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FIGURAS

Eugenio Canevari’s 2nd film revolves around Valeria and her mother, who suffers from ALS. Facing a lack of resources and the advance of the disease, Valeria, alone, must care for her mother. Her exhaustion leads her to take refuge in partying, in the night, though she risks losing control...

Eugenio Canevari

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Figures is the portrait of the last moments in the life of an ALS patient.

Synopsis

Barcelona, Spain. Stella is Argentinian and does not have papers. Since she has been diagnosed with ALS, her partner Paco helps her to move, eat, and communicate. Valeria, Stella´s daughter, accompanies them in her spare time, but the anguish caused by witnessing the deterioration of her mother, leads her to lose herself by going out to party. While they wait for an answer to their application for subsidized housing, they try to survive day to day with the resources that they have left.

The Origin of Figuras

Figuras is the result of eight months of training with a group of fourteen actors, led by Melina Pereyra and Eugenio Canevari for Chroma Teatre Estudi. During the creative process, the actors shared experiences, dreams, reflections, movements, and expressions that have helped formed the story we are setting out to share.

Valeria is one of our actresses. Her mother, Stella, suffers from ALS, and their relationship in the wake of the disease is the starting point of our story. From this point, we have liberally woven a storyline in which fiction and documentary coexist harmoniously.

The creators

Eugenio Canevari as director and Melina Pereyra as director of actors began their collaboration in 2012 with the short film Gorila Baila. Soon, they understood that they had the potential to embark in something bigger. Thus, the idea to create an acting course for cinema was born, with the objective being to create a feature film. Figuras is the fruit of this labor, produced in Chroma Teatre Estudi.

Stella’s Illness: ALS

Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) is a neurodegenerative disease that affects motor neurons in the brain, brainstem, and spinal cord: these are the cells that are responsible for transmitting voluntary movement from the brain to the muscles. Currently, the disease has no cure and there are no treatments that impede the degenerative process of ALS.

Through the degeneration of the motor neurons, the brain loses the ability to initiate and control muscle movement. Consequently, patients have muscular atrophy causing progressive paralysis. Apart from motor autonomy, it also affects the capacity to speak, swallow, and breathe.

In the majority of cases, the affected person is fully aware of their situation and the evolution of the disease - ALS doesn’t affect the sight, hearing, smelling, or the ability to recognize touch.

By collaborating with Figuras, you are going to help us spread information over a little know condition that urgently needs a cure. No more deaths from ALS!

Our Grand Figure: the Cast

We have a group of emerging actors that have been working exhaustively for eight months - they are the key parts of our universe in Figuras.

They are: Valeria Ballerini, Ivette Balaguer, Francesco La Torre, Judith Dalmau, Meritxell Calduch, Roberto David García Suárez, Elisa López Fuentes, Stella Maris Santo, Laura Esteve, Adrià Sanchez-Campo, Ximena Marsé, Elena Simarro, Pere de Palol, Carla León, Isabel Rojas.

The director

Eugenio Canevari is writer, director, and producer. After winning Best Direction and Best Screenplay at the New Authors SGAE at the Sitges Festival for his short film Gorila Baila, he created his first feature, Paula in Argentina. Which was given its world premier at the 63° Festival de San Sebastián. The film continued traveling in festivals including the 59th BFI London Festival, 29th Festival of Mar del Plata, 37th Festival of Havana, and won Best Film at the 35th Festival of Montevideo in the New Director’s Section. Here is the trailer and information about the film!

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Review - The Hollywood Reporter
Review - El País | Review Fotogramas |
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Direction of Actors

Melina Pereyra is actress, creator, director, and trainer of actors. She works in the scopes of cinema, theatre, and television, in Argentina, Spain, and the United States, among other European countries.

She generates and promotes spaces in which artists, from different disciplines, can connect and build together. She is founder of Cía. Chroma Teatre, the school of actors Chroma Teatre Estudi and the space of cinematographic training, Cinema Refugi.

Our Producers

Figuras is a co-production between Eugenio Canevari, Waking Films, Mamá Húngara Cine y Chroma Teatre Estudi.Click the links to see what we do!

Our Crew

Script: Melina Pereyra, Eugenio Canevari
Director: Melina Pereyra, Eugenio Canevari
Photography: Michele Falci, Enrique Rico
Sound Recording: Gabriel Cohen Tarica
Production Manager: Renata Daoud
Assistant Director: Belén Pérez Lamas
2º Assistant Director: Gemma Sellares de Pedro
Editor: Didac Palou
Art Director: Gerardo Del Castillo
Art Assistant ** Gemma Raurell, Ivanna Barbagallo
**Production Assistant:
Jesús Duarte

How will we invest your donations?

We already have the camera and sound equipment. Crew members have forfeited wages. But, still, there remain many expenses to be covered in the technical area:

TECHNICAL TEAM: lighting, lenses, memory cards, a boom, wardrobe, art supplies, and miscellaneous equipment.

PRODUCTION: Transportation and catering for the whole team. Various and unanticipated supplies.

POST-PRODUCTION: Our co-producers in Argentina, Mamá Húngara Cine, will be responsible for post-production (color correction and sound mixing). And, still, we have the post-production costs for storage (hard drives) and other supplies.

STELLA: : A percentage of funds raised will go to improve the living conditions of Stella, as social services do not cover all of the basic necessities. Stella needs an electric wheelchair, a caregiver, permanent assistance, a cleaner, and her needs grow as the disease advances. If you have any ideas of how to help Stella, please, contact us!

Schedule and Rewards

Now we begin with the rehearsals and pre-production! The shooting is planned for early October and late November of 2016. The post-production is planned to end in March of 2017.
Once we have finished the post-production, we will begin delivery of the rewards! Contact us with whatever question you may have. (figurasfilm@gmail.com)

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  • Eugenio Canevari

    Eugenio Canevari
    Author

    2 months

    Hola Guillem, te he enviado un e-mail. Nos queda pendiente el estreno en Buenos Aires y por el resto de recompensas estaba previsto que esten listas para finales de este año, seguimos en fase de recuperación y calculo que quizás se atrasen un poco pero no demasiado. Gracias por tu mensaje

  • Guillem Risques

    Guillem Risques

    2 months

    ¡Hola Eugenio! Me gustó la película, de verdad. Está muy bien y muy bonita fotográficamente. ¿Hay posibilidad de recibir el dvd de la recompensa? Y ¿la fiesta y los estrenos en Madrid ya los hicisteis? ¡Gracias!

    G.

  • Eugenio Canevari

    Eugenio Canevari
    Author

    about 3 years

    Merci, nous n'acceptons que des contributions :)

  • legrand

    legrand

    about 3 years

    Pour tout besoin de financement,n'hésitez pas de me contacter. Voici mon
    mail:legrandraymond1@outlook.fr

  • Eugenio Canevari

    Eugenio Canevari
    Author

    about 3 years

    Hola Miguel, gracias por tu mensaje! El equipo artístico ya está cerrado, la película es el resultado de 8 meses de trabajo con un grupo de actores en la escuela Chroma Teatro de Barcelona. No dudes en contactarnos por cualquier otra cosa! Saludos.

  • Miguel

    Miguel

    about 3 years

    Se puede participar del proyecto? Soy actor con formación de teatro y cine

#02 / ¡Felicidades mecenas!

Desde el equipo de Figuras queremos darles las gracias a los y las mecenas que hicieron esto posible. Sois 180 personas que habéis confiado en un proyecto que va más allá de la película, un proyecto que nace de la necesidad de generar un cambio, de darle alegría a una persona encantadora que sufre la crueldad de una enfermedad como la ELA y también sufre la injusticia de un sistema que excluye al indocumentado. Nuestra lucha no ha terminado, pero sabemos que vamos encaminados.

Hemos concluido con el rodaje y ahora empieza la fase de post-producción, que puede llegar a durar entre 3 y 5 meses. Os iremos informando del estado de las recompensas.

Mientras tanto, os enviamos un abrazo muy fuerte y os damos nuevamente las gracias!

Gracias, gracias, gracias!!!

En nombre del equipo de Figuras.

#01 / Os presentamos a Stella!

Os presentamos a Stella Maris Santo, una mujer bella y fuerte luchando contra la ELA. Stella es dulce, sociable y tiene un gran sentido del humor más allá de sus limitaciones. Stella no puede hablar ni deglutir, se comunica a través de la tablet, con gestos, miradas o escribiendo en papel.

Stella está feliz por todo lo que estamos haciendo y lo demuestra entregándose completamente al proyecto. A nosotros ella nos hace muy feliz también!

10€
55 backers

FIGURA IN THE CREDITS
Thank you very much!

A PASS to see the exclusive online PREMIERE
+ Your name in the credits
+ Download a STILL in HD with your name

25€
46 backers

FIGURA CLASICA
Thanks a ton!

Limited edition DVD for sponsors. Including extras (making of, interviews with the actors and director, etc.)
+ Postcard of the film
+ A PASS to see the exclusive online PREMIERE
+ Your name in the credits
+ Download a STILL in HD with your name

35€
12 backers

FIGURA TOP
We thank you from the bottom of our heart!

Tote BAG with the exclusive design of the film
+ Limited edition DVD for sponsors
+ POSTCARD of the film
+ A PASS to see the exclusive online PREMIERE
+ Your name in the CREDITS
+ Download a STILL in HD with your name

50€
24 backers

FIGURA INAUGRAL
We have never before been more grateful!

DOUBLE INVITATION to the avant-premier in BARCELONA, MADRID, or BUENOS AIRES
+ Limited edition DVD for sponsors
+ POSTCARD of the film
+ A PASS to see the exclusive online PREMIERE
+ Your name in the CREDITS
+ Download a STILL in HD with your name

50€
18 backers

FIGURA ORIGINAL
We will thank you in a video only for you!

If you can’t come to the avant-premier in BARCELONA, MADRID, or BUENOS AIRES, this is your reward!

The DIRECTOR and members of the ARTISTIC CREW will be creative in a personalized, minute-long video in appreciation of your support! (HD download)
+ Tote BAG with the exclusive design of the film
+ POSTCARD of the film
+ A PASS to see the exclusive online PREMIERE
+ Your name in the CREDITS
+ Download a STILL in HD with your name

100€
6 backers

FIGURA CREATIVA
Thank you very much for your ideas!

Participate in the creative process! Once we enter the final stage of the image assembly, you will be able to see a first cut and give us your opinion. With your thoughts in mind we will do the finishing touches in the editing room!

Personal telephone CALL from the DIRECTOR to thank you for your creative support
+ SPECIAL mention in the CREDITS as creative collaborator
+ DOUBLE INVITATION to the avant-premier in BARCELONA, MADRID, or BUENOS AIRES
+ Limited edition DVD for sponsors
+ Tote BAG with the exclusive design of the film
+ POSTCARD of the film
+ A PASS to see the exclusive online PREMIERE
+ Download a STILL in HD with your name

100€
11 backers

FIGURA VIP
We will thank you in person!

DOUBLE INVITATION to the after party of the avant-premier in BARCELONA with all of the TEAM
+ DOUBLE INVITATION to the avant-premier in BARCELONA, MADRID, or BUENOS AIRES
+ Tote BAG with the exclusive design of the film
+ Limited edition DVD for sponsors
+ POSTCARD of the film
+ A PASS to see the exclusive online PREMIERE
+ Download a STILL in HD with your name

200€
6 backers

FIGURA COLOQUIAL
We’ll give you hugs and kisses!

Exclusive conversation about the project with the director and other members of the crew! Get to know us! Prepare your questions beforehand, or, if not, don’t worry, because we have many anecdotes to share with you! (In-person in Barcelona or via Skype)
DOUBLE INVITATION to the after party of the avant-premier in BARCELONA with all of the TEAM
+ DOUBLE INVITATION to the avant-premier in BARCELONA, MADRID, or BUENOS AIRES
+ Limited edition DVD for sponsors
+ Tote BAG with the exclusive design of the film
+ POSTCARD of the film
+ A PASS to see the exclusive online PREMIERE
+ Special Mention in the CREDITS
+ Download a STILL in HD with your name

500€
1 backer

FIGURA INTIMITE

Many thanks and bon appétit!

The DIRECTOR and members of the ARTISTIC TEAM will cook for you! You will be our special guest and, together, we can share an unforgettable evening! (The dinner will be with other sponsors, only in Barcelona, doesn’t include transportation.)

FOUR INVITATIONS to the after party of the avant-premier in BARCELONA with all of the
TEAM
+ FOUR INVITATIONS to the avant-premier in BARCELONA, MADRID, or BUENOS AIRES
+ Limited edition DVD for sponsors
+ POSTCARD of the film
+ Tote BAG with the exclusive design of the film
+ A PASS to see the exclusive online PREMIERE
+ Download a STILL in HD with your name

1.000€
1 backer

FIGURA PRODUCTIVA

We thank you a thousand times, comrade!

You will be our ASSOCIATE PRODUCER! (for more information about this figure, send us a message at: figurasfilm@gmail.com)

SPECIAL MENTION in the credits as ASSOCIATE PRODUCER and the LOGO of your company
+ Private dinner with the DIRECTOR and members of the ARTISTIC TEAM! (only in Barcelona)
+ FOUR INVITATIONS to the after party of the avant-premier in BARCELONA with all of the
TEAM
+ FOUR INVITATIONS to the avant-premier in BARCELONA, MADRID, or BUENOS AIRES
+ Limited edition DVD for sponsors
+ Tote BAG with the exclusive design of the film
+ POSTCARD of the film
+ A PASS to see the exclusive online PREMIERE
+ Download a STILL in HD with your name

2.000€
0 backers

FIGURA DE CRAZINESS

Well, you’re crazier than us!

You will be our CO-PRODUCER! You will have a percentage of our profits among a few other things. (for more information about this figura, send us a message at: figurasfilms@gmail.com)

SPECIAL MENTION in the credits as CO-PRODUCER with the LOGO of your company or your name
+ Private dinner with the DIRECTOR and members of the ARTISTIC TEAM! (only in Barcelona)
+ FOUR INVITATIONS to the after party of the avant-premier in BARCELONA with all of the
TEAM
+ FOUR INVITATIONS to the avant-premier in BARCELONA, MADRID, or BUENOS AIRES
+ Four Limited edition DVDs for sponsors
+ Four Tote BAGS with the exclusive design of the film
+ A PASS to see the exclusive online PREMIERE
+ Download a STILL in HD with your name

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