2015 — VERKAMI: 5 years of crowdfunding
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Why this film?

When my son Jan was born and I realized he had Down Syndrome, I had the urge to write a blog and tell about what was happening to us.

My instincts, coupled with my emotions, inspired me and I started recording whatever was happening. Since I am a film director and an editor, I felt the need to record every single moment.

It has been five years since I started recording Jan and now I have decided to carry this project out from the blog to the big screen.
The difficulties you face when you have a son with Down Syndrome makes time stop. Your values changes and you give more importance to time and effort. What another child can accomplish without effort becomes an enormous difficulty; and it causes you to value every step along the way, no matter how small. Basic aspects of development such us shifting, crawling and walking arrive late and require a huge amount of dedication and consistency.

This film is a story of acceptance, effort and overcoming. A story that can help lots of people, not only families with disabled children.

I do believe that in this frantic life we live it is very important to stop once and a while, learn how to feel, listen to our children and above all, love others and stop judging people based on their intellectual abilities.

What makes this film special?

A documentary tries to tell and show the truth.

When a father, who has dedicated his life to film, has a son with Down Syndrome and records him for five years, the result can only be an intimate, intense and deeply documented portrait.

That’s why this film is a unique project with the added value of reality and emotions. It is a fresh and vivid portrayal, dealt with a sweet sense of humor that will help the audience come closer to the unknown world of disabilities.

What are your shares destined to?

Our main goal is that The Story of Jan is released on the big screen and shown in major Film Festivals. We strongly believe it is important the public enjoys the movie in the main theaters.

For this reason, it is important that the film have a professional finish.

Right now we are running the pre-production phase and we need a kick-start to make this film a reality. The final cost is great, but with your help we could bring this project to life.

Some important scenes are still to be shot, and the most difficult of all: editing and sound and vision post-production.

Lastly, a portion of the fundraised money will be used to get publicity for the film in motion such as presentations to media sources and working on communication strategies.

ABOUT THE DIFFERENT REWARDS

First of all we like to thank you all for supporting the film.

In order to acknowledge your help, we have come up with the following options:

  • You would appear in the movie final credits. You are an important part of this project.

  • Online private viewing You could see the movie after having been released. You will have enjoyed it so much that you would want to watch it again and again at home. :)

  • Tickets for the premiere in Madrid. We would like to see you at the event! After a certain amount, we will include tickets for the big event.

  • DVD with extras and Bluray. We will have a DVD including extras such us the making of the movie, some deleted scenes and you will also have the option to obtain it in top quality, HD Bluray.

  • Original soundtrack CD by Guille Mostaza and Mayor Tom.

  • The Story of Jan book. In it you will find the best of the blog posts as well as some of the best commentaries made by our followers.

  • Mug by Ketódico, Ketodico included in a family pack.

And for the most ambitious, we offer our packs.

  • ** FAMILY MOVIE PACK PLUS:**

This pack offers you the chance to appear in the final film credits. You will also be invited to an editing day when the movie is further along. You can even leave your own mark on the film! Of course, anything mentioned previously is also included.

  • ** FAMILY MOVIE PACK:**

A mix of the two packs with four tickets for the Madrid premiere.

  • ** FAMILY MOVIE PACK PLUS:**

This pack offers you the chance to appear in the final film credits. You will also be invited to an editing day when the movie is further along. You can even leave your own mark on the film! Of course, anything mentioned previously is also included.

  • ** CINEPRO PACK:**

This is our most ambitious pack. It includes everything mentioned previously plus your name will be seen in the initial credits and on our posters. You will also be mentioned in the media.

You will also receive four opening night seats located next to our film team!

FOURSEEN SCHEDULED

A few scenes need to be shot this summer and we will start editing and post-production right away.

At the same time, we will be working on the original soundtrack which is a main part of the movie.

Sound and vision post-production will take us into November and our main goal is to have the first copies delivered to movie theatres and festivals.
We don’t have a date for the movie premiere but we are hoping it takes place by mid 2016.

Since we include the DVDs and other additional items in our packages, we ask for your patience when you are ordering the gifts. Once the movie is finished and released, we will begin to send the gifts.

THE TEAM.

BERNARDO MOLL OTTO. DIRECTOR AND PRODUCER

Bernardo Moll studied film in 1994. He also has a degree in graphic design, photography and postproduction software.

Since then, he started his own production company and has directed and taken part as director and editor in more than fifteen short movies and documentaries.
In 2005, he edited his first movie A Year in the Moon, directed by Antonio Gárate.
In 2009 he was the assistant director and editor of the movie Love is Moving directed by Mercedes Alonso.

He has also worked with Antonio Hernández editing the movie Borgia as well as edited a video clip for the band Sidecars.

Since 2009, he has served as an editing and production teacher at CES, Ondas Escolares and Instituto de Cine de Madrid.

BELÉN BERNUY. EXECUTIVE PRODUCER

Belén Bernuy. Her professional life starts in 1988 working for various production companies: Elías Querejeta P.C, El Deseo and Lola Films. Later on, she worked as a producer and director for Tornasol Films and contributed to films such as El otro barrio and Sinvergüenza.

At the same time she founded her own company, Centuria Films, and produced Cachorro and Sangre Ciega by Miguel Albadalejo (nominated for a Goya in 1993) and in 1999 she coproduced her first movie with Alta Films , Marta y Alrededores.
From 2001 to 2009 she was an Alta Films executive producer, participating in the making of Te doy mis ojos. In 2006, she created the first movie solely produced by her company Los girasoles ciegos.

By the end of 2006, she released the documentary Garbo, el hombre que salvo al mundo with the help of Centuria Films and Ikiru Films The documentary was awarded with a Goya the very same year.

ALFONSO POSTIGO. PHOTOGRAPHY DIRECTOR

Alfonso Postigo has studied Audiovisual Communication at the Complutense University in Madrid. After that, he received a photography degree at ECAM and took part is several short movies. In 2002 he worked as photography director in Un año en la luna by Antonio Gárate. Since then, he has shot Pagafantas by Borja Gobeaga and Yo también by Álvaro Pastor and Antonio Naharro, amongst others. Recently he has worked in T.V. series such as Crematorio, Gran Reserva, o Cuéntame un cuento. He has worked with directors such as Manuel Gómez Pereira, Antonio Hernández, Salvador Calvo or Norberto López Amado.

GUILLERMO MOSTAZA AND DIEGO CASTAÑO “MAYOR TOM”, ORIGINAL SOUNDTRACK

Guillermo Mostaza composes, sings and plays several instruments in the band Ellos. They have released seven records.
He has also produced for other bands: Los Planetas, Niza, Portonovo, Mirafiori.
He has his own recording studio: Alamo Shock.

Diego Cataño (Mayor Tom), “Mayor Tom”, was part of Delomo since 1998 to 2005 and recorded two albums with them. He also played the guitar for “Jabon Blue” and produced four albums.

The Major Tom project started in Madrid in 2005. In 2008, he releases his first record “Myspace” touring all over Spain. Now, in 2015, he is recording again , in his own studio named “Control Tierra”

MÓNICA VIC. ACTRESS

Mónica Vic. Monica’s most recent role has been Clara Chacón in the T.V. series Isabel. Her last appearances on the big screen were Siete Minutos by Daniela Fejerman, El amor se mueve by Mercedes Afonso, and Malas Temporadas by Manuel Martín Cuenca.
On the stage, she has taken part in El baño, La caja, directed by Gabriel Olivares, ¿Quién va? Directed by Sergio Peris-Mencheta , The Little Night Music directed by Mario Gas, Vías Paralelas directed by Jesús Roche and El círculo de tiza caucasiano directed by Tamzin Townsend.
She is currently working at the Fernando Fernán Gómez theatre, with the play Our Town directed by Gabriel Olivares.
Her works on T.V. include Aida, Hospital Central, El comisario, Génesis, Círculo Rojo, and Living Lavapiés. With Antonio Hernández, she worked on the T.V. movies Días sin Luz and Sofía.
Mónica Vic is Jan’s Mum.

LINKS RELATED:

Blog de La Historia de Jan

Leer la Historia desde el principio

Vídeos de la Historia de Jan

Cámara Abierta primer reportaje

Cámara Abierta segundo reportaje

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Q&A(14)

  • Hola amigos! Me ha gustado mucho vuestro proyecto y ahí estamos formando parte de los mecenas. También con Verkami conseguimos editar "La niña algodón" un cuento que habla de las capacidades diversas. Podéis ver www.lacabezadelrinoceronte.com Animo!

    Hola, muchas gracias por ser mecenas de nuestra película. He entrado en vuestra web y me parece muy interesante. La miraré con calma. Un abrazo fuerte.

  • Hola! Encantado de colaborar. Goethe dijo "trata a una persona como lo que es y seguirá siendo lo que es, trátala como lo que puede llegar a ser y acabará siendo lo que es llamado a ser" A ver si entre todos conseguimos que Jan sea un icono :)

    Mil gracias Antonio, me encanta la cita. Muchas gracias por colaborar. Seguimos el camino! Saludos.

  • Hola amigos! He puesto mi pequeño granito de arena para que podáis poner en marcha este MARAVILLOSO proyecto. Espero que se una mucha más gente. Un abrazo fuerte y besote para Jan ;)

    Made by Mónica

    Hola Mónica, muchísimas gracias por ser parte de esta historia. ¡Qué emoción! Ya queda menos. :)

  • Amigo Bernar!! Hecha mi aportación, apoyo total!! A cambio solo tienes que ponerle El semáforo a Jan, jajaja!!! Gran abrazo!!

    Jajaja!!! Javi eres un crack! Mil gracias por formar parte de esta aventura. Besos!!!

  • Buenos días! Me gustaría ser mecenas pero tengo una duda sobre los pacs. Cuando os referís al DVD con los extras es la película más los extras o solamente son los extras de la película sin ella? Muchas gracias!!!

    Made by Daniel Moreno

    Hola Daniel, el DVD con extras incluirá la película entera más algunos extras. Seguramente un making of y algunas escenas eliminadas. Muchas gracias por querer ser mecenas de esta película. Un saludo.

  • Buenas tardes, hemos hecho una aportación para ser mecenas de vuestro proyecto. Estamos encantadas con la idea. ¡Espero que pueda convertirse en realidad! Mucho ánimo.

    Hola Lidia! Muchísimas gracias por apoyar La Historia de Jan. Ya sois mecenas de esta película. ¡Qué alegría! Saludos!

  • Existe la posibilidad de salir como figurante extra en la pelicula ??

    Made by TANIA

    Hola Tania, gracias por tu ofrecimiento de ser figurante en la película. Si lo necesitáramos no dudes que contaríamos contigo. Un saludo y gracias por apoyar La Historia de Jan

  • Buenos días, Quería hacer aportación de 65€ pero no aprovecharé las entradas para el estreno porque vivo en Barcelona. Puedo cambiarlas por la taza o la camiseta? Cómo lo indico? Gracias y saludos cordiales Raül

    Made by Raül

    Hola Raül, lo primero muchas gracias por querer ser mecenas de esta película. Por favor escríbenos a bernardomoll@lahistoriadejan.com y comentamos tu caso en particular. Muchas gracias.

  • Quiero colaborar y no se como.....gracias

    Made by kontxi

    Hola Kontxi, si te fijas a la derecha están los precios de las distintas aportaciones. Al pinchar encima de una de ellas te lleva a una página que te pide un mail y tu nombre. Luego hay que seguir los pasos hasta que te pide la tarjeta para efectuar el pago. Cualquier duda dinos y te ayudamos a hacerlo. En breve vamos a colgar un tutorial para la gente que no sepa. Muchas gracias por querer ser mecenas del proyecto.

  • hola em dic Irene i soc de Terrassa. Magradaria poder-me possar en contacte amb els pares del Jan..M'agradaria poder ajudar mes!..Volia proposal-hi si els hi semblava be fer una festa solidaria per recaptar diners ja k soc de la junta Aavv gracies

    Made by Irene

    Hola Irene, nos encanta tu idea y nos encantaría ponernos en contacto contigo. Mándanos un mail a bernardomoll@lahistoriadejan.com con tus datos y hablamos. Muchísimas gracias!

  • Hola,por supuesto,que me convertiré en unos de los mecenas de este proyecto.Se que ayudará a muchísima gente que se encuentren en similares situaciones,tanto con familiares,amigos/as o trabajo.Un saludo desde La Palma

    Made by Richard

    Muchas gracias Richard! Un fuerte abrazo.

  • quiero desearos a toda la familia lo mejor para este proyecto que teneis entre manos... Admirable

    Made by jesus maria (jesuson)

    Muchísimas gracias!!!!

  • Como puedo participar?..no consigo ver ningun apartado para colaborar

    Made by ana

    Hola Ana, lo primero gracias por querer hacerte mecenas de nuestra película. Pinchando en las distintas cantidades te da la opción de colaborar. Dinos si lo consigues. Un saludo y gracias de nuevo.

  • Buenos dias! Vuestro proyecto nos parece muy interesante y hemos realizado 2 aportaciones de parte de nuestros peques pero creo q algo no hemos hecho bien.¿podrias confirmarme que se han realizado correctamente?. Muchas gracias y un beso grande a Jan

    Made by iciar

    Hola Iciar, lo primero gracias por hacerte mecenas. ¿a que nombre y que mail lo pusiste? No encuentro dos aportaciones de la misma persona. Dime eso y lo comprobamos, lo mismo ha fallado algo. Muchas gracias.

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The story of Jan

La Historia de Jan

Raised €34,295
of €30,000
100% funded Conseguido!
Jan has Down Syndrome.His father has been writing in a blog and recording him for five years.This film tells us a story of overcoming and acceptancy from an intimate point of view.Through sense of humor, effort and love for him,Jan´s parents try to normalize and let the world know about their story.
Jan tiene síndrome de Down. Su padre lleva 5 años escribiendo en un blog y grabándole. Esta película nos cuenta desde la intimidad una historia de superación y de aceptación. A través del sentido del humor, el esfuerzo y el amor por él, estos padres buscan normalizar y dar a conocer esta historia.
Created in: Madrid

Thanks! This crowdfunding campaign ended on June 26, 2015.

 
  • Pledging €15
    165 PATRONS

    Appearance in the movie final credits
    + Online private viewing

  • Pledging €25
    190 PATRONS

    DVD with extras
    + Appearance in the movie final credits
    + Online private viewing

  • Pledging €35
    12 PATRONS

    4 A5 printed posters designed by Ketodico
    + DVD with extras
    + Appearance in the movie final credits
    + Online private viewing

  • Pledging €35
    111 PATRONS

    A T-Shirt designed by Ketodico
    + DVD with extras
    + Appearance in the movie final credits
    + Online private viewing

  • Pledging €55
    53 PATRONS

    Movie Bluray
    + 2 Tickets for the movie premiere in Madrid
    + DVD with extras
    + Appearance in the movie final credits
    + Online private viewing

  • Pledging €55
    53 PATRONS

    Original soundtrack CD
    + 2 Tickets for the movie premiere in Madrid
    + DVD with extras
    + Appearance in the movie final credits
    + Online private viewing

  • Pledging €65
    42 PATRONS

    The Story of Jan book
    + 2 Tickets for the movie premiere in Madrid
    + DVD with extras
    + Appearance in the movie final credits
    + Online private viewing

  • Pledging €105
    36 PATRONS

    MOVIE PACK

    4 Tickets for the movie premiere in Madrid
    + Movie Bluray
    + DVD with extras
    + CD with the original soundtrack composed by Guille Mostaza and Mayor Tom
    + 4 A5 printed posters designed by Ketodico
    + T-Shirt
    + Appearance in the movie final credits
    + Online private viewing

  • Pledging €115
    30 PATRONS

    FAMILY PACK

    Mug designed by Ketodico
    + The story of Jan book
    + 4 Tickets for the movie premiere in Madrid
    + 4 A5 printed posters designed by Ketodico
    + DVD with extras
    + T-Shirt
    + Appearance in the movie final credits
    + Online private viewing

  • Pledging €225
    9 PATRONS

    FAMILY MOVIE PACK

    4 Tickets for the movie premiere in Madrid
    + The story of Jan book
    + Mug
    + Movie Bluray
    + DVD with extras
    + CD with the original soundtrack composed by Guille Mostaza and Mayor Tom
    + 4 A5 printed posters designed by Ketodico
    + 2 T-Shirts
    + Appearance in the movie final credits
    + Online private viewing

  • Pledging €495
    10 PATRONS

    FAMILY MOVIE PACK PLUS

    Invitation for an editing day with the director when the movie is about to be finished.
    + Special mention in the movie final credits
    + 6 Tickets for the movie premiere in Madrid
    + 2 The story of Jan books
    + 2 Mugs
    + Movie Bluray
    + DVD with extras
    + CD with the original soundtrack
    + 4 A5 printed posters designed by Ketodico
    + 4 T-Shirts
    + Online private viewing

  • Pledging €1,995
    0 PATRONS

    CINEPRO PACK

    Appear as a collaborator in the starting credits o the movie aswell as in posters and media.
    + 4 seats booked by the movie team during the premiere in Madrid.
    + Invitation for an editing day with the director when the movie is about to be finished.
    + 2 books The Story of Jan
    + 2 Mugs
    + Movie Bluray
    + DVD with extras
    + CD with the original soundtrack
    + 4 A5 printed posters designed by Ketodico
    + 4 T-Shirts
    + Online private viewing

Thanks! This crowdfunding campaign ended on June 26, 2015.

 

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Bernardo Moll Otto
Soy productor y director de cine. Llevo más de 20 años trabajando en el sector. Mi hijo Jan tiene síndrome de Down y he decidido hacer una película sobre su vida. Read more
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