Acheron films

The producer

Andalusian audiovisual production company with more than 20 years of experience in self production and providing services to third parties.

Acheron Films is an Andalusian production company formed by the filmmakers Laura Alvea, José Ortuño and Marichu Sanz who have more than 20 years of experience in the audiovisual sector. Creating daring and different products in which each work has a defined and unique personality is their vocation.

In addition to being its own production company, it offers the following services : script writing, direction, soundtracks, production, casting, training and directing assistantship.



SYNOPSIS:Animas is a horror psychological thriller about Alex, a young girl who starts to experience horrific and unexplainable events that come to endanger her life. When she finds out that her best friend Abraham is behind everything, she gets a shocking revelation: he does not exist but is Abraham’s imaginary friend who, by visiting a psychiatrist, has decided to “get rid of her”. But it won’t be easy, as Alex is determined to survive and fight for her existence; even if she needs to take extreme measures.

Directed by Laura Alvea & José Fco. Ortuño
Written by José Fco. Ortuño
Produced by Olmo Figueredo
Género: Psychological Thriller / Terror

The Extraordinary Tale


SYNOPSIS: This is the story of a special woman, who meets a special man, so they live a love story even more special. For she suffers an obsessive compulsive disorder due to a childhood more than complicated. So does he.

Now, this woman who still lives in an everlasting childhood must face the greatest challenge of all: becoming a mother.

Direction: Laura Alvea & José Fco. Ortuño
Script: José Fco. Ortuño
Cast: Aïda Ballmann, Ken Appledorn, Mari Paz Sayago, Jane Arnold
Genre: Black Comedy
Lenght: 79 min
Process: Color
Format: HD

La Mirada de las Musas


Sinopsis: LA MIRADA DE LAS MUSAS es un documental donde descubriremos una profesión tradicional y antigua pero muy desconocida por el gran público, que podrá acercarse por primera vez a una labor tan hermosa y tan dura como la de Modelo en vivo.

Protagonizado por Patricia Villaitodo, una modelo que lleva ejerciendo esta profesión 18 años en los que ha vivido toda clase de experiencias, negativas y positivas, y que nos ayudará a reflexionar no sólo sobre la evolución y situación actual de este trabajo, sino sobre el mismo como metáfora de la situación actual –artística y social– de la mujer en la sociedad contemporánea y su evolución a lo largo de los siglos.

Directora: Laura Alvea
Guionista : José Francisco Ortuño
Productora ejecutiva: Marichu Sanz
Dirección de Fotografía: Beatriz Hohenleiter
Dirección de sonido: Beatriz Hohenleiter
Dirección de producción: Marichu Sanz
Montaje: y postproducción: Laura Alvea, Fátima de los Santos
Composición musical : José Francisco Ortuño
Documentación: Patricia Villaitodo



SYNOPSIS: Sevilla, a short films that dismantles the myths about the holy, catholic and apostolic city.

Directed by José F. Ortuño & Laura Alvea
Written by Javier Berger, José F. Ortuño
Cast: Javier Berger, Pilar Galindo, Antonio Estrada, Aïda Ballmann
Produced by Lourdes García
Cinematography: Fran Fernández
Edited by Fátima de los Santos
Sound: Juan Cantón



SYNOPSIS: June 1977. After many years putting up with her tyrannical father, finally he dies and Maria can breathe and be free. Or maybe not. Because she is supposed to get married to the boyfriend that her father chose for her: Juan Carlos.

Directed by Laura Alvea José F. Ortuño
Written by José F. Ortuño
Cast: Carmen Vique
Produced by Marichu Sanz
Cinematography: Alex Catalán
Edited by Fátima de los Santos
Makeup: Desireé Araujo
Costumes: Marichu Sanz, Laura Alvea
Lenght: 6m 12s



SYNOPSIS: Women in today´s society are as Hourglasses, they move, but they wont go forward. This short film reports and highlights the sexist and discriminator habits of our society, which have been passed down by generations, and no one knows how to stop.

Written and directed by José F. Ortuño Laura Alvea
Cast: Mª Alfonsa Rosso, Pilar Galindo, José Antonio Calvillo, Araceli Marco
Produced by La Zanfoña Producciones, Mundoficcion, Instituto de la Mujer Junta de Andalucía, Canal Sur Tv
Makeup: Anabel Beato
Costumes: Consuelo Bahamonde
Cinematography: Fran Fernández
Edited by Paco Campano
Music by Pablo Cervantes
Genre: Experimental
Lenght: 4:00 min
Process: Color
Format: 35 mm

Heaven without angels


SYNOPSIS: When: Very soon. Where: Very close. Alex is a different boy, he does not fit in his society, a community obsessed with health and body worship. He is rejected by the society and even his girlfriend despises him. Alex will have to learn that being different is something to pay dearly in his world.

Directed by Laura Alvea José F. Ortuño
Written by José F. Ortuño
Produced by La Zanfoña Producciones, Koldo Zua Zua Pc, Canal Sur Tv
Cinematography: Alex Catalán
Edited by Mercedes Cantero
Music by José F. Ortuño
Cast: Silvia Rey, Dani Morilla
Genre: Science Fiction
Lenght: 15:00 min
Process: Color
Format: 35 mm / Scope