The documentary series produced by the Unscripted area of the studio and written and directed by Hernán Zin tells the story of the rescue operation of little Julen Roselló.
On January 13, 2019, the Roselló family's life changed forever. Little Julen, two years old, fell down an illegally excavated well in the Malaga town of Totalán while playing during a family lunch. The horrifying story of thirteen intense and relentless days of rescue operation is presented on TV with '13 days', a documentary series produced by the unscripted area of Secuoya Studios and directed by Hernán Zin. It will be available on Netflix from June 1.
"We have made a unique series that will move and surprise its viewers. It is the day-by-day narration of the personal story of the rescue of little Julen, from the point of view of his parents and of the hundreds of volunteers who rushed to help them. In addition, new information about the operation is included," says its director, Hernán Zin. The filmmaker, nominated for Emmy, Goya and Grammy awards, considers that this production "redefines the true crime genre, for its respectful manner of honoring the victims, its aesthetic vision, its frenzied pace and its humaneness. A series that mirrors us as a society, with our lights and shadows".
Unpublished and exclusive testimonies
Narrated chronologically, the docuseries portrays how the search for the little boy was carried out from the very first minute. From the emergency call, to the efforts of the engineering professionals, firefighters, police and Civil Guard who participated in an unprecedented rescue.
The three episodes of the docuseries include the unpublished testimonies of the victims of that terrible fate: José and Victoria, Julen's parents. In addition, the production includes the testimonies of the technical coordinator of the rescue, Ángel García Vidal, the former head of the Mining Rescue Brigade, Sergio Tuñón, and Nicolás Rando, a member of the Guardia Civil Mountain Team who recovered the boy's body.
13 días' was written and directed by Hernán Zin ('Morir para contar'), along with Fausto Bastida ('Los secretos de La Roja') as production manager and Eduardo Escorial, David Gallart and Guillermo Ríos as executive producers.