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A documentary narrating the ups and downs of a nomad (and clown) that left Spain by on his bike 8 years ago and has not returned to Spain yet. The documentary has been filmed in Japan, South Korea, Australia, NZ, USA, Canada and Cameroon. It is a project by the creator of the Nomad’s Smile.

SCRIPT
When a nomad on a bike goes back to the first world- he had left more than 3000 nights ago- problems arise too often. The clown, useful in Japan to mitigate the pain caused by the Tsunami, will be useless in the USA to get away from the police harassment. The only option left to cycle the first world that has lost common sense, humour and love is: Spreading Happiness.

LOCATIONS
Japan, South Korea, Australia, New Zealand, Hawaii, Alaska, Canada, the United States and Cameroon.

Duration 27 minutes

TEAM
Thanks to the great human team who has collaborated in this documentary. If it wasn’t for them, I would not have been able to make such and awesome documentary…. Better say, I would not have made any documentary.

Director: Matias Pablo Saccomanno
Executive Producer: Álvaro Neil-the biciclown
Post-Production: Carola Dreidemie
Cover Design: Leandro Fernández
Original Soundtrack: Pier Bucci
Graphic Design: Martina Gees
Script: Álvaro Neil the biciclown
Sound Designer: Gabriel Pirato Mazza
Another Production: El Durmiente

WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW

The birth of the Documentary
I met Matias Saccomanno in Cameroon in 2005. This young film director filmed some interviews and some performances which he later edited in a documentary format that has never seen the light. In 2013 I met him again in Bariloche (Argentina) with his wife, Carole (a digital art professional), and we decided to create the documentary: Spreading Happiness.

In the last two years I have cycled different countries. I have cycled from Japan to Alaska, stopping over in Hawaii. When I arrived in Japan the situation was not that good, two months after my arrival the Tsunami hit Japan. However, I decided to stay and offer my performance to the victims. **The Japanese TV channel, NHK, **filmed and broadcasted my performances and interviews. Part of this material is used in my new documentary.

Video NHK

Funding for the documentary

I decided to contact Verkami for my new documentary. The reason? It has more to do with the idea underlying SPREADING HAPPINESS than with money.
Most of the budget comes from my savings, the money I have made selling my books or documentaries online www.paquebote.com

A documentary is different from a book or any other project I have made. A documentary is costly. To edit this documentary I had to fly from LA to Argentina and spend several weeks working on it.

Most of the people involved in this project do it ad honorem. The high level of quality of the people involved ensures the high level of quality of the documentary. Keep on reading to find out more.

Sponsors
They joined the project BEFORE it was in VERKAMI. I give them a burst of applause and thank them for their collaboration. Most of them have collaborated in previous projects: the Nomad’s Smile.

Bike-tech
Click-clix
Bikes without Borders

A TEAM GUARANTEEING THE SUCCESS OF THE DOCUMENTARY AT FILM FESTIVALS
Leandro Fernández, Leo for his friends (as soon as you shake hands he becomes your friend), is a cartoonist based in Rosario (Argentina) and has worked for Marvel Comic. His crayons give life to the Incredible Hulk ((http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leandro_Fern%C3%A1ndez_%28artist%29) as well as a police from Missoula. The cover of the documentary shows his great talent. If you want to know more about him visit wikipedia or facebook

Pier Bucci a world master in electronic music. His song Hay Consuelo was a Number One in 2007. He is from Chile but is based in Berlin and tours the world with his music.

To know more about Pier just visit facebook or blueprintartists
Here, you can listen to some of his music

Ian C has travelled from London to Berlin to meet Pier Bucci and record together a new album and the original track of this documentary.


Pier Bucci and Ian C working on the sound track

Matias Pablo Saccomanno, CPCA director from the University of Rio Negro. He has produced soap operas, TV projects, animations and documentaries. To see some of his work visit vimeo

Carola Dreidemie, artist. She is specialized in Digital Art and Photography (software formal for visual creation). Image post-production and animation. wordpress

Martina Gees Graphic Designer. She has more than 10 years of experience working for one of the best international companies in the sector: Interbrand. She is a talented woman he makes projects with love and dedication. She has been cycling America for the last three years. Cycling trip

CAN YOU MAKE A DOCUMENTARY ON 3000€?
Not this documentary. Just the technical audiovisual and sound equipment surpasses that amount. This kind of documentaries is made of love. Benedetti used to say “when you travel the Universe also travels with you”.

Thanks to all my friends who have made this documentary pos
sible.

ONLINE UPDATES
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Q&A(8)

  • muuuuchas sonriiiisas!!! porque cada vez que sé algo de tí me siento un poco mas feliz!! :D

    Made by Ro

    Ten cuidado con el pack elegido te puedes atragantar de Biciclown Gracias por tu apoyo pues cuando lance el proyecto en verkami ignoraba su éxito Solo faltan dos días y yo pedaleando por el Gran Cañón mientras se trabaja en Bariloche en la subtitulacion.

  • Convencido a mi padre, ya somos dos en la familia, sigo buscando mezenas, te lo mereces Alvara, Un abrazo desde Gijón¡¡

    Esa era mi idea, que cada mecenas compartiera su experiencia con un amigo o familiar. Pero está siendo difícil a pesar de que 5 euros es un cafe con un pincho de tortilla, o ni siquiera la entrada al cine. Pero seguimos intentándolo. Mil gracias por tu labor y abrazos hasta la Escalerona.

  • Ya he llegado tarde... ¿Puedo colaborar y recibir igualmente la recompensa?

    Made by Nalviento

    No has llegado tarde. Hasta que no termine el plazo de 40 días que fija verkami, es posible colaborar. Ahora estamos buscando 365 mecenas para el proyecto, cualquier aportación cuenta, incluso 5 euros (la mínima que permite verkami), para conseguirlo. Queremos que este documental sea de mucha gente, no buscamos financiación sino PERSONAS. Bienvenido.

  • En Mexico existe una gran hermandad ciclista, dispuestos a apoyar a los biciviajeros, te seguimos la pista para cuando andes en tierras Mexicanas. Felices y seguras rodadas decimos por aca

    Made by kebrapollo

    Gracias, espero llegar a Guadalajara a la Feria Internacional del libro. abrazos y gracias por tu apoyo, creo que te has llevado el PACK SOBREDOSIS, tendré que firmarte muchos libros a ti!!!!

  • Alvaro, cuando estaras México, me gustaria mucho apoyarte y charlar; radico en Jalisco. Espero tu mensaje. Abrazo

    Made by Felipe Besné Navarro

    Hola Felipe. Gracias por seguirme la pista. Este año estaré en Mexico. Pero no se: -cuándo -dónde -por dónde entraré. En mi boletin de www.biciclown.com lo iré contando según suceda. Lo mejor que lo suscribas, aunque creo que eres uno de los 3893 suscritos. ¿Qué te parece el nuevo documental? Quiero presentarlo al festival de Mexico. ¿Te apuntas?

  • ¿En qué piensas en los momentos difíciles para animarte? Supongo que el recuerdo de las comodidades de un hogar queda demasiado lejos... Mucho animo y un abrazo desde Asturias!

    Made by Pablo

    En los momento difíciles solo pienso en solucionar el problema. No suele ser algo anímico, sino logístico o, como ahora, este lío del verkami en el que me he metido. Mi pensamiento es cómo conseguir ilusionar a más personas con un proyecto que a mi me parece fascinante. Un abrazo y gracias por tu aportación. Se ha notado mucho!!!!

  • Estimado BCLWN: Creo sinceramente que se está desvirtuando tu propósito inicial de dar espectáculos gratuitos a las personas más necesitadas. Me parece que te estás centrando más en contar lo que haces que en hacerlo.Lo has pensado con calma?1abrazo!

    Made by roberto

    Mucho. De hecho este documental trata precisamente ese tema: la dificultad de llevar una sonrisa a los países llamados del primer mundo. Desde el 2001 recorro el mundo ofreciendo espectáculos en favor de las personas más humildes y exclusivamente de forma gratuita. Si sigues mi web y mis boletines sabrás que he contactado con Organizaciones en USA y he ofrecido (sin éxito) mi espectáculo en favor de un grupo social desfavorecido. Si sabes de algún lugar donde pueda ofrecer mi espectáculo en la zona de Los Angeles, donde estaré en marzo te lo agradezco. Estoy seguro de que cuando pedalee por América Central y del sur, será más sencillo llevar las sonrisas donde hacen falta. Para contar lo que estoy haciendo tengo mis documentales y libros. Pero hacerlo no es gratis. Si quieres puedes colaborar. Y si tienes cualquier duda a tu disposición. Una sonrisa, el biciclown.

  • ¿en que idiomas y dialectos regionales podremos disfrutar de tu/nuestra pelicula?

    Made by CIPRI

    Querido Cipri. El documental estará subtitulado en inglés y en japonés.

    Pero si llegaramos a superar la financiación solicitada en verkami -3000 euros- podríamos plantearnos también el arameo.

    Un saludo y espero TU SONRISA para que me contagie la mía.

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Raised €4,975
of €3,000
100% funded Conseguido!
Thank you. We did it!!! BUT...We want your TEAM in our TEAM. Not just YOU but your best friend, your old mate, your new girlfriend, your butcher, your dentist, your facebook's friends..., we WANT 365 PRODUCERS. We create a cheap reward to get a big number o people. Spread the voice. Get involved.
¡Millones de Gracias! Lo conseguimos, PERO... ahora necesitamos a TU GENTE en nuestro equipo. No sólo a ti, también tu mejor amigo, tu viejo amigo, tu nueva novia (o novio), tu carnicero, tu dentista y todos tus amigos en Facebook. BUSCAMOS 365 mecenas.

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Álvaro neil, el biciclown
Cycling and clowning the World since 2001.Professional Clown, Writter, Photographer and Film Director. 125,437 kms in 9 years. Pedaleando y haciendo el payaso por el mundo desde el 2001. Nómada y payaso profesiona... Read more
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