And so it is when Eva appears in the life of our protagonist, Lucía, a teenager suffering from anisomastia, a condition meaning noticeably different size of breasts. Things will change when she is dragged by her mother to spend a few days in a spa, and there she meets Eva. Eva is her mother's Watsu therapist, and seems to have everything that Lucia wants for herself. As a result of this brief encounter, a friendship will be born as a spark leading towards Lucía’s self acceptance and love of her body.
Title: Como Agua de Mayo | Shortfilm | Duration: 20 minutes | Format: Digital
The standards of beauty for adolescents are subjective constructions that mean no help and, sooner or later, tend to disappear.
I didn't have anisomastia but I didn't need it either. My wide hips, too frizzy hair, and unbreakable belly where, and are, more than enough. At Lucia's age I fantasized with ideas such as having breast surgery or following absurd diets to lose weight. I never did either of those but I did do lots of nonsense. Nevertheless, time passed and I grew up, and meeting people led me to know myself. Years later, I no longer see those facts as defects but the unique features that make my self.
If Lucía wants to get closer to Eva, she will have to start putting her insecurities in the background.
This is an outward and also inward journey, about either dropping our defenses to get closer to others or continuing in the safety of our isolation. How difficult it is sometimes to love oneself is what we want to talk about in this project.
The ideal of breast size is something that has varied according to the time but breasts themselves have always remained tenaciously representative of women.
There's something very noticeable about these places where people share space and privacy: we expose ourselves to strangers even more than we normally do around relatives and known people. A spa is the location that gives rise to Lucia's conflict but also the place that will mean the beginning of a new stage, when she meets Eva. The spa becomes a third main character, it is a wide and hostile space in which our protagonist feels small and exposed. This space is therefore crucial to our history, which is why we are dedicating time and effort to find the perfect location.
DIRECTION - Iris Irish
SCRIPTWRITING - Iris Irish
CASTING - Bea Perez
PRODUCTION - Potrina
DIRECTION OF PHOTOGRAPHY - Ikañi González
MAKEUP - Angie Lunares
STILL PHOTOGRAPHY - Núria Estremera
What will we use your help for?
This is a final degree short film that has the support of ESCAC Films. They provide equipment and support in the production and post-production processes. However, we need your input to fund the entire project.
Diets and transport of the crew to the spa.
Setting up locations.
Rental of production equipment, sound and film.
What can you take for contributing?
We have designed different rewards, all beautiful and useful, designed by the artist Enric Sant
Whichever is your contribution we want to thank you, so all the patrons will have your memory of the project!
In case of not being able to attend the premiere we will provide a link to watch the short film online.
We will shoot “Como Agua de Mayo” from November 27th till December 7th, 2020
The post-production process will begin in December and end in May 2021. (Approximate dates)
Premiere: Date to be confirmed.
Delivery of the rewards will take place on the day of the premiere of the short film in Barcelona. If you cannot attend at the event, we will find a way to get it to you.
How can you help us?
Collaborate financially, Click on "Contribute to the project" and choose one of the rewards we offer. Previously, you have to register in Verkami. Finally, enter the card details and confirm your contribution. Your contribution will only be charged once we reach the established goal.
Share the link of the project to those who may be interested and want to collaborate with it.
If you have a company and you want to collaborate with us in any way, you can send us an email.
Thank you very much,
Team of "Como Agua de Mayo".