Televisa is betting on the importance of visual narratives for new series Y mañana será otro día, which will debut on Mexican network Las Estrellas on April 16. Director of photography Miguel Del Valle, and art director Jerry Funes, gave ttvnews all the details on the production.
*By Enrique de la Rosa, from Mexico City.
"It's a melodrama mixed with comedy, but what we're trying to do is give it a much more modern look, making it feel more like a series," explained the show's director of photography, Miguel Del Valle, during an interview with ttvnews.
And of course, the show we're talking about is Y mañana será otro día, a new project from Televisa that will land on Mexico's Las Estrellas on April 16 on the 4:30 pm timeslot. Stylized as Y mañana será otro día…mejor on screens, the telenovela is one with which the company is looking stand out by offering a far more visual narrative.
Speaking about the show, Argentine actor Diego Olivera said: "It is well-thought product with a new aesthetic treatment, more similar to feature films, with move lighting and a particular color treatment".
It is a new way of telling a story for television, thinking about everything from the more technical aspects like cameras, to the color palette.
"The first thing we did was decide on color palette by using Wes Anderson's films as a reference, where color has a leading role, they are antagonistic colors," explained Del Valle.
Y mañana será otro día is based on an original idea by José Ignacio Valenzuela, while the show's adaptation was spearheaded by Martha Carrillo and Cristina García.
Produced by Carlos Moreno, it stars Angelica Vale, Diego Olivera and Alejandra Barros.
Further talking on the show, its art director Jerry Funes added that "the production seeks to innovate and stand out from the usual visual aesthetic in telenovelas".
"We are trying to break from those clichés like having perfect hair. We're innovating and doing something completely new," he said. "It is very important to create atmospheres, where emotions and lighting play a preponderant role."
He added that: "the characters stay in a color palette; they maintain something that goes hand in hand with their psychology, with how they think".
According to the director of photography, the new production from Televisa takes into account the fact that audiences have become more demanding when it comes to looking at a product.
"What's happened with television is that the distribution outlets have grown in many ways, same as the competition, so when you turn on the TV you're exposed to an image and that's what makes you decide whether to keep watching or not," concluded.
The cast also includes Nuria Bages, Ana Layevska, Fabián Robles, Diego de Erice, Fernanda Borches, Emmanuel Palomares, Florencia de Saracho, Mauricio Abularach, Socorro Bonilla, Estefanía Villarreal, Andrea Escalona, Miranda Kay, Lizy Martínez, Oliver Nava, Chris Pascal, Luis José Sevilla, Sergio Saldívar, Miguel Díaz-Morlet, Alejandro Cervantes, Sergio Madrigal and Ari Placera.
The telenovela tells the story of Monica (Angelica Vale), an efficient secretary deeply in love with her boss Camilo Sarmiento (Diego Olivera), who only sees her as an assistant who solves everything. Camilo is married to Diana (Alejandra Barros) and together they have a beautiful family, made up of their four children: Bárbara (Lizy Martínez), Cristóbal (Oliver Nava), Regina (Miranda Kay), and Nicolás (Ari Placera).
Monica's life begins to change when Diana is diagnosed with breast cancer, and chooses her so that, in the event of her death, Monica can replace her husband's partner. At first, Monica refuses to accept the plan, but being in love with Camilo and knowing she has been chosen by Diana, helps change her mind.
However, the problems are about to start, since the underage daughter Regina reveals that she's pregnant and plans to give her son up for adoption. In addition, the existence of Camilo's first son is revealed to the entire family when he homes into the family.
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