February 18, 2013
Gael García Bernal has stepped behind the camera to direct
Drifting: Part 2
, which picks up where friend and Canana co-founder,
, left off in this two-part short film.
, directed by Luna, sets up the story of three friends who reunite after having drifted apart. A prank sees the friends left in a precarious situation, which Bernal has to resolve in the concluding film.
The two-part short film is part of a collaboration between Chivas Regal, the original luxury whisky, and Canana - the art-house Mexican film company founded by life-long friends Gael García Bernal,
and Pablo Cruz, and led by Julián Levin.
brings to life the idiosyncrasies of modern male friendship - a theme the Canana team knows well. The friends and business partners worked collectively to develop the storyline, directing and producing the films in their native
Speaking about the project and how it feels to work with close friend
, Gael García Bernal commented, "It will be really interesting to see how the two films interact and work together because Diego and I have very different approaches to everything! Luckily we work really well together and bring out each other's potential. That is one of the great things about our friendship and something we understand about each other. I don't just respect his point of view, I like it! He always has something different to say and I like to hear that from him. I think that's what makes this project exciting and different."
Cabo San Lucas
, the concluding installation of
finds life-long friends, Nico (
Pablo Cruz Guerrero
), Andres (
) and Al (
) floating in the middle of the ocean with just a life preserver between them after an unexplained prank. While the characters try to figure out what has happened and what to do next, the short explores themes of trust, forgiveness and acceptance as they reconnect. As the tale unravels, it reveals an elaborate set-up culminating in a surprise ending that makes the friends realise the importance of making time for friendship. The film, as well as exclusive behind the scenes interviews with both Gael and Diego can be viewed at
As part of the project, Chivas is celebrating real-life friendships by sending two friends on an all-expenses-paid trip to the legendary
Film Festival, of which Chivas is an official sponsor, for a special screening of
We Go Way Back
photo competition, open from the 18
February through to 24
, asks fans to upload pictures of them and their best friend, showing moments of friendship and shared memories. In the gallery showcasing entries, people can vote for their favourite submissions until 31
March. The winner will be selected from the ten submissions with the most votes by Canana.
Created by brothers
James and John Chivas
and shared by friends around the world, Chivas Regal understands that friendship and brotherhood are a vital source of inspiration and support for men. Canana is bringing modern brotherhood to life with this two-part short film, which represents the first time Gael and Diego have worked together in this way, each directing a story around the same characters.
To view the films and exclusive behind the scenes interviews with Gael, and enter the competition, visit
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