Directors and producers Dan Geller and Dayna Goldfine have wrapped production on "The Galapagos Affair: Satan Came to Eden," a murder mystery documentary that features the voices of international stars such as Cate Blanchett, Diane Kruger, Connie Nielsen, Josh Radnor, Sebastian Koch, Thomas Kretschmann and Gustaf Skarsgard.
Described as an unusual tale of idealistic dreams gone awry set in the brutal yet alluring landscape of the Galapagos Islands, the project interweaves an unsolved 1930s murder mystery with stories of present-day Galapagos pioneers. The then-and-now portrait becomes a parable of the search for paradise.
The settlers’ ongoing drama became regular fodder for tabloids all over the world from 1929-1934. Extensive archival footage, including nearly five years of ‘home movies,’ was discovered to tell the story of what happened when a few individualists settled on the same small island seeking their own distinct and sometimes clashing notions of Eden.
For over 20 years, Geller and Goldfine have created critically-acclaimed multi-character documentary narratives such as PBS' recent Silicon Valley movie “Something Ventured" and the award-winning international box office hit “Ballets Russes,” both of which were distributed by Zeitgeist Films.
Four-time Emmy winner Laura Karpman composed the score for "The Galapagos Affair," which was executive produced by Jonathan Dana, who is also handling worldwide sales.
The documentary is currently in post-production and is expected to be completed by the end of the year.