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Documentary: "The Last Brigadist"

Documental sobre la vida de Josep Almudéver, nacido en Marsella (Francia) y criado en Alcàsser (València), es uno de los brigadistas internacionales que participó en la Guerra Civil Española a favor del bando republicano, y el único que queda vivo actualmente.

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The Last Brigadist is a documentary about Josep Almudéver’s life, one of the international brigadists that have participated in the Spanish Civil War, on the Republican side, and the only living one nowadays in the world.

In an intimate and personal way, the viewer will experience the feelings of seeing Josep telling his story, as well as, recalling his emotions from back then. Thus, the protagonist expresses in the first person one of the bloodiest and most difficult episodes in the Spanish history: the Civil War (1936-1939).

Almudéver didn’t hesitate for a second joining the Republican army, even if he was only 17. Still, as he was a minor, he had to forge his papers. Finally, despite this kind of difficulties, he reached the front.

In 1938, a shell hit the brigadist, seriously injuring him and forcing him to come back to València.

Even so, and taking advantage of his French nationality, he joined the International Brigades and fought until they were expelled from the Spanish conflict by the Non-Intervention Committee.

Later, Josep learned firsthand what it was like to be a prisoner in concentrations camps, such as the so-called Los Almendros, in Alacant, or the one in Albatera, as well as, in Porta-Coeli, La Modelo or Aranjuez prisons.

When he finally got free, he was compelled to exile in France.

Who are we?

We are a three-friend group, who studied the Audiovisual Communication licence in the Universitat Politècnica de València.

Our film producer is called Three Roots and it is integrated by Marina Fuertes, Carles Sànchez and Josep Aguado. Our society was born in 2016 from the idea of a former project with another film producer, Arrels Audiovisuals, with whom we used to collaborate.

During our university period, the three of us carried out several projects together. However, it was the success of our first piece, Arrels, Canyes i fang¸ that motivated us to continue to work together.

After that, we filmed Setmana Santa , a documentary awarded in the CIM (Cine Internacional de Mierda) in Sueca (València) and De raça albuferenca, another documentary for the association Falla Port de Silla (València). We also shot the album presentation concert by Ivan Brull, Canvi dels angels, as well as a documercial for the perfume company Jaromas, the Valencian Culture Conferences and a graphic report about El mercat de la terra in Xaló (Alacant).

Nowadays, we are working really hard in order to reach our goal: carry out this interesting, as well as necessary documentary.

Who else is contributing to this?

  • Albert Forner: Cinema, TV and stage actor from Valencia. He has worked in several productions for Radio Televisió Valenciana, as well as in a national level. Forner will provide his well-known voice to use it as the voiceover in the documentary.
  • Paco Roca and the Astiberri publishing house: Comic author with an extensive career in this profession. He has received many awards, such as the National Comic Award or the cinematographic Spanish award, Goya, for the best adapted screenplay for the film Arrugas. Roca and Astiberri collaborate with us providing a series of pictures from their graphic novel Los surcos del azar, in which it appears an episode experienced by Josep Almudéver.
  • Josep Antich: Historian and Silla (València) official chronicler. Josep has helped us with the documentation part, providing us historical assessment and information about the chronological period treated during the documentary.
  • La Raíz: Valencian band, internationally recognised, which transfers us the reproduction rights of one of their songs, Suya mi Guerra (*Así en el cielo como en la selva*, 2013). This song will be part of the documentary soundtrack.
  • Ivan Brull: Valencian poet and songwriter, with three books of published, two of them, Cantaments and Sobre l’unicorn, awarded respectively with Premio Ciudad de Sagunto and Premio Ciudad de Catarroja. His song Tabula Rasa (Propietats medicinals, 2017) will be used for our project.
  • Lourdes Frasquet Porta: Valencian translator and interpret, who will be translating the documentary into Spanish, French and English.

Where will be your contributions directed to?

Your contributions to the project will be directed to pay the collaborators, to pay for the Spanish Civil War footage (pictures, videos, documents), since it is not possible to accede to the most of it for free. Your contributions will be also used for the distribution and the marketing; for the crowfunding rewards, as well as for the production and the postproduction.

Rewards

About the rewards

  • “Tickets for the premier (transport charges not included)”: The premier will be likely to take place in Gandia (València).
  • “Appearance in the closing credits as co-producers”: copyright, as well as distribution and reproductive rights won’t be transferred. Name and surname will be appearing in the closing credits, along with the logo (in case there is one), as a co-producer, this is, as an executive producer.
  • The rewards will be delivered within a maximum period of a month and a half start from the moment the project will be finished.

Schedule

  • May 10th – June 27th: presentations about the documentary and its crowfunding around different towns and villages.
  • June 28th – July 29th: gathering footage, organising meetings and finishing the shootings in Orihuela (Alacant), Paterna (València), Belchite (Zaragoza) and Pamiers (France), among others.
  • July 30th – August 31st: video and sound final editing of the documentary.
  • September 1st – October 15th: rewards delivery, distribution and marketing, presentation to the festivals, etc.

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  • A.M.H. Quart de les Valls "El Molí"

    A.M.H. Quart de les Valls "El Molí"

    9 months

    Hola bon dia, crec que habut un error ja que tant la nostra associació com jo personalment colaborarem amb el pack coleccionista i no ens ha aplegat el DVD que tanta ilusió en feia. Ens ha vengut el pack ay carmela i una camisa. Hi ha alguna forma d'aconseguir el DVD? Gràcies!

  • A.M.H. Quart de les Valls "El Molí"

    A.M.H. Quart de les Valls "El Molí"

    10 months

    Bon any!! Ni yo ni nuestra asociacion ambos colaboradores hemos recibido el regalo, cuando podremos recibirlo??
    Saludos!

  • Three Roots Media

    Three Roots Media
    Author

    about 1 year

    ¡Buenos días, mecenas! Estamos organizando el tema de las recompensas, os rogamos un poquito más de paciencia, ¡ya queda menos! Gracias

  • Pau F. Sierra Bresó

    Pau F. Sierra Bresó

    about 1 year

    Buenas!!
    Cómo va el proyecto??
    Para cuando la entrega de recompensas?
    Gracias!!

  • Three Roots Media

    Three Roots Media
    Author

    over 2 years

    Hola!! En primer lloc, donar-te les gràcies per la teua aportació.

    La talla de les samarretes les preguntarem en un qüestionari que enviarem quan acaben els 40 dies de verkami, així com nom complet, adressa a la que enviar les recompenses...etc.

    Salut i República!

  • Pipi

    Pipi

    over 2 years

    Sóc Jose Pascual i he aportat 20 € pel pack COLUMNA GERMANIES.
    La talla de la samarreta és estàndard, preguntareu per correu o directament posem cada un la talla que vol?
    La meu talla de samarreta és una L.
    Salut i República!!

  • Three Roots Media

    Three Roots Media
    Author

    over 2 years

    Gràcies MIriam!

  • miriam

    miriam

    over 2 years

    hola em diuen miriam i espere que el espentonet que vos queda pogau fer posible aquest documental yo he aportat en molt de gust per que este gran treball no pase desapercebut salut y republica✊

  • Three Roots Media

    Three Roots Media
    Author

    over 2 years

    Hola, Abelard!

    Només informar-te que per causes alienes a nosaltres, vam tindre que posar en 20€ el PACK COLECCIONISTA, amb aparició en crèdits, DVD + contingut extra i una borsa de tela.

    En cas de que continues interessat en canviar la teua donació, posa't en contacte amb nosaltres i intentarem donar-li una solució.

    Correu: threerootsmedia@gmail.com

    Gracietes!

  • Abelard

    Abelard

    over 2 years

    Hola.
    Ja ha fet una donació de 20,00€ pel Pack "Columna Germanías", però vull anular aquest i passar-me al pack "Coleccionista" amb el pagament de 15,00€, pack que inclou el DVD.
    Per favor, contesteu-me que heu acceptat aquest canvi.
    Moltes gràcies.

#02 / ACTUALIZACIÓN: ¡RECOMPENSAS!

¡Buenos días, mecenas!

Estamos preparando y organizando todo para poder hacer los envíos de las recompensas lo antes posible.

Como ya dijimos, las recompensas se repartirían a lo largo del año 2018, así que antes de que acabe el año las tendréis en vuestras casas.

Pronto recibiréis otro correo, confirmando que los envíos van a efectuarse. ¡Estad atentos a partir de ahora!

Salud y República.

#01 / ¡VÍDEO EXCLUSIVO!

¡Hola, mecenas!

La semana pasada estuvimos grabando parte de la voz en off que forma parte del guión literario, el cual introducirá y contextualizará a Josep Almudéver.

¡Os dejamos un vídeo resumen de aquel día para que lo disfrutéis! Mañana, jueves 27 de julio, se publicará en las redes sociales, así que vosotros tenéis el privilegio de poder verlo antes, ¡vamos!

Seguimos trabajando en el proyecto, ¡un abrazo!

5€
14 backers

PACK “Lincoln Brigade”
-Appearance in the closing credits as a patron

10€
32 backers

PACK “Ay, Carmela!”
- Appearance in the closing credits as a patron
- Documentary badge
- Documentary physical card
- Documentary digital picture

20€
39 backers

PACK “Collector”
- Appearance in the closing credits as a patron
- DVD + extra contents
- Tote bag

20€
62 backers

PACK “Germanías Column”
- Appearance in the closing credits as a patron
- Documentary badge
- Documentary physical card
- Documentary digital downloading
- Documentary t-shirt
- Tote bag

30€
16 backers

PACK “If you want to write me...”
/- Appearance in the closing credits as a patron
- Documentary badge
- Documentary physical card
- Documentary digital downloading
- Documentary t-shirt
- 1 ticket for the premier of the documentary (transport charges not included)
- Tote bag
- Notebook

40€
14 backers

PACK “Long live the 5th Brigade”
- Appearance in the closing credits as a patron
- Documentary badge
- Documentary physical card
- Documentary digital downloading
- Script digital downloading
- Documentary t-shirt
- 2 tickets for the premier of the documentary (transport charges not included)
- Book “El pacto de no intervención, pobre República: memorials del miliciano y brigadista internacional, José Almudéver Mateu.”

50€
29 backers

PACK “Le petit”
- Appearance in the closing credits as a patron
- Documentary badge
- Documentary physical card
- Documentary digital downloading
- Script digital downloading
- Documentary t-shirt
- 2 tickets for the premier of the documentary (transport charges not included)
- DVD + extra contents

100€
10 backers

PACK “No pasarán”
- Appearance in the closing credits as a patron
- Documentary badge
- Documentary physical card
- Documentary digital downloading
- Script digital downloading
- Story-board digital downloading
- Documentary t-shirt
- 2 tickets for the premier of the documentary (transport charges not included)
- DVD + extra contents
- Tote bag
- Book “El pacto de no intervención, pobre República: memorials del miliciano y brigadista internacional, José Almudéver Mateu.”

200€
7 backers

SPECIAL PACK FOR ASSOSIATIONS OR ENTITIES (just available in Spanish territory)

- Documentary special pass with one or the three authors (**ATENTION : see section “About the Rewards”**)
- Appearance in the closing credits as a patron with logo
- 33 tickets for the premier of the documentary (number modifiable depending on the capacity) (transport charges not included)
- 4 DVD + extra contents
- 4 books “El pacto de no intervención, pobre República: memorials del miliciano y brigadista internacional, José Almudéver Mateu.”

300€
1 backer

PACK “La Pasionaria”
- Appearance in the closing credits as a patron
- 2 documentary badges
- 2 documentary physical cards
- Documentary digital downloading
- Script digital downloading
- Story-board digital downloading
- 2 documentary t-shirts
- 2 VIP tickets for the premier of the documentary (transport charges not included)
- Physical story-board signed by the authors
- Physical literary script signed by the authors
- 2 DVD + extra contents
- Tote bag
- Notebook
- 2 books “El pacto de no intervención, pobre República: memorials del miliciano y brigadista internacional, José Almudéver Mateu.”

500€
1 backer

PACK “Marseillaise Brigade”
- Appearance in the closing credits as a patron
- 6 documentary badges
- 2 documentary physical cards
- Documentary digital downloading
- Script digital downloading
- Story-board digital downloading
- 2 documentary t-shirts
- 2 tickets for the premier of the documentary (transport charges not included)
- 2 VIP tickets for the premier of the documentary (transport charges not included)
- Physical story-board signed by the authors
- Physical literary script signed by the authors
- HD Poster Downloading
- 3 DVD + extra contents
- Tote bag
- Notebook
- 5 books “El pacto de no intervención, pobre República: memorials del miliciano y brigadista internacional, José Almudéver Mateu.”

1.000€
1 backer

PACK “International Brigades”
- Appearance in the closing credits as co-producers
- 6 documentary badges
- 2 documentary physical cards
- Documentary digital downloading
- Script digital downloading
- Story-board digital downloading
- 2 documentary t-shirts
- 3 tickets for the premier of the documentary (transport charges not included)
- 3 VIP tickets for the premier of the documentary (transport charges not included)
- Physical story-board signed by the authors
- Physical literary script signed by the authors
- HD Poster Downloading
- 4 DVD + extra contents
- Tote bag
- 2 notebooks
- 5 books “El pacto de no intervención, pobre República: memorials del miliciano y brigadista internacional, José Almudéver Mateu.”
- Documentary Physical Poster

2.000€
1 backer

PACK DELUXE “The Last Brigadist”
- Appearance in the closing credits as co-producers
- + PACK “International Brigades”
- Unforgettable Experience: travel with us to Pamiers (France) and meet personally Josep Almudéver, his experiences and his atmosphere. In addition, you’ll have access during two days to the documentary shooting, with the team, and you’ll be able to observe how the world of cinema works and learn with us. (Transport and subsistence charges included.)

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