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FLYERS

A documentary about astral projection from a humane point-of-view

About the project

Flyers is a feature documentary about the people who have out-of-body-experiences, commonly known as "astral projection" or "astral travel", with an intimate approach, from the perspective of those who experience this phenomenon in their daily lives.

More than 10 years ago, the author of this project, Nathália Vernizzi, had her first spontaneous experience while she was asleep: suddenly she was floating above her bed with no control over it, freaking out, without understanding what was happening to her. Looking for information, she usually found very biased perspectives, either mystic or scientific, that tended to overlook the main element: the people themselves.

Nathália decided to start her own journey in search of answers, going back to Brazil, her original country, and meeting other "flyers" in her way; people like her, affected by the same kind of experiences. Her goal is to approach this issue from a humane & natural perspective, free from the taboos, prejudices & myths, which usually surround this subject.

Looking deeper into her roots, Nathália creates a subjective and personal documentary in the shape of a travel journal, with her thoughts serving as a narrative thread connecting the various interviewees. Images from the protagonist's past blend with images of the present, articulating a discourse about identity, memory and the unknown in a contemplative, poetic and cinematic way

STYLISTIC REFERENCES

For better understanding the style of our film, you can follow these links and watch some of the works that inspired the narrative and filming of Flyers:

You can also check our first teaser, released in 2014:

Apart from Nathália, the characters in Flyers are men and women of all ages from several nationalities - mainly Spain and Brazil - and from all walks of life: from everyday people that experience this phenomenon as just another event in their lives to writers and researchers that have turned it into their profession.

The only condition is that they must have experienced this phenomenon: they must be Flyers. Among the well-known names to which we have had access, for the moment, are people like Wagner BorgesWagner AlegrettiLiliane Moura MartinsRoberto PinedaVitor França & Pau Hernández. We also have confirmed interviews with Saulo CalderonMoisés EsagüiCesar de Souza Machado and we keep trying to stablish contact with more Flyers, like Alberto Cabral & Laércio Fonseca.

STATE OF THE PROJECT

Flyers was born in Barcelona in 2013 and we've already conducted interviews in Spain, Portugal & Brazil during 2014 and 2015. We are preparing a new journey to Brazil, where we are going to adress the last stage of the production, talking to some of the new Flyers, filming again some of the meetings and recovering archive material. We are also going to shoot the more personal parts of the script, scenes with a more emotional and poetic charge. 

RECOGNITIONS

In the first week of March, 2015, The Filmarket Hub - an innovative platform for cinematographic projects looking for funding - selected Flyers as Project of the Week"We are looking forward to watching this documentary. Good luck in their journey for the whole crew of Flyers!"

In May, 2015, Flyers was one of the 12 selected by the International Documentary Film Festival DocsBarcelona to participate of the Development Workshop in their 18th edition, provided by the director himself, Joan González. The workshop hosted projects from all over the World!

HOW DOES THE CAMPAIGN WORK

The Ulule crowdfunding platform works in a "all or nothing" basis. It means that we have 30 days to achieve our minimum goal of 6080 euros (see below for the details about goals & how we're going to use the funds in each of them); otherwise all the money achieved would be returned to the funders and the project would not be possible anymore. That is because we consider that, without this minimum amount, we're not capable of making this documentary with the required quality. And that's also why every collaboration counts and gets us closer to our goal!

HOW CAN YOU COLLABORATE

  • Choosing your reward and the amount of your fund;
  • Spreading the word about this project on Facebook, Twitter and social media, inviting your friends & family to participate. Who knows! Maybe one of them is a Flyer willing to watch this documentary!

What are the funds for?

The needed budget will be used to cover the expenses of the production, with a reduced crew of 3 people (director, cinematographer & sound technician), to finish and expand the interviews in Brazil and Spain. The amount of 6080 euros is enough for the transport, accommodation, food, travel insurance, rent of technical equipment and the expenses of this Crowdfunding campaign. 

After achieving the 100% of our 1st goal, our intention is to keep going and reach 8780 euros. This amount would make possible to cover the main part of the expenses in Post-production of Image & Sound, and be able to succesfully finish this project without having to look for a different source of funding.

From then on, we wish to raise 14742 euros. Getting this amount would make possible to pay every technician and professional who have collaborated and is still collaborating in this project, boosting the audiovisual industry and rewarding each of them for their work, effort and time invested in this project.

Getting 17272 euros will let us rent a superior camera with more technical quality, so we can capture the film in 4K and better quality overall. This will allow us to reach the level of quality that we think is necessary to convey the more intimate and cinematographic sequences.

About the project owner

Nathalia Vernizzi - Director

Born in Brazil, she has been living in Spain for 10 years, where she majored in Media Studies at the Universitat Pompeu Fabra in 2010. While participating in the exchange program at the Department of Cinema Studies at Stockholm University she worked as correspondent, scriptwriter, director and editor in a series of reportages for Blog Europa, a programme broadcasted by TV3 (the public television of Catalonia).

In 2012 she specialized in Cinematography at the ESCAC - The Cinema & Audiovisual School of Catalonia. Since then she has been working in the Cinematography Department in professional filmings - film, advertising and music videos. Flyers is her first feature film documentary. 

If you want to check more about her works, you can visit www.nvernizzi.com

Eloy Couceiro - Cinematographer

Eloy Couceiro (Asturias, 1987) is a photographer & cinematographer. After studying Media Studies in Santiago de Compostela, he specialized in Cinematography at the Cinema School ESCAC from Barcelona, where he has been working for 5 years now. He has extensive experience as a camera and lightning technician and has been the cinematographer of several advertisements and short films, as 'El Adivino' by Álvaro Vicario (Madrid, 2015). This is going to be his 1st feature documentary, a genre that he has a special predilection for and which he had explored independently as a documentary photographer. You can check some of his works at www.eloycouceiro.com

Pol Galofre - Sound

Pol Galofre Molero (Barcelona, 1987) is an activist and sound technician specialized in documentaries. He studied in ESCAC and works now as a freelance sound technician in collaboration with La Bonne, with several sound projects, either giving technical support in shows and conferences or recording locutions and working in post-production. He made the sound design of the short documentary Huellas de Ausencia by Ana Monràs, winner of the Docs-U award in DocsBarcelona 2014, among others. In direct sound we can highlight his work in the documentary Migranland (Nanouk Films & Obra Social la Caixa), and also the videos by DesconectArte from different groups with acoustic music, i.e. with Dover, Izal and Vetusta Morla. 

Juan Galva - Color & Grading

Freelance colorist for 3 years now, currently based in Berlin, he started his carreer as an editor in 2007. Shortly after this he expanded his experience in post-production focusing in visual effects as a composer. This background has allowed him to work in a great variety of projects, from american feature productions to independent projects, both in fiction and documentary.

"There are humane and spiritual projects that are necessary. Those are the ones where dive in and get involved is not only worth it, but it's also essential. I really want to put my efforts in bringing 'Flyers' to the world"

www.juangalva.com

Marta Castro - Illustrator

Marta Castro is an illustrator and professor living in Barcelona. She studied English language and Fine Arts in the University of Barcelona and has just finished her post-graduation in Illustration in EINA School. During 2015-2016 she presented an exhibition in the National Art Museum of Catalonia. She loves the details and losing herself between lines and pencils; drawing, time goes by...

www.martacastro.net

AND THERE'S MORE!

We are here today thanks to the generous collaboration of many other professionals: Thiago PompeiaJonathan JarabaElena Albán LombaoHelena Mariño RuizJonatan Campos and the production company FUGA FILMS. A great thank you to all of you who brought Flyers to where it is right now :)