The Quinta´s Ghost is a short animated film that explores the creative process of Francisco de Goya and the relationship with his work, the result of personal and social traumas, from a horror genre perspective.
Focused as a gothic ghost story, the film puts the house in the leading role, making it the only spectator of the painter's creative process, as he tries to understand who he is and, above all, why all these ghosts, witches and demons accompany him.
"Falling ill in his new home, Francisco de Goya is haunted by the ghosts of his past. Haunted by visitors and in a declining state of health, Goya paints black paintings as a last resort to rid himself of his visions, paying the price of his sanity and, almost, his life."
The film is headed by James A. Castillo and is being produced by Illusorium Studios.
James A. Castillo
An EMMY Award winner, some of his design credits include: Netflix Animation (Guillermo del Toro's Unannounced Project) Nickelodeon (Seth Rogen's TMNT: Mutant Mayhem) Sony Pictures Animation (The Mitchells vs. the Machines) Cartoon Network, Meta, Mikros or Paramount Pictures, among others.
His debut film as writer and director Madrid Noir (Meta, 2021) is one of the most awarded VR projects of the last few years, premiering at the Tribeca Film Festival and appearing at more than a dozen festivals, including Cannes Market and Annecy.
In December 2022 it was awarded an EMMY award, after having received a Webby for Best Interactive Experience and the VR Awards Academy's VR Experience of the Year award.
Creative Director and co-founder of Illusorium Studios with more than 10 years of experience in the audiovisual industry. Responsible for the creative development of several of the studio's projects and supervisor of assets for clients such as Riot, Ubisoft, EA, Netflix or HBO, among others.
Together with two of his partners, he is in charge of the visual development, from the conceptual stage to the final look process. Specialized in the design and creation of characters and creatures with diverse visual styles, for animation, visual effects and cinematic projects.