THE MOVIE AUTOMATIC FITNESS
is a 20 min. animated tragicomedy which plays with the concept of an all permeating acceleration.
It is about the stranglehold of everyday madness and the automatisms, in which we are forced to live, work, breathe, think and : exist.
ABOUT THE MOVIE AND THE ARTISTS INVOLVED:
Mr. Hermann Everyman lives in a perfectly organized dystopian world. In this world every aspect of life is controlled through complex processes. These processes are constantly improved and optimized to total perfection. Everything that’s natural i.e. the growth of plants, the sprout of love or anger are technically defined and retrieved through complex processes.
The processes themselves are interconnected through belts. Processes are taken to the next department. The burden of responsibility for the existential structure of society is carried by these conveyor belts. In constantly repeating sequences, they classify, sort and dominate life with clockwork precision.
In this perfectly rationalized daily routine Mr. Hermann Everyman, like everybody else, evolved to a perfectly functioning entity, thus enabling him to live, in perfect harmony, with the machines.
Originally we are from Buenos Aires Argentina but we have been living in Berlin for many years now. In Berlin, we also found our company right after our first success at the Cannes film festival in 2003.
We have already produced several award winning short films and our puppets were displayed at Animation, Comics & Games Museum Jilin Animation Institute Changchun, China. Automatic Fitness received financial support and trust from the following German federal film boards:” Bundeskultur-ministerium (BKM), Filmförderungsanstalt (FFA), Medienboard Brandenburg (MBB), FilmBüro Bremen and Arte TV France-Germany”
But despite the financial support received from the above mentioned film boards we need your financial support to eventually complete the film.
LET US INTRODUCE YOU TO THE PROTAGONIST OF THE STORY:
Mr. Everyman is Mr. Everybody; he can also be Mr. Somebody or simply put Mr. Man. He’s merely a shadow of a free thinking individual. His individuality has been reduced to the individual work tasks assigned to him.
Mr. Everyman is a serial product of technological progress. Cloned in large quantities like the 40 million Dutch cows descending from only one “breeding bull” and raised with the efficiency of factory farmed chicken which miraculously fill our plates with 1,5kg chickens after only 40 days.
Mr.Everyman is an optimized, intelligent tool. He’s the further development of the homo economicus and by far cheaper to build than any robot.
The ability to act freely was taken from him only recently, since it turned out to be too stressful and keeping him from properly performing his assigned tasks.
Mr.Everyman is on Facebook. Perhaps you want to add him sometime?
The production of Automatic Fitness is almost complete but at this stage, we have reached the limits of our financial possibilities. We still have one more minute of animation and postproduction left, to complete the film. Unfortunately our private funds and the funds provided to us by the film boards did not suffice to finish this special and deer project.
That’s why we need your support!!!
We already produced 19 minutes of Automatic Fitness. Please check out our trailer to get a first impression of this project. We are so close to the finish line, so close to finally telling the film boards:” Yes, we did it!!!”
We are almost on the big screen in a theatre in Berlin, and you are all invited to come to the premiere, if you decide to join us on this last part of our journey. We are so close! The finish line is in clear sight!!! Some alterations, sound editing, and color correction, that’s it. We can’t do it without you!!!
We need supporters, friends, collaborators and most of all generous donators.
All in all we need to raise 13.000 Euros. That may sound like a lot at first, but it’s reachable. With your generous support, Automatic Fitness will make it from our hard drive to the big screen. We are ready to give you what we can in return. Check the perks on the right hand side. There should be something for every taste. But we’ll gladly give you something else as well. If there is some item in the film you like which has not been listed here, just shoot us an email and ask us about it.
We are offering you some cool stuff:
Every donator will get wallpapers and other digital stuff from the film. We will also hold a workshop in our Berlin studio. Don't miss out on this opportunity. And if ou like: Take some original props or puppets from the film!
So pledge some money now! Don't forget to tell all your friends about the AUTOMATIC FITNESS campagne. Start joining us today and become a part of the experience. Together we will complete the film!
Q & A
What kind of genre is this film?
It’s kind of our own genre, we didn’t invent it but it’s an amalgam of tragicomedy and social disgust expressed through dark humour.
How will you spend the money raised?
- -25% goes to shooting the final 15 scenes we need to complete the film. We are 2 months behind schedule and we need this money to cover the costs.
- -10% for composing artists
- -20% for editing
- -20% for sound editing(I Dolby Surrounded)
- -15% for DCP
- -10% for fees and production.
Each and ever cent raised will go to make the movie even bigger and more spectacular by increasing the quality and quantity of everything. If the proceeds from this campaign should be far beyond our expectations, we will invest everything in the development of the ongoing series, which we have in mind (Automatic Fitness “The series”)
Will the movie be available for free online screening?
Only to contributors. You will get a password to watch it online or may be even receive some sort of download rights.
Will you approach any other companies for funding?
We already have the support of several institutions and film production companies in Germany, but if you have any ideas of how to approach even more people, you are more than welcome to contribute them!
13.000€ is the minimum amount we require to complete the film. But we would be glad if more people got on board as contributors or supporters.
Who wrote the script?
Animas, they do everything: From the idea to the final product! Also check out this campaign on: Facebook, Animas-Film on Vimeo, Animas-Film Website
Do you have further questions about this project?
Please contact us - we will be more than glad to provide you with all the answers you need. email@example.com
Thank you for your support!!!!!!!!
Alejandra Tomei & Alberto Couceiro
Artist, Directors and Producers