Born in Brazil, Writer and Director
Bachelor degree in Film and Video (Brazil 2008), has specialized in Scene Direction at EICTV (Cuba 2010) and studied Experimental Film (London 2013). She has worked in the field of film and television, festival and lecturing over the past 9 years. Before moves to UK Melina owned a audiovisual company in Brazil writing scripts and directing projects for Government funding and has had full financial, creative and production responsibility.
Born in Spain, DOP and Producer
London based, I've been working during the last six years in differents production companies, working as a Production Assistant in most of them, but also as Assistant Director and Camera Operator. Now I've become a Freelance ready to explore the Film Galaxy.
Filmmaking is our passion, and the reason for everything we do. After finish every project we are already thinking in the next one, and it results every time more and more complex, which it means that we are on the right way. As everybody knows, to make a movie is not cheap, and our ambition keeps growing in the way that our creativity continues working. That’s the reason why are we here, at Indiegogo.com
After the unexpected exit of our last project, "Sparkles and Wine" I have finally decided to produce a project inspired on Raymond Carver's short story, an American writer that I personally considerer one of the biggest writers of the 20th century. It was something that I had in my mind for a really long time, but because of my previous jobs I couldn't produce properly. Surprisingly we have received thousands of good reviews that had encourage us to give the next step and find the bravery to transform a dream into something real.
We have reunited a fantastic crew, full of professionals and graduated students from the MET Film School, ready to work for us and with us, motivated for this fantastic script full of surprises and ready to use the most modern film equipment. To celebrate it, we want to provide to our next project with the last technology, so we have finally decided to shoot with the Sony F3, an excellent Film Camera, who will provide the ambience and the strength that we are looking for.
Stella Stocker "Sparkles and Wine"
Music Video this week
SYNOPSIS & BACKGROUND
A retired marriage lives there live in the most absolute routine. Everyday is the same that the previous one, and apparently nothing can change that. He (68) spends most of his time in the porch reading the horse races in the newspaper, drinking tea and smoking in his pipe. She (63) works the entire day trying to make the house the perfect place to live, cleaning and cooking the most colorful and tasty cakes for herself and her husband. In their yard garden, all the stuff from her lovely daughter, the one who left the house long time ago and barely can see, is available to buy. One day, the visit of an innocent girl (17) interested in the street market, will “apparently” change their lives for a short period of time, making both realize that their live together could be a little bit different if they wanted.
Based on the short history of Raymond Carver “Why don’t you dance?” this project will try to explore the human relations after long periods of living together, and how that can affect us exposing our fears and let them dominate us, losing the control of our lives and accepting the most basic kind of life existence. After all, the routine is just a kind of sickness, and the only way to overcome it is accepting those fears and recognizing that something is not working in the way that we would like. But sometimes, life offers us a mysterious way to see all our defects, and it test us to prove that everything have a solution, in exchange of course of a significant sacrifice or a curious method. So, what could be the answer once the life asks you the most important question of your life?
WHAT WE NEED
But for all this, we need a little bit of your help. Our fantastic location, the actors and the incredible crew need to be treated as they disserve, so we have considered that 1000 dollars will be exactly what we need to accomplish our dream. For all those who had read the short stories of Raymond Carver, they all probably know that it's no easy to recreate the ambient of his brilliant mind, full of raw reality and characters full of life, but at the same time people like us, hard workers with no life expectations.
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Thanks for your support, and if you liked our last project "Sparkles and Wine" final music video will be online in few days.
See you soon!!
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