WITCH GIRL is a short fan film written and directed by Spanish director Ricardo Uhagón Vivas based on characters appearing in the comic book “Chilling Adventures Of Sabrina,” written by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, illustrated by Robert Hack, and published by Archie Comics.
The book puts a dark spin on the classic series “Sabrina the Teenage Witch,” setting it in the 1960s.The film is a prequel to the comic set during Sabrina’s early days, in the late 1950’s, growing up in an eerie house full of secrets, magic, and surprises. It was produced with Arturo Díaz and Sangre Films, and shot in Spain over the summer of 2014.
“After messing with the idea of doing a live action “Afterlife With Archie” teaser, Roberto told me he was working on a new Sabrina series with a darker tone set in the 60’s, I thought it was the most brilliant idea ever: Witches and covens, high-school rivalries, the blooming of the sexual revolution, cults like the Manson Family, superstitious hippies and sixties fashion and music. It was perfect. I couldn’t help but wanting to do something with it. So I decided to write and direct a fun short prequel to celebrate the release of the book. I wanted to do something aesthetically beautiful, retro and magical without being too scary. Like a darker version of “Harry Potter” or “The Addams Family”. The film was shot in Vinuesa, Soria in the north of Spain in a bewitched and haunted country house from the early 20th Century. It wouldn’t have been possible without the help of producer Arturo Díaz and Sangre Films, who helped us put together an amazing top notch Spanish cast and crew including Macarena Gómez (Witching and Bitching, Shrew’s Nest) and Cristina Piaget (The Nun) as well as cinematographer Unax Mendía (Grand Piano, No Rest For The Wicked, Agnosia). We are very proud of this little fun homage to the characters, hope you enjoy it and share it. And if you like it don’t think twice and go out and buy the “Chilling Adventures Of Sabrina” comic book. It’s AMAZING!”
WITCH GIRL is a non-profit film for private use only, and is not for sale or resale. It is strictly for the promotional use of the filmmaker. It is in NO way endorsed by Archie Comics nor is it intended to undermine or compete with any existing or forthcoming material.
WITCH GIRL is created for fun and should not be sold, rented or used for anything of the sort. Sangre Films or Ricardo Uhagon Vivas make no claim to any of the characters, props, logos, or names that are trademarked, copyrighted or otherwise protected by the federal, state, international or other intellectual property law. No copyright infringement is intended or implied.