"Gender violence is an intrinsic evil in society, it is an attack against the integrity, dignity and freedom of women. Gender violence is the most brutal manifestation of the inequalities between men and women, it is a problem that crosses borders and is present in all the countries of the world. It is important to give visibility to this bad habit, and help to not forget that it happens every day, taking hundreds of lives every year just in Spain.
With this short film we want the public to empathize with a woman under these circumstances, see how she thinks and suffers in silence."
Bianca Palmisano (screenwriter, director and actress)
El Cono del Silencio & Studio Zefiro
We are two small independent production companies that make short films (in the case of "El Cono del Silencio" also theatre plays) and we believe that this project is important enough to do it in an appropriate way, with all the respect it deserves. That is why we are collecting money to do our best.
- ¿Qué puedo hacer por ti?(What can I do for you?) adapts Bianca Palmisano's monologue about gender violence. In it you will see how our protagonist suffers abuse from practically the beginning of her relationship from his abuser, and how she realizes that she must avoid that situation before it is too late...
- This will be a short film about 15/20 minutes long where we will see flashbacks as the evolution of the relationship between Helena, and her abuser, Hector. If we collect more than our initial goal, we will include new rewards for all participants.
- Producing a short film is a very expensive and slow experience, that's why we ask for your help to carry on this project. Help us finish this project, because we believe It totally worths it. By doing so, you will support an independent film, you will join a young team and a vibrant community of patrons around the world.
- All funds raised will be used mainly for production costs: crew, transport and diets ... we prefer to ask for less and achieve our goal. If we exceed our goal, we would use it to improve post-production (editing, music, etc...)
- The project will begin shooting at the beginning of September 2019, once the crowfunding campaign at Verkami is finished. The rewards will be shipped once the filming and post-production are finished (by the end of October 2019).
Juan Ignacio Martín
Our director, screenwriter, producer, and creative force. He has an education in visual storytelling, and made his first short film at 19 years old. Among his short films are "Trainspuestting" (2018), "Forever" (2018), or "La Kani" (2019). In 2016 he studied stop motion animation and due to this he did some interesting projects such as Imagine (2016), Selene (2018) and Happy New Year (2019).
Bianca Palmisano, as Helena
Our scriptwriter, director and actress begins as an actress with 9 years old in Murcia along theater director Edmundo Chacour, with classic titles like "Romeo and Juliet", "Ensueño", or "Los niños de la calle". In Barcelona she studied cinematography at the schools Set D'acció, Junna Films and Silberstudio. She has worked in several short films such as "Carne de Gaviota" (nominated for Best Supporting Actress at The Northern Virginia International Film Festival, 2015), "Envolviendo recuerdos" (2015), or "Siempre el amor" (2018) among others. In 2010 she joins the theatre company Brètema Teatro and works in plays such as "El Torturador Arrepentido", "Bambalinas Paral·lel" (MONO Award for Best Actress) or "Verónica" (Mono Award for Best Play 2014). In 2017, along with Agustina Santinelli, she founded the company El Cono del Silencio with plays like "Lo Nuestro", "Souvenir de despedida", "¿Qué puedo hacer por ti?", "Un pequeño favor" or "La Espera"
Marc Collado, as Hector
He studied acting at the theater school "El Galliner" in Girona with Pep Vila, Mireia Vallès and Jordi Coromina. He also was trained as an actor in the art and culture association "La Bombeta" of Mollet del Vallès with Belinda Costa. He has been in various short films such as "Sangre de Familia", directed by Jon Fraile (Girona, 2018) "Siempre el amor", directed by Bianca Palmisano (Barcelona, 2018) or "Black Face", a mockumentary directed by Dina Obeso (Barcelona, 2018).
He has been the leading actor in plays such as "Dues taronges i mitja", directed by Pep Vila (Girona, 2018) or "India", directed by Belinda Costa (Mollet del Vallès, 2010).
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