Wellcome to our crowdfunding campaing. I embark in this adventure with the invaluable help of a wonderful and talented team. We are all very excited to be working on this very special and technically challenging project.
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We thank you in advance for your contribution as, no matter how small, it will definitely help reach our final goal.
In the last few years I have managed a number of crowdfunding campaigns, but in this campaing, for the first time, we are offering that you are part of our filming experience as a reward. Go on! Be our extra!
Night has fallen on the outskirts of San Sebastian. MERY (45) gives her cigarrette a few last drags leaning against the only window in her shabby bedsit.
She recently moved to San Sebastian from her homeland in South America leaving her two children behind and their loss is unbearable when she is alone.
She gets a bus into town every night, as she works the night shift as a cleaner at a San Sebastian theatre.
She arrives after the show. The public and the actress have left and the theatre is empty.
Mery starts cleaning the hall area, slowly and with the apathy that comes with doing a job without motivation.
But tonight's shift won't be the same monotonous thing for Mery. Today she will access the only room she has ever cleaned: the actress' dressing room.
And this change her life... if only for a few minutes.
What we need the money for
I received a small bit of funding for this project last year and with some investment from the production company we decided to carry on with the production. The money that we raise in this campaign will be used to cover postproduction costs.
Cast and Crew
75% of the team is made up of women! We also have some wonderful men with us. All professionals with a great deal of experience in film and television.
MERY: Enriqueta Vega
ACTRESS: Patricia Urrutia
DIRECTOR: Izaskun Arandia
DOP: Amara Mosteiro
SCRIPTWRITER: Izaskun Arandia
HEAD OF PRODUCTION: Itziar Otxoa
ART DIRECTOR: Lierni Izagirre
ACTING COACH: Olatz Beobide
1st AD: Maider Oleaga
PRODUCER: Kristina Zorita
HAIR & MAKE-UP: Aloña Gallastegi
CAMERA ASSISTANTS: Uxue Jimenez eta Heidi Otaduy
SOUND: Jokin Valenzuela
EDITOR: Iban del Campo
ART ASSISTANT: Natalie Garrido
LOCATIONS & CREDITS: Angel Aldarondo
DIT: Maitane Carballo
We are currently in the middle of preproduction having secured all locations, team made up, technical script finished and we are now finalising the production details.
Shooting will be on: September 29th, 30th and October 1st. We will film all scene in San Sebastian.
Throughout October we will carry on the editing and the sound postproduction will take place in November.
History behind this project
I wrote the script 8 years ago. I was living in London's Stoke Newington at that time. A unique place and huge socio-economic differences could be seen in the neighbourhood. People working on TV and film lived there but also a lot of immigrants. The glamourous middle class mixed with the unemployed and the poorest with amazing easiness.
I met Mery in this context, a woman from Bolivia, an illegal immigrant. She lived in the flat above mine, in a shabby bedsit with 4 other family members. She had to flee Bolivia and leave her 5 children and husband. She worked day and night and used the money she saved to bring her family membersto Europe one by one. When I met her she only had one son and one daughter left to bring.
I used to have long chats with her and I always saw a heartbreaking sadness in her eyes. The loss of her children was unbearable to her and she cried everyday thinking about them.
Mery was my inspiration to write NIGHT SHIFT. I have now translated and adapted the script to be shot in San Sebastian this Spetember.
In this humble homage to film and theatre, a very important element is the lack of dialogues. What I want to achieve with this is for pictures and sound to tell the story so that we can "hear" and "see" the scrpit. These are fundamental dramatic elements that will help us tell the story.
The importance and strength of this story is based on the following themes/subject matters: socio-economic differences, immigration, women, voyeurism, empathy, theatre, film.
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