A Coming-of-Age Film About 2 Teen Siblings and a Dead Goat on a Remote Caribbean Island
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A Coming-of-Age Film About 2 Teen Siblings and a Dead Goat on a Remote Caribbean Island

Bad Lucky Goat


In Colombian director and School of Visual Arts (NYC) alum Samir Oliveros’ feature film debut “Bad Lucky Goat” (aka “When The Well Runs Dry”), two teen siblings embark on a journey of reconciliation after accidentally killing a bearded goat with their father’s truck. They must find a way to repair the truck in time to pick up the tourists that will be staying at their family’s hotel. Along the way, as they struggle to find the means necessary to conceal the accident, the siblings visit a butcher, rastafari drum makers, pawn shops, car mechanics and even a witch doctor, in a 24-hour adventure around Port Paradise.

“Bad Lucky Goat” was filmed on location in Old Providence, a small island in the Colombian Caribbean. Due to its remote location, the island has remained intact to major development, making it the perfect place to shoot the film. In the island things are rusty, outdated and seem to be stuck in a time warp, factors the filmmakers use to their advantage in helping to give the film its unique look… as well as sound, with a soundtrack composed exclusively by musicians from the island. Traditional genres from the region include: reggae, calypso, soca and mento.

In addition, inspired by the look of 1970’s Jamaican films like “The Harder They Come” (1972), the majority of the film was shot simply, using natural light and a handheld camera.

Funded primarily via a successful $60,000 crowdfunding campaign (Kickstarter), “Bad Lucky Goat” has been acquired by Paris-based Luxbox who have picked up global sales rights to the film.

“We’re extremely happy to handle this charming and fresh Caribbean-set story driven by energy,” said Luxbox co-chiefs Fiorella Moretti and Hedi Zardi. “We were immediately seduced by Oliveros’ colorful mise-en-scene and natural sense of rhythm in this adventure comedy taking place is a stunning Caribbean island.”

As Luxbox just acquired global sales rights to the film, it’s too early to say in what territories it will eventually land. Let’s hope for a USA pickup.

No trailer yet, but here’s a Kickstarter pitch video that helped the project raise its $60K budget:

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