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Alone with the Sea

A documentary on the coast of Dénia, accompanied by Manuel Sánchez's verses, published in his latest book "Clamor en el crepúsculo".

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The road travelled
The road travelled

After the success obtained with the documentary short film "Searching for Dénia" (2017), semi-finalist in the "Festival de Cine de Los Angeles" and in the Official Selection in competition of the "Festival de Cine Spotlight de Austin", Texas and Spain at the "Los Angeles International Film Festival of San Rafael" and now semi-finalist at the "San Mauro International Film Festival"in Italy, I wanted to go a step further.

The Original Idea

From the beginning, the idea was always to portray not only the sunrise (what we see in "Searching for Dénia"), but also the central hours of the day in which the sun sweeps the contour of the coast, moments of the day when nature seems to freeze before the force of the sun. From there, at sunset, the most bucolic moment and in which some nooks and crannies of the bay show us a palette of colors worthy of being one of the best postcards on the planet.

This kind of trilogy, sunrise - noon - sunset, evolved in my thinking until I came across Manuel Sánchez Vázquez, a poet in love with the same beauty that leads me to portray this magnificent coast. After reading his recent publication "Clamor en el Crepúsculo" (2017), it became clear to me that the emotion contained therein and that passion in writing would be the perfect vehicle to reach the spectator and thus complete the work I started with "Searching for Dénia".

Alone with the Sea
Alone with the Sea

The documentary is born with the intention of travelling along the coast of Denia with Manuel Sánchez Vázquez, a poet in love with the nature of his bay, in which he inspires his poems, nourishing himself with the soul of the Mediterranean, his muse, his passion.

We walk along with the verses of his book "Clamor en el crepúsculo" (Clamour in the Twilight) through those places of geography that inspire his beautiful poems. An entire bucolic and romantic adventure, in which the visual poetry of the environment seduces us with that so attractive melancholy of the poet.

The sea, the bay, our dreams...
The sea, the bay, our dreams...

The moment of the director
The moment of the director

The documentary genre has always troubled me, starting from the university years, where I did my first work talking about the "Europeanisation of the Spanish education system".

Nature and poetry are one of the best exercises we can do to feel alive, to feel free and to try to understand our place in the world within the unstoppable rhythmic whirlwind in which we are submitted to every day, and that was an opportunity we could not pass up.

I have spent many years thinking about how to portray the Dénia that I love so much and I think the time has come to make it a reality and share with the spectator the sublime beauty of a place in the hands of one of the most inspired poets in this land. A perfect blend.

Thanks to you
Thanks to you

As you can see below there is a minimum figure that we need to reach in order to make the documentary with a minimum of artistic guarantees. Every audiovisual work, however small, always has unavoidable financial costs. The technical equipment will mean the greatest immersion, as well as everything related to audio; voice, recording studio, music licenses, composition.

If we reach that minimum, the ideal would be to be able to achieve that desired budget, which would not only allow us to distribute it, but would also allow us to rethink some of the scenes, at a higher cost, thus balancing "what we want with what we can".

The Goal
The Goal

This graph shows better the detail of how this investment planned for the viability of the project would be distributed.

In detail
In detail

Step by step
Step by step

In December last year we started writing the script and in this calendar you can see the plan for the whole year, with the idea of ending the entire creative process with the arrival of 2019. It's in your hands!

Rewards and Digital Premiere

During the months of November and December 2018, when we will close the final assembly, it will be time to send you the rewards for your contribution and trust in this project. Among them will be Premiere Digital, which will be ready for Christmas in 2018.

More Info

We will be updating our Facebook page "Alone with the sea" where we will thank you for your contributions, where we will show the advances in production and where you can consult us all you want. You can also leave comments on this page or contact us via the link below "Ask the author".

Finally, I would like to thank you for your confidence in this project, conceived with all the love of the world for nature and poetry, whose combination we hope will thrill you and make your imagination fly over the waves of the Mediterranean Sea.

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  • Miguel Ángel Santacruz

    Miguel Ángel Santacruz
    Author

    about 3 years

    Un millón de gracias por ser parte de este proyecto Laura. Todavía nos quedan 27 días para conseguirlo.

  • Laura

    Laura

    about 3 years

    Poquito a poco...lo que habéis hecho ya un gran logro.

  • Miguel Ángel Santacruz

    Miguel Ángel Santacruz
    Author

    over 3 years

    Muchas gracias a todos los que estáis colaborando con este proyecto. Ya hemos conseguido el 23% en 6 días. Todavía tenemos 34 días por delante para seguir soñando con alcanzarlo. Gracias por creer en ello.

  • Miguel Ángel Santacruz

    Miguel Ángel Santacruz
    Author

    over 3 years

    Un millón de gracias Pablo!

  • Pablo Arana

    Pablo Arana

    over 3 years

    Suerte!

  • Miguel Ángel Santacruz

    Miguel Ángel Santacruz
    Author

    over 3 years

    Muchas gracias por tu confianza Maria!

  • Marymas

    Marymas

    over 3 years

    Mucha suerte!!

  • Miguel Ángel Santacruz

    Miguel Ángel Santacruz
    Author

    over 3 years

    Un millón de gracias Jbustos!!!

  • jbustos

    jbustos

    over 3 years

    ¡Precioso proyecto! ¡Mucha suerte con él! ¡Ánimo!

  • Miguel Ángel Santacruz

    Miguel Ángel Santacruz
    Author

    over 3 years

    Millones de gracias por tu confianza, espero que consigamos el objetivo y podamos disfrutar juntos de estos bellos versos y paisajes. Gracias!

#02 / ¡Ya tenemos trailer!

Aprovecho esta nueva ocasión para escribir en el blog del proyecto y deciros que ya tenemos disponible el trailer de "A solas con el mar".

Para la ocasión seleccionamos uno de los poemas del documental, " No te aflijas".

En este poema el poeta nos habla de la nostalgia del pasado, de aquellos momentos que siempre soñamos mejores, pero que pese a todo, siempre debemos mirar al futuro, al porvenir.

Un poema que invita al recuerdo, a observarlo con cariño y a seguir nuestro camino.

Tuvimos la suerte de poder contar con unos días de claridad que nos permitieron los mejores momentos del ocaso, con pocas nubes, que son tan necesarias para tintar de colores el cielo.

Espero que os guste y a los que todavía no habéis participado en el proyecto, os anime a hacerlo. Nos quedan muy pocos días para conseguirlo.

Este es el momento.

Mil gracias.

#01 / Primera poesía del documental

¡Queridos Mecenas!

Quería aprovechar la ocasión para agradeceros vuestra confianza. Aunque sólo hemos logrado un 30% del presupuesto quiero ser optimista y pensar que en los 24 días restantes de campaña lograremos el objetivos y podremos centrar los esfuerzos en el rodaje. Hasta entonces seguiremos compartiendo.

Para ir abriendo boca quería compartir con vosotros la poesía que abrirá el documental. La más breve de todas pero quizá sea una de las más intensas y profundas que ha escrito el poeta Manuel Sánchez.

Habla de aquellas cosas que pese a parecer superfluas, a pasar en ocasiones inadvertidas o ser banales, pese a ser pequeños detalles de nuestro día, pese a parecer pequeñas quimeras o ensoñaciones, son lo más real que tenemos.

Son la parte más real de nuestra existencia. Son aquellas cosas que nos llena de significado y que muchas veces no damos importancia.

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