After the European premiere announcement at Sitges International Film Festival
(Noves Visions section), The Antares Paradox announces its international premiere at
the 17th edition of Fantastic Fest (Austin, USA) from September 22nd
The film, written and directed by Luis Tinoco, has been produced by Onirikal Studio, the
visual effects studio that comes back to film production after the success of their
multi-awarded short film: Caronte.
The Antares Paradox is a dramatic thriller shot in a single location for three weeks: a set
created in the production company facilities. Andrea Trepat (Mar de Plástico, Gran
Hotel, Amar es para siempre, etc.) plays Alexandra Baeza, the main character who will
face a critical and extreme personal situation.
Aleida Torrent, David Ramírez and Jaume de Sans complete the cast, with the special
collaboration of José Luis Crespo (Quantum Fracture), youtuber and science
communicator with millions of followers.
Alexandra is on duty shift at a radio telescope when a strange signal is detected, and if
verified, it would answer one of the most important questions in humanity. She only has
two hours to verify the signal, but a sudden family matter will force her to face an inner
struggle in a race against the clock to unveil one of the mysteries of the universe.
In words of the director, Luis Tinoco, “The Antares Paradox is a bet for an independent
film type where the most important is the script, plot originality and the acting. A detailed
scientific research and the rehearsals with actresses and actors, who had freedom to
adjust the dialogs, has been the key of the verisimilitude and naturality of the film”.
The Antares Paradox soundtrack is composed by Arnau Bataller (Rec 4, Way Down, A
Perfect Day, etc.), recently nominated to the Goya Awards and winner of the Gaudí Award
2022 for Mediterráneo; the sound design comes from Andrey Francés (Keloid, The
Host Of The Heaven, Null, etc.); Frank Gutierrez in charge of the editing (La teta
asustada, Una pistola en cada mano); and Onirikal Studio itself would be responsible
for the visual effects.
Its writer and director, Luis Tinoco, has been a Goya Award and Gaudí Award nominee,
with more than 20 years of expertise in the visual effects film industry and has worked on
films such as Interstellar by Christopher Nolan (Academy award film for Best Visual
Effects) and Hercules: The Thracian Wars by Brett Ratner (X-Men, Red Dragon, Prison