Siroco is a historical-fiction short film born as a end-degree project by a group of students from Universitat Pompeu Fabra (UPF) in Barcelona.
We would like to count with your kind collaboration in the project, we need to collect 2500€ during 40 days so we can film and shoot the movie and end it up as it deserves.
Set in the late 60s in Spain, Siroco tells the story about how a group of communist workers hold a clandestine and illegal meeting with the aim of planning a strike so they can claim for their rights as citizens. In an atmosphere of repression and persecution, Gustave will show up, a young French communist who will introduce illegal propaganda from France against the dictatorship of the country.
Xavier Pàmies is José María, a member of "brigada políticosocial", the secret police from the dictatorship.
Xeui Jiménez is Joaquín, leader of the communist group.
Pol Figuerola is Gustave, French, young communist.
Eloy López is Andrés, young communist militant.
Raül Tortosa is Ignacio, worker, communist militant.
Siroco arises from the historical interest and the need to tell a story inspired by events that happened during Franco's era (the dictatorship years) in Spain.
The fact that close relatives from the director of the project, Paula Gallego, were involved in similar situations from first hand, inspired the essence and development of the story. We believe it's important to pay a small tribute to those who from below, fought against the dictatorship's repression, facing terrible consequences.
Throughout Franco's regime, those opponents of the dictatorship were forced to live and fight underground, risking their own physical integrity and even their lives. Thanks to them, the opposition did not die and they became able to recover certain rights that had been lost to the arrival of Franco. Today, in the situation in which the country is, we believe that it's more important than ever to remember these anonymous heroes.
Verkami is a useful platform for bringing new ideas to life with the collaboration of many people. Thanks to your collaboration, we can finance and shoot our short film successfully, and you will also get exclusive rewards. We're going to tell you how it works right now!
- First, you need to decide your reward, the one you like the most.
- Then you provide the corresponding economic amount.
- If we reach 100% of the goal, you'll be charged the contributed amount of money and we'll send you the reward.
- If we don't reach 100% of the goal, nothing's going to be charged to you, but there won't be rewards.
So we're really happy and grateful that you can collaborate with us, financially contributing to the project or just sharing the campaign around social networks, because everything counts. Thank you!
Your contributions are essential for our short film, so it can be filmed. They're going to help us with the total budget of the project. The money is going to be used for: pre-production, shooting, post-production and distribution. We've estimated that the expenses will be distributed as follows:
- Photography/Cinematography and sound 40%
- Art and production design 20%
- Distribution 15%
- Transportation 25%
We want to thank your contributions to Siroco with some details that you can find as rewards linked to every economic amount. So you'll find rewards such as posters, stickers, a tote bag with the official illustration from the short film...
From the smallest reward, your name is going to appear in the final credits of the movie and in higher rewards starting in 70€, you'll get a DVD copy, some piece from atrezzo used during the shooting and even a framed-illustration exclusively made by Celeste Ciafarone.
- September 2016 to January 2017: Documentation and screenplay
- February to May 2017: Pre-production
- May 2017: Shooting
- May, June, July 2017: Post-production
- August / September 2017: Premiere and rewards
DIRECTOR: Paula Gallego
DIRECTOR OF PRODUCTION: Clàudia Garcia
DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY: Eric de Pablos
PRODUCTION DESIGNER: Sara Latorre
The project, in which students from the same degree and from other film schools help, is co-tutored by teachers and professionals from the sector. All of them are familiarized with the project from its beginning and they're going to follow its process until the end.
Gonzalo de Lucas. Professor at UPF. Director of the Postgraduate Audiovisual assembly at the IDEC / Universitat Pompeu Fabra. Programmer in Xcèntric (CCCB) and editor of the magazine Cinema Comparat / ive Cinema.
Isaki Lacuesta. Director of La propera pell, with 6 awards at the Malaga Festival. Winner of a Gaudí-award to Best Film for Los condenados and the Golden Shell for Best Film also for Los pasos dobles.
Javier Rebollo. Nominated three times to the Goya Awards and winner of the Silver Shell to the best director for La mujer sin piano at the San Sebastian Festival.
Jonás Trueba. Nominated twice to the Goya Awards and winner of the Special Jury Prize of the Malaga Festival for Los exiliados románticos.
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