'Color Out Of Space,' a Feature Film Co-Produced By Alumni Begins Filming This Month

February 20, 2019

Artwork from original short storyColor Out of Space, a film co-produced by alumni Elisa Lleras '11 and Simão Cayatte '12 will begin shooting this month. The film, starring Nicolas Cage and directed by Richard Stanley, is an adaptation of a sci-fi short story written in 1927 by the legendary writer H.P. Lovecraft.


Color Out Of Space is a story about “a man whose family starts to be affected both physically and psychologically by the crash landing of a meteorite. When the incoming space chunk brings with it a mysterious alien force, some significant changes begin to happen,” as described by IndieWire.


Elisa Lleras has line produced features such as Frankenstein, starring Carrie-Anne Moss and Danny Huston, Camino, starring Zoe Bell, and Honeyglue, starring Amanda Plumer and Booboo Stewart. Lleras recently produced a feature film, Nobody’s Watching, directed by faculty member Julia Solomonoff and co-written by faculty member Christina Lazaridi. Her narrative work has been screened in such outstanding film festivals as Cannes and Sundance and has been nominated for the Spanish Academy Awards. Elisa is a partner and producer at La Panda and also a Production Executive at Spectrevision / Company X, a production company founded by Elijah Wood, Josh Waller and Daniel Noah.


Simão Cayatte is a Portuguese filmmaker and actor. His Columbia thesis film A Viagem (The Trip) had its international premiere in competition at the Cinéfondation, Cannes Film Festival and was selected for a number of other international festivals. His most recent short film Menina won the Sophia Portuguese Academy Award for Best Short Film 2017 and played the Nuits En Or programme organized by the French Académie des César. Cayatte has also worked in the script department of Darren Aronofsky’s company Protozoa Pictures. He is currently in pre-production for his first feature film with Ukbar Filmes to be shot in summer 2019 in Portugal.