Why we need your help
We, the victims and families of the victims of the train accident,that happened in Santiago de Compostela on 24-07-2013, have organized a Non-profit Organization, and we want to produce an independent documentary. With your help, we would like to tell the story that no one else has dared to publish; bringing to light the documents and testimonials that have been hidden from all of us.
After collecting information for more than a year, seeking the opinion of professionals and advice from railways engineers and experts,**we want to make public what the government doesn’t want its citizens to know**. Help us to tell what has never been told about the devastating accident on the high speed railway, that left 81 dead and more than 140 people injured.
We got onto that deadly train without knowing that it didn’t comply with the minimum health and safety requirements. Many thousands of passengers had already risked their lives in the period from which the High Speed Train was inaugurated, until our tragedy finally happened.
IN MEMORY OF THOSE WHO LOST THEIR LIVES IN THE TRAIN, AND TO ENSURE IT NEVER HAPPENS AGAIN, we need financial assistance and support from those who don’t believe the “official” story.
How your donation will be spent
We will spend the money we get through Verkami to produce and distribute the documentary, collect all the documents and testimonies, and publish a book where we will explain how the documentary was made. The book will be prologued by the celebrated Spanish writer Alberto Vázquez-Figueroa, who will colaborate selflessly on this project. In addition, the book will be coordinated by one of the survivors of the train crash, Teresa Gómez-Limón.
For that, we will need:
- The team: an editor, a cameraman, a sound engineer, a director or photography, music, a documentary film director, a screenwriter and a documentary executive producer. The last three will be provided by the film production company
- 35 days of work by the team in different locations (Galicia, Madrid, Valencia…): for 4 people: the director, the sound engineer, the cameraman, and the director of photography.
- Petrol for the 3 months of filming
- Editing and publishing fees for the book
- Distribution costs of the DVD and book to the people collaborating with us, shipping included.
TOTAL: 38.800€ + taxes, Verkami expenses (5%) and taxes (IVA), and PayPal and Card commissions on the donations. This makes a total of 50.000 €
The film production company will take care of some of the expenses, like pre-production and post-production, including distributing the documentary in festivals for 12 months, adding subtitles in 2 languages, renting the equipment (cameras, sound equipment) during the filming, and, as previously mentioned, providing staff; the director, the screen writer, and the executive producer
If we raise more than 50.000€, we will pay the film production company for their work, so they get some reward for their effort and expenses.
When will all happen
We estimate we will need 8 months to produce Frankestein-04155. These 8 months will be divided in 3 phases, pre-production (2 months), filming - in different locations (3 months), and editing and producing (another 3 months)
We would like to start national and international distribution on the 24th of July, on the anniversary of the accident, and in a festival that will help us to spread the word and distribute the documentary.
After that, the production company will keep promoting and distributing the documentary for at least one more year.
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