SYNOPSIS: Amenudin's father always smiles because he has the theory that "happier people live longer". That's why, this 8-year-old boy workS and live in the Papandayan dumpsite showing his biggest smile.
His cousin Aliman, on the other side, lost his when the bombs started to falling down from the sky over Marawy City. Nowadays, while Aliman spend the time sad and blue in the refugee camp... Amenudin has an idea to help him bring back his smile.
We have a theory too: we believe that without a good nutrition, people cannot smile. That is why, alongside Javier y Guillermo Fesser we have embarked on the adventure of directing the definitive short film against hunger. And you can take part in this film too.
We believe in film's power to change reality. We believe in the way the Fesser brothers tell stories. We believe that the sum of your collective strength can help us highlight a terrible monster that devours lives, cuts short hopes and leads millions of people into a constant cycle of poverty: that monster is invisible hunger.
Fifteen years after Binta and the Great Idea (filmed in Senegal and nominated for an Oscar in 2007) and four years after Welcome (filmed in Peru and which has received accolades from more than 140 festivals), we are looking for producers for the trilogy's final episode, who will, alongside Javier and Guillermo Fesser, help make the first short fiction film about child malnutrition a reality. We are the first generation that can bring an end to hunger and this short film will be the catalyst needed to do this.
You don't need to be a Hollywood businessperson. We're looking for small contributions from people like you. It's no secret: making films is expensive (we're an NGO, you know what we mean). But we have decided to embark on this project because we believe in it.
We have gathered some unique footage from Marawi (Philippines). Now we need financial support to edit that footage, mix the sound, compose the music, grade... A film like this needs lots of people on board to ensure it becomes a reality. Here's an explanation of what we will spend your money on:
Title: The Invisible Monster
Directors: Javier y Guillermo Fesser
Writer: Javier y Guillermo Fesser
Cinematographer: Jairo Iglesias
Direct sound: Armando Ciudad
Production Co: Action Against Hunger & Películas Pendelton
Production Director: Luis Manso
Chief of production: Elsa Ruíz
While you will be rewarded for your contribution, the good news is that the children fighting the invisible monster will benefit too. Through your support for this short film, you will be contributing to fighting child malnutrition. Furthermore, you will receive the following:
We offer you different kinds of rewards that you can add up until you get all of them.
1) Acknowledgement of thanks in the credits: We will include your name in the credits. You can choose any name you like. How about doing this as a gift to someone?
2) Exclusive digital viewing: We will send you a link so you can watch the film before anyone else.
3) A personalised thank you message: We will send you a personalised letter of thanks.
4) "The Invisible Monster" poster signed by the Fesser brothers: Decorate your wall with an exclusive poster.*
*Delivery fee to Spain included (Mainland, Balearic Islands, Canary Islands, Ceuta and Melilla). Because of the restricted budget we cannot assume shipping costs outside this territory.
5) Tickets to the premiere: You and a guest can attend the premiere of the film in Madrid, which will also be attended by the production team.
6) A drink with the producers: This is a unique opportunity to meet the producers after the premiere.*
*Includes one drink per person.
MAY-JUNE CROWDFUNDING CAMPAIGN
JUNE-JULY Editing and post-production
JULY-SEPTEMBER Trailer and master copy in local language, with Spanish subtitles
SEPTEMBER-OCTOBER Delivery of rewards / Premiere of the film
Action Against Hunger: We are an international humanitarian organisation. We have been fighting the causes and effects of hunger in more than 50 countries for more than 40 years. We save the lives of malnourished children. We guarantee access to safe water, food, training and basic healthcare. We make it possible for children, women and men to break free from the threat of hunger.
Javier Fesser: ethis prestigious film-maker has won six Goya awards and his films include The Miracle of P. Tinto, Camino and a film adaptation of the Spanish comic book series Mort & Phil. His latest work, Champions, a box-office success story that was praised by critics and audiences alike, has been confirmed as the most successful Spanish production of 2018. Furthermore, Fesser's firm commitment to social causes has meant he has also directed audiovisual projects linked to organisations such as UNICEF and the Organization of Ibero-American States.
Guillermo Fesser: well known for his Gomaespuma radio programme, which was created and presented alongside Juan Luis Cano, Guillermo Fesser is a writer and correspondent in the United States. His career, which has touched on many different areas, has included creating the Gomaespuma Foundation, directing the film Cándida, which was based on the biography of his housekeeper, and publishing an innovative interactive book for children created especially for tablets and mobile phones.
SensaCine: It is the Spanish digital media specialized in Cinema and Series most widely read worldwide.
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