‘Clay’ a film by Rubén Islas where Mazatlán is the protagonist  

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The project seeks to conquer Latinos with a story that will reflect the life, the magic, and the mysticism of Mazatlan.

MAZATLAN. – The beautiful Historic Center of Mazatlán, its beaches and sunsets will be the protagonists of the movie, and it is all thanks to the filmmaker Rubén Islas who filmed a feature film in the port.   

In love with Mazatlán and its beautiful tourist attractions, Rubén decided to bring the port to the big screen with the film “Clay”, a film that deals with the life of Dualy, a masseuse who has a very characteristic gift, giving spirituality and tranquility said Islas, is a gift that all porteños have since he describes Mazatlan as a place of warm people and that is precisely what he wants to show.  

Photo: Karyna Sánchez

Dualy, with that effervescent personality, injects life into “Clay”, a widower who had decided to live in Mazatlan to await his death, somehow she brings him back to life.  


Why Mazatlan? In Rubén’s words, Mazatlán is beautiful and deserves to be the main stage of a film project. And no, it is not the first time that a series, novel, and even movies have been recorded in the port, but it is the first time that the recordings will not represent another destination or place, but will simply be Mazatlan.  

The project seeks to conquer Latinos with a story that will reflect the life, the magic, and the mysticism of Mazatlan.  

“Mazatlán is beautiful, its beaches, its people. I had never seen a movie in which the city itself was the protagonist. As I was doing the script, I was choosing the specific locations that will represent precisely how beautiful the port is.”  

The Historic Center, the Plazuela Machado, Olas Altas, the Malecón, the beaches and the Paseo Centenario were the locations where the filming took place, where the actors Karime Lozano and Luis Gattica were the main actors.

About 200 people participate in the film, including producers, actors, production staff, and extras, 95 percent are from Mazatlan, and some of them are young graduates of the Municipal Center for the Arts, who will be in charge of composing the soundtrack who will score the film. The singer Heidi Herrera, Ramón Polo Gómez and Daniel Bustamante also participate.  

“I am Mexican and I prefer to give employment here, 95 percent of the people working on the film are from here, many of the actors are from Mazatlan, all the music will be made by local artists and that will give the project a huge plus.”  

The film began recording at the beginning of May and finished shooting on June 1. There were a total of 21 days that they were working day and night.  

About the director  

Rubén was born in Tijuana but grew up between San Diego and Los Angeles. When he was young he decided to study medicine with a specialty in cardiology, but that did not give him the spark he needed, so he dropped out of medicine classes and fought for his dream of being a filmmaker.  

After two years of being in medical school, he managed to get into literature classes, where he began his career. Years later she founded the production companies Grandave Capital and Broken English.   

Grandave Capital is a sales, production and finance company, based in San Diego and Los Angeles, California, with an investment focus on feature acquisition, motion picture financing, development and production. 

As a director he began in 2016 and has made films such as “The Last Vote”, which was recorded in Baja California and other projects that are aimed at the Latin market.  

Source: punto.mx

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