Grateful for having achieved our first goal of 15,000€, we encourage you to pose a new challenge.
If we achieve the new target of 20,000€, we can pay musical rights and all the verkamistas will get a ticket for the preview of The Quiet Trumpet as a gift.
In addition, we will raffle among all patrons a dinner for two people with Andrea Motis and Joan Chamorro at the home of director Ramon Tort (does not include displacement).
Together we will achieve our dream!
Andrea Motis, The Quiet Trumpet
Who is Andrea Motis?
Where does her magic come from?
What makes people around the world fall in love with her music?
Join us in this intimate personal growth story charged with emotion, fears, doubts, contradictions and jazz, lots of jazz.
About Andrea Motis
Since she first joined Joan Chamorro´s Sant Andreu Jazz Band at the age of thirteen, that small trumpet player became a jazz promise.
Now at twenty-two and a recorded album on the prestigious Impulse! Label, she is moving and filling auditoriums around the world, and yet she continues to be invisible to the world.
This is the magic of Andrea, the triumph of simplicity. Would you help us unveil this secret?
About Joan Chamorro
It´s impossible to separate Andrea Morris from her friend and teacher, Joan Chamorro.
Founder and director of the Sant Andreu Jazz Band, this jazz enthusiast put passion in everything he does. Proven to us in the multi lauded A Film About Kids & Music (2012).
Now the director of that same documentary, Ramon Tort, goes a step beyond demonstrating the results in Andrea Motis ´special methodology.
What does the director say?
"In 2009, I was filming the Sant Andreu Jazz Band for a DVD. The concert occurred in the Palau de la Musica, which was completely packed.
When Alba Armengou, who at the time was seven years old, finished the last line in the When you´re smiling and started playing the trumpet, The Palau was perplexed, suddenly the whispers became applause, I started whipping and had to stop filming.
It was at that moment that I knew I had to start this journey. The magical connection that exists between the kids and the audience, how they give it their all, and all of that which they convey; it´s at that moment that I truly understood the need to start this journey, and answer questions one asks himself when something fascinates us.
When Kids and Music was over, I came to the conclusion that I had just ended in a Project that had made me grow both professionally and personally, and I couldnt imagine any reason to continue digging into the same topic;
but during the project´s last years, both the project and the protagonists had exponentially gone beyond borders in an exceptional way. Watching Andrea grow both musically and personally, has made understand the need to continue telling this story.
In no way am I planning a sequel in the sense of the word. I´m not interested in telling the same story from the same point of view.
We will now focus on the innocent humble, sweet, and redemptive gaze that hipnotizes us and that is able to communicate us both enthusiasm and seduce us without the use of excess or excentricity, without being a prototype or a formula. All coming form the simplicity and potency emanating from the simplicity and potency that comes from the sound of her trumpet and a voice that without being virtuose, still manages to excite us.
I want to bring to life this story filled with contrasts, electrifying scenes and low pace from a mysterious serenity, almost inappropriate… I want people to know this same innocence, tenderness, humanity, humility and mysterious serenity that may seem inappropriate…But that has managed to seduce me.“
About the documentary
The Quiet Trumpet, wants to be a reality after two and a half years of following Andrea around the world and Ramon Tort has managed to capture with his camera, this artist´s peculiar magic.
The documentary will show the months preceding the recording of her first album in New York, a time filled with changes and emotions:
from leaving her parents’ house for the first time and start living by herself, embark in a world tour that will take to places like Japan, United States, Asia and Europe. A crucial time in a young woman´s life, who is about to make the big leap…, but is she interested in success or fame?
Andrea is not a conventional artist. She lives in the moment, enjoying the small things in life, every day in the most simplest way possible…An entire magical process that can only be understood through her music, and it´s here where you come in.
How to Contribute
After two and a half years of recording Andrea, we have enough footage to assemble a good movie. Yet our work isn´t finished... Your support is vital to make this project happen:
1st objective: 15.000 € Helps us finish filming
Even though we already have enough footage to edit a movie, we still need to shoot some stuff, as well as record voices so that the movie is finished. This is our first objective, but we still have a long way to go, and we actually need more money…. Would you help us begin this dream?
2nd objective: 40.000 € Lets us start dreaming
A documentary that has music as its main subject, is charged with several great musical themes. Obviously, songs have music rights which need to be paid, so that they may be able to be heard in the movie. Your contribution is important so that Andrea Motis, The Quiet Trumpet, becomes a reality.
3rd objective: 60.000 € Fine Tuning our Ears
We want this film to be shown on the big screen, so our sound design needs to be on par with whatever the facilities it is being projected are…The more people participate in this crowdfunding, the more likely one will be able to listen to this documentary that deals with musicians and jazz, in the manner it deserves.
4th objective: 120.000 € will make us see the light
Once editing and 5.1 audio mixing, that will showcase all the musical intensity the documentary deserves, are complete are complete, we will have to work on color correction, graphs, animation and subtitle the movie in English, Catalan and French so that the documentary may be able to reach the whole world!
Your contribution will help us shine a light on Andrea Motis´magic. The time is now! Choose your rewards package and help promote change:
You will be able to see the movie in its natural habitat, before anybody else, on the movie screen. At the moment, we are planning to screen the movie in Barcelona and Madrid, in as many movie theaters as we see fit and worthy to showcase this movie, so that it may be enjoyed in its entirety. Andrea, Joan and the rest of the movie´s crew will be there to share the experience with you.
Special Edition DVD
You will also be able to own a copy of the Andrea Motis, The Quiet Trumpet documentary and watch it as many times as you like, with the option of watching it in different languages: Catalan, Spanish English and French. The DVD will also include special features like: Deleted scenes and Andrea Motis live recordings made during the filming of this documentary.
You will also be able to obtain the documentary´s official T-shirt, it is an exclusive design created by Ladyssenyadora Design Studio in either two different green, in male and female design as well as in the size that suits you the best whether it be S, M, L, XL, or XXL.
As we the crowdfunding moves foward and we start reaching the goals set, all the Verkamists will recieve new rewards, like:
Participating in the Verkami
- It’s easy! Click on the reward you like the most on the right column and follow the instructions.
- In less than 3 minutes you will have made your contribution.
- If you aren´t a user, you must register beforehand and make the payment with your credit card.
Every pack sent outside the Spanish peninsula, has to be complemented with Shipment outside the peninsula. (Unless it´s the online pack)
All verkami rewards will be delivered once the documentary is show non the big screen (Aprox. Fall/Winter 2018) with exception of the pre-premiere screening invites between the months of March and June 2018.
Rewards regarding dinner with the films protagonists, accompanying Andrea Motis to a concert or enjoy a private acoustic trio set, they will be agreed upon with the people involved, depending on scheduling issues, once the verkami campaign is over.
In any case, don’t worry! We will remain in contact with all of you so that we may be able to manage each of the acquired packs.
If there’s any doubt, feel free to contact us.