“ATRAPADOS”  (TRAPPED)

This is the issued credits and picture information published in 1981

A Feature Length Motion Picture Produce by Panorama Productions, Inc.

Two strangers become trapped underground following the unexpected destruction of an apartment building.  The man and woman, immediately detesting each other, realize they may have inherited the earth as its sole survivors.  “ATRAPADOS”- TRAPPED, and exploration in survival of the body and the spirit.

 

Starring

JULIO TORRESOTO            SONIA VIVAS

 

Director/Producer

MATTHEW PATRICK

 

Original Story/Screenplay

JULIO TORRESOTO

 

Co-Producers

MATTHEW IRMAS           JAN SANTAGATA

 

Music

JOHN PETERSEN     DANIEL LICHT    “CONJUNTO CLASICO”

 

Photography                            Editor  

MATTHEW PATRICK             MATSUO KUHARA

 

Set Design             Art Direction             Props

                JAVIER TORRES        FELIX CORDERO       VICENTA SOTO-LONGO

 

COLOR 91 MINUTES

IN SPANICH WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES

©  1981 PANORAMA PRODUCTIONS, INC.


C A S T

                   CARLOS …………………………………………………...     JULIO TORRESOTO

                   ALBA ………………………………………………………...     SONIA VIVAS

                   SOPHIE ……………………………………….…………...     CHARLENE KOH

                   MARCUS ………………………………….………………..     MARK MASSI

                   BOWLING MANAGER ……………….……………….     DANIEL EARNSHAW

                   DRUNK …………………………………………...........      JOHN MARTELLO

                   CHAUFFEUR ……………………………………………..     GLENN COOPER

                   MASHER ……………………………………………………      STEVE KRANTZ

                   BUM ………………………………………………………….      PETER PRESS

                   SCREAMER ……………………………………………….      CARMEN BONEFONT

                   BELLY DANCER ………………………………………..      ASILAH

 

C R E D I T S

                   DIRECTOR/PRODUCER ……….……………………     MATTHEW PATRICK

                   CO-PRODUCER ……….………………………………..     MATTHEW IRMAS

                                                                                      JOHN SANTAGATA

                   STORY/SCREEPLAY ……….………………………….     JULIO TORRESOTO

                   CINEMATOGRAPHY ………………………..…………     MATTHEW PATRICK

                   EDITING ……………………………………………………      MATSUO KUHARA

                   SET DESIGN ……………………………………………..     JAVIER TORRES

                   ART DIRECTION ……………………………………….      FELIX CORDERO

                   PROP MASTER …………………………………………..     VICENTA SOTO-LONGO

                   MUSIC COMPOSITION ……………………………..     DANIEL LICHT

                   ELECTRONIC MUSIC …………………………………     JOHN PETERSEN

                   MUSIC CONSULTANT ……………………………….     MAX ROACH

                   “CONJUNT CLASSICO” perform ……………….    “DON PEDRITO”

                                                                                      “SIN RUMBO ALGUNO”

                   EXECUTIVE CONSULTANT ……………………….      PAUL WHITE

                   ASSOCIATE PRODUCER …………………………..     TOM JOSLIN

                   ASSISTANT DIRECTOR ……………………………       JON BERSON

                   PRODUCTION MANAGER …………………………      JULITO HELLER

                   UNIT MANAGER ……………………………………….      JOHN COLES

                   SOUND EDITOR ……………………………………….      NANCY MESHKOFF

                   STILLS ……………………………………………………..      CAMILLE PERROTTET

                   SUBTITLES/TRANSLATION ……………………..      JEANNE QUINN

                   SET CONSTRUCTION ………………………………      MIGUEL GONZALEZ

                                                                                      ALBERTO GUZMAN

                   NEGATIVE MATCHING …………………………….      NOELLE PENRAAT

                   PUBLICIST ……………………………………………….      ROSINA RUBIN

                   SPECIAL EFFECTS …………………………………..      UNLIMITED VISION

                                                                                      NASA

                   PRINTS ……………………………………………………       DUART

                   OPTICALS ……………………………………………….       EUE SCREEN GEMS

                   RE-RECORDING ……………………………………..       QUALITY INTERNATIONAL

                                                                                      DUBBING OF SAN JUAN,

                                                                                      PUERTO RICO

 

This film is dedicated to the memory of JAVIER TORRES

 

                    “A T R A P A D O S”    (TRAPPED)

A feature-length motion picture

(in Spanish with English subtitles)

Synopsis

ATRAPADOS is an exploration into survival by determination, a gripping tale of hope, courage and sanity in an insane world.

As the film opens, a fateful catastrophe disrupts the everyday lives of two strangers, sealing the opposing souls beneath the rubble of a collapsed high-rise apartment building.

What has happened?  Does anyone else survive?  Can they escape?  Will they die?

The victims are a couple who appear to have nothing in common.  Carlos (Julio Torresoto) isa a plumber; he lives to eat, drink and sleep.  Alba (Sonia Vivas) is a highly educated woman, enmeshed in a loveless marriage to a prominent astronomy professor.  Are they already dead?

The soft Alba is repulsed by the coarse, primal Carlos.  She cringes with horror at his vulgar animal behavior as he joyously gourges himself on rats.  She studies philosophy as he obsessively digs a tunnel toward an outside world that may in reality be devastated.  Carlos in turn finds Alba’s own fanatical preoccupation with abstract knowledge and the supernatural ridiculous.  He attacks and humiliates her intellectual purity.

But as the nightmare continues, their strange, isolated, sunless world becomes a home where life goes on.  As the months pass, polarity gives way to magnetism, repulsion turns to passion, disgust to respect, frigidity to warmth, hate to love, fear to hope.  Together Carlos and Alba confront the suffocation of their confinement and strive to transcend the darkness of their entrapment and attain freedom.


“A T R A P A D O S”: THE EXPERIENCE

By sticking to a grueling programs of exercise and diet, actor Julio Torresoto shared in the ordeal of Carlos, the character he portrays in ATRAPADOS.  Weighing in at 200 pounds at the commencement of filming, the actor reduced to a mere 120 pounds by the completion of principal photography a year later.  His co-star, Sonia Vivas, lost 30 pounds for her role in the movies. 

Commenting on the experience, Mr. Torresoto remarked, “Walking the fine line between fantasy and reality enabled us to bring a sense of sould and realism to ATRAPADOS that we could not have achieved by using make-up and body costuming”.

PANORAMA PRODUCTIONS announces the completion of ATRAPADOS (TRAPPED), a highly stylized, Spanish language, fantasy feature film.  ATRAPADOS is one of the first legitimate artworks from a new emerging culture that is neither from Latin nor Anglo America.  There are 25 millions Hispanics living in the united States, comprising the fastest-growing minority.

 

This is director/producer MATTHEW PATRICK’s first major feature film.  Mr. Patrick’s previous films have won numerous awards, including the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Student Film Award, and have been shown on television, in theaters, and at major museums throughout the country.  Mr. Patrick is a cross-cultural product himself, having a father from Goldsboro, North Carolina USA, and a mother from Tokyo, Japan.  ATRAPADOS was financed through a grant to Mr. Patrick from the American Film Institute as well as through privated investments.  Mr. Patrick is currently at work developing his next project, a futuristic action feature.

 

JULIO TORRESOTO, principal actor and screenwriter, is a veteran stage and screen actor who has appeared in over 15 Mexican and American feature films.  In addition to the script of ATRAPADOS, he has written numerous film, TV and radio scripts, and is the creator of the award-winning QUE TAL AMIGOS?, a Spanish language program syndicated on American National Public Radio.  Mr. Torresoto is currently working as a radio and TV personality in his native Puerto Rico.

 

JOHN PETERSEN, of Elias-Petersen Associates, composed the electronic music for ATRAPADOS.  Elias-Petersen Associates specializes in sound design for commercial and feature films and has contributed music for such recent films as ALIEN, 9TO 5, ALTERED STATES, FORT APACHE, THE BRONX and WOLFEN.  Mr. Petersen is currently arranging music for a film by John Berry.

 

All world-wide media rights to ATRAPADOS are currently available.  ATRAPADOS can also be seen by appointment in New York City and Los Angeles, by contacting Matthew Patrick (Los Angeles, (213) 271-5772).