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Bruja (Witch - Short Film)

A drama built around a family tragedy. A teenager struggles to maintain both her family's stability and her own sanity.

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WE'RE INCREASING OUR GOAL TO FLY HIGHER

Thank you to everyone who has contributed, we continue to grow and we've reached our first goal of 2.000eu to cover the proposed budget.

There are so many of you who are willing to continue contributing so that we can tell the world everything that's behind Bruja, a truly authentic story. Therefore, we propose a new challenge so our project may go farther. Will you help us achieve it?

Bruja ( Witch ) is a dramatic short film built around a family tragedy. It's inspired by the director and scerenwriter's own childhood and teenage experiences. We mean to transmit through this story the feelings and emotions we tuck away in those places inside of us we don't want to explore, leaving us feeling vulnerable and alone.

In the following report, we reflect on the short film's theme alongside the screenwriter and director. We analyze the concept of Bruja, as well as what happens when unwillingly life drags you down and you can't do anything about it. We hope you enjoy it!

Our new goal, 3.000eu will be allocated to the section of distribution and publicity to make sure our project reaches the highest amount of people once it's ready. We'll also allocate a portion to the post-production section, so we can properly portray the project's essence. Furthermore, we would like to achieve the necessary setting through the art department, since the story is developed in the 90s.

If we exceed our new goal, we will include an exclusive making-of for all our sponsors! In other words, if we reach 3.000eu, we'll create a unique making-of for all of you who have helped us, so that you can enjoy with us the work behind the scenes.

We want this to grow! And we would like you to be active participants:

What parts of Bruja's pre-production would you like to see? And what about from its filming? Would you like to come up with questions to ask the actors and the team? We want to hear what you have to say!

There are still 12 days left of the campaign, and that's why we've added new goals and rewards for all the participants:

  • Special mention in our short film's exclusive making-of

  • Involvement in a video-chat with the artistic and technical team to discuss the short film and participate in a debate

Thank you so much for your generosity!

UPCOMING GOALS

  • 300eu ONLINE PUBLICITY ACTIONS

  • 200EU SHORT FILM POST-PRODUCTION AND EDITING

  • 300EU (EXTRAS) SHORT FILM DISTRIBUTION

  • 200EU PROPS, ART DEPARTMENT

Paola is a teenager who loses her mother after a long illness. Her father, Jorge, is an executive that constantly travels and she is left under his guardianship.

Shortly after, he marries Pati, his late wife's sefish sister, who then becomes his daughter's stepmother. Jorge needs to leave home for many months ans Paola is left alone and at the mercy of her aunt, who psychologically abuses her to get everything she wants and needs.

As Paola becomes lonelier and more traumatized, she finds an old book her mother wrote for her, finally giving her an idea to put a drastic end to her situation.

Each contribution means a lot to our team and, becasue of that, we have prepared some prizes to reward you for your help. Here are the details:

  • MATILDA (15€): Listed name in the final credits as sponsor + Exclusive link to the private showing of the short film.

  • SABRINA (25€): Canvas bag with the Bruja logo + Listed name in the final credits as sponsor + Exclusive link to the private showing of the short film.

  • MALEFICENT (35€): Poster of the short film + Listed name in the final credits as sponsor + Exclusive link to the private showing of the short film + Canvas bag with the Bruja logo.

  • MISS EVA ERNST (50€): 2 polaroid photos of the shoot signed by the actors + Listed name in the final credits as sponsor + Exclusive link to the private showing of the short film + Canvas bag with the Bruja logo.

  • WICKED (100€): 2 tickets to the premiere in Granada + Listed name in the final credits as sponsor + Exclusive link to the private showing of the short film + Canvas bag with the Bruja logo + Poster of the short film + 2 polaroid photos of the shoot signed by the actors.

  • BELLATRIX (250€): Signed copy of the short film's script by the screenwriter and director + 2 tickets to the premiere in Granada + Listed name in the final credits as sponsor + Exclusive link to the private showing of the short film + Canvas bag with the Bruja logo + Poster of the short film + 2 polaroid photos of the shoot signed by the actors.

The technical and artistic team is composed of involved professionals with a desire to make films and tell new stories. Read more about them down below:

Screenwriter and Director:

Graduated with a degree in Advertising and Public Relations, with complementary studies in: scriptwriting for short and feature-length film, theater, radio broadcasting, and voice acting performance. Currently studies Cinematographic direction.

He has worked for digital marketing and andvertisement agencies as visual artist, graphic designer, and social media manager por important brands: Cocacola, Sierra Nevada, Berner, Clesa, Porcelanosa, Vitamix, Cope, Cafés Cumbal, and Alhambra.

He has directed the initial marketing campaign of Scott Cervine's American feature film Think and Grow Rich, in Spain and Latin America. He has produced and completed more than a dozen corporate videos and has also been a finalist of Canal Sur's Experiencia TV program with his report on "The World of Magic in Andalusia". Moreover, he has received awards as screenwriter and director for the short films Evidente and Folié a Deux at the 48 en corto festival in Granada.

You can view Carlos' reel video and his highlighted projects.

Assistant Director:

After studying Audiovisual Communication and a Master's degree in Film, specializing in Script and and Direction, Marta has worked in varios filming positions related to both specializations.

Until now, she has focused especially on short films, writing and directing Descanse en Match and producing SManiac. Moreover, she has participated in the Directing Assistanship in projects such as the short films Contrapasso, Ludópatas, and Nunca es tarde.

Likewise, most of her trajectory in the realm of series has been concentrated within the Department of Direction for the two pilot episodes, still in the post-production phase, of Septagon and Sinapsis. She currently works on script development both independently and for external production companies.

Art Director:

Jules has worked on a broad range of projects: the TV series Intergalactic, for Sky TV in the U.K., the Finnish series, The Paradise. He has recently worked on international films, such as Waiting for the Barbarians, starring Johnny Depp y Blake Lively, as well as The Rhythm Section with Jude Law.

He has extensive experience in scenography and stage design, graphic design, and produccion as assistant art director, coproducer and directo of various short films, documentaries, and advertisements.

Photography Director:

Carlos has studied Audiovisual Filmaking and Photography. He holds over 10 years of experience, particularly in the area of corporate image for international companies, allowing him to have travelled and captured with his camera over 30 countries from all around the globe. He has also completed additional studies in Postproduction, VFX, digital coulor correction y Direction of Photography. He has been working for many years in various projects alongside Carlos Jiró.

On television, he has worked for Telecinco and Canal Sur news broadcast as well as in the following programs: AR (Telecinco) and Experiencia TV (Canal Sur). In film, he has worked as Photography Director in Spain for the production of Scott Cervine's Think and Grow Rich, and has also been a camera crewmember for dozens of short films.

Production Manager:

Josec has had experience in film and television and undertaken a great deal of projects: documentaries and music videos for influential bands, such as Fito y Fitipaldis.

He has also worked for Telecinco news broadcast and Atresmedia's program, Espejo Público. In film, he has participated in the feature film Trazos de Piel, as well as in various short films in the production department.

For more information about Josec, go to: josecvideo.com

Other crewmembers

  • Script: Juanjo Palomeque

  • Production Assistant: Susana Sánchez

  • Art Dept. 1: Javier Díaz Cabrer

  • Art Dept. 2: Beatriz Delgado

  • Gaffer: Jorge Barneto

  • Fixed image: Rocío Avilés

  • Wardrobe: Isabel Molina

  • Hairdressing: Isabel García

  • Make-up: Laura Vacas

Paola (Protagonist)

Leire has completed her training at the School of Performing Arts "Juan Codina". She has also studied in Granada at the School of Theater and Dance "La Seducción".

According to Leire, her three years of experience working in the micro-theater production Chicle, "marked a before and after in my acting career".

She has recently worked in the newly-released No he bailado una vez con vos, directed by Jesús Noguero and Vanessa Rasero. She also been part of Atlántida, directed by Alberto Conejero, and has also paticipated in the web series Salto sin red, as one of the main characters, directed by María Pasadas. This year she appeared in the award-winning show Veneno.

Sara (Paola's mother)

Nerea ss a graduate in Performing Arts from ESAD in Seville, and a graduate of L’École de Thêatre Philippe Gaulier (Paris). She won the Best Supporting Actress award at the I Premios del Teatro Andaluz 2013.

She has worked in professional theater for over more than 20 years and has participated in various short films, feature-length films, and television series. Among her most highlighted work are: the documentary Andaluzas from Canal Sur, the feature film El enigma de Agustina, directed by Emilio García and Pablo Bullejos, and the television movie La boda.

For more information about Nerea Cordero: www.nereacordero.com

Pati (Paola's aunt)

Lydia has trained during 5 years in Theater, although she has been acting for over 15 years. Moreover, she has conducted professional theater workshops in Granada.

She has been part of dramatized visits of La Casa de Bernarda Alba directed by the Bohemia. In the audiovisual setting, she has participated in som short films, such as Evidente, Silencios, and El ascensor.

Other castmembers

  • Luz Sangar: Studied Performance at the School of Theater and Dance "La Seducción". SHe has starred in the TV series Los Granados on Canal 21 (Granada). She has also worked in short films, winning the "Best Actress" award with Evidente. In theater, she has participated in La casa de Bernarda Alba, La llanura, La muñeca and Esperando la carroza.

  • Jose Manuel Arias: An amateur actor passionate about his work. He has worked with different theater and short film companies, and has also performed roles such as voiceover talent and intervening as an actor and narrator in operas and Zarzuelas.

  • Alberto Ysasi: His career begins at the start of the 90's, working in theater, cabaret, performance, and a great number of short films, among those highlighted: Eso no se hace and Si quieres puedes, directed by José M. Anguiano, Irregular, directed by Melissa Estaba, and Confesión by Gonzalo Gurrea Ysasi. He received the best actor award in the theater contest “Villa Alhendin” in 2013, for the play Todas somos compañeros.

What are the contributions meant for?

The crowdfunding goal is 2.000€. This amount is divided into various items based on the needs of the project.

  • 500€ Catering during filming (25%)

  • 300€ Equipment and team transport located outside of Granada (15%)

  • 500€ Technical equipment rentals (25%)

  • 500€ Project distribution (25%)

  • 200€ Crowdfunding sponsor rewards (10%)

Planned schedule

PRE-PRODUCTION: From September 15th, 2020 to January 3rd, 2021

  • Script breakdown.

  • Budget.

  • Technical and artistic team.

  • Photography and sound technical equipment.

  • Set locations.

FILMING: From January 8th to 11th, 2021, including both dates.

POST-PRODUCTION: From January 25th to February 15th, 2021. (Rewards will be deliveredstarting February 2021).

RELEASE AND DISTRIBUTION DATES: March/April 2021.

*Due to the current situation regarding the global pandemic, dates are approximations.

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  • Dani

    Dani

    9 months

    Ánimo artistas!!

  • Paz Rivas

    Paz Rivas

    9 months

    Juan José Salazar Salvador y María Paz Rivas Rodríguez están deseando verlo!!!

  • te deseo lo mejor!

  • Magdalena Fernandez

    Magdalena Fernandez

    10 months

    Te deseo muchísima suerte Carlos!!!

  • carlosjiro

    carlosjiro
    Author

    10 months

    ¡Gracias por tu aporte María! Es un placer contar con ayuda de compañeros del gremio.

  • MariaPasadas

    MariaPasadas

    10 months

    Mucha suerte!!!

  • carlosjiro

    carlosjiro
    Author

    10 months

    ¡Muchas gracias Jesugu! :D

  • Jesugu

    Jesugu

    10 months

    Que tengais mucha suerte!!

  • carlosjiro

    carlosjiro
    Author

    10 months

    Muchas gracias por esas palabras tan bonitas, ¡y por confiar en el proyecto!

  • Loli Romero Maroto

    Loli Romero Maroto

    10 months

    Deseando que se cumpla tu deseo y el mío y se llegue a cumplir tu sueño haciéndose realidad, tu tita Loli con cariño

#02 / ¡NUESTRA CAMPAÑA HA FINALIZADO!

¡Muchísimas gracias a todos por hacer nuestro proyecto posible!

No tenemos palabras para agradeceros vuestra dedicación e interés por Bruja, estamos deseando que podáis ver el cortometraje.

Para nosotros esta campaña ha sido un exitazo, entre el 7 y el 11 de enero estaremos rodando, ¡no queda nada! Estamos emocionados y con ganas de seguir actualizándoos todo sobre el proyecto.

Enero va a ser un mes bastante ajetreado para nuestro equipo, por lo que comenzaremos a enviar las recompensas a partir de febrero. Para realizar los envíos de manera correcta mandaremos a cada uno de nuestros mecenas un formulario para obtener todos los datos necesarios. Así que, ¡estad atentos!, en breve contactaremos con vosotros.

De nuevo, mil gracias por formar parte de Bruja, estamos a punto de materializar este proyecto tan especial y sin vuestra colaboración no sería posible.

Como parte fundamental del equipo que sois, seguiremos en contacto y os informaremos de cualquier avance.

#01 / AUMENTAMOS EL OBJETIVO PARA VOLAR MÁS ALTO

¡Gracias a todas las personas que habéis colaborado!, no paramos de crecer, y hemos conseguido nuestro primer objetivo de 2.000€ para cubrir el presupuesto planteado.

Sois muchas las personas que estáis dispuestas a seguir colaborando para logremos contar al mundo lo que hay detrás de “Bruja”, una historia muy auténtica. Por eso, proponemos un nuevo reto para que nuestro proyecto llegue más lejos ¿Nos ayudas a conseguirlo?

El nuevo objetivo, 3.000€, irá destinado al apartado de distribución y difusión para conseguir que el proyecto pueda llegar al mayor número de personas una vez esté listo. También destinaremos una parte al apartado de postproducción, para que la esencia del proyecto quede bien plasmada en el resultado final. ¡Y por último!, una parte de la aportación también irá destinada para el departamento de arte que deben ambientar el set en los años 90, donde se desarrolla la historia.

Si superamos el nuevo objetivo read more

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