"The Ritual of Happiness" is the new short film by Carlos Ocho. It is a new commitment to great little short film world, where Carlos tries to contribute with something new never seen before.
Felix is a good-looking guy, well positioned, with a great flat, a pretty girlfriend, good health ... and no lack of anything, but even so, not happy.
His girlfriend Rachel tries to support him with all her self-help knowledge. One night, when she can no longer try, she decides to give him a writing that she saw on facebook one day, called "The ritual of happiness," which contains 12 steps to be happy. It basically says that if you have faith in life and ask the universe it can show you how you can be happy just by following 12 steps, then you will be able to leave inside sadness aside and find happiness. But the next morning, everything will start to change in Felix’s life
How we will use your contributions
The contributions are destined to cover all the costs incurred by the project: technical material, locations, diets, transportation, clothing, makeup, special effects, fx effects, furniture and atrezzo, soundtrack ...
Felix, the main character, will be played by Eudald Font
Eudald Font cuenta con una amplia carrera profesional dentro del mundo cinematográfico.
Eudald has an extensive career in the film world. He was trained at Galliner School (Girona) and Nancy Tuñón (Barcelona).
He has made web series as Space Men, more than twenty short films (some with schools as Escac or Bande à Part), including “The hypnotist”, “Crossing Lines” or “Open Relationship” (his first job with this project director).
On the big screen, he was selected in the film “Afterglow” and after that in the film “Barcelona 92”. He has currently completed filming “Hunter's Prayer”, which is directed by Jonathan Mostow (U-571, Breakdown or Terminator 3) and whose main character is played by Sam Worthington (Avatar).
Director: Carlos Ocho
He was born in Girona. With a background in business and two masters, lately he also devotes his free time to the direction of short films and music videos. His projects as a film director are:
FREE: Stories With Conscience (a project of eight short films)
My Reality: selected in numerous national and international film festivals: Hong Kong, Argentina, Amsterdam, Italy, etc ...
Boxes of colors and Pepperoni Sandwich, based on Emotional Ecology stories.
Open Relationship, released in October 2014 and today already screened in thirty film festivals worldwide: Budapest, Amsterdam, USA, Argentina, Panama, Brazil, Ecuador, Australia, Peru, India, Poland... and of course Spain.
We have already presented “The ritual of Happiness” main character and director but to carry out the project is necessary to have a technical and artistic crew.
The cast will be the public face of the project, but there are so many people behind the scenes who are also involved and are the key of this project.
Little by little we will meet the "The Ritual of Happiness" team, but for now we will introduce two important people:
Photography Director: Alex Delgado Gerlach
Young film and image lover, with over 10 years of experience, he is growing as a technician and photography director, along with Xavi Giménez (Agora, The Machinist), Paco Femenia (Alatriste) or Sergi Gallardo (The Wild Ones , Angels of Sex).
Alex works again with Carlos Ocho after his previous work in Open Relationship.
Director’s Assistant and Co-Editor: Massimo Meroni Perego
He has been always fascinated by the cinema world and by management and assembly in particular. Massimo was trained at the School of Cinema in Milan and since then he has been very versatile in its work occupying different positions (writer, editor, camera operator) where he has learned very important skills but he has always been focusing more in the direction and in his work as a Director’s Assistant in his more important projects (a movie, 4 short films and several web branded content documentaries).
He is also audiovisual producer of music videos and commercials.
For "The Ritual of Happiness" all your contributions are important and that’s why we have prepared a lot of rewards to thank you.
Sheets, shirts, signed photos by Eudald Font (main actor), posters ... and even a dinner with Carlos or Eudald are some of the rewards we have prepared for you.
Currently the team of "The Ritual of Happiness" is working on the film pre-production. Filming is scheduled for April. Once we finish filming we will begin the post-production. We expect to be able to move it at film festivals next fall.