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A biting COMEDY SHORT FILM about BALDNESS. The cure may come in the near future but meanwhile we've found a way to deal with it!
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Let’s talk about a real problem. Something that is never talked about, but many people suffer in silence. Let’s not hide anymore under pharmaceutical propaganda caps, to avoid reality. I’m bald and proud.

Poster Designed by Carolina Negreiros & Caio Beraldi
Poster Designed by Carolina Negreiros & Caio Beraldi

This story was born out of noticing a lack of representation, as premature baldness is a topic that has rarely been developed in movies, but it’s an important part of my life.

If I had to tell my mom it would be something like: “A short about bald people, mom”. But if we dig a little deeper, we can find profound conflicts, like getting over a break-up, a topic that unfortunately I have a lot to say, as I have been dumped many, many times.

Physical insecurities are another major topic. In my case, as a child, I was fat and had a pert butt; my pubic hair came out before my friends, I had horrible acne and a huge freckle on my thigh.

On top of this, I’m now going bald. And my girlfriend left me. So I started thinking, did she leave me because I’m going bald? I thought it was a really good and juicy premise to make a short film.  

My family, me, my grandad's toupee and our first signs of alopecia!
My family, me, my grandad's toupee and our first signs of alopecia!

Throughout this short film, my goal is to make you laugh, have a good time and make your day. The tone is a relatable comedy, taking an everyday issue to the extreme. We do not seek for you to laugh at the easy joke, but rather at the real conflicts of the situation, that you can empathise.

Storyboard by Darren Arcanjo
Storyboard by Darren Arcanjo

Risks & Challenges

Any audio visual project is a great challenge and even though one can never predict its reception, we have worked intensely on the script and production of the short film to achieve the best result possible and minimise any unexpected event.

THANK YOU!!!!

CALVARIO’s team

Hablemos de un problema de verdad. De algo que nunca se habla pero muchas personas sufren en silencio. No nos ocultemos bajo sombreros o gorras de propaganda intentando evitar la realidad. Aceptemos que nos estamos quedando calvos y sintámonos orgullosos.

Póster diseñado por Carolina Negreiros & Caio Beraldi
Póster diseñado por Carolina Negreiros & Caio Beraldi

Esta historia nace al notar una falta de representación, ya que la calvicie prematura es un tema que rara vez se ha desarrollado en las películas, pero que es una parte importante de mi vida. 

Si se lo tuviera que contar a mi madre sería algo así como: “Un corto de calvos, mamá”. Pero si escarbamos un poco, podemos encontrar problemas más profundos, como la superación de una ruptura, un tema que desgraciadamente me pilla de cerca ya que me han dejado muchas, muchas veces.

Los complejos físicos es otro tema muy importante. En mi caso, de pequeño, estaba gordo y tenía el culo respingón, me salió vello púbico antes que mis compañeros, tuve un acné horroroso y una peca enorme en el muslo. 

Encima de todo, me estoy quedando calvo. Y mi novia me ha dejado. Así que empecé a preguntarme, ¿me ha dejado porque me estoy quedando calvo? Me pareció una premisa suculenta para hacer un cortometraje.

Mi familia, yo, el peluquín del abuelo y nuestros primeros signos de alopecia!
Mi familia, yo, el peluquín del abuelo y nuestros primeros signos de alopecia!

A lo largo de este cortometraje, mi objetivo es hacerte reír, pasarlo bien y alegrarte el día. El tono es una comedia con la que puedas sentirte reflejado, llevando lo cotidiano al extremo. No buscamos que te rías del chiste fácil, sino más bien de los conflictos reales de la situación, en los que puedes empatizar.

Storyboard por Darren Arcanjo
Storyboard por Darren Arcanjo

Risks and challenges

Cualquier proyecto audiovisual supone un gran reto y aunque nunca puede predecirse su recepción, hemos trabajado intensamente en el guión y en la producción para lograr el mejor resultado posible y minimizar los imprevistos.

MUCHÍSIMAS GRACIAS!!

Equipo de CALVARIO

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    ANTI-HAIR LOSS SHAMPOO

    When you go to the supermarket and instead of choosing the soft and silky shampoo, you take the anti-hair loss. That’s when everything starts.

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    MINOXIDIL SPRAY

    That solution you are not sure it’s working, because you keep going more and more bald, but you keep using, just in case.

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    FINASTERIDE CAPSULES

    With Finasteride, you might not get an erection, but your hair will last a few more years. The big sacrifice.

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    THE CAP

    The cap, the greatest accessory to disguise that your forehead is now 3cm bigger.

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    THE TOUPEE

    It’s not the most comfortable option, but perhaps the fastest and most effective.

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    HAIR TRANSPLANT IN TURKEY

    The cheapest way to get implants, we've all heard stories... but at least you’ll have hair. And that’s what counts.

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    HAIR TRANSPLANT IN USA

    We feel more secure in the home of the brave.
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    CLONED HAIR IMPLANTS AT A LUXURY CLINIC

    The ultimate solution. The end of baldness. There’s no better option. Come on, what are you waiting for?
    EXECUTIVE PRODUCER OF CALVARIO.

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    • A Behind the Scenes making of.
    • "Calvario" Totebag
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    • "Calvario" Cap
    • Official Poster Signed
    • Digital copy of the short film
    • Online treatment of the short film
    • Online script
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