Film production company based in Mexico City founded by Salomón Askenazi & Isaac Cherem. Currently developing a 4 movie investment project which jump started with the most successful crowdfunding project on Fondeadora. Fosforescente produces films for a wide audience with fresh and original content. Our mission is to change the narrative and perspective of international audiences on mexican cinema.

Finished films

Title: Leona
Production Company:
Fosforescente, Co-Produced by Terminal, LA Film Boutique
Year: 2018
Genre: Drama
Length: 94 mins
Director: Isaac Cherem
Writers: Isaac Cherem & Naian González Norvind
Producer: Salomón Askenazi
Cast: Naian González Norvind, Christian Vazquez
Synopsis: A young Jewish woman from Mexico City finds herself torn between her family and her forbidden love with a non-Jewish man. He allows her to discover the world outside the bubble of her community, leading to an important transition in her adult life.
Festivals & Awards: Festival Internacional de Cine de Morelia (Winner Best Actress)
Distributor North America: Menemsha Films
Distributor Mexico: Calouma Films
Title: Dos Veces Tú (Two Times You)
Production Company:
Fosforescente
Year: 2018
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Length: 95 mins
Director: Salomón Askenazi
Producer: Isaac Cherem
Cast: Anahí Dávila, Melissa Barrera, Mariano Palacios, Daniel Adissi.
Synopsis: After an innocent game where they decide to exchange husbands during a wedding, cousins Tania and Daniela decide to drive back home with the husband of the other. One of the cars crashes and an odd couple survives, creating a new, strange relationship.
Sales Agent: One Eyed Films
Festivals & Awards: Festival Internacional de Cine de Merida-Yucatan (Special Mention Press Jury), Santa Barbara International Film Festival, Fantasporto.
Title: Clases De Historia
Production Company: Un Beso, DELBA Producciones, Películas Santa Clara, Fosforescente and Labo Digital
Year: 2018
Genre: Drama
Length: 100 min
Director: Marcelino Islas Hernández
Producers: Andrea Toca, Marcelino Islas, Daniela Leyva, Rosa Galguera, Salomón Askenazi e Isaac Cherem
Cast: Verónica Langer, Renata Vaca, Héctor Holten, Gabino Rodríguez, Fernando Álvarez Rebeil
Synopsis: Vero is a history teacher at junior high-school, she is 60 years old and has cancer. Vero's routine life changes when she meets Eva, a new-entry student who is slowly getting into her life. Starting a relationship of friendship that will lead Vero to live towards death, or perhaps to die living.
Sales Agent: Loco Films
Festivals & Awards: Tokyo International Film Festival, Los Cabos Film Festival (Winner WIP Gabriel Figueroa Film Fund)
Title: El Incidente (The Incident)
Production Company:
Yellow Films, Fosforescente
Year: 2014
Genre: Sci-fi, Drama
Length: 100 mins
Director: Isaac Ezban
Producer: Salomón Askenazi
Cast: Raúl Méndez, Hernán Mendoza, Nailea Norvind, Humberto Busto, Fernando Álvarez Rebeil, Gabriel Santoyo.
Synopsis: Two parallel stories about characters trapped in illogical endless spaces: two brothers and a detective locked on an infinite staircase, and a family locked on an infinite road - for a very long time...
Distributor: Cine Canibal
Sales Agent: Shoreline Entertainment
Festivals & Awards: Sitges, Fantastic Fest, Fantaspoa, Morbido, Los Cabos Film Festival (Winner Mexico Primero Fox Award), Busan Film Festival.
Title: Ocean Blues
Production Company:
Yellow Films, Fosforescente
Year: 2011
Genre: Drama, Romance
Length: 1 h 33 min
Director: Salomón Askenazi
Producer: Isaac Ezban
Cast: Xavier Villanova, Isabel Piquer
Synopsis: The film follows the life of Isabel and Xavier, both in search of love, both with different goals. Their stories intertwine when they decide to work together. Xavier gets lost in his passion for theater and his desire to be with Isabel, creating a metaphoric world in the beach, where the truth of their love life is portrayed. The story evolves when Xavier asks Isabel to star in his first play, an intense monologue titled "Ocean Blues".
Distributor: Cineteca Nacional
Festivals & Awards: Festival de Cine de Monteria (Winner Best Director), Festival Pantalla de Cristal (Winner Best Editing) San Diego Latino Film Festival, Hola Mexico Film Festival, Festival de Cine de Lima.

Films in post-production

Title: El Secreto del Dr. Grinberg
Production Company:
Polar Star Films, Primo, Fosforescente, SPR
Year: 2019
Genre: Documentary, Thriller, Fantasy
lenght: 86 mins
Director: Ida Cuellar
Producer: Carles Brugueras, Marieke Van Den Barsselaar, Ida Cuellar, Salomon Askenazi, Jimmy Cohen, Isaac Cherem, Nico Pérez Veiga
Synopsis: In the early nineties, Dr. Jacobo Grinberg’s career was blooming and he gained lots of international credit as a researcher in the fields of telepathy and neurophysiology at the Universidad Autónoma of México. When Dr. Grinberg mysteriously disappears in 1994, the police find no trace of him. The only thing that is clear, is that all his research material, including his computers, disappeared along with him. Holding the scientific key to telepathy and mystical cures, Grinberg became a valuable asset in many contexts. For that reason, some claim that American governmental forces captured Jacobo and put him to work for them. Some say that his second wife was involved in his disappearance, alleging that she is not the person she claims to be.

Films in development

Title: El Rey de la Fiesta (King of the Party)
Production Company: Fosforescente
Year: 2019
Genre: Sci-fi, Drama
Director: Salomón Askenazi
Writers: Salomon Askenazi & Isaac Cherem
Producer: Isaac Cherem
Synopsis: Hector is a shy psychoanalyst. A patient of his invites him to a birthday party. He intends to go, but his pregnant wife has birth complications so he spends the night in the hospital. The next day he learns that everyone in the party remember him, he appears in every picture and a woman he was with the whole night disappeared. People say he was the king of the dance floor. But he didn’t attend.
Title: La Suegra
Production Company: Fosforescente
Year: 2019
Genre: Horror
Director: Mauricio Chernovetzky
Producers: Isaac Cherem & Salomón Askenazi
Synopsis: Carlos and May are getting married, but due to Carlos’ strict upbringing they still haven't had sex. After meeting his controlling mother on the night before the wedding, May rebelliously slips into his fiancé’s quarters and seduces him. The next day, as she stands on the altar, May notices that her sweet Carlos is no longer the same. As the party unfolds, he begins to lose control of his impulses, unleashing an epidemic that removes other guests’ social and moral filters, and turns the joyful event into an apocalyptic nightmare.