This project aims to share with people my extraordinary personal experience lived in Laos and at the same time give the chance to approach a different type of thinking and way of life that as I observe has been lost over time in the Western culture.
I would like to share this documentary with people who are open and caring about this project, and, in particular, thank them all for their initial contributions and exchange the pleasure of mutual knowledge of this area which is somewhat unknown in the world.
The contributions shall cover the trip to Laos, including all the technical support needed for filming, internal travelling and hiring of personnel required for the implementation of the entire project, hiring of interpreters, small donations to some communities as a sign of appreciation and gratitude for their collaboration, interviews, purchase of technical equipment needed for shooting and post-production, editing, sound etc.
The documentary lasts for about 1 hour.
It is a personal journey across the country that I have experienced first hand, travelling through the country and through 5 important realities.
A music school where I collaborate giving guitar lessons, religion, secret warfare, traditional music and minority ethnicities.
By finding local representatives from all those different areas who shared their experience and interviewing them, I am trying to express “something” that is beyond the most aesthetic culture and get into a very explicit profundity of Laos which is its soul, its spirit based on a very old rhythm of life – a pure human Expression which is still not contaminated by progress and modern life.
That is where we describe through cinematographic creativity, poetry that belongs to mentality of Laos and its villages.
Direction, script, original music,
production: JOHNNY BRANCHIZIO
Photography,editor,camera: IGOR NETZER
Sound editing and mixing: JOHNNY BRANCHIZIO
and IGOR NETZER
How we may use your contributions:
1 Trips to Laos for two persons
2 Internal travelling in Laos
3 Guest house and food
4 Hiring interpreters
4 Small donations to a community as a sign of gratitude for their collaboration and interviews
5 Purchase of any technical equipment that we need to make the filming
6 Postproduction, cut and editing, sound, etc
The filming will take place in the 1st quarter of 2020 and the documentary will be released before the summer.
The Clients who want to receive their rewards and also watch the documentary before the premiere, will be able to receive them from July.
The premiere will be in October in a one of the cinemas in Barcelona.