Comunicat de presa

 

 Copiii din canale 

 Proiect de arta participativa si incluziune comunitara

 Bradamante film alaturi de o prestigioasa echipa internationala, formata din Michela Scolari-scenarist/producator/regizor, Felix Maximilian-producator, Jerry Ying-producator, David Zuckerman-producator, Gianluca Fellini – regizor, vor aduce la lumina cu mult curaj si sensibilitate un fenomen actual, printr-un demers constientizator, viata copiiilor din canale.

Exista o lume mai putin stiuta si o realitatea camuflata de prejudecati si norme culturale, aceea a orasului de sub oras, a oamenilor care traiesc in canalele marilor aglomerari urbane.

Proiectul se va desfasura pe perioada lunii iunie, in Bucuresti și va consta intr-un documentar ce va surprinde viata de zi cu zi a unei comunitati care provine dintr-un strat social existent si ignorat, ce ne-a parvenit din vremea comunismului. Noi, societatea românească, percepem in continuare aceasta lume ca un peisaj abstract-exotic, fara a-i cunoaste profunzimea.

Accentul documentarului, care va fi realizat la finalul experimentului social- participativ, nu este pus pe seama veșnicei incluziuni sociale, care vinde bine, si doar atât. Nu se dorește nici simpla regula a celor trei zile de glorie a protagonistilor, ce apoi se întorc la potpuriul dezolant al cotidianului, care se desfășoară intr-un purgatoriu al abuzurilor repetate, îndulcite de mirajul ocazional al narcoticelor de tot felul.

Scopul acestui proiect este acela de a vedea lumea prin ochii lor, pentru a înțelege mai bine si empatiza cu ei, dandu-le astfel posibilitatea sa ne spuna povestile lor, de cele mai multe ori crude, dureroase, cu situații si momente la limita supravietuirii si de a-i intelege fara a-i blama. Vocile din fata camerelor de filmat sunt ale unor foști copii ai canalelor, ce au depasit bariera unui aparent destin implacabil, cu ajutorul Fundației Parada condusa de Franco Aloisio, reusind prin arta sociala (circ) sa se  motiveze si dea o noua turnura existentei lor, castigand dreptul la un altfel de viitor.

Toate încasările rezultate in urma distribuirii filmului, vor fi donate Fundatie Parada.

  Carmen Popa

Communication and PR Manager

 

Jerry Ying

Jerry Ying

Jerry Ying (director/writer) is a founding partner of Hero LA. Most recently having produced the feature film, Drowning, directed by Melora Walters (starring Mira Sorvino, Gil Bellows, and Jay Mohr) which premiered at the 2019 Rome Film Festival. As a Hero television director he has helmed two elevated docs for Condé Nast and numerous commercials for established brands. In 2016 his career as a filmmaker was jump started when he wrote and directed the award winning digital series, We Are Fathers. He is served every day by his 20 year career as an actor with 70 plus film/ TV credits including “Friends With Benefits”, “Ray Donovan”, “Agents of SHIELD”, “Dexter”, “Hawaii 5-0”, “Scorpion”, and “How to Get Away with Murder”

“I’ve always believed that hope lies within our children and the world needs that now more than ever. I can’t wait to help shine a light on the beautiful sewer kids of Bucharest”

Felix Maximilian

ACTOR, GERMANY

Felix Maximilian

Felix Maximilian is an international actor/producer who devoted his whole life to art. Already as a young kid he performed on stages worldwide as a young singer of a famous German boy’s choir. He studied dancing as a teenager and then moved on to drama school, the University of Arts in Berlin, where he graduated in 2002. To finance his studies and life he always worked as an international model for many brands, such as “Superdry”, “Berocca”, “Samsung” and “Bank of Scotland”.

After he played lead roles in various stage and musical productions, in Germany, like Saturday Night Feverand Mamma Mia, he started working as well for the film and tv industry, joining the cast of many German productions like “Lindenstrasse”, “Sturm der Liebe”, or “Rosamunde Pilcher”. As well he played the lead in “Herz über Kopf “.

 Felix Maximilian is currently in preproduction – as Producer – with his first international TV Series.

 Producers Vision

 Children are our future. Children are the adults of tomorrow. And every child could manage to change something good in our world. To a better world.

Isn’t it the responsibility of us adults to protect and support these children? We cannot know what incredible improvements each of these children could give to our society, when given the opportunity to live. To grow.

Or even to exist.

If we can achieve, through this documentary, that even just some of these children could become part of our society, then we give back to ourselves what we neglect far too much.  The Soul.

These children are alive. They have a right to life.

People created these circumstances in which these children were born. People should take responsibility for it. We are these people, we all are.

A documentary like this will open our eyes to what it really is. We have to stop ignoring things that we don’t like and lighten them instead of hiding them away. We should raise awareness for the world like this … so that we can prevent this from happening again. We can learn from these children and we can give something back to these children. That is what I want for a better future.

 Felix Maximilian

  My ONE LINER:

Let’s change the perception, so happiness can reveal.

Michela Scolari

Michela Scolari

Scenarist/producator

Doctor în studii comparative, bursier al Universității Columbia din New York, scenarist și producător premiat (Cannes, Buenos Aires, Manchester, Durban ) Michela Scolari lucrează în televiziune și film de la absolvirea colegiului Vassar din 2003, colaborând în productii internationale de succes, cu Giuseppe Tornatore, David Lynch, Adam Leipzig, Umberto Eco, Robbie Little și mulți alți cineaști de renume. Ultimul ei film Anna Rosenberg (cu Christophe Favre și Claudia Gerini în rolurile principale) a primit sute de selecții la Festival. Filmul ei Hannah Can You Hear Me a fost distins cu cel mai bun film de artă la Cannes 2019. Filmografia sa include, de asemenea: Paolo Rossi, Dreams Create the Future (lungmetraj documentar, premiile 2019 – 98); Ahimsa, Puterea celor neputincioși (lungmetraj documentar, 2018 – în premieră la Națiunile Unite în 2019).

Michela se pregătește în prezent cu The Maestro (lungmetraj, regizat de câștigătorul Oscarului Roland Joffe ’), Calvello (co-scris și regizat de câștigătorul Oscarului Terry George), Alexandria Killings (emisiune TV scrisă de Terry George și Mariam Khadour). La fel de bine regizează” The Sewer Kids” un  serial documentar TV pe care l-a creat și a coprodus  împreună cu câștigătorul Emmy, David Zuckerman.

Cartea ei “The Venerable and I” este pe cale să fie publicată la nivel internațional de Mondadori.

Pentru distracție, ea a strans și publicat o varietate de interviuri cu nume sonore de la Hollywood: Angelina Jolie, Scarlett Johansson, Lady Gaga, Robert De Niro și Papa Francisc (nu de la Hollywood).

În 2004 și-a început colaborările de film cu scenariști și regizori precum Lydzia Englert, John Charles Jopson, Piergiorgio Bellocchio, Cristian Mungiu. Colaborarea cu Mungiu (La Palme d’Or 2007) a adus-o în România, unde a fondat o companie independentă de producție Bradamante.org care – prin recrutarea celor mai bune talente din New East European Wave – dezvoltă și produce filme, formate TV, documentare, spoturi publicitare, piese muzicale și piese de teatru și devine punctul de referință cultural pentru proiectele  din Europa de Est.

David Zuckerman

David Zuckerman
Executive Producer / Writer
David was born and raised in Danville, California. After graduating from UCLA’s School of Motion
Picture/Television with honors he worked as a creative executive for Lorimar-Telepictures and
NBC. He began writing fulltime when he landed his first staff job on Fresh Prince of Bel Air.
His first pilot, The Last Frontier, was picked up to series by FOX, and while the show was shortlived, it began David’s long association with that studio and network. As Writer and Co-Executive
Producer, he helped launch the first three seasons of FOX Animation hit King of the Hill and served
as an Executive Producer on the first four seasons of American Dad. David was the original
showrunner and Executive Producer on Family Guy, which he co-developed with creator Seth
MacFarlane. He also created the ABC series, The Big House, starring Kevin Hart. He developed
and executive produced the critically acclaimed American version of Wilfred, which ran for four
seasons on FX.
In feature films, he co-produced the film adaptation of Tucker Max’s bestseller, I Hope They Serve
Beer in Hell.
He lives in Los Angeles and has two sons