Netflix uses Chile's filming incentive support
Netflix is using Chile’s filming incentive support to shoot new movie Distancia de rescate in the south-west Chilean city of Puerto Varas.
Peruvian director Claudia Llosa is helming Distancia de rescate (literally translated to Rescue Distance) that is set in rural Argentina.
The story follows an adolescent boy as he discovers an injured young woman and attempts to find out what happened to her.
The movie is based on the novel Fever Dream by Argentine author Samanta Schweblin.
Chile’s current filming incentive programme offers a rebate of up to 30% of eligible expenditure – capped at $3m – through the Chilean Economic Development Agency (CORFO) in alliance with Film Commission Chile.
Netflix is becoming more active in South America. The streaming giant’s highest-profile productions on the continent have included multiple seasons of drug drama Narcos in Colombia and post-apocalyptic series 3% in Brazil.
Despite Distancia de rescate being shot in Chile, Netflix has previously worked in Argentina, having filmed feature The Pope in the country, as well as last year’s fashion drama series Edha.
See KFTV's production guide for more on filming in Chile.
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