In the trailer, Eduard said that he did not know if he would be an old man because his father did not step into that stage. And that is true: formerly we hardly reached the old age. And if we reached it, it only lasted for a few years.
Currently the life expectancy in Spain is 82.4 years. It has increased by 10 years since 1970.
So, the elderly, defined as the group of population over 65 years of age, includes the step of old age as a period of almost twenty years. Therefore, we could say that currently the old age is a period of life as long or even more than the rest of stages (defined as prenatal, childhood, children, adolescents, youth and adult).
The fact that this is a relatively recent phenomenon makes us question whether we have been in time to provide sufficient alternatives, enough solutions.
Furthermore, it also encourages us to ask whether old age is interpreted in the same way we did before. It is often associated with the end, with the last years of our lives. But the increase of life expectancy has made old age to become another opportunity to continue enjoying our existence.
WILL is a documentary that will make us reflect on the different possible ways that exist nowadays to live the old age. Are there enough alternatives? Are all of them satisfying? Do they make the elderly happy? The documentary will not only show the traditional alternatives, it will also show us new options to live the old age. It will show us new opportunities.
WILL is going to change us. It will take us to the future (and to the future of others). WILL will show an optimistic point of view of the old age, as another opportunity. Because that is what it is: one more chance worth living with maximum intensity, one more chance to be happy.
FUNDINGS WILL PAY...
Will is a degree final project, so neither I or the rest of the team is gonna earn money with the project. The raised money (and a part provided by me) will be used to break even of production. This include displacements of the team to each shooting location (Madrid, Barcelona, Canet de Mar, Sabadell...), acommodations, diets, rental of photographic and video material.
We do not want to make money with the project, we want to tell the story.
GRAPHICS & RENDER_01/05-15/05
FINAL SUBMISSION_27/06. The patrons will get their rewards.
You can follow all the creation process of the documentary on: WILL_documental