- Shooting Dates: 20th - 25th May
- Goldsmiths MA Graduation Film
- Film Duration: 11-13 minutes
- Genre: Psychological Thriller
Every Me, Every You was born from a reflection on how important Social Media has become in our every day life. What we want to share, the image we give, is who we ultimately become in the face of others. Our personal brand is there, in cyberspace, available for anyone to praise, judge or comment on. We have become addicted to the thrill of getting likes, sharing where we were, who we were with and how much fun we were having. It makes it harder and harder to concentrate on reality, rather than on what’s on our feeds. And in some cases we lose connection.
The film follows the life of Lena, a lifestyle vlogger with an incredible following. Her life seems perfect. A lineup of parties, fun and great food. But through the rose tinted glasses of Social Media, reality isn’t always what filters through. Lena has a secret and someone called Eve is threatening to expose it. With her reputation hanging on the balance and followers dropping like flies, Lena will have to face the consequences of her deceit and watch as her saboteur gains notoriety.
Social media has become an essential part of our lives, creating a space where we can market ourselves in any way that we want. But some of us are more dependent on them than others. The danger of becoming obsessed with your Social Media is real. Every Me, Every you explores this idea through it’s protagonist, a lifestyle blogger who lives her life online and slowly loses contact with anything and everything real.
The challenge for this film is to create a contrast between our protagonist’s virtual world and her real world. For this, I plan to make her world a space where light is subjective to mood and integrate social media into the storytelling. Footage from cameras such as iphones, snapchats, boomerangs, will give our protagonist the authenticity of a contemporary Lifestyle blogger and give the story much more depth and colour.
It’s important to note that we are not looking to make a statement against social media, we just want to capture the idea of how new generations can sometimes struggle to make real connections with others and are too fixated on their virtual profile.
THE HEADS OF DEPARTMENT
Edu Corts, Director
Mexican-born Edu has always been very passionate about films. Ever since he was a child, he used to spend hours watching soap-operas with his mother and convince his cousins to perform in his plays at family parties. After graduating in Media & Communication, Edu wanted to work in anything that could provide him an insight into the Filmmaking industry. He has worked as a supervising producer in films such as “Alice in Marialand”, “Visitors”, “A la Mala” and “The Alien and Me” and as a 1st assistant director in “We Are Going To Meet Again” and the TV series “MINT” (both projects to be released later this year). He also began directing projects when he was 15 years old. Edu is currently in London enrolled at Goldsmiths, specializing in Film directing with the objective to learn from his lecturers and colleagues from all around the world.
Giulia Francalanci, Producer
Giulia was born in Florence, where she studied Ancient Latin & Greek and then graduated in Graphic Design for her BA.
She worked for a production company for three years and is now studying MA Filmmaking to develop her producing skills further.
She has always had a passion for the moving image with a particular love for the experimental. She started editing videos when she was 13 under the nickname of "missfrenki" and became a quite successful fanvidder (nerdy terminology for person that creates montages for fans of a certain tv show) at the age of 16.
Graciela Romero, Producer
Born and raised in Caracas, Venezuela, Graciela graduated in Advertising and Public Relations from the University of Navarra, Spain.
Following a variety of job and internships, notably as a PA with CIC Media and Sony Entertainment Television, she recognised that her true passion lay in media production.
In 2015, Graciela enrolled at the London Film Academy to further explore the filmmaking process and is currently finishing her MA in Film & TV production at Goldsmiths.
Yixiong Yang, Cinematographer
Yixiong (Robin) was born and raised in China where he completed an undergraduate degree in Radio and TV directing. He moved to the UK to pursue a career in Filmmaking. Following an MA in Film and TV production, he discovered that his true passion lies in the art of cinematography. He later enrolled on a second MA at Goldsmiths University to explore the visual storytelling art of cinematography.
Yichuan Huang, Camera Operator
Yichuan is a natural born filmmaker and videographer from China. His skills lie beyond camera operating; he’s a talented editor, gaffer and director. As a camera operator for EMEY, he is the very first audience of the film, seeing the magic happen through the viewfinder. He feels that filmmaking is a path that chose him and not the other way round.
Pilar Gomez Igbo, Editor
Born in the U.S to a Spanish dad and a Nigerian mum, Pilar is the perfect example of what today is known as a TCK (Third Culture Kid). Never staying in one country for too long has lead to an almost unhealthy love of adventure and travel, yet if you want to stop this girls active lifestyle, then sit her in front of a screen and she can edit for hours. Like piecing together a puzzle so that others can see the bigger picture, Pilar loves threading together stunning footage to ultimately create a story people can engage with.
Maria Kelly, Sound Designer
Born in Northern Ireland and based in South East London, Maria can often be found standing in a park holding a boom and getting strange looks from the public. After watching impressive sound design films such as WALL-E, Maria discovered the power of sound in cinema, resulting in her specialising in sound design during her undergraduate degree in Music Technology and Sonic Arts from Queen’s University Belfast. During this time, she awoke somewhere in the deep dark world of electroacoustic composition, finding the light at the end of the tunnel in sound design. Currently studying an MA in Sound Recording and Design at Goldsmiths University, Maria has learned the importance of sound throughout filmmaking and without The Jazz Singer (1927), she wouldn’t have a job.
Maggie Drahovska, Scriptwriter
Maggie Drahovska is a writer, from Slovakia. After getting a few university degrees and a couple of other experiences, including half a year babysitting in Barcelona, she realised film is the only way for her to go, so she moved to London for Screenwriting diploma course at London Film Academy.
Since graduation, she has been involved in a couple of film productions, in many different roles. On set, you would usually find her pretending to be a script supervisor. Off set, she will be writing something … like a Facebook update or something.
Maggie’s writing credits include a short horror story and a sci-fi murder mystery. "Every Me, Every You" is a very interesting idea with a lot of current topics and problems, and she is very excited to be a part of it.
WHERE DOES YOUR DONATION GO?
As you can see, most of the budget will be going towards location, talent and art department (props, makeup and set design). We will also need some post-production work (VFXs) and delicious food to keep us going during our five-day shoot.
Kickstarter video credits
Directed by Edu Corts
Produced by Graciela Romero & Giulia Francalanci
Director of Photography Yixiong Yang
Camera Operator Yichuan Huang
Edited by Pilar Gomez Igbo & Edu Corts
VFX by Francesca Pappalardo & Edu Corts
Sound Design by Maria Kelly
Sound Recording by Courtney Dixon & Rory Cargill
Music: “May”, "Sombre, Green", "Favela Beat" by Birocratic (http://www.birocratic.com) The songs used in this video were licensed via Birocratic License v05.2016. For info on how you can use this music in your project, check out http://www.birocratic.com/license-app. To download Birocratic’s 60+ song discography, visit http:// birocratic.bandcamp.com
"April Showers" by Proleter
Risks and challenges
As most projects, our biggest challenge is money & time. Luckily with your help we can surely overcome the first one, and partially the second one too, as it will help us focus on the creative and logistics of the project.
So please help us overcome our biggest challenge and make this movie come to life!
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