Teaser of "MATCHES"
“Matches” is the fifth short film written and directed by Carlos Dóniz.
The piece aims to bring the viewer closer to the visual and sound world that make up the memories of the characters and how those memories shape their memory in a certain way.
Set in a historical moment for humanity, "Matches" is a short journey with seasons that are real and others that are not, or yes.
A journey that begins when the clocks stopped around three in the afternoon on March 14, 2020.
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Fiction short film set in the 2020 Confinement.
Starring the well-known actor José Luis de Madariaga and the palm actress Pilar Acosta.
The human team is made up of professionals from the sector who have worked together before.
The shoot is set for three days and two locations.
The story unfolds between calm and unreal, which makes the protagonists move slowly, with silence as a witness to a reality of which we are not entirely sure.
The spaces, the small daily gestures through which the characters reflect who and how they are, even with the interior aridity in which they live.
Color, light, emptiness, sounds, are the key movements of this story. The home as one more character that brings us closer to the essence of Antonia and Gabriel. The leisurely rhythm, according to the hands of that clock that seems to have changed the rhythm of life.
Our goal for the campaign is 6,000 Eur., which is not the total production budget, which we are going to complete with public and private funding.
The budget is destined to cover the different items necessary for the production to have the highest possible quality, and for this we want to have the best professionals, the best technical material as well as an intense network campaign and a national and international distribution that guarantees a long haul to film.
Direction of Photography, Art, Costumes, Makeup, Diets and Rewards encompass most of the budget/objective, without leaving aside the necessary and required Covid measures, unforeseen events, etc.
Trained in different areas, we have a team that mixes maturity and professional and vital experience.
One of the characteristics of the team is that, in addition to an important training base and trajectory, they cover other creative areas such as painting, sculpture, and other artistic disciplines.
● DIRECTED BY
Trained as an Audiovisual Technician, he has oriented his profession towards the field of film production, scriptwriting and directing.
“All the skies in the world”, “VOSTOK 51” and “Nine butterflies” are three projects selected in different Script Laboratories of the Government of the Canary Islands.
He has been Assistant Director, Production Assistant for several projects and has written and directed several short films, participating in many others performing different functions.
He has published the poems “NAMIBIA”, 2009; “NACIÓN”, 2004 and “DE PAPEL Y SOMBRA”, 2002 by Editorial Baile del Sol.
He has received several literary prizes in different poetic competitions.
● ASSISTANT DIRECTOR
He is a Superior Technician in Advertising Graphics and a Plastic Arts and Design Technician in Desktop Publishing from the Manolo Blahnik School.
He is also trained as a Film Production Technician at Euroinnova.
His professional work has been developed both in advertising and in fiction and documentary films with different positions such as Head of Production, Camera, Editor, Executive Production in works such as: Documentary Feature Film "La Reina Guajira", Teaser of the feature film project "El mapa para touch you” by director Mercedes Afonso. Cinematographic short film “Tanat”, short film “TOC” both by director Mercedes Afonso and documentary report “The relevance of women in palm traditions”.
He has been Head of Production for multiple spots such as Transvulcania, La Palma Film Commission, IslaBentura 2018 and many others for different cultural and sporting events.
● PRODUCTION MANAGER
Trained in different courses as Production Assistant, Development of Audiovisual Products, etc.
Production Assistant TCV (CABO VERDE TELEVISÃO), 2020; Script in the feature film “GLEICH”, 2021; 2nd Assistant Director of the medium-length film “The appointment”, 2021.
Director of the short film “INSTA… ¡BOOM”, 2020.
Director of Photography for the short film “Popper”, 2019.
1st DIRECTOR'S ASSISTANT • "SWALLOWS", awarded at the Nieves Lugo festival with the award for Historical Rigor and with the award for Best Fiction Short Film ex aequo. Selected at the Ojo Indómito Festival (Chile).
Master's Degree in Fiction in Film and Television, Production, Screenplay and Directing at the Ramón Llull University of Barcelona.
He develops as an audiovisual professional in different fields: script, photo direction and video editing. He has demonstrated work in different works and documentary, advertising and fiction projects.
"Ecological La Palma", "Vulnerables", Promotional video of the Palma Film Commission and "Rain" *both directed by Mercedes Afonso, two chapters of the documentary series *"El Chef Viajero" *developed by the Government of the Canary Islands and the feature film "Apocalypse Voodoo" are some of his works as Director of Photography.
Graduated as Superior Sound Technician in 2009, by the I.E.S. The Guancha.
Manuel is a specialist in the field of sound capture in filming and, predominantly, in audio post-production, specializing in dialogue editing and mixing, sound design, FX design, and room or foley effects production and mixing, among others. .
As an independent sound technician, Manuel has been responsible for the sound in various works, including Atlanticidad (by Juanma Villar), "La Vida Que No Se Ve" (by Mercedes Afonso), "Daydreamers" *(by Javier Cid), *"Modernos"(Digital 104) .
Representing his own digital audio brand called BlamHouse Audio (http://blamhouseaudio.net/ ), whose studio is located in Tenerife.
● ART DESIGNER
He is a Specialist Technician of F.P (2nd Degree) in the Image and Sound Branch, Specializing in Program Realization. I.E.S. Cesar Manrique (Ofra). He obtains the title of Mural Coverings (Middle cycle). Fernández Estévez School of Art in S/C de Tenerife.
In 2020 Carnival Stage of Las Palmas de Gran Canarias, Scenography Painting.
She has worked as a painter and set designer in various operas and shows at the Adán Martín Auditorium in Santa Cruz de Tenerife: “La Traviata”, “Cuentos de Hoffman”, “Zarzuela Doña Francisquita”, “Capuleti e Montechi”; sets of “Evita” and as head of props and painter, coater in Adult Opera “Werther”.
She has worked in films such as “At the end of the tunnel”, “The chess player”, “Happy 140”, and in several short films: “From the femur to the moon”, “Namibia”.
● COSTUME/MAKE UP
She studied as a professional makeup artist at Rosario Viñoly's atelier and has been practicing since 1993, perfecting herself throughout her career in different schools in South America and Spain.
She studies FX and characterization at the image and sound school in Vigo Galicia with the director Ricardo Spencer.
She director of makeup in several projects: “Na. Distance”, with the actress Nerea Barros.
Short films "The things we forget", "Embers", "Smoking break", "The physical laws of love", "Who tried it", "Lives"; makeup and costumes for the short film "Namibia".
Director of makeup, hairdressing and costumes in the feature film "Platón".
Make-up artist and wardrobe assistant documentary "TANAT" ("The decision") directed by Mercedes Afonso, La Palma 2019.
● BROADCAST AND NETWORKS
Technician of Higher Degree of Realization of Audiovisual Projects.
Through photography he has channeled his needs and concerns, as is the case with the project to make anxiety visible. In which he tries to make known, approach and show the faces of said disorder.
Other projects are photographs of older people, with the aim of making this important and forgotten group visible.
Project that in the development phase is the creation of a Podcast where to show great social concerns, or cultural knowledge from a personal and charismatic point of view.
Spanish actor of Argentine descent with a long professional career in film, theater, television and advertising.
He has participated in feature films such as "Gleich", "Family Vacations", "8 Years", "Big Hit",“Stoyan”, “Johan”, “Malasaña 32”, “Happy People “Voodoo Apocalypse”, “Skins”, “Moira”, “Our Bread”, “Love moves”, “Oscar, a surrealist passion” and many others...
He has participated as a leading actor in more than 55 short films.
Series as well known as "Loving in Troubled Times”, “Phenomena”, and “La Noche del Crímen”
"My land". The Oath of Puntabrava”, "The Secret of Old Bridge”, “Central Hospital”, “Aída”, “La Pecera de Eva”, “Gran Reserva”, “Red Eagle”, “Without Boobs there is no Paradise”, “Physics or Chemistry”, “Paco’s Men”, “The Lady”, “Brothers and Detectives”, “Freak Brigade”, “Medical Center” “Iron” “La Valla”, “High Seas”, , “García”, “David Victorson”....*
Protagonist in 35 theater shows and supporting actor in 12.
Secondary actor in 17 zarzuelas.
Leading actor in the operas Der Schauspieldirektor” by W.A. Mozart and “La Canterina” by F.J. Haydn.
He has received numerous awards and nominations for Best Actor at different festivals, highlighting his participation as a leading actor in Jorge Muriel's short film "Lo ephemeral", nominated for the 2020 Goya Awards in the Best Short Film category.
Theater training at the Pilar Rey Municipal Theater School in Santa Cruz de la Palma.
In August 2021 I received the Best Supporting Actress Award at the VII Calzada de Calatrava International Film Festival, Ciudad Real for my work in the feature film “Ecos”.
First Prize in two years in the Amateur Theater Contest of the municipality of El Sauzal, Tenerife.
Award for Best Secondary Actress for my role in “Bodas de Sangre”, in the role of the beggar in the First Theater Contest of Tïas, Lanzarote.
Actress in the play "La sombra de Don Alonso" by Antonio Tabares and directed by Juan José Afonso.
She has participated twice in the Festivalito on the island of La Palma, in the 2020 edition I worked with Cándido de Armas on the winning short.
Besson trumpet, mod. BE1110 with case.
This trumpet has a special relevance in history. We consider that as such an element it is the main reward, not only for its meaning in the film but for its value as an instrument.
In 1837, Gustave Auguste Besson (1820-1874) created the Besson brand in Paris.
His instruments became famous in Europe, and he has been credited with more than fifty inventions.
Trumpets are sought after for their unique tone and high quality build and finish.
● Black or white t-shirt for women and men in all sizes with a print of a frame from the film.
● White tote bag with great capacity and resistance, also with printing on both sides of a frame of the film.
● Mug with print of a frame from the film.
● Keychain in methacrylate, light and resistant. Also with print of a frame from the film.
José Luis de Madariaga – Pilar Acosta
Director: Carlos Doniz
Screenplay: Carlos Doniz
Assistant Director: José Piñero
Executive Producer: Carlos Doniz
Production Manager: Arabia Pérez
Production Assistant: Noelia Arteaga
Director of Photography: Gabriel Garcia
Artistic Direction: Ziomara Rojas
Makeup: Lylian Coronel
Costumes: Lylian Coronel
Editing and editing: Carlos Dóniz/José Piñero
Grading: José Piñero
Mixing and Mastering: Manolo Tricás
Making of: Vicente Ulloa [videoimagengmx]
Diffusion and Networks: Noelia Arteaga
PHASE 1: SCREENPLAY WRITING
In May 2021 I began the first approach to what would later become the script for "Matches". Starting from a clear premise, memory and old age, I wanted to approach the figure of our older people in these years of the pandemic, how it has affected their lives, routines and expectations. Because yes, our grandmothers and grandfathers, despite what is believed, also have expectations and a deep desire to live and to continue accumulating experiences. From then on, and with the personal enrichment that the closeness of my mother (78 years old) and my great-aunt (95) gave me and gives me, I began to explore some of the basic needs of any of us, and more deep into theirs. In a short time I already had a first version of the script that over the months I was rewriting until the fourth version, which is the current one and is in need of revision.
PHASE 2: PREPRODUCTION
November 2021 - February 2022
During this phase, with the script already in its fourth version, we will work to define each aspect of the work organization chart:
• PRE-PRODUCTION AND SHOOTING OF THE TEASER
• TECHNICAL AND ARTISTIC TEAM
• TECHNICAL SCRIPT AND STORYBOARD
• MEETINGS WITH THE TECHNICAL TEAM
• SHOOTING PLAN
• LOCATION SEARCH
• REHEARSALS WITH THE ACTORS
• MARKETING STRATEGY AND DISSEMINATION IN NETWORKS
Project presentation to the VERKAMI crowdfunding platform.
April - May 2022
VERKAMI crowdfunding campaign.
PHASE 3: SHOOTING
June - July 2022
The filming of "Matches" will consist of three days that will be planned and scheduled based on the date availability of all the technical and artistic staff.
PHASE 4: POSTPRODUCTION
August - October 2022
PHASE 5: DISTRIBUTION
December 2022 is the estimated date for the beginning of the distribution of "Matches", which will be in charge of the distributor that is currently interested in it.
PHASE 6: DELIVERY OF REWARDS
December 2022 and January 2023 are the dates of delivery of the rewards to those people who have been patrons of the short film.
COMMUNITIES, CIRCLES AND CONTACTS TO MAKE THE CAMPAIGN KNOWN
The success or not of the crowdfunding campaign depends on the contributions of the people who act as patrons of the same, for them it is not only necessary to provide the project with a good presentation with all the important information about it, but also to approach all the channels broadcast of the campaign.
In this sense, and based on the personal contacts of each member of the team, the dissemination strategy is fundamentally based on social networks:
• Manolo Tricás