Who is Cuba dancing for? Is an independent film musical comedy.
The film is about the absurdity, violence, chaos and shame characteristic of the Cuban, mixed with rumba and science fiction in Havana right now. Adorable characters in nice situations and sometimes not so much. Furthermore, they are voices that need to be made visible. Blacks almost never star in any story, be it in the cinema, television or theater, and this would be a great possibility to see blacks, mulattos and whites starring in a film about ordinary people who sing and dance in Cuba despite all prognosis.
About the rewards
How will we deliver the rewards?
We will deliver the rewards and merchandising materials by post or courier service to the address you indicate.
The other rewards we will communicate via social networks, email and phone.
We are a team of artists dedicated to cinema, theater, audiovisuals, television and radio. Cinema is a complicated process in our country, due to the impossibility of accessing it in an expeditious and transparent manner.
We have embarked on this journey due to the success of the musical "Bendita Habana", performed in 2017 with the same theme that you will see in the film.
Both ideas are under the leadership of Antonio Arroyo and are based on a novel that has two out of print editions, called "Mantilla? After La Palma ”, written by Arroyo himself.
"I tell you something. I saw a considerable queue to buy my book when it went on sale the first time. I couldn't believe it and there I thought it would be good to make a movie, then I forgot about it later. Ángel Bárzaga and Darlene Martínez, Art Director and Costume Designer respectively, are two young artists who have done a lot to make this idea come true. I have also had the unconditional support of David Ravelo Rodiles from his entire film company. And so we go."
Antonio Arroyo González. Screenwriter, Director, Producer. Graduated from Philology, 1987. “Bendita Habana” (novel, editorial Guantanamera 2019, Cuban Editions 2018). "Mantilla? After La Palma ”(novel, editorial Extramuros 2012 and 2014). “Let the music not be missing” (informative cultural program, 2018). "Let's love each other" (video clip, 2013). "Everything with Tony" (cultural magazine, 2012, 2013). "Bishop of Espada" (documentary, 2011).
Osvaldo Donatiem. Edition. Graduated in Philology, 1987. The films “Looking for Casal” (2018) stand out. "Mantis Nest" (2016). "Don Juan, Count of Barcelona" (2009). "Vertical Love" (1997). "Strawberry and Chocolate" (nominated for an Oscar in 1994).
David Ravelo Rodiles. Director of Photography. Graduated from the Faculty of Audiovisual Media (FAMCA) 1994. He has worked at the Cuban Institute of Radio and Television (ICRT), at the Cuban Institute of Art and Film Industry (ICAIC). Five years as Director of Photography for audiovisual companies: Proaction and Animation Art. He has directed video clips for Cuban musicians, campaigns for Christian Dior. Photography Direction "Let the music not be missing" (cultural magazine, 2012). "Variations" (short fiction). "Enriqueta" (docudrama).
Angel Luis Bárzaga Rosales. Art director. Manager Social Media & Verkami. He has worked as an art director, graphic designer, set and costume designer in film, television, audiovisual and theater productions. "Luces" (short fiction, 2019), "Toc-Toc" (play, 2019). "Death and the Maiden" (play, 2018). "Lives Crossed" (soap opera, graphic design, 2017). "Wake Up!" (2016). "De Amores y Esperanza" (TV series, 2015), "Cuban Trashion" (2015).
Darlene Martínez Caballero. Costume Design. She has worked as a costume designer, art direction in film, theater and television productions. "Luces" (fiction short, 2019). "Toc toc" (play, costume design, 2018), "Death and the Maiden" (play, costume design, 2018). “Vida cruzadas” (soap opera, assistant director, 2017). "Wake up" (show, guest designer, 2016). "Polski" (short film, 2015), "Ladridos" (short film, 2015), "Cuban Trashion" (creative project, 2014-2015). "Esteban" (film, setting design, 2012).
Gustavo Duchesne Álvarez. Sound Recordist. “Vidas Cruzadas” (Cuban soap opera, 2019). "On the trail" (police). “Let the music not be missing” (informative cultural program, 2018). "The next days of love" (documentary). "Puerto Lamargo" (2013, trailer). "Everything with Tony" (cultural magazine, 2012, 2013). "The skin as a canvas" (documentary), "Juanita Mateo" (documentary).
Tatu Fidis. Movie Poster Design.
Alexis Rodríguez García. Photographer.
What will we use your contributions for?
The musical is very expensive, your contribution helps us to concretize this idea precisely. For me it is a dream that great artists participate in the materialization of Who does Cuba dance for?.
The musical arrangements and the recording of the soundtrack, the casting of actors, dancers and extras, the rehearsals of the script and even the food, depend on your generous contribution to this campaign.
Rehearsals and pre-filming are scheduled for December 2020. Filming will be in February 2021. Post-production will be from March to May 2021. The rewards will be given between July and August 2021.