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magnolia

A dancer incarnated to a flower in her life cycle. In search of light. She talks about the fear of the dark. To oblivion.

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Magnolia illustrates the way a flower leads through life, from the first ray of light that sees her sprout up to the very last step of a dance that will end, symbolically, in the water.

This work will take physical form on three supports: photographic, audiovisual and editorial.

A short film, directed by Joel Burgès and Adrián Haro, will guide us through this journey, which finds its beginning in the birth of a seed, and bids us farewell with the abandonment of her body in full floral phase.

The photographic exhibition, by Sebastian Gerecz, will immortalize our dancer, allowing the author to showcase his abilities.

Long term, this same collection of photographs will become part of a book that, other than keeping a memory, will present unpublished images and thoughts on what we see and do not see in the project. A making of full of stories.

The birth of Magnolia:

What inspired us to create this project was, in truth, the loss of a friend, and the idea that we didn't really lose her. She is and will always be our magnolia, being in this way present.

Embraced by this feeling of nostalgia, we compare the fragility of life with that of this flower, and its resistance with that of memory.

Magnolia's role is crucial because all the weight of emotions falls on a single character and her way of communicating with the environment through the dance.

Magnolia will be played by a woman. We chose a female figure because so was the person we were inspired by. We consider appropriate the intervention of an actress between 25 and 30 years old, having accumulated experience without having lost gracility.

  • Sebastian Gerecz, an ideas machine. Author of the photographic exhibition and later book "serenidad", 2018

  • Joel Burgès, a fidget-bottom. Current student of Direction of Photography at ECIB

  • Adrián Haro, a curious mind. Designer who has worked alongside referents in his field such as Enric Jardí

  • Marta Soria, the one who embodies the madness of the previous three. With experience as an audiovisual producer, and writer for the publicist Joaquín Lorente

The life Magnolia is divided into six stages:

Stage 01: First contact with light
Stage 02: Struggle to see the outside
Stage 03: Detachment of her roots
Stage 04: In pursuit of water
Stage 05: Liberation and self-discovery
Stage 06: Death

Magnolia, taken as a short film, does without dialogue and is committed to the aesthetics of the message. It presents us with a choreography between the camera and the dancer.

The choice will be to use wide-angle lenses. We will shoot with different openings, depending on the shot, but our usual focal distance will be 12 mm, aiming for the maximum similarity to what the human eye perceives. These optics allow us to create a more immersive experience in which the public feels attracted both by the story and the image. Even if the viewers are not familiarized with the more technical details, they unconsciously know that something feels good.

We want this project to reach people of all ages, sectors and countries. To call for empathy, under the interpretation of each eye. And hopefully, in the best of cases, this story will in one way or another help someone. We are already enjoying this project, and we hope to create a work capable of making you enjoy with us.

All the funds received will be invested in the technical resources necessary to provide this piece with the quality and delicacy it deserves. We want to make clear that all expenses related to travelling and diets will come out of our own pockets.

The rewards:

All our backers, regardless of the amount contributed, will receive the invitation to attend the premiere of the short film, scheduled for October 2020. The tangible rewards will be delivered in hand this same day. If you are unable to attend, this will be sent by ordinary mail at the end of the same year (shipping costs included throughout the Peninsula), and the Vimeo link will be shared with you along with the password, after the premiere, so that you can view the project before making it officially public.

  • The photographic session will take place in Igualada or surroundings, for an approximate duration of 2 hours, planned for a single person and only of artistic nature.

With your help, we want Magnolia to see the light. It is one of the most beautiful ways we can think of to thank her for all her love. The love she gave us, and the love she failed to give and receive back.

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  • Julia

    Julia

    18 days

    A topee!!

  • Monica

    Monica

    20 days

    Ánimos

  • Vicparragui

    Vicparragui

    21 days

    El proyecto tiene muy buena pinta! Mucha suerte, tengo ganas de ver el resultado!

  • José orgaz

    José orgaz

    25 days

    HYPE

  • Karlaclaudio

    Karlaclaudio

    26 days

    Expectatives al 200% i confiança al màxim ❤🔥

  • Oriolmuso

    Oriolmuso

    26 days

    Ja ho teniu! Apa, a treballar! Té bona pinta

  • Laszlo

    Laszlo

    27 days

    Comparto este proyecto porque tiene un buen performance.

  • Rogertorra4

    Rogertorra4

    28 days

    Saluuuut per aixo

#03 / Nueva recompensa: el libro

¡Hola!

Como ya sabéis, Magnolia será una historia contada desde tres "puntos de vista": el fotográfico, el audiovisual, y el literario.

Cada formato tiene algo diferente que aportar:
- La interpretación, en la fotografía,
- el movimiento y la música, en el cortometraje,
- y la palabra, en el libro.

Hoy estamos aquí para hablaros del libro.

MAGNOLIA reunirá cerca de 400 páginas (si la historia nos lo permite) donde no solo tendréis absolutamente todas las fotografías del proyecto, si no que además encontraréis detalles de todo el proceso de creación, reflexiones del equipo, el "porqué de cada imagen", entre muchas otras anécdotas.

En este caso, la palabra nos ayuda a profundizar en la historia, y a llevaros por un viaje, en el que ya no solo hablamos del ciclo vital de una flor, si no que nos explayamos para contaros el ciclo vital de este proyecto.

En exclusiva en Verkami, el valor de este libro se ha añadido en una nueva recompensa de 40€read more

#02 / El porqué de este Verkami

Cuando tuvimos la idea de crear Magnolia, nos vinimos arriba. La historia nos convencía. Las imágenes nos daban vueltas por la cabeza. Es una palabra muy básica, pero sentimos que teníamos en nuestras manos un proyecto "bonito".

Entonces llega la gran pregunta: ¿cómo vamos a financiarlo? Porque sí, podríamos recurrir a los medios que tenemos, pero no nos estaríamos acercando lo más mínimo a la calidad que hace justicia a Magnolia.

Así que trabajamos un presupuesto, contemplando todos los gastos, tanto técnicos como artísticos, y ¡espera! que también queremos organizar una exhibición de fotografías, y publicar un libro.

Como decíamos, nos vinimos arriba.

El presupuesto orientativo de Magnolia ronda los 8.000€. Valoramos muchas vías de financiación, y decidimos que el crowdfunding fuese una de ellas.

¿Por qué Verkami?

  • Es una vía que nos permite difundir mejor el proyecto, y es completamente fiable
  • Es una vía a través de la cual podemos recompensaros
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#01 / ¡Hola!

Nos hace muy felices daros por fin la bienvenida a este proyecto, y presentaros a Magnolia.

A lo largo de estos últimos meses hemos estado trabajando sin cesar en dar forma y sentido a una idea que empezó siendo mucho más pequeñita de lo que es hoy. ¿Qué queremos contar? ¿Cómo lo vamos a hacer? ¿Qué necesitamos? ¿Quién será nuestra Magnolia?

Por si todavía os falta un poco de contexto: Magnolia será un cortometraje, una exhibición fotográfica, y un libro. En todas y cada una de sus formas mostraremos a una bailarina encarnando a una flor en su ciclo vital. Magnolia será un baile.

Un baile que abraza a la trascendencia personal, al miedo a la oscuridad, al olvido, a la nostalgia pero, sobre todo, a la memoria.

Una obra que nos tiene con la ilusión por los aires. Y una ilusión que esperamos poderos transmitir.

¡Gracias por acompañarnos a lo largo del camino!

Sebas, Joel, Adrián y Marta

3€
8 backers
Unconditional love


You will get:

  • An e-mail in appreciation of your support
  • 2 Wallpapers from Magnolia
Estimated delivery November 2020
5€
17 backers
Take us home!


You will get:

  • x2 Wallpapers from Magnolia
  • Serial picture (18 x 15 cm)
  • Handwritten letter

(Delivery subject to the conditions specified on the "Rewards" section of the project description)

Estimated delivery November 2020
15€
34 backers
Leave your mark!


You will get:

  • x2 Wallpapers from Magnolia
  • Handwritten letter
  • x3 Serial pictures (18 x 15 cm)
  • Credits mention

(Delivery subject to the conditions specified on the "Rewards" section of the project description)

Estimated delivery November 2020
30€
8 backers
Make it bigger!


You will get:

  • x2 Wallpapers from Magnolia
  • Handwritten letter
  • x2 Serial pictures (20 x 30 cm)
  • Credits mention
  • Flipbook

(Delivery subject to the conditions specified on the "Rewards" section of the project description)

Estimated delivery November 2020
40€
3 backers
Heroes


You will get:

  • x2 Wallpapers from Magnolia
  • Handwritten letter
  • x2 Serial pictures (20 x 30 cm)
  • Credits mention
  • Flipbook
  • Special mention in the exhibition's wall

(Delivery subject to the provisions of the "Rewards" section of the project description)

Estimated delivery November 2020
60€
6 backers
Candelaria


You will get:

  • x2 Wallpapers from Magnolia
  • Handwritten letter
  • x2 Serial pictures (20 x 30 cm)
  • Credits mention
  • Special mention in the exhibition's wall
  • The book "Candelaria" in A5

(Delivery subject to the provisions of the "Rewards" section of the project description)

Estimated delivery November 2020
80€
1 backer
Don't miss a thing


You will get:

  • x2 Wallpapers from Magnolia
  • Handwritten letter
  • x2 Serial pictures (20 x 30 cm)
  • Credits mention
  • Special mention in the exhibition's wall
  • The book "Magnolia" in A4

(Delivery subject to the provisions of the "Rewards" section of the project description)

Estimated delivery November 2020
160€
13 left (of 15)
Christam basket


You will get:

  • x2 Wallpapers from Magnolia
  • Handwritten letter
  • x2 Serial pictures (20 x 30 cm)
  • Credits mention
  • Flipbook
  • Special mention in the exhibition's wall
  • The book "Magnolia" in A4
  • The book "Candelaria" in A5
  • x1 Serial picture (70 x 50 cm)
  • Photo shoot (2h)

(Delivery subject to the provisions of the "Rewards" section of the project description)

Estimated delivery November 2020
300€
18 left (of 20)
An unforgettable evening


You will get:

  • x2 Wallpapers from Magnolia
  • Handwritten letter
  • x2 Serial pictures (20 x 30 cm)
  • Credits mention
  • Flipbook
  • Special mention in the exhibition's wall
  • The book "Magnolia" in A4
  • The book "Candelaria" in A5
  • x1 Serial picture (70 x 50 cm)
  • Photo shoot (2h)
  • VIP invite to the premiere and photographic exhibition

(Delivery subject to the provisions of the "Rewards" section of the project description)

Estimated delivery November 2020
400€
5 left (of 5)
Be a part of our team


You will get:

  • x2 Wallpapers from Magnolia
  • Handwritten letter
  • x2 Serial pictures (20 x 30 cm)
  • Credits mention
  • Flipbook
  • Special mention in the exhibition's wall
  • The book "Magnolia" in A4
  • The book "Candelaria" in A5
  • x1 Serial picture (70 x 50 cm)
  • Photo shoot (2h)
  • VIP invite to the premiere and photographic exhibition
  • Join us in one of our shootings
  • Let's have dinner together

(Delivery subject to the provisions of the "Rewards" section of the project description)

Estimated delivery November 2020
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