A documentary about the art and artists of Cervia International Kite Festival – a 10-day spectacle that takes place in Italy every year Read more
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About this project
Imagination is the highest kite one can fly...
Cervia is a special place. A sleepy seaside town for most of the year, it comes alive in a riot of colour, shape and sound every year for 10 days, when the very best of the world’s kite artists descend on the beach and fly their creations.
Mind-blowing, gravity-defying pieces that challenge the mainstream ideas of painting and sculpture turn the sky into an outdoor gallery space, whilst the artists share ideas and collaborate on projects. People come from all over the planet to share their passion not only for flying kites, but to find different and innovative ways to express themselves – ways that sometimes do not use sound but are communicated through the international language of art.
Jeff, an Emmy-winning filmmaker and Barnaby, a London-based writer and film theorist, are desperate to give the artists of Cervia the exposure that they deserve. Having experienced the festival for the first time in 2012, they were stunned by the sheer range and quality of work on offer and would love the opportunity to share this with the world.
With a combination of on-the-fly shooting and talking heads interviews with the artists themselves, Jeff and Barnaby are hoping to investigate the artistic process and also why this particular place seems to attract the best kite-art in the world.
The amount we are asking for is just enough for equipment and personnel hire (a camera and steadicam operator and a sound man) for the duration of the festival. Jeff and Barnaby are not profiting at all from this project and Jeff is donating the time to edit the film in a state-of-the-art edit facility in San Francisco. Some of the magnificent artists we will feature:
And so many more....
Risks and challenges
As it stands now, we will be shooting at the Cervia festival in April 2013.
This video is a very organic video in structure and it will evolve as we shoot and edit. That is why we are giving the post production time as between May 2013 and September 2013. The tentative release of the documentary will be in late September 2013. Budgets are set and include every aspect from shooting the piece to editing and DVD manufacturing. Some possible interuptions may be change in festival dates and or festival cancelation. All of our backers will be notified as we enter each phase through facebook and or twitter. Thanks for becoming a part of our project. Jeff & Barnaby
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