Quicksand features Carolina Gaitán (Encanto) and Allan Hawco (Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan) as an American couple on the verge of divorce who travel to a foreign country for a work conference. While hiking through the rainforest, they find themselves trapped in a pit of quicksand due to a storm. Stranded and immobile, they must confront the challenges of the jungle and face a venomous snake in a fight for survival and escape.
The film was produced by Sangre Films, a collaboration between Colombian production company Elemental Stories and U.S. companies 222 Pictures and Dawn’s Light Movies. Jason Cherubini, Nicolás Reyes, and Sean Patrick Burke served as producers, with Richard Switzer, Martin Ramos, John Harris, and Kris Meyer as executive producers.
Director Andrés Beltrán expressed his excitement about the thrilling and demanding experience of making Quicksand, praising Carolina Gaitán and Allan Hawco for their portrayal of intense emotions. The film was shot on location in the cold mountain forests of Colombia, adding to the authenticity of the story despite challenging weather conditions.
Producer Jason Cherubini shared his enthusiasm for the project, highlighting the collaboration with the Colombian crew and the exceptional performances by Carolina Gaitán and Allan Hawco in bringing director Andrés Beltrán’s vision to life. He eagerly awaits the audience’s experience of the film.
Shudder, the streaming platform, has acquired the rights to Quicksand. It is among the upcoming films on Shudder, including birth/rebirth, the directorial debut of Laura Moss inspired by Frankenstein, which premiered at Sundance 2023, and V/H/S/85, the latest installment in the V/H/S anthology franchise featuring segments from David Bruckner, Scott Derrickson, Mike P. Nelson, Natasha Kermani, and Gigi Saul Guerrero.
The deal for Quicksand was negotiated by Emily Gotto on behalf of Shudder and Mike Runagall of Altitude Film Sales on behalf of the filmmakers.