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SLOUGHING

Alix Gentil's directorial debut about ghosts from the past and belonging. Two sisters with opposite fates: Eva left – Iris stayed. What happens when Eva comes back after disappearing for so many years?

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GENESIS of the project

Sloughing is a very personal project from its director, Alix Gentil, inspired among other things by many years living abroad – 2 years in the States – and eight years in Barcelona, where she still resides.

This Franco-Spanish story first took the form of a short story, and then became a feature film throughout Alix's repeated trips from her native land to her adoptive one.

The theme of coming home has always been quite present in Alix’s life, and in those of the people around her in Barcelona. It’s a very cosmopolitan city where people come and go. Coming “home” means going back to a place that apparently stays the same, and yet life goes on. It is both familiar and strange.

The MOVIE

Sloughing is a movie about two sisters - Eva and Iris - with two very different paths: the former left, the latter stayed.

Synopsis

Eva (30) returns to her parents’ home after willingly disappearing a few years back. No one thought she would be coming back, and even her parents don’t know if they’re happy or if they should fear an upcoming departure.

Each reencounter is a new challenge for Eva, everyone has gone on with their lives: Iris, her younger sister, Tomás, her ex-boyfriend, her friends.

Eva looks for a way to find her place in an environment where she’s always felt confined, whilst Iris is looking for her place in the world, trying not to define herself through her life’s great tragedy, her sister’s disappearance.

THE CHARACTERS and their relationships

What is your contribution for

Your contribution to this campaign will be used to cover pre-production and shooting expenses:

  • renting technical equipment (camera, lens, lights)
  • art (location, material, costumes)
  • catering and transfer

The actors, the art and technical crews have agreed to cooperate without pay, which consequently reduces the real cost of the movie.

A French production company has already demonstrated its interest to collaborate with us to look for funds in France for broadcasting the movie.

Rewards

For you guys who support us, there are all kinds of rewards! Experiences, activities, souvenirs...

Provisional schedule

We will be shooting the movie in Barcelona in September – 4th-24th of September 2017.

Considering the budget, we plan on having the film edited, color corrected and masterized by September 2018.

The main ACTORS

EVA - Camille Raséra

Camille was born in France and trained as an actress at the Royal Conservatory of Mons in Belgium and at l'Institut del Teatre in Barcelona (through an Erasmus exchange).

She's an actress and a director, and she works between Barcelona, Brussels, Paris and Luxembourg.

She has acted in classical plays ("Les femmes savantes" by Molière for instance) and in more contemporary ones, as well as dance-theater performances.
Sloughing is her first feature film.

IRIS - Alix Gentil

Alix Gentil studied theater at Jacques Lecoq international school in Paris, and on-screen acting in Barcelona at Silberstudio, and in NYC with Susan Batson.

She’s an actress, an acting coach, and an improviser, and performs in English, Spanish and French.

Her audiovisual experience is mainly on-screen - she’s played in many shorts, series, webseries and feature films.

The PARENTS - Pep Planas y Anna Diogène

Pep Planas
Pep trained at l’Institut del Teatre, at the Conservatoire National Supérieur d’Art Dramatique in Paris – where he lived for 5 years thus having the opportunity to work with great names such as Matthias Langhoff, Jean Reno, Lluís Pasqual or Gérard Desarthe – and at a Professional Theater Training Program in Milwaukee, USA.

He has always combined his career on stage, having worked with the Spanish main directors, with audiovisual works. He has appeared in many feature films and TV series.

Anna Diogène
Anna trained as an actress at the school Nancy Tuñón in Barcelona, and with directors such as Dominic de Fazio from the Actors' Studio in NYC, John Strasberg or Dugald Bruce Lockhart, amongst others. She also has a danse training.

Anna has acted in plays by classical Greek authors, of Commedia dell'Arte, Shakespeare, Molière, Hemingway, Edoardo de Filippo, García Lorca , Buero Vallejo and contemporary authors. She has participated in theater festivals in Italy, France, Germany, Holland and Spain.

She has also acted in TV series of different European countries, and has participated in many cinematographic projects at a national and international scale.
Anna also works as a radio speaker and a dubbing actor.

TOMÁS - Jano Sanvicente

Jano's acting training includes different acting techniques in relation to Stanislavski, Meisner, Uta Hagen, with teachers such as Fernando Piernas, Mark Wakeling, Adam Black or Julio Manrique.
He has also trained on-screen and as a stuntman.

Jano lived in Madrid for 5 years where he has been present in the Off and On theater Circuit with his company LaCanoa Teatro and other troups. In 2013 he wins the Mi butaquita award for best supporting actor for Tape. He has starred in feature films such as Ligones and has also worked as a director with his play Dios contra Eva Eisenberg.

ALBA - Berta García

Berta was born in Barcelona, and trained as an actress at l'Aula de Teatre, Estudis de Teatre Berty Tovías and at Estudio Corazza for actors. She has complemented her training with clown classes (Gabriel Chamé) and dance (Sol Vázquez y Mercè Grané).

She has worked on stage and for television.
She was in the play "Miedo o Soltar" by Elena González-Vallinas, which premiered at the LAVA in Valladolid, and was selected for a festival in Madrid. Berta also acted in micro-theater pieces called “El Elegido” directed by Juan Gregori and “Sólo puede ir a mejor” directed by Sara Palomo, for which she won the award for best actress in a festival.

She has participated in various shorts, one of which is “El factor miedo” directed by Javier Gómez (Nominated for 'best 1minute short' in London Shows Film Festival).

MARC - Mat Cruz

Actor from Barcelona with base in London, ​​Mat Cruz makes his debut with "Natasha" (2014) by Sandeep Raisinghani and in 2016 plays a supporting role in "Puppet Master: Axis Termination", the last feature film of a saga directed by Charles Band, in Los Angeles, USA.

He was preselected for playing a lead in the HBO's TV Movie "Virtuoso" and in 2016 played a supporting character for the new Diesel International Campaign with Boyd Holbrook ("Narcos", Netflix).

The CREW

Raúl Alhena – AD (1st Assistant to the Director)

Raúl trained movie-acting at Silberstudio in Barcelona and mainly works as an actor.

His participation in many shorts, series and feature films stirred his curiosity on storytelling through film. This is what urged him to create and manage the production company 3ffecto Film Studio.

He currently collaborates in the production and directing of different personal and external projects in which he also participates as an actor.

Chema Mumford - Director of photography

Chema trained as a DOP and documentary filmmaker at ESCAC in Barcelona.
His passion for cinema has brought him to be part of a great number of projects, from fictional ones to documentaries, in places such as Spain, Ethiopia, India or Koweit.
His first feature film as a DOP, "EME", is currently in post-production.

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    On attend avec impatience de pouvoir voir le film!!!!!!!!!! Herve

#01 / Filmfestival !

[Message en français plus bas / Message in English below]

[ES]
¡Buenas tardes!

Después de un año sin noticias, es con muchísima alegría que comparto contigo esta nueva:
"La Mue" estará compitiendo en el festival de Mannheim-Heidelberg (Alemania) dedicado a nuevos talentos.
Directores como François Truffaut, Rainer Werner Fassbinder, Lars Von Trier, Guillaume Nicloux o Nikolas Winding Refn fueron descubiertos a raíz de este festival que lleva 68 ediciones.
"La Mue" competirá para el Grand Newcomer's award y the New Talent Award.
El festival me invita a presentar mi película que se proyectará 6 veces durante el evento a mediados de noviembre.

¡Estoy muy contenta que "La Mue" siga su recorrido por festivales, y de nuevo, quiero agradecerte tu apoyo.

¡Un saludo!
Alix


[FR]
Bonjour !

Après un an sans nouvelles, je suis très heureuse de partager celle-ci avec vous :
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10€
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Exclusive VIEWING in HD Online

20€
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HD DOWNLOAD

Exclusive

25€
12 backers

Exclusive HD DOWNLOAD
+ THANKS in the credits

30€
1 backer

YOGA class with actor and yoga instructor Jano SanVicente (in Barcelona in Spanish/1h/date to be determined)
+ exclusive HD DOWNLOAD

35€
6 backers

PRINTED PICTURE HD 10''x7''
- to choose from a selection (artistic picture of Sloughing, pictures of the shoot, cast, crew...)
+ exclusive download
+ thanks in the credits

40€
4 backers

PERSONALIZED ACTING training of 1h
with the DIRECTOR of the movie - in Barcelona (in Fr, Eng or Sp)

50€
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Invitation to the LAST DAY of SHOOT PARTY + exclusive HD download + thanks in the credits - in Barcelona

50€
11 backers

Exclusive POSTER of Sloughing for Verkami, signed by the director, Alix Gentil
+ exclusive HD download
+ thanks in the credits

50€
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Private SALSA CLASS for couples with the ACTOR Mat Cruz - in Spanish or English - 1h/in Bcn

50€
1 backer

IMPROV masterclass with the director Alix Gentil (choose between Spanish or French/date to be determined) - in Barcelona

60€
1 backer

Invitation to a REHEARSAL with the main cast (end of August/beginning of September) - in Barcelona
+ exclusive HD DOWNLOAD
+ THANKS in the credits

70€
0 backers

PERSONALIZED ACTING training of 2h with the DIRECTOR of the movie - in Barcelona (in Fr, Eng or Sp)

75€
7 backers

2 INVITATIONS for the MOVIE PREMIERE with cast and crew in Barcelona

100€
13 backers

PACK VIP
- invitation to the MOVIE PREMIERE with CAST and CREW + LAST DAY of SHOOT PARTY - in Barcelona

250€
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"I WAS IN THE MOVIE SLOUGHING"
- Participate as an extra during the SHOOT, share a day of SHOOTING with the crew, meet the DIRECTOR and the MAIN ACTORS (lodging and transfer not included) + invitation to the PREMIERE + LAST DAY of SHOOT PARTY - in Barcelona

350€
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One week TRAINING for MOVIE ACTING in FRENCH in Barcelona (10-14 of July - 10-14:00) with the DIRECTOR at SILBERSTUDIO

500€
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Become a SPONSOR of SLOUGHING
Your contribution will be considered as a donation and you will appear as a sponsor in the closing credits.

1.000€
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PACK "SPONSOR of SLOUGHING"
- Your donation will be considered as such and your name will appear as a sponsor in the closing credits
+ invitation to the PREMIERE
in Barcelona

3.000€
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FOR COMPANIES OR ENTITIES
Your company's LOGO will appear in the OPENING and CLOSING CREDITS as one of our "Sponsors"
+ exclusive HD download online

30€
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Fluorescent stars - SET PROP
Prop from Iris's bedroom + exclusive HD DOWNLOAD

50€
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PROP from the MOVIE - main character's backpack
You will get Eva's traveling backpack
+ exclusive HD download
+ thanks in the credits

100€
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PROP from the MOVIE - "EXIT" sign
You will get the illuminated "EXIT" sign from Tomas's appartment
+ exclusive HD download
+ thanks in the credits

100€
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PROP from the MOVIE - parents' painting
You will get a painting of a tree from the parents' appartement
+ exclusive HD download
+ thanks in the credits

100€
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PERSONAL SHOPPING for 2h with the movie's wardrobe artist, Lisa Angelescu - in Barcelona

150€
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Private PHOTO SHOOT with assistant to the Director, Raúl Alhena - 2h / 4 retouched pictures - in Barcelona

200€
1 patron (sold out)

WARDROBE REVIEW + PERSONAL SHOPPING for 2h with the movie's wardrobe artist, Lisa Angelescu - in Barcelona

200€
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WARDROBE REVIEW + PERSONAL SHOPPING for 2h with the movie's wardrobe artist, Lisa Angelescu - in Barcelona

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