«Carácter Lechuga» is a webseries project created in 2017 by Ariel F. Verba and Pablo Lechuga. We want to develop, from the plot lines of the pilot episode, a season of 10 episodes within the framework of the Tube d'Assaig program by Betevé.
The approach would be, more or less, the following: Pablo Lechuga is an actor. Or he has been at some point in his life, but now he seems to be stuck handing out flyers.
He, like everyone else, wants to be the protagonist of his own story: for this he will try to make his life go beyond that apparent calm and find, finally, an identity with which he can be sovereign over his own circumstances.
The road to glory and fortune is full of attempts: Lechuga will search, with his intuition and the characters that pass in front of him, the solution to this puzzle -that of making a living with what one really wants to do.
Bars that had been open for a thousand years are now closing, just when you were starting to love them. Pigeons that are no longer frightened by your steps. Telephone numbers that nobody ever answers. And faces, especially faces: faces that recall other faces, and your face -yes, your face-, your face in someone else's face. Boom!
Who we are
Pablo Lechuga (Barcelona 1990), graduated in audiovisual communication and master's degree in theater research, is an actor and screenwriter. He has worked in theater productions such as 'Low-Tech' and 'Romeo & Juliet' in Russia, 'Somewhere over the Rainbow' and 'Le mille e una notte' in Italy, has done school theater tours around Spain and a comedy duet with Adrián Serna. Host in Ràdio Alternativa programs, voice actor for documentaries and commercials, as well as leading role of advertising campaigns for different brands. He is currently presenting his theatre solo: «El Partido». In case it was not clear in the pilot, he is an artist at the level of Marlon Brando (but hotter).
Ariel F. Verba (Buenos Aires, 1985) records, then mounts. After beginning to study philosophy at the University of Barcelona, he began his career in film with the historian Caparrós Lera, publishing film criticism on Filmhistoria.org, Filmdu, Filmin, among others. Later he co-wrote and directed some short films such as “Hijos del Movimiento” (2015) together with Alba Ballesta. 2nd prize "Cátedra Miguel Hernández" for "On the other side" (2014). 1st prize (H)all about tourism, L'Alternativa (2016) for “The power of love” (2018). In 2016, he began to create content for Minoria Absoluta with the web series “Es Busca Oye Sherman” (2017 VOC Nou format Award and 2018 Pantalles Award from Núvol magazine). Later he participated with the same project in "La nit dels Oscars" on TV3 (2019). He is currently preparing his first feature film "El digno tiempo", a documentary about the relationship between struggle and youth.
Both have worked for another webseries made with Adrián Serna, "Badman y Badman", published in 'Spanish Revolution'. This is their first crowdfunding project of an audiovisual work in common.
What we want to do with your contributions
We want to make 10 new chapters of «Carácter Lechuga». Always in the line of the pilot, but doing it much better.
We want to continue squeezing the characteristic mind of our protagonist.
We want to continue accompanying you in this narrative adventure with surreal airs.
We want to continue talking about this existence devoid of all meaning through metaphors in the form of a sandwich.
We want to have the necessary resources to show everyone that with a little money we can do wonderful things and that, with a little more, we can do just unbelievable things.
And finally, we want your contributions to dignify our work as creators before art turns into making viral videos and memes.
What we will do with your contributions
If our plan to escape the country with the €1000 reward and fly to a tax haven was truncated, we would be forced to film the series, in which case the expenses of which will be distributed this way:
Known for our Germanic precision and our British punctuality, the project will have a Spanish time like the following:
Here's the pilot episode we recorded in 2017. Take a look and tell us what you think.