On the few occasions I have traveled abroad my friends do all they can to take me to dinner or to a bar and, yes, it´s a great experience, we meet again, talk about our memories, we laugh, cry, talk about our projects, etc. Then we say good bye with the promise that we will meet again. Some hours later the food is defecated and the beer or wine is urinated in the toilet of a hotel room. How much can a friend spend when he takes me out for lunch or dinner? Well, yes, I am hungry! But hungry for making films! If they would give me that money to tell a story they would make me incredibly happy! At least the result would be more lasting. Films, as friends, last forever or almost.
This campaign is aimed at getting funds to finish my last film, SARIMA a.k.a Molina´s Borealis 2 a love story with a fantastic tone inspired by Molina´s Borealis and the magic of Gibara, a village in the East of Cuba, a place I visited during the last Non-Budget Film Festival where I was honored with a film retrospective and also invited to be part of the jury. I went there with some of the members of my crew and in a genuine fit of creativity we created a love story, the most pure instant cinema style, inspired by films like Portrait of Jennie, Laura, Fedora, Bobby Deerfield and Betty Blue.
The film was shot in three days with a small crew, guerrilla style, with almost no budget. It is starred by Leticia León (Molina´s Borealis), the versatile Raúl Capote (Ferozz the Wild Red Riding Hood) and René de la Cruz (Molina´s El Hombre que hablaba con Marte). SARIMA a.k.a. Molina´s Borealis 2 is a prequel of the beautiful short film Molina´s Borealis, shot in 2013 thanks to the generosity of a group of patrons that donated their money through the crowdfunding platform Verkami.
The story takes place in the small coastal town of Gibara, in the East of Cuba, during the International Non-Budget Film Festival. Raúl, an actor who has been invited to the festival is walking around the eolic park when he sees a young woman coming out of the sea, she is wearing a yellow dress and her hair is covered by algae…
In these times of economic crisis it is harder and harder to get money for cultural purposes. In my country, independent productions do not get support from state institutions, and finding funds through cultural institutions, NGOs, cultural representatives in embassies, or others, is becoming an impossible mission.
I believe crowdfunding to be safest way for filmmakers like me to get funding from people who support audiovisual production, people like you, people who love films and do not see them as business. I need you to post produce and complete this short film.
As I always say, SARIMA a.k.a. Molina´s Borealis 2, is a piece I would like to share with those who love films and if any skeptical person would ask me what holds it together, I would answer with the coolness of a Sam Spade: “The stuff that dreams are made from”.
WHO ARE WE?
We are a group of lovers of audiovisuals, technicians and actors who have graduated from different schools and academies and have gathered around the professor and cult director Jorge Molina, a.k.a Molinator, director of the classic bizarre film Ferozz the Wild Red Riding Hood. Molina is also an actor and has performed in films like the internationally acclaimed Juan of the Dead.
** ABOUT THE PRODUCERS**
José Manuel Braña Álvarez is a cinephile borned in Avilés (Spain). Debt to him is the claim and the recovery of the cult asturian film by Mario Menéndez "The living Portrait". He recently collaborated in the book edited by Jaume Esteve "Obsequium" about the video game "The Abbey of Crime" based on "The Name of the Rose". He received in 2013 the honorary short film award of his hometown.
Raúl Capote Braña is a versatile cuban actor and filmmaker with a interesting career in theater and film. With his small production company La Manigua Cooperativa Audiovisual he is dedicated to support any alternative protect that appears. His acting spectrum in the theater covers several pieces of authors such as Chekhov and Ibsen, and he is a regular contributor to the theatrical norewian group Bergen Byspill Apropos Teater. His latest audiovisual work, the avant-garde short film Café Templado, has been selected in major festivals
worldwide, including Cannes 2014.
*TECHNICAL AND ARTISTICAL SPECIFICATIONS *
Title: SARIMA a.k.a Molina´s Borealis 2
Genre: Fiction short film. Drama/Fantastic/Erotic
Producers: Manuel Alejandro Rodríguez Jong, Reinel García
Executive Producers: Javier Pérez Avila, Raúl Capote, José Manuel Braña Álvarez and Jorge Molina
Scriptwriter: Alan González in collaboration with Jorge Molina
Director of Photography: Javier Pérez Avila
Editor: Miguel Lavandeira
Art Directors: Jorge Charón, Annie Boza
Costume Designer: Annie Boza
Make-up: Angélica María
Production Sound: Manuel Alejandro Rodríguez, Claudia Pando
Sound Designer and Mixer: Leo Dolgan, Sheyla Pool
Assistant Director: Eylin Abreu Mas
Cast: Leticia León, Raúl Capote, René de la Cruz.
Recording Format: HD
Produced by: La Tiñosa Autista / La Manigua Cooperativa Audiovisual
USE OF THE MONEY:
The money will be used for post-production and completion of this short film. It will be used to pay the rent of the editing room, the editor, the rent of the mix room and the mixer and the soundtrack designer. It Constitutes the only source of
POST PRODUCTION SCHEDULE:
September: Sound design and mix.
October: Completion of the project.
Delivery of rewards: After the project is completed.
Release: December 2014, Havana Film Festival, tour around festivals, and eventually the web.