Cesar Turturro

Cesar is an Agentine Director and VFX Producer.

At 21 he founded his company Creavision. From there, I did not stop. At 24 shots his first feature film called "1982 were there". Later he made his first documentary "Volunteers" on Argentine pilots in the RAF. And in 2009 he released "1982 War from the air" as director and producer for The History Channel. Then came several works as director of VFX in documentaries such as "Life After People" and the series "Alien Contact”.

In 2014 internet release a fan film called "Valkyrie project" with great impact on networks, then the company Harmony Gold (owner of the Robotech rights in US) hired to join of his animation team that was behind the campaign Kickstarter "Robotech Academy".
Since 2015 until now, he specialized in directing and writing, writing two feature films (both in preproduction). Invasion2040 and Traces in the clouds.

Learn more about Cesar: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm1376681/

Your project has entered in our festival. What is your project about?
"Invasion 2040" is a science fiction saga where Earth is besieged by a race of giants. In this world, a teenager named Tomas endeavors to activate an ancient android robot, harboring a secret with the potential to save humanity.


What are your ambitions with your project?
This short film is a segment of the "Invasion 2040" trilogy. Our current ambition is to expand it into a feature film. The script is ready, and we are in the pre-production phase, aiming to begin filming in the end of March this year, after we launch a crowdfunding campaign.


Tell us something about your shooting? What pleasantly surprised you?
Filming in 2017 was a rigorous process. The extensive cast and multiple locations gave it the scale of a feature film. We're thrilled with the outcome. Remarkably, many of our actors, friends, and acquaintances had no prior filming experience, yet we achieved an incredible result, making it a rewarding experience for all involved.



For what group of spectators is your film targeted?

The film primarily targets teenagers and adults, appealing to both genders.

Why should distributors buy your film?
The film offers captivating storytelling within a unique science fiction universe, a rarity in short films. Its high-quality VFX sets it apart, enhancing the viewing experience.

How would you specify your work? What characterizes your film?
As a director and VFX producer, creating such short films has been a formidable challenge. It has significantly contributed to my professional growth, enabling me to work with studios worldwide. This journey within the industry inspired my transition to feature filmmaking.

Why did you decided to become a filmmaker?
I've been drawn to science fiction and action genres since my youth. Visual effects have always been my passion. Creating content in this genre is immensely gratifying, providing opportunities for learning and sharing memorable moments with colleagues and friends.

Who is your role model?
I draw inspiration from directors who have traversed similar paths, overcome challenges, and persisted in this demanding industry. Their stories, particularly from those outside mainstream film-producing countries, motivate me daily to progress, grow, and learn.

Which movies are your favorites? Why?
Films like "Top Gun," "Alien," "12 Monkeys," and "The Matrix" have significantly influenced me. "Rocky 1," and Stallone's journey in making it, is particularly inspiring.
I admire the editing and music in "Tenet," the cinematography in "The Matrix," and the storytelling in "Top Gun" and "Maverick."

Where do you look for inspiration for your films?
Inspiration often comes from the stories behind films, like "Rocky." Storytelling is my passion, and I cherish learning the craft. The entire journey, especially sharing filming days with friends and colleagues, fuels my creativity.

Which topics interest you the most?
My narratives often blend drama with extreme scenarios like wars or alien invasions. These settings force characters to rely on their instincts, strip back modern conveniences, and confront challenging situations.

What do you consider your greatest achievement in your career?
I take pride in my ability to convey these stories, both through technical expertise in VFX and personal perseverance, patience, and resilience.

What do you consider most important about filming?
My goal is to convey ideas that resonate with viewers, evoke empathy, and immerse them in the characters' experiences. Achieving this connection is uniquely satisfying.

Which film technique of shooting do you consider the best?
In our films, we employ various innovative techniques to create VFX, achieving results comparable to big-budget productions. We are proud of these techniques and the quality they bring to our films.

How would you rate/What is your opinion about current filmmaking?
Finding fresh, engaging stories is a challenge. I prefer concise films and often disagree with Oscar-winning choices. "Top Gun Maverick," for instance, is an entertainment masterpiece that, in my opinion, deserved an Oscar.

What can disappoint you in a movie?
The issues with many films include a lack of continuity, loss of engagement due to unnecessary length, and misleading trailers.

Who supports you in your film career?
Throughout my career, I've been fortunate to receive support, initially from friends and colleagues, which enabled us to create remarkable productions on a modest budget. Recently, companies like EPIC GAMES, Reallusion, Action VFX, and GarageFarm have shown faith in my projects, offering continued support for our upcoming feature film.