DEADPAVO is a fiction short film produced by four students from Pompeu Fabra University. We want to show adolescence for what it is: a vital stage in our lives, without falling into paternalism or nostalgia. Youth has changed drastically with the introduction of social media. Nowadays, personal relationships are formed on Instagram, but how do they translate face to face?
Why do we want the second goal?
Your support gives us confidence to make the short film even bigger and better. We know that the project can still reach more people and that is why we have marked a second goal of 4,200 euros. With these extra money we can bring DEADPAVO to the next level, with resources that will make the short film even better, to shine.
With extra money, we will have professional post-production of color and sound, that is, the short has a brutal technical finishing, as our story and its characters deserve. It will also allow us to rent better cinematography material, from the camera to the lights and the sound equipment we'll use to shoot DEADPAVO. Believe us, it will be worth it. And last but not least, we can take better care of our actresses, our actors and the extras during the shooting, improving their experience and, in the end, the final result.
Anya is DEADPAVO’s main character, a 16 year old girl who recently met Mart through Instagram. It’s clear that something is bound to happen between them, but neither of them is ready to make the first move. Gisel, Anya’s best friend, decides to take action without them knowing.
The plan is perfect: a house party full of strangers, a lot of rum and coke, excessive Instagram Stories and too much Never Have I Ever. What Anya’s friends don’t know is that she doesn’t really want to meet Mart.
She loves being surrounded by others, both to have fun or to help anyone anytime. When you get to know her you immediately notice she’s very confident and knows how to handle any problem, but there’s one that she hasn’t solved yet. Meanwhile, Instagram is a place where she can express herself freely beyond her doubts. As Anya herself would say, she survives out of guac and music.
Despite his friendliness, he prefers to remain silent and observant. This gives him a mysterious aura, completed with his strange Instagram posts. Sometimes he assumes that things will go his way and struggles reacting when something goes differently, but deep down he’s a lot nicer than he seems.
She’s confident and loves being held responsible when things go right. She wants the best for her friends even though sometimes she thinks that only happens on her terms, leading her to organize and control – often manipulating but with a good heart. That doesn’t make her the mother of the friend group but rather the mind behind all her friends’ flirting strategies (some good, most bad).
Although she looks serious, she’s a very distracted girl who disconnects from reality faster than her crushes answer her DMs. When you get to know her you discover she’s actually very active, affectionate and, what her friends love about her, absolutely obnoxious when she drinks.
He’s the chattiest, funniest person his friends have ever met. He loves meeting new people and is constantly doing new things.This makes for bad ideas, like the summer he was caught with a girl in the boyscouts’ group cabin. He escaped trouble as usual, with an elaborate story about lost keys that was surprisingly effective.
We are four senior year Media students at Universitat Pompeu Fabra: Lucía, Enric and Judit have specialized in Filmmaking, while Júlia is exploring the theoretical and editing part of DEADPAVO.
Júlia Gaitano. Cinephile, melomaniac, voracious reader (when she has time, which is less often than she’d like to admit). While studying she realised she likes thinking movies rather than making them and that’s what she’s becoming professionally. She also has editing aspirations. Right now she collaborates at Otros Cines Europa.
Enric Llonch. He knew he wanted to be a filmmaker ever since he made films inspired by Detective Conan in middle school. Passionate about music and graphic design. Co-director and co-writer of the short film SENEX, tutored by Santiago Fillol, Isa Campo (winner of 2 Gaudí Awards) and Diego Dussuel (winner of a Gaudí Award).
Judit Serral. Fond of scenic arts and photography since she can remember. When she went to university in LA she realised all she wanted was to live the American dream. Meanwhile, she applies what she learned from the professionals at UCLA to DEADPAVO. She volunteers at Cinema Zumzeig.
Lucía León. Communication is in her bloodstream and she always says she doesn’t write enough. Right now she works in corporate communications and event productions, besides organizing poetry jams and finding time to dance Lindy Hop. She directed the short film OASI, about swing and narcos in the Raval.
We are one of the smallest Final Project teams, which lets us work intimately with the actors and have an excellent external team that will help us during the whole process.
Néstor Costa. His teenage years were marked by editing in Picnik and the 2010s music videos -he quickly discovered his passion for media. He’s participated in the short film Primeros Besos and is currently studying at ECAM and collaborating in Tresdeu Media.
Pantocrator. A project that emerged from Marta Delmont’s and Marina Correa’s terrible emotional management. Xiri Romaní and Robert Busquets complete the band and give nuances to a repertoire filled with millennial drama -going from punk to more elaborate power pop.
Thanks to Pompeu Fabra University’s support, DEADPAVO is a project tutored by professionals like Gonzalo de Lucas (directing) and Sergi Moreno (producing). The short film also has the help of excellent filmmakers like Carlos Marqués-Marcet (director of 10.000km and editor of Eliza Hittman’s It Felt Like Love), Jonás Trueba (winner of two Goya Awards and director of Todas las canciones hablan de mi and Los ilusos and Carla Simón (winner of four Gaudí Awards for Estiu 1993).
DEADPAVO is our Final Project but we want it to be a lot more than that. We want to film in the best conditions, and to accomplish it, we have to rent equipment, lights, cameras… Your contributions will cover the following expenses (in percentage):
We’re currently in the pre-producing and rehearsal stages. We will keep working during the following months to make DEADPAVO a reality:
- Credit mention. Your name on the end credits.
- Viewing link. Exclusive link to watch DEADPAVO once it’s finished.
- Playlist. List of the songs that inspired DEADPAVO.
- Close Friends Making-of. Exclusive images in Instagram.
- Gratitude video. Clip thanking you with lots of love.
- Stickers. Up to two different DEADPAVO sticker designs.
- Verkami ending party. Guaranteed entry to the party -and up to two free beers in some rewards!
- Poster scoop. Be the first to see the digital poster.
- Trailer scoop. Be the first one to see DEADPAVO’s first images.
- Exclusive dedicated photo. Get a signed digital picture of the shooting!
- Preview screening entry. A seat in DEADPAVO’s premiere in a theater in Barcelona.
- Signed screenplay. A signed digital copy from the film writers.
- Exclusive, alternative poster. Get the digital copy of an exclusive version of the official poster.
- Appear as an extra in the film. Come to the shooting! Be in our film or invite someone else in your name.
- Cap. Limited edition black cap with white logo.
- Wardrobe catalogue. Digital copy of the costumes. Dress like DEADPAVO.
- Associate producer. Your name as a producer in the credits and IMDB/Filmaffinity.
- Exclusive gratitude video. DEADPAVO creators and actors will send a special video.
- Sponsor. If you have a brand or company you can become an official DEADPAVO sponsor. Your brand will appear in the promotional content and in the film.
Do you want to help us bring DEADPAVO to life but you don’t really know how Verkami works? No problem, we help you do it step by step.
Go to the top right of the page and Register in Verkami (or log in if you already are a user).
Select the reward that you like the most in the right column and click on it.
On the page that will open, click Contribute and follow the payment instructions (credit card only).
You are now a DEADPAVO patron. Thanks!
You will find all you need (and more) in our social media accounts. If you’re interested in DEADPAVO but can’t take part in its Verkami, share the project with your friends and follow us to keep up with all the news.
For any doubt you can send us an email. If you want to be part of our artistic team or be a sponsor of DEADPAVO, contact us.
- Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
*Photography by: Nonnissima Fotografia.