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Matria

Ramona lives with her husband, with whom she barely talks, and works in a canning factory run by a tyrant manager. Faced with the challenges that her daily routine presents, she takes refuge in the relationship that unites her to her daughter and granddaughter.

Álvaro Gago

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TITLE: MATRIA
NATURE: Short Film
GENRE: Drama / Social
DURATION: 20 minutes
LOCATION: Vilanova de Arousa, Illa de Arousa, Cambados.
COUNTRY OF PRODUCTION: Spain


ORIGINAL LANGUAGE: Galician
FILMING DATES: 06/03/2017 - 12/03/2017
SHOOTING FORMAT: Arri Alexa Mini, 25fps, 1:85:1, Colour
SOUND: Dolby Digital 5.1

MATRIA is a short film about a defective everyday heroine. My intention is to document her daily life and present it under the veil of a fiction. A tragic reality that has no apparent ending in the film, because MATRIA is a continuous tragedy engraved with fire into the routine. Ramona, the protagonist, is all by herself but doesn't lose all faith. The hope that remains lies in her own determination and dignity, as well as in the love that unites her to her family. If anything, MATRIA wants to be a humanist film, and there is no humanity without hope.

We are a family, literally: Alvaro Gago directs & edits, José Gago (uncle) and Alberto Gago (father) produce, and Miguel Gago (cousin) is the 1st AD. The same group joined together in 2012 to shoot Curricán, a short film that went onto winning Best Director at Curtocircuito Short Film Festival & Best Film at Cans Film Festival & Primavera de Vigo Film Festival.

Spanish subtitles: {vimeo: https: //vimeo.com/111773985}
English subtitles: {vimeo: https: //vimeo.com/116676944}

We now face this new challenge with the certainty that the team works well together. The following professionals will also accompany us in this adventure (we will be adding new team membxrs as we receive the due confirmations):

Production Manager
MARTA FONT

Production Assistant
SILVIA FUENTES

Production Assistant
ANDRÉS ROZADOS

Script
LUCÍA ESTÉVEZ

Director of Photography
LUCIA C. PAN

Camara Assistant
DIEGO DOJER

Spark
ROI F. CARVAJAL

Sound
XABIER SOUTO

Costume Designer
UXIA VAELLO

Make-up Designer
MARTA QUILLERI

2nd AD
GEMMA BLASCO

Music
XABIER MERA

Sound Postproduction
SOUND TROOP

Stills
MARTA SAMARTÍN

If you want to know more about the director, you can check out his website www.alvarogago.com or his vimeo page https://vimeo.com/user3844893.

I've been surrounded by extraordinary women since I was born. Common to all are the following adjectives: determined, passionate and, above all, generous. Simple human beings living complex lives, which prevents them from being transparent. Sensitive women who, faced with the difficulties of their living environments, have the need to protect themselves and hide away. Only a few people can break the privacy of their shells. This scenario makes them, from a cinematographic point of view, very interesting characters. Complex characters, full of nuances, who are emotionally hard to reach. Despite their condition, they are able to pull ahead in life; and, in the same way, they could take the weight of a film, filling every frame with emotion, energy and vitality.

Your help, however small, will allow us to pay for the following:

  • The camera, lighting & sound equipment.
  • The transport & accommodation of both the technical & artistic team during pre-production & filming.
  • Postproduction costs: editing, sound mixing, grading, recording of the soundtrack.
  • Distribution: we want MATRIA to reach to as many people as possible.

Important: This is not a donation. We have organized a system of rewards that I hope will encourage you to cooperate with us. On top of the rewards, we have organised a raffle among all of our contributors in which the lucky winner will get a box of 6 bottles of wine Albariño Casa Monte Pío. We can assure you this wine is really something. By the way, it just got an award at the 2016 Mileurismo Gourmet Wine Competition.

Botádelle un ollo á web da Bodega Casa Monte Pío

Shooting dates: 06th-12th of March.
Editing: from the 19th of March until the second week of April.
Postproduction (sound, final mix, grading, subtitles): April.
Final Delivery: beginning of May.
Deadline for the delivery of all rewards: end of May.
Premiere: June 2017.

To Uxia & Narf (who is listening to us from his Galicia Imaxinaria), who allowed us to use their wonderful Galician Lullaby as the soundtrack of our crowdfunding video.

Listen to the entire song

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In order to be updated with the project's latest news, you can follow the director on social media:

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Don't forget to spread the word! Sharing is caring! If MATRIA becomes real will be because of you!

You can also talk to us through this website, just click on the Questions and Answers section, or you can send us an e-mail to gago.diaz.alvaro@gmail.com

Work produces work. Work is glory. - Pedro Costa

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