Share this project

Done

Share this project

Done
A story about what binds us together and keeps us apart. 
Una historia sobre los que nos une y nos separa.
A story about what binds us together and keeps us apart. 
Una historia sobre los que nos une y nos separa.
A story about what binds us together and keeps us apart. Una historia sobre los que nos une y nos separa.
58 backers pledged £9,000 to help bring this project to life.

About

Sol de Agosto (August Sun) - Short Film project video thumbnail
Replay with sound
Play with
sound

Sol de Agosto (August Sun) - Short Film

£9,000

58

THE FILM / LA PELÍCULA

Javier, an Argentine expat living in Europe, is back in his hometown of Buenos Aires following his father's death to help his mother, Miriam, who suffers from mental health issues.

August Sun, a dramatic comedy, is a story with a character study at its heart about a son reconnecting with his ailing mother while mired in bureaucratic paperwork, heavy traffic, long queues and bad manners.

This short film is currently in pre-production and will begin principal photography in late September this year. We’re filming in Buenos Aires - an ideal place to tell a story about a son and his mother in a difficult and challenging environment. 

Javier, un argentino viviendo en Europa, está de vuelta en Buenos Aires tras la muerte de su padre para ayudar a su madre, Miriam, quien sufre de problemas de salud mental.

Sol de Agosto es una comedia dramática con un estudio de personajes como eje. Se trata de un hijo volviendo a conectar con su madre enferma mientras que tienen que atravesar mucha burocracia, tráfico pesado, largas colas y malos modales.

Este cortometraje está en etapa de pre-producción y se rodará a finales de septiembre de este año. El rodaje será en la ciudad de Buenos Aires, un lugar ideal para contar la historia de un hijo y su madre en un ambiente difícil y lleno de desafíos.

 

 

 Why we need you / Por qué te necesitamos

Filmmaking is an intriguing, exhilarating, and collaborative endeavour, but it's a very expensive business. That's why we need your help! Here’s where your support will go.

Hacer cine es una vocación de mucha colaboración, intrigante e inspiradora, pero es una industria muy cara. ¡Es por eso que necesitamos tu ayuda! Te mostramos a dónde va tu apoyo.

The fixed costs we must cover are many and varied. We need funds to, among other things, house and feed our crew during production; to rent the highest quality equipment for camera, lenses, lighting and sound; and, then, to color grade and sound dub the film in post production.

Nuestros costos fijos son muchos y variados. Necesitamos fondos para: hospedar y alimentar a nuestro equipo de rodaje; alquilar los mejores equipamientos de cámara, lentes, iluminación y sonido; y, luego, para hacer corrección de color y mezcla de sonido en post producción.

STYLE / ESTILO

Marvin's Room (1996)
Marvin's Room (1996)

 

The Savages (2007)
The Savages (2007)

Both "Marvin's Room" (1996) and "The Savages" (2007) portray a family in which the younger generation must come to terms with a new reality: looking after the older generation, which suffers from an array of physical and/or mental health issues. Both films are intelligent and heartfelt, with the themes of familial responsibility being addressed with tact and humor. They are two important influences, thematically and narratively.

"La habitación de Marvin" (1996) y "La familia Savage" (2007) nos muestran una familia en la que la generación más joven debe aceptar una nueva realidad y hacerse cargo de la generación más vieja, la cual sufre de una serie de problemas de salud mental y/o física. En ambas películas, los temas de la responsabilidad familiar son abordados con inteligencia, tacto y humor. Son dos influencias importantes, temática y narrativamente.

A Separation (2011)
A Separation (2011)

A married couple face a difficult decision: to improve the life of their child by moving to another country or to stay in Iran and look after a deteriorating parent. Asghar Farhadi's "A Separation" is among the 21st century masterpieces. Weaving an intricate plot peopled with very fallible and contradictory characters, Farhadi addresses moral and existential dilemmas head on. It is an essential reference for its rigor, philosophy, honesty and emotional intelligence.

Un matrimonio enfrenta una difícil decisión: mejorar la vida de su hija mudándose a otro país o quedarse en Irán y cuidar a un padre enfermo. "Una separación", de Asghar Farhadi, es una de las obras maestras del siglo XXI. Presentando una trama compleja llena de personajes humanos y contradictorios, Farhadi aborda dilemas morales y existenciales sin rodeos. Es una referencia esencial por su rigor, su filosofía, su honestidad y su inteligencia emocional.

ARGENTINE CINEMA / CINE ARGENTINO

August Sun is an Argentine story. As such, it carries Argentine cinema in its DNA. The work of Argentine director and producer Daniel Burman, perhaps, stands out as the biggest influence. Specifically, his films "Broken Embrace" (2004), "Family Law" (2007) and "The Tenth Man" (2016) for their inter-generational conflicts as well as for their classic Argentine idiosyncrasy.

Sol de Agosto es una historia argentina. Como tal, lleva el cine argentino en su ADN. Se destaca la obra del director y productor argentino Daniel Burman como gran influencia. Particularmente, sus películas "El abrazo partido" (2004), "Derecho de familia" (2007) y "El rey del Once" (2016), tanto por sus conflictos inter-generacionales como por su clásica idiosincracia porteña.

 

THE TEAM / EL EQUIPO

DIRECTOR - FRANCO VOLPI

After studying journalism at Palermo University, Franco left Buenos Aires and moved to Spain, where he studied Film Directing at the Ciudad de la Luz Film School. After graduating, he moved to the UK to complete an MA in Filmmaking at the London Film School. There, he has worked as a Writer, Director, Editor, Sound Recordist, Spark, AC and Cam Op on numerous short film and documentary projects, digitally, on 16mm and 35mm film. From his previous works, the short "Low Cost" stands out, having been singled out by many international festivals. August Sun will be his seventh film as Writer/Director, his most ambitious to date.

Tras estudiar periodismo en la Universidad de Palermo, Franco dejó Buenos Aires y se mudó a España para estudiar dirección en la escuela de cine Ciudad de la Luz. Ya graduado, se mudó al Reino Unido para completar un master de cine en la London Film School, donde trabajó como guionista, director, editor, sonidista, eléctrico, ayudante y operador de cámara en numerosos cortos y documentales, en digital, en 16mm y 35mm. De sus trabajos anteriores se destaca "Low Cost", un corto que llegó a muchos festivales internacionales. Sol de Agosto es su séptima película como guionista y director, y es su proyecto más ambicioso hasta la fecha.

PRODUCER / PRODUCTORA - LAURA PERELLI

Laura has had a long audiovisual career. She completed her studies in Image & Sound Design at the University of Buenos Aires. She then followed that with a Postgraduate Course in Television Studies, also at the UBA. Laura has worked as a Line Producer, Producer and Executive Producer on numerous student and arthouse short films and feature films as well as on TV series and documentaries, nationally and internationally. The combined films she's worked on have gone on to earn dozens of awards on the international film festival circuit.

Laura cuenta con una larga trayectoria audiovisual. Completó sus estudios en la Carrera de Diseño de Imagen y Sonido en la Universidad de Buenos Aires. Luego, profundizó su educación con un curso de posgrado en estudios televisivos, también en la UBA. Laura ha trabajado como productora, productora ejecutiva y jefa de producción en numerosos cortometrajes, mediometrajes y películas, series de televisión y documentales en el ámbito nacional e internacional. Los trabajos combinados en los que Laura colaboró han generado docenas de premios en el circuito internacional de festivales de cine.

ASSOCIATE PRODUCER - JULEYKA LANTIGUA-WILLIAMS

Juleyka is the founder and CEO of Lantigua Williams & Co., a production company based in Washington, DC. Most recently the former lead editor/ producer of NPR’s Code Switch, Juleyka has been a multimedia professional for 17 years. A former staff writer at The Atlantic, she was also an opinion columnist for over a decade, reaching more than 10 million readers. She has now turned her focus to creating high-quality film productions using the tenets of journalism she honed over her extensive career, making inclusion a central theme in her life’s work.

http://lantiguawilliams.co/

Juleyka es la fundadora y directora ejecutiva de Lantigua Williams & Co., una productora basada en Washington, DC. Con 17 años de experiencia en los medios, Juleyka fue la editora en jefe/ productora de Code Switch para NPR; trabajó como escritora para The Atlantic y fue, además, columnista durante una década, con una llegada a más de 10 millones de lectores. Ahora, Juleyka se especializa en crear producciones audiovisuales de alta calidad utilizando los principios del periodismo que perfeccionó durante su extensa carrera, haciendo de la inclusión su tema central.

CINEMATOGRAPHER / CINEMATÓGRAFA - JACKIE TEBOUL

Native of the South of France, Jackie has been immersed in visual arts from a young age, practicing photography as a teenager. As part of her MA in Management she worked in Argentina and studied in China. She then worked as Assistant to Producer Claire Lajoumard on several international coproductions. Her passion for visual storytelling took her next to the UK to complete an MA in Cinematography at the London Film School. Since then, she has lensed numerous short projects, digitally and on film, experimenting on a variety of styles.

For more information about Jackie's impressive work, please visit her page https://www.jackieteboul.com

Nativa del sur de Francia, Jackie ha estado inmersa en las artes visuales desde muy joven, practicando fotografía desde su adolescencia. Como parte de su Master en Administración, Jackie trabajó en Argentina y estudió en China. Luego, trabajó como asistente de la productora Claire Lajoumard en muchas coproducciones internacionales. Su pasión por el cine la llevó luego a completar un Master en Cinematografía en la London Film School. Desde entonces, ha trabajado como directora de fotografía en numerosos proyectos, tanto en digital como en film, experimentando en varios estilos.

Para más información sobre Jackie y su trabajo, por favor visita su página: https://www.jackieteboul.com

EDITOR - FREDERICO NOBRE DE CARVALHO

Frederico, from Portugal, is a multi-talented filmmaker who graduated with a degree in Computer Science at the Instituto Superior Técnico, in Lisbon. He followed it with a postgraduate course in Post Production at ITEC. He found his way into the industry working as an Editor and Grader at Plural Entertainment, a major Portuguese TV network. Frederico then worked as an A/V Editor for ManaWorld Creative Productions in Prague. At the London Film School, Frederico has worked as Director, Assistant Director, Camera Operator, Producer and Production Designer, as well as an Editor.

Frederico, de Portugal, es un realizador multifacético que se graduó con un título en Ingeniería Informática en el Instituto Superior Técnico de Lisboa. Luego, completó un posgrado de Post Producción en ITEC. Comenzó a trabajar en la industria como editor y colorista en Plural Entertainment SA, un importante canal portugués. Frederico luego trabajó como editor audiovisual para ManaWorld Creative Productions en Praga. En la London Film School, Frederico ha trabajado como asistente de dirección, operador de cámara, productor y diseñador de producción, además de editor.

COMPOSER / COMPOSITOR - EDUARDO ANDRADE

Eduardo Andrade is a Mexican composer specialised in music for film, TV, and multimedia based in London. He graduated First Class Honours from the Royal College of Music where his studies were kindly supported by a Parnassus Award, John Nickson Award, and RCM Award. During the past two years he has scored more than 25 projects in UK and abroad including a 10 episodes documentary, animations, short films, and online content. Eduardo's music has been performed in several concert halls, venues, and accompanied films in festivals around the world in countries such as the United Kingdom, USA, Mexico, Italy, Croatia, and Finland. http://www.eduardoandrademusic.com/


Eduardo Andrade es un compositor mexicano especializado en música para cine, televisión y multimedia basado en Londres. Se graduó con mención honorífica del Royal College of Music donde fue becado con un premio Parnassus, John Nickson y RCM. Durante los últimos dos años ha compuesto música original para más de 25 proyectos en el Reino Unido e internacionalmente realizando entre ellos una serie documental de 10 episodios, animaciones, cortos y contenido en línea. La música de Andrade ha sido ejecutada en salas de conciertos, recintos culturales y acompañado a películas en festivales en países como el Reino Unido, Estados Unidos, Mexico, Italia, Croacia y Finlandia. http://www.eduardoandrademusic.com/

REWARDS / RECOMPENSAS

We have many special gifts to share with you as a token of our gratitude for contributing to August Sun. These include behind-the-scenes stills and concept art, “Director’s Scripts” covered in handwritten notes, signed posters and scripts, online access to the film and invitations to the film premieres in Buenos Aires and London.

Since the project is still in pre-production, many of our gifts will only be ready once we have finished shooting. We'll prepare and distribute all of the reward material between November and December of 2017 once post-production begins in London.

Como muestra de nuestra gratitud, tenemos muchos regalos especiales para compartir. Estos incluyen fotos del detrás de escena, conceptos de dirección de arte, "Guión del Director" cubierto en anotaciones a mano, posters y guiones firmados, acceso online a la película e invitaciones a las premieres de Buenos Aires y Londres.

Dado que el proyecto está todavía en pre producción, muchos de nuestros regalos no estarán listos hasta que termine el rodaje. Vamos a preparar y distribuir todo el material entre noviembre y diciembre de 2017, cuando la post producción comience en Londres.

Follow us on Facebook: @soldeagostofilm

Risks and challenges

CHALLENGES

We chose Kickstarter as our main means to fundraise this project because we truly believe that our story has an international audience that enjoys world cinema with all its cultural specificity and singular nuances. Together, we can independently tell the story we want to tell.

The best way to reach our goal is to be as transparent and communicative as possible with an online community of likeminded people that share our passion for film as the art form of choice to connect with one another. We watch films to know we are not alone.

Although we are promoting our project through our team's shared networks, our Kickstarter campaign is our boldest attempt at raising the remaining necessary funds to achieve our vision. So, if we don't make it to the finish line, our finances will be strained. But we will find alternative means that will enable us to complete principal photography. We'll then work hard to secure the pending funds to make sure our post production is completed.

In other words, this film is happening, one way or another.

Our goal is to have a finished film by the end of the year so that we can start the submission process into the film festival circuit for the year 2018.

RISKS

Shooting in a city like Buenos Aires has its fair share of challenges. Which is why we've assembled a top team of seasoned local producers. We are leaving nothing to chance.

We will be continually updating our progress on our facebook page. Any unforeseen challenges we may encounter, will only be temporary setbacks.

August Sun is a film we feel deeply passionate about. We have a very strong and committed team in place. We've been working on it relentlessly and will only continue doing so every step of the way. Now, with your support, we'll be able to make this film a reality.

Learn about accountability on Kickstarter

Questions about this project? Check out the FAQ

Support

  1. Select this reward

    Pledge £10 or more About $13

    ¡GRACIAS!

    Your will be thanked in the end credits of the final film.

    Tu nombre aparecerá en los créditos finales del film.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    9 backers
    £
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  2. Select this reward

    Pledge £20 or more About $26

    A Gift From Mum

    In addition to the Special Thanks, you'll also receive a downloadable copy of the concept art, storyboards, and the script!

    Regalo de mamá:

    Además de un agradecimiento especial, ¡vas a recibir una copia digital de nuestros storyboards, conceptos de arte y el guión!

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    11 backers
    £
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  3. Select this reward

    Pledge £50 or more About $66

    Family Photo Album

    All of the above plus the downloadable hi-resolution film poster. And a collection of our Behind the Scenes stills from the production!

    Album de familia:

    Todo lo previo más una copia digital en alta definición del poster de la película, ¡y una colección de fotos del detrás de escena de la producción!

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    11 backers
    £
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  4. Select this reward

    Pledge £100 or more About $131

    A Friend of the Family

    You will receive a password protected invitation to an Online Premiere of the film. You will also receive all previously mentioned perks.

    Un amigo de la familia:

    Recibirás una invitación codificada a una Premiere Online de la película. Además, incluiremos todos los regalos previos.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    12 backers
    £
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  5. Select this reward

    Pledge £250 or more About $328

    Welcome to the Family

    You'll get a hard copy of the film's poster signed by the writer/director plus hard copies of behind the scenes stills. All previously mentioned perks are included as well.

    Bienvenido a la familia:

    Recibirás una copia física del poster de la película firmado por el director y copias impresas de las fotos del detrás de escena. Todos los regalos previos están incluidos.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    2 backers
    £
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  6. Select this reward

    Pledge £500 or more About $656

    Father Would Be Proud

    You'll receive a signed and bound copy of the "Director's Script" with all the annotations, scribbles and squiggles. You will also receive all previous perks.

    Papá estaría orgulloso:

    ¡Te vamos a enviar el "Guión del Director" con tapa y firmado, que incluirá anotaciones, comentarios y garabatos! También recibirás todos los regalos previos.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    3 backers
    £
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  7. Select this reward

    Pledge £1,000 or more About $1,312

    Mother Love

    You are now an ASSOCIATE PRODUCER of the film! Your name and role will be shown in big letters in the film credits! And, on top of receiving all the previous perks, you and your "plus-one" are invited to attend the Premiere of the film in London and Buenos Aires and hang out with the crew and cast! (Note: we can't provide transportation to either one of the premiere's venues!)

    Amor de Madre:

    ¡Serás un PRODUCTOR ASOCIADO de la película! Tu nombre y rol aparecerán en letras bien grandes en los créditos. Y, además de recibir todos los regalos previos, ¡te invitamos a vos y a alguien más a la Premiere de la película en Buenos Aires y en Londres, donde conocerás al equipo y al elenco! (Aviso: ¡no podemos proveer transportación a ninguna de las premieres!)

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    1 backer
    £
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  8. Select this reward

    Pledge £2,000 or more About $2,625

    Prodigal Son

    You are now an EXECUTIVE PRODUCER of the film! Your name and role will be shown in big letters in the film credits! And, on top of receiving all the previous perks, you will get your official movie credit listed on imdb.com! That's right, you will be able to brag about being a film executive producer with the proper accreditation to back it up!

    Hijo Pródigo:

    ¡Serás un PRODUCTOR EJECUTIVO de la película! Tu nombre y rol aparecerán en letras bien grandes en los créditos. Y, además de recibir todos los regalos previos, recibirás tu crédito de película publicado en imdb.com. ¡Así es, vas a poder decirle a tus amigos que sos un productor ejecutivo de cine con la acreditación para demostrarlo!

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    0 backers
    £
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.

Funding period

- (30 days)