UPSTAIRS’ founder, Anabella Sosa, producer with over 20 years of experience in advertising, film and TV, Luis Balaguer, founder and CEO of LatinWE, with over 25 years of experience in the entertainment industry, and Pepe Nacif, renowned Executive Producer(Mexico) from production company LOS HIJOS DE JACK, announce the production kick-off of their feature film “COATÍ.”

The fun animated movie uses humor to deliver an ecological message with lots of heart, and a Latin flavor. The movie features the adventures of a sweet character named COATÍ, inspired by the cute animal from Central and South America.

The team of professionals that are part of the production includes animators, illustrators and writers from Río 2 (2014), The Book of Life (2014), Despicable Me (2010), Ice Age 5, Metegol (2013) and the Oscar-nominated Song of the Sea (2014), among others.

Casting sessions that will include actors, influencers and celebrities for different characters in both English and Spanish, begin in April. The actress and entrepreneur, Sofia Vergara, Executive Producer(US) of the film, will have a special participation as a villain.

On Monday, February 23rd, a cocktail reception took place where producers, artists and executives from the entertainment industry, celebrated the beginning of this great project at the UPSTAIRS’ production and post-production studios in Miami.