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A film by Amy Hesketh


The new and provocative film by Amy Hesketh, based in the story by Robert Louis Stevenson, tells the story of a gothic and decadent family of genetic vampires who need human blood to survive and prolong their lives, and where incest is the only way to maintain the family line. They don’t mix with the outside world and when they do the consequences can be disastrous.

The film centers in the avatars of Olalla, her daughters, Olalla and Ofelia and her brother Felipe. Both, Olalla the mother and Olalla the daughter, both interpreted by Amy Hesketh, are somewhat fractious, they can’t control their impulses thus endangering the entire family.

Hesketh starts her story where Stevenson’s ends. A new guest arrives to the family’s hacienda starting a struggle for the attentions of Olalla between the new comer and Felipe, the vampire’s brother. Olalla sinks deeply in her madness and unable to control her tenebrous instincts, first attacks Roberto, the guest, and soon after the village’s priest. That act is the last straw for the terrified villagers who storm the hacienda, capture Olalla, tying her to a cross, whipping her and burning her alive.

A century later, the surviving daughters, Olalla y Ofelia, genetic vampires age very slowly, live isolated from the world around them, staying away from any danger. When Olalla, seeking a normal life, moves away from her family, finds a lover, but can’t help herself from killing him, placing herself and her family in danger.

Ofelia calls uncle Felipe who attempts to teach a hard lesson to Olalla, punishing her for her transgressions. Will Felipe be able to control Olalla and thus save the family? Or will he eliminate her, as Ofelia insists?



Amy Hesketh

Jac Avila

Mila Joya

Erix Antoine

Alejandro Loayza A.

Roberto Lopez L.

Maria Esther Arteaga

Fermin Nuñez

Luis Almanza

Eric Calancha

Cristian del Rio

Rosario Huanca

Valeria Huanca

Pablo Paravicini

Rhobess Pierre

Directed by: Amy Hesketh

Producers: Jac Avila, Amy Hesketh

Associate Producers: Roberto Lopez L., Rodrigo León León, Dr. Jörg Steinmüeller, Eric  Calancha, Jim Grundy

Director of Cinematography: Miguel Inti Canedo

Sound: Rodrigo León León

Editing: Jac Avila

Music: Cristian del Rio, Emillie Simon, Alfred Schnittke

Sound Mix: Tomas Cazalas, Juan Manuel Perez

Music recored at: Elastic Groove

Assistant to the director Milagros Agreda

Production assistants: Eric Calancha, Jaime Huanca, Alejandro Loayza.

Location assistant: David Choque

Location manager: Gina Alcon, Jesus Relos

Hair and Make up: Sol Calle, Gina Alcon

Locations: La Paz, Hotel Museo Cayara, Potosí – Bolivia

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Olalla from VermeerWorks on Vimeo.