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Help! We're Canódromo Abandonado and over the past year we have been making videos and staging interventions in Madrid. In August we're going to take the bull by the horns, so to speak, and head to Washington to make the first Spanish Bruceploitation: a film with problematic humor, zen terror and martial arts without blows.

THE PLOT
It begins when a pathologically enthusiastic couple, with a weak spot for wine, decides to fly to Seattle to realize their dreams: she dreams of strengthening her leadership abilities in an exclusive corporate coaching seminar, Body Language Empowerment in One Week, while he dreams of getting as close as humanly possible to the tomb of the greatest fighter of all times. Upon arrival in Seattle, a sagacious mobster teaches them that it takes more than just a map to find Bruce's tomb, and something more than just a body to master the art of interpersonal communication. Will their relationship survive the mobster's grueling training? Will they be able to channel their enthusiasm towards a common dream? Seattle is a puzzle: will they find a frame pretty enough to hang it on the wall when it's all over?

ABOUT US
We are Lorena Iglesias, Aaron Rux y Julián Génisson. Before we met we did theatre, stand-up comedy, and made music. A little over a year ago we decided to combine our savoir-faire and favorite textures in an articulated and deformable being called Canódromo Abandonado (Abandoned Dogtrack in English). We make videos about cognitive deterioration, domestic economy, and pixelated children. Stated as a Manifesto: we unearth our dreams with shoehorns and implant them into Italian psycho-sexual thrillers in which the characters express themselves in corporate speak and call pretty much anything "Hollywood". This is the Abandoned Dogtrack: the Internet of the poor.

The time has arrived to take this spirit and put it to work in a more ambitious format. Recently, Spain has witnessed a surge of independent filmmakers who have demonstrated that you can make great films on a shoe-string budget. El señor by Juan Cavestany and Diamond Flash by Carlos Vermut are two examples that have particularly inspired us. We've been fortunate to have met and collaborated with people who share this low-cost philosophy, people like Carlos Vermut, Manuel Bartual, Pablo Hernando and Miguel Noguera, who lent his talents for the film's teaser. While these people are unknown in the US, we think it's important to include them here because it shows that there is a strong community of individuals who are willing to share their resources and talents so that others can realize their projects.

These relationships and your support make this project possible. We invite you to take a look at our videos and collaborate. You can find us on the web at Vimeo and YouTube and follow us on Twitter and Tumblr.

WHAT'S IN STORE FOR US?
Our idea is to shoot the film during the month of August. We plan for a week of finding locations and casting extras, and three weeks of filming. We will split our time between Spokane (our primary location consisting of an airstream camper near an indian reservation) and Seattle (that's where Bruce Lee is buried). Between September and November we will complete all the post-production in Madrid. Ideally, the film will be available on-line by the end of 2012.

 

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Q&A(12)

  • hola. donde puedo ver la película?? muchas gracias.

    Made by rafa

    ¡Hola! ¿Nos das tu correo electrónico?

  • ¡Felicidades por alcanzar el objetivo! Estoy deseando ver cómo queda la peli. ^^

    Made by Sonia

    ¡Gracias! ¡Nosotros también!

  • Esa peazo embarazada de nueve mese que llega al banco y saca UN MILLÓN DE PESETA, y al momento entran tre atracadore: "QUIETORRRR!!! HABLAN LOATRACADORE GRIMORE!!!! QUIETO!!! QUIETO!!!! Y se va uno pa la embarazada y le dice "Dame... Eso que has saca

    Made by Chiquito San

    ¡Compartimos tu locura! Estamos ABRUMADORL.

  • ¿Qué haréis si superáis los 8 000 euros?

    Made by joe

    No gastar tanto dinero de nuestro bolsillo. Estar mucho más tranquilos. Tampoco haríamos grandes dispendios. Date cuenta de que el viaje de los cuatro a Seattle, sólo hablo de los billetes, cuesta ya casi 5000 euros. También tenemos que alquilar una cabaña 1 mes y desplazarnos en coche casi a diario, comer, etc. Aún así, no hemos pensado en eso. Supongo que, salvo que pase algo extraordinario, es imposible aspirar a eso ahora.

  • ¡Muchas felicidades por conseguir el dinero y anímo con el rodaje!

    Made by Johnny Mnemonic

    ¡Muy agradecidos!

  • Enhorabuena.

    Made by anónimo

    ¡GRACIAS!

  • Yo quiero donar al proyecto pero no me gusta internet. ¿Puedo donaros en metálico?

    ¡Claro que puedes! Pero si no te gusta Internet, ¿cómo te va a gustar nuestra película? Uno de los protagonistas ES Internet :(

  • vais a llevar a Betty Ting Pei ???http://es.wikipedia.org/wiki/Betty_Ting_Pei#Muerte_de_Bruce_Lee

    Made by teresa

    ¡Calumnias!

  • ¿Y si conseguís más dinero? ¿La hacéis mejor? ¿Os lo gastáis en vuestros caprichitos? ¿Le dais lo sobrante a Miguel Noguera? Perdonad, mis preguntas son feas.

    Made by Antonia

    El presupuesto que necesitamos para la película es de más de 5100 euros, es de unos 8000, sin contar lo que hemos invertido en ir a Barcelona y hacer el teaser. Si consiguiésemos superar los 5100 no tendríamos que poner tanto de nuestro bolsillo. El conseguir más o menos dinero no influirá en la calidad de la película. Llevábamos tiempo estudiando cómo hacerla, hemos tomado una serie de decisiones técnicas y estéticas y sería contraproducente cambiarlas con tan poco tiempo. Nadie va a cobrar nada por hacer la película. Ni siquiera nos lo hemos planteado. De hecho, todos vamos a tener que invertir en el proyecto.

  • Guiadnos hacia la luz, maestros.

    Made by srbang

    ¡Trato hecho! Pero será una luz muy cochambrosa. Fuego sucio.

  • Cobardes! Qué vai hacer con tanto dinero? Noos vadartiempo a gastarlo!!!

    Made by Chiquito San

    Tú sí que eres un cobarde. Sabes perfectamente que no podemos contestar a las preguntas EN CLAVE DE HUMOR, porque si los donantes ven que somos unos cachondos nos cerrarán sus billeteras. Estarás contento :(

  • ¿Y si no conseguís los 5100? ¿No la hacéis? ¿La hacéis peor? Perdonad la pregunta.

    Made by Antonia

    ¡Hay que preguntar, Antonia, claro que sí! Naturalmente, queremos pensar que conseguiremos recaudar los 5.100 a través de Verkami. De no ser así, lo intentaremos por otras vías (principalmente, espectáculos off-line). La cuestión es que esa cifra es lo mínimo que necesitamos para hacer la película, materialmente. Agotaremos todas las posibilidades para conseguir la financiación, pero en ningún caso nos planteamos hacerla "peor". Le tenemos demasiado cariño a este proyecto como para hacerlo de cualquier forma. ¡Gracias por interesarte por él!

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«Towards Bruce Lee's Tomb», a film by Canódromo Abandonado

«La tumba de Bruce Lee», una película de Canódromo Abandonado

Raised €6,005
of €5,100
100% funded Conseguido!
In the past, we made videos about leisure of the claustrophobic and uncomfortable sort. Now we want to fly to Seattle to make the first Spanish *Bruceploitation*: a film with problematic humor, zen terror and martial arts without blows.
Antes hacíamos vídeos de ocio claustrofóbico. Ahora queremos volar a Seattle para hacer la primera "Bruceploitation" española: una película de humor problemático, terror zen y artes marciales sin golpes.

Thanks! This crowdfunding campaign ended on July 17, 2012.

 
  • Pledging €5
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    Digital download of the film in HD + Your name in the final credits.

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    Digital download of the film in HD + Your name in the final credits + 1 ticket for the premiere.

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    Digital download of the film in HD + Your name in the final credits + 1 ticket for the premiere + An original ringtone by Aaron Rux.

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    Digital download of the film in HD + Your name in the final credits + DVD of the film with extras from the shoot + 2 tickets for the premiere.

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    Digital download of the film in HD + Your name in the final credits + 2 DVD's of the film with extras from the shoot + 2 tickets for the premiere + Canódromo Abandonado Best of DVD.

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    Digital download of the film in HD + Your name in the final credits + 2 DVD's of the film with extras from the shoot + 2 tickets for the premiere + Canódromo Abandonado Best of DVD + 5 photos (5x7) from the shoot + Movie poster + A souvenir from Seattle signed by the crew.

  • Pledging €150
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    Digital download of the film in HD + Your name in the final credits + 2 DVD's of the film with extras from the shoot + 2 tickets for the premiere + Canódromo Abandonado Best of DVD + 5 photos (5x7) from the shoot + Movie poster + A souvenir from Seattle signed by the crew + Webcam stand-up show or a private screening of the movie in Madrid with the whole cast.

  • Pledging €300
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    Digital download of the film in HD + Your name in the final credits + 2 DVD's of the film with extras from the shoot + 2 tickets for the premiere + Canódromo Abandonado Best of DVD + 5 photos (5x7) from the shoot + Movie poster + A souvenir from Seattle signed by the crew + a webcam stand-up show or a private screening of the movie in Madrid with the whole cast or a half-hour performance by Canódromo Abandonado (supposing you live in/plan on stopping by Madrid) or a special video in your honor.

  • Pledging €500
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    Digital download of the film in HD + Your name in the final credits + 2 DVD's of the film with extras from the shoot + 2 tickets for the premiere + Canódromo Abandonado Best of DVD + 5 photos (5x7) from the shoot + Movie poster + A souvenir from Seattle signed by the crew + a webcam stand-up show + a half-hour performance by Canódromo Abandonado (supposing you live/plan on stoping by Madrid) + A special video in your honor + Special mention in the credits.

Thanks! This crowdfunding campaign ended on July 17, 2012.

 

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Canódromo Abandonado
Somos Lorena Iglesias, Aaron Rux y Julián Génisson. Antes dábamos tumbos en el stand-up, la música y el teatro. Hace un año combinamos nuestro savoir-faire y texturas favoritas en un ente articulado y deformable llama... Read more
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