publicado el 15/07/2020 por Vaca Films
SKY HIGH, the new and exciting thriller of robberies directed by Daniel Calparsoro and produced by Vaca Films, will compete in the Official Section of the 23rd edition of the Málaga Festival, which will be held from August 21st to 30th. The film, starring Miguel Herrán, Carolina Yuste, Asia Ortega and Luis Tosar, also presents its new trailer and will be released in cinemas by Universal Pictures International Spain on August 28.
SKY HIGH stars Miguel Herrán (Goya 2016 for Best New Actor for A cambio de nada and starring in La casa de papel and Elite), Carolina Yuste (Goya 2019 for Best Supporting Actress for Carmen and Lola), Asia Ortega (Tu Hijo) and Luis Tosar (‘Eye for an eye’ and winner of 3 Goya Awards for ‘Cell 211’, ‘Te doy mis ojos’ and ‘Los lunes al sol’). The quartet is supported by Patricia Vico (‘To rob a thief’), Fernando Cayo (‘Money heist’), César Mateo (El accidente), and debutants Richard Holmes and rapper Ayax, among others.
In addition, SKY HIGH features the participation of other artists who are very popular in the national urban music scene: Dollar Selmouni, Jarfaiter, Ramseys, Carlytos Vela or Rukeli, in what is their first incursion into cinema. The soundtrack has been composed by Carlos Jean, and combines electronic and urban rhythms with songs by C. Tangana or the new single by DJ Nano.
Ángel is a boy from the suburbs of Madrid whose life will change forever the day he meets Estrella in a discotheque. After a fight with Poli, the girl’s possessive boyfriend, he discovers that Ángel has a talent for getting into trouble and, more importantly, for getting out of them. That’s why he encourages him to join his band of robers who have the entire police force of Madrid in check.
Ángel’s ambition will make him dive into a pyramid of robberies, easy money and shady deals, which will take him from Madrid to Ibiza. His skill will also make him the protégé of Rogelio, a capo who controls the black market in the capital, and Sole, his daughter, will be infatuated with him.
Ángel’s climb will be unstoppable, and he will soon become one of the country’s most wanted robbers. And as the police siege intensifies, he will have to decide between Sole or the love of his life, Estrella.
A journey that began in the humblest of suburbs and has as its goal the highest thing: the sky.
SKY IS THE LIMIT
With a script by Jorge Guerricaechevarría, SKY HIGH is inspired by real events. In the words of Daniel Calparsoro, its director, it is “a thriller of robberies and strong emotions, a sexy, playful and fast film, with a social background that tells the story of the criminals who are raised behind the cranes of the real estate bubble, behind the opportunities, and who have made robbery an art, a way to reach the pleasures and luxuries that our society offers, but which are reserved for a few”.
The director also highlights the cast of SKY HIGH: “A combination that includes actors of renowned prestige, as well as emerging stars with a lot of talent. We have done a great casting to look for people from the street, we have rappers. Very authentic people who bring freshness and truthfulness to the film”. He adds: “I wanted to tell a real and genuine story. There is a love story but there is also a social background. SKY HIGH “tells the story of a dream: of everything you have to sacrifice to achieve it” concludes Daniel Calparsoro.
Miguel Herrán returns to the big screen as the protagonist of SKY HIGH: ” Ángel is born in the suburbs, he comes from the lowest places but he has always dreamed and longed to reach the top. And he will do everything possible to achieve it”. For the Goya 2016 winning actor, SKY HIGH is “a cocktail of emotions and action”. He adds: “I have enjoyed and given 100% to this character”.
For her part, Carolina Yuste’s character Estrella “is a working-class girl from the neighborhood who has very clear goals and who somehow wants to become a woman in charge of her destiny. The Goya 2019-winning actress says, “I’m interested in giving a voice to women who come from difficult places.
The rapper Ayax, one of the sensations of hip hop in Spain in recent years, makes his film debut with HASTA EL CIELO as Motos, a member of this Iberian band of young robbers: “My character is a convict who knows the protagonist, Angel. I’ve always been curious about acting. In my music I always make many references to cinema”.
The soundtrack of the film has been composed by Carlos Jean, and combines electronic and urban rhythms with songs by C.Tangana or the new single by DJ Nano, “El Tridente (feat. Costa)”.
The shooting of SKY HIGH took place in locations in Madrid, Ibiza and Valencia. Directed by Daniel Calparsoro (Cien años de perdón), with a script by Jorge Guerricaechevarría and produced by Vaca Films (La Unidad, Eye for an eye, El Niño, Cell 211), with the participation of RTVE, Movistar+ and Telemadrid, and with the support of the ICAA (Ministry of Culture) and Programa Media. Sales international are run by Playtime.
SKY HIGH will be released in Spanish cinemas on August 28th.