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Thank you. We did it!!! BUT...We want your TEAM in our TEAM. Not just YOU but your best friend, your old mate, your new girlfriend, your butcher, your dentist, your facebook's friends..., we WANT 365 PRODUCERS. We create a cheap reward to get a big number o people. Spread the voice. Get involved.

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A documentary narrating the ups and downs of a nomad (and clown) that left Spain by on his bike 8 years ago and has not returned to Spain yet. The documentary has been filmed in Japan, South Korea, Australia, NZ, USA, Canada and Cameroon. It is a project by the creator of the Nomad’s Smile.

SCRIPT
When a nomad on a bike goes back to the first world- he had left more than 3000 nights ago- problems arise too often. The clown, useful in Japan to mitigate the pain caused by the Tsunami, will be useless in the USA to get away from the police harassment. The only option left to cycle the first world that has lost common sense, humour and love is: Spreading Happiness.

LOCATIONS
Japan, South Korea, Australia, New Zealand, Hawaii, Alaska, Canada, the United States and Cameroon.

Duration 27 minutes

TEAM
Thanks to the great human team who has collaborated in this documentary. If it wasn’t for them, I would not have been able to make such and awesome documentary…. Better say, I would not have made any documentary.

Director: Matias Pablo Saccomanno
Executive Producer: Álvaro Neil-the biciclown
Post-Production: Carola Dreidemie
Cover Design: Leandro Fernández
Original Soundtrack: Pier Bucci
Graphic Design: Martina Gees
Script: Álvaro Neil the biciclown
Sound Designer: Gabriel Pirato Mazza
Another Production: El Durmiente

WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW

The birth of the Documentary
I met Matias Saccomanno in Cameroon in 2005. This young film director filmed some interviews and some performances which he later edited in a documentary format that has never seen the light. In 2013 I met him again in Bariloche (Argentina) with his wife, Carole (a digital art professional), and we decided to create the documentary: Spreading Happiness.

In the last two years I have cycled different countries. I have cycled from Japan to Alaska, stopping over in Hawaii. When I arrived in Japan the situation was not that good, two months after my arrival the Tsunami hit Japan. However, I decided to stay and offer my performance to the victims. **The Japanese TV channel, NHK, **filmed and broadcasted my performances and interviews. Part of this material is used in my new documentary.

Video NHK

Funding for the documentary

I decided to contact Verkami for my new documentary. The reason? It has more to do with the idea underlying SPREADING HAPPINESS than with money.
Most of the budget comes from my savings, the money I have made selling my books or documentaries online www.paquebote.com

A documentary is different from a book or any other project I have made. A documentary is costly. To edit this documentary I had to fly from LA to Argentina and spend several weeks working on it.

Most of the people involved in this project do it ad honorem. The high level of quality of the people involved ensures the high level of quality of the documentary. Keep on reading to find out more.

Sponsors
They joined the project BEFORE it was in VERKAMI. I give them a burst of applause and thank them for their collaboration. Most of them have collaborated in previous projects: the Nomad’s Smile.

Bike-tech
Click-clix
Bikes without Borders

A TEAM GUARANTEEING THE SUCCESS OF THE DOCUMENTARY AT FILM FESTIVALS
Leandro Fernández, Leo for his friends (as soon as you shake hands he becomes your friend), is a cartoonist based in Rosario (Argentina) and has worked for Marvel Comic. His crayons give life to the Incredible Hulk ((http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leandro_Fern%C3%A1ndez_%28artist%29) as well as a police from Missoula. The cover of the documentary shows his great talent. If you want to know more about him visit wikipedia or facebook

Pier Bucci a world master in electronic music. His song Hay Consuelo was a Number One in 2007. He is from Chile but is based in Berlin and tours the world with his music.

To know more about Pier just visit facebook or blueprintartists
Here, you can listen to some of his music [Soundcloud item unavailable]

Ian C has travelled from London to Berlin to meet Pier Bucci and record together a new album and the original track of this documentary.


Pier Bucci and Ian C working on the sound track

Matias Pablo Saccomanno, CPCA director from the University of Rio Negro. He has produced soap operas, TV projects, animations and documentaries. To see some of his work visit vimeo

Carola Dreidemie, artist. She is specialized in Digital Art and Photography (software formal for visual creation). Image post-production and animation. wordpress

Martina Gees Graphic Designer. She has more than 10 years of experience working for one of the best international companies in the sector: Interbrand. She is a talented woman he makes projects with love and dedication. She has been cycling America for the last three years. Cycling trip

CAN YOU MAKE A DOCUMENTARY ON 3000€?
Not this documentary. Just the technical audiovisual and sound equipment surpasses that amount. This kind of documentaries is made of love. Benedetti used to say “when you travel the Universe also travels with you”.

Thanks to all my friends who have made this documentary pos
sible.

ONLINE UPDATES
To be updated and read the latest news on the documentary visit:
twitter @biciclownCA / Biciclown's Website / El @biciclown en twitter

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  • Álvaro neil, el biciclown

    Álvaro neil, el biciclown
    Author

    over 6 years

    Ten cuidado con el pack elegido te puedes atragantar de Biciclown
    Gracias por tu apoyo pues cuando lance el proyecto en verkami ignoraba su éxito
    Solo faltan dos días y yo pedaleando por el Gran Cañón mientras se trabaja en Bariloche en la subtitulacion.

  • Rocío Longo Recovecos.es

    Ro

    over 6 years

    muuuuchas sonriiiisas!!! porque cada vez que sé algo de tí me siento un poco mas feliz!! :D

  • Álvaro neil, el biciclown

    Álvaro neil, el biciclown
    Author

    over 6 years

    Esa era mi idea, que cada mecenas compartiera su experiencia con un amigo o familiar. Pero está siendo difícil a pesar de que 5 euros es un cafe con un pincho de tortilla, o ni siquiera la entrada al cine. Pero seguimos intentándolo. Mil gracias por tu labor y abrazos hasta la Escalerona.

  • marcostrabanco

    marcostrabanco

    over 6 years

    Convencido a mi padre, ya somos dos en la familia, sigo buscando mezenas, te lo mereces Alvara, Un abrazo desde Gijón¡¡

  • Álvaro neil, el biciclown

    Álvaro neil, el biciclown
    Author

    over 6 years

    No has llegado tarde. Hasta que no termine el plazo de 40 días que fija verkami, es posible colaborar.
    Ahora estamos buscando 365 mecenas para el proyecto, cualquier aportación cuenta, incluso 5 euros (la mínima que permite verkami), para conseguirlo.
    Queremos que este documental sea de mucha gente, no buscamos financiación sino PERSONAS.
    Bienvenido.

  • Nalviento

    Nalviento

    over 6 years

    Ya he llegado tarde... ¿Puedo colaborar y recibir igualmente la recompensa?

  • Álvaro neil, el biciclown

    Álvaro neil, el biciclown
    Author

    over 6 years

    Gracias, espero llegar a Guadalajara a la Feria Internacional del libro. abrazos y gracias por tu apoyo, creo que te has llevado el PACK SOBREDOSIS, tendré que firmarte muchos libros a ti!!!!

  • kebrapollo

    kebrapollo

    over 6 years

    En Mexico existe una gran hermandad ciclista, dispuestos a apoyar a los biciviajeros, te seguimos la pista para cuando andes en tierras Mexicanas. Felices y seguras rodadas decimos por aca

  • Álvaro neil, el biciclown

    Álvaro neil, el biciclown
    Author

    over 6 years

    Hola Felipe. Gracias por seguirme la pista. Este año estaré en Mexico. Pero no se:
    -cuándo
    -dónde
    -por dónde entraré.
    En mi boletin de www.biciclown.com lo iré contando según suceda. Lo mejor que lo suscribas, aunque creo que eres uno de los 3893 suscritos.
    ¿Qué te parece el nuevo documental?
    Quiero presentarlo al festival de Mexico.
    ¿Te apuntas?

  • Felipe Besné Navarro

    Felipe Besné Navarro

    over 6 years

    Alvaro, cuando estaras México, me gustaria mucho apoyarte y charlar; radico en Jalisco. Espero tu mensaje. Abrazo

#09 / Tus recompensas/ Your rewards

Hola desde Austin (Texas) / Scroll down English version

Ya he enviado a los mecenas las siguientes recompensas:

  • descarga digital ebook Donde Termina el asfalto
  • guía digital de Austria (en lugar de la de Alaska)
  • música original del documental
  • postal desde Usa

El documental, el poster oficial, los pines o imanes y todos mis libros y documentales, es decir, las correspondientes recompensas según Tu Pack elegido, llegará a la dirección que nos has facilitado en las Primeras Semanas de MAYO.

Si aún no has facilitado tu dirección no te va a llegar...; así que hazlo pronto por favor.
Gracias por vuestro apoyo y confianza. !!!!Estamos deseando compartirlo!!!!
Abrazos y Sonrisas

Hi from Texas-Austin
We already sent some rewards to those who had choosen Packs that includes: postard, digital book, digital music download, or digital Austria guide digital book.

The documentary will be send to you during first May weeks.

Please if you did not do it send us your adress.

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#08 / So, What? Y ahora, ¿Qué?

(scroll down english version)

Con una sonrisa y un suspiro de alivio os doy las gracias por haber confiado en este proyecto. No es fácil lanzar una idea en verkami, pedir 3.000 euros y obtener la financiación. Incluso superarla.
Creo que el éxito se debe a que la gente ya conoce otros productos que he hecho y está satisfecha con la calidad. Os aseguro que este nuevo documental superará vuestras expectativas. Dudo mucho que alguien, tras verlo una vez, no le de al play de nuevo.

Pero, ¿ahora qué?

1- verkami os cargará en la cuenta vuestra aportación
2- verkami ingresará en mi cuenta lo recaudado menos el 5%.
3- verkami me facilitará la LISTA DEFINITIVA de mecenas
4- incluiremos en el dvd el nombre de los productores
5- plancharemos los dvds
6- haremos el envío a cada uno de vosotros

Para ello ES NECESARIO, que los que no habeís facilitado aún vuestros datos para el envío lo hagais sin demora.

Nombre que quereis que figure en los créditos
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#07 / Regalos para los mecenas (Gifts for backers)

Scroll down english version

Sólo faltan 10 días y entre todos hemos alcanzado el objetivo presupuestario. Nos encantaría obtener el numérico de 365 mecenas, simplemente, porque solo soñando lo imposible se llegan a realizar los sueños más profundos.

Para celebrar el éxito del proyecto en verkami vamos a sortear los
famosos botones click-clix entre los que sean mecenas al finalizar el plazo de recaudación en verkami. Esos botones (que sorprendentemente no se cosen) sirven para unir muchas cosas (como calcetines, edredones...; por cierto vienen con calcetines de regalo) pero además han servido para UNIRNOS a nosotros en este proyecto.

Además las chapas ya están listas para ser enviadas y os adjuntamos algunas fotos. Creo que, como todo lo que rodea este proyecto, están llenas de elegancia, belleza y alegría.

La recompensa más barata es ahora 5 euros y además de permitir que tu nombre figure en los créditos del documental, te hará llegar a tu casa una de esas chapas y una sonrisa.

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#06 / El sonido

Este es el estudio de sonido de Bariloche más famoso. Aquí se han grabado casi todos los discos de las bandas locales. Gabriel conoce el oficio desde pequeño, cuando ayudaba a su padre con los cables, y ahora pone a disposición de la comunidad todo su saber. Que es mucho. Un placer haber grabado aquí la voz en off de Contagiando Alegría.

#05 / Lo conseguimos, pero ahora queremos 365 mecenas, uno por día del año

Millones de Gracias. Lo conseguimos, PERO... ahora necesitamos a TU GENTE en nuestro equipo. No sólo a ti, también tu mejor amigo, tu viejo amigo, tu nueva novia (o novio), tu carnicero, tu dentista y todos tus amigos en Facebook..., BUSCAMOS 365 mecenas.

El dinero no puede ser una excusa, por eso hemos creado la RECOMPENSA MÁS ECONÓMICA. Sólo 5 euros.

Juntos la SONRISA será más duradera.

PACK ÚNETE QUE VIENE EL SHERIF

Una gran sonrisa. Me has alegrado el día.

Chapa o Pin Contagiando Alegría. Puedes elegir un imán para tu nevera o un pin con imperdible. Tamaño 38 mm. Realizado por www.murfi.es.

Tu nombre (o el de tu empresa) figurará en los créditos del documental

#04 / Algunos patrocinadores

Además de contar, a día de hoy, con casi 30 mecenas, este documental goza del favor de algunas empresas y hasta de una ONG.

La ong bicicletas sin fronteras, que colecta bicicletas viejas, las repara y las entrega donde son necesarias se sumó sin dudarlo al proyecto. Para mí una alegría más, pues su propio proyecto merece toda mi admiración.

La compañía ClickClix, ya participó en el primer documental de la historia de Verkami. La Sonrisa del Nómada y lo vuelve a hacer ofreciendo además su producto estrella como recompensa. Los famosos botones que no se cosen.

Desde el inicio del proyecto,bike tech ha estado acompañándome y ahora también en este documental.

La Universidad de Río Negro, a través del Centro de Producciones de contenido audiovisual (CPCA), está colaborando también con el nuevo documental.

Es posible que si lees esto hayas hecho ya tu contribución al… read more

#03 / Domingo en Radio Euskadi

Entrevista este domingo en la Radio. This Sunday on Radio Euskadi.
Escucha algunas historias que aparecerán en el documental. Listen to some of the stories that we will show in the documentaryl

Roge's blog

#02 / Otra vez en Verkami

Al igual que hace dos años, cuando surgió Verkami, estoy aquí con un nuevo proyecto de documental.

Las recompensas son suficientemente suculentas como para atraer mecenas y el documental saldrá a la luz a finales de Marzo. Es tu oportunidad de formar parte del proyecto antes de que llegue el Sherif.

#01 / The first steps

Editing has started. We are working in Bariloche (Argentina) with the best team in the province of Black River. The documentary will have the best quality, technical and literary, that we dream

With director Matías Pablo Saccomanno and Post Producer Carola Dreidemie

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A great smile. You've made my day.

Magnet or Pin Spreading Happiness. You can choose between a magnet for your fridge or a pin for your clothes. Size: 38 mm. Made by www.murfi.es.

Your name or company's name listed in the closing credits.

15€
11 backers

PACK A SMILE ON A PIN

A great smile. You've made my day.

Digital download Donde termina el asfalto, tres años en Asia (spanish version).

Magnet or Pin Spreading Happiness. You can choose between a magnet for your fridge or a pin for your clothes. Size: 38 mm. Made by www.murfi.es.

Your name or company's name listed in the closing credits.

20€
52 backers

PACK THE NATIONAL DOCUMENTARY

A great smile. You've made my day.

Magnet or Pin Spreading Happiness. You can choose between a magnet for your fridge or a pin for your clothes. Size: 38 mm. Made by www.murfi.es.

DVD with the film BEFORE the official launching (shipping costs INCLUDED for the Iberian Peninsula)

Your name (or company name) will be on the documentary's credits.

25€
27 backers

PACK: THE WORLD DOCUMENTARY

A great smile. You've made my day.

Magnet or Pin Spreading Happiness. You can choose between a magnet for your fridge or a pin for your clothes. Size: 38 mm. Made by www.murfi.es.

DVD with the film BEFORE the official launching (shipping costs INCLUDED everywhere).

Your name or company's name listed in the closing credits.

50€
17 backers

PACK: CLICK-CLIX

A great smile. You've made my day.

Magnet or Pin Spreading Happiness. You can choose between a magnet for your fridge or a pin for your clothes. Size: 38 mm. Made by www.murfi.es.

Click-Clix Pack including the popular buttons you do not need to sew, a pair of socks to practice and exclusive adhesives.

An A3 Colour Poster of the Documentary with an original design created by Leo. (Shipping costs INCLUDED everywhere).

Download the original sound track created by Pier Bucci.

Your name or company's name listed in the closing credits.

100€
10 backers

PACK: ELEPHANTS IN ALASKA

A great smile. You've made my day.

Magnet or Pin Spreading Happiness. You can choose between a magnet for your fridge or a pin for your clothes. Size: 38 mm. Made by www.murfi.es.

ClickClix Pack including the popular buttons you do not need to sew, a pair of socks to practice and exclusive adhesives.

An A3 Colour Poster of the Documentary with an original design created by Leo. (Shipping costs INCLUDED everywhere).

Download the original sound track created by Pier Bucci and Ian C.

Download Alaska’s route, the wild American State, out of the collection www.unmillondeelefantes.com

Postcard from America handwritten by biciclown and send it to you or someone else you love.

Your name or company's name listed in the closing credits.

200€
6 backers

PACK: THE BICICLOWN’S OVERDOSE

A great smile. You've made my day.

Magnet or Pin Spreading Happiness. You can choose between a magnet for your fridge or a pin for your clothes. Size: 38 mm. Made by www.murfi.es.

DVD with the film BEFORE the official launching (shipping costs INCLUDED everywhere).

ClickClix Pack including the popular buttons you do not need to sew, a pair of socks to practice and exclusive adhesives.

An A3 Colour Poster of the Documentary with an original design created by Leo. (Shipping costs INCLUDED everywhere).

Download the original sound track created by Pier Bucci and Ian C.

Download Alaska’s route, the wild American State, out of the collection www.unmillondeelefantes.com

Postcard from America handwritten by biciclown and send it to you or someone else you love.

A pack with all my books published so far: Miles of Smiles (with DVD), Africa with a Pair, A Photograph Diary of a Clown in Africa, Where Asphalt Ends and 8*12=2.922.

A pack with all my documentaries: At the Butterflies’ Speed and The Nomad’s Smile.

Your name or company's name listed in the closing credits.

500€
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PACK ASOCIATE PRODUCER

A great smile. You've made my day.

Magnet or Pin Spreading Happiness. You can choose between a magnet for your fridge or a pin for your clothes. Size: 38 mm. Made by www.murfi.es.

DVD with the film BEFORE the official launching (shipping costs INCLUDED everywhere)

ClickClix Pack including the popular buttons you do not need to sew, a pair of socks to practice and exclusive adhesives.

An A3 Colour Poster of the Documentary with an original design created by Leo. (Shipping costs INCLUDED everywhere).

Download the original sound track created by Pier Bucci and Ian C.

Download Alaska’s route, the wild American State, out of the collection www.unmillondeelefantes.com

Postcard from America handwritten by biciclown and send it to you or someone else you love.

A pack with all my books published so far: Miles of Smiles (with DVD), Africa with a Pair, A Photograph Diary of a Clown in Africa, Where Asphalt Ends and 8*12=2.922.

A pack with all my documentaries: At the Butterflies’ Speed and the Nomad’s Smile.

Asociate Producer Your name or your comapny name will appear on the credits.

1.000€
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PACK CYCLING WITH BICICLOWN

A great smile. You've made my day.

Magnet or Pin Spreading Happiness. You can choose between a magnet for your fridge or a pin for your clothes. Size: 38 mm. Made by www.murfi.es.

DVD with the film BEFORE the official launching (shipping costs INCLUDED everywhere)

ClickClix Pack including the popular buttons you do not need to sew, a pair of socks to practice and exclusive adhesives.

An A3 Colour Poster of the Documentary with an original design created by Leo. (Shipping costs INCLUDED everywhere).

Download the original sound track created by Pier Bucci and Ian C.

Download Alaska’s route, the wild American State, out of the collection www.unmillondeelefantes.com

Postcard from America handwritten by biciclown and send it to you or someone else you love.

A pack with all my books published so far: Miles of Smiles (with DVD), Africa with a Pair, A Photograph Diary of a Clown in Africa, Where Asphalt Ends and 8*12=2.922.

A pack with all my documentaries: At the Butterflies’ Speed and the Nomad’s Smile.

Your name or company's name will be at the begining of the documentary and in all dvd,s and merchandasing products.

Join the Biciclown for a week…. By bike, of course!

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