“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.

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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

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).