Sheep are the real protagonists

bandera-uk The sheep have been the protagonists of the shooting, dealing with them has not been easy, because they are very scary animals, accustomed to not being in contact with humans. The sheep of The color of thirst are of the race “chisqueta”, an autochthonous race of the Pyrenees that is characterized by having the tips of the ears, the nose, the tail and the legs stained black. They belong to the director and her sister Irene, veterinarian. They are sheep of extensive production, that is to say, that they run free on the fields and for that reason they are very agile and strong, and we used their meadows and corrals as the movie sets. Josep had to learn how to handle with them to get into the character of Medardo but on the first day of rehearsal he already got along like no one! And even though three shepherds helped us during the shooting, in the end the whole team had to learn how to herd sheep a little!

bandera-espana Las ovejas han sido las protagonistas del rodaje, lidiar con ellas no ha sido fácil, pues son animales muy asustadizos, acostumbrados a no estar en contacto con los humanos. Las ovejas de El color de la sed son de la raza “chisqueta”, una raza autóctona del Pirineo que se caracteriza por tener las puntas de las orejas, el morro, la cola y las patas manchadas de color negro. Pertenecen a la directora y su hermana Irene, veterinaria. Son ovejas de producción extensiva, es decir, que corretean por el campo y por ello son muy ágiles y fuertes, de modo que pudimos usar sus prados y corrales como set de rodaje. Josep tuvo que aprender a manejarlas para meterse en el personaje de Medardo ¡pero en el primer día de ensayo ya se desenvolvía como nadie! Aún así contamos con la ayuda de tres pastores para los distintos días de rodaje, ¡aunque al final todo el equipo tuvo que aprender a pastorear un poco!

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