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.
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.
Japan, South Korea, Australia, New Zealand, Hawaii, Alaska, Canada, the United States and Cameroon.
Duration 27 minutes
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.
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.
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.
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.
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