving at ” the blessed ones, ” Federick changes radically when he falls in love with Helena. Federick discovers the existence of Martina, his daughter which filps his life over.
45 years old. Helena is a well-preserved woman mature, noble, and classy. She is a single mother, her son is Joaquin who is now twenty-two years old, and they have a great relationship. Her friends are her confidants and sisters. Helena meets Charles Vidal, a mature architect, divorced and decides to start a new life whit him, but unfortunately, the day after they get married he dies, leaving Helena devastated whit the help of her friends and her son find a life plan that will allow her to move forward.