BAKENTI SHORTFILM. Let the jungle show you the way

A fiction-magic-documentary shortfilm inspired in the readings of the indigenous Shipibo community and Ayahuasca visions. It will be filmed in Peru by 2015.
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Julieta Triangular
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Santiago de Chile
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(Versión en Español más abajo)



BAKENTI SHORTFILM

Short Synopsis

A warrior must protect the heart of Earth made of fire as it is about to become extinct. Bakenti (the warrior) will go over different paths trying to find her ultimate hope: the last survivor of the seven children of the Panther, who were buried alive and suffocated to death under ground. He is living at the source of the river, a sacred place where a tree grew creating an invisible ladder connecting earth with heaven. When the encounter takes place the mysteries of the jungle will be revealed. In that moment, the earth's crust will shed like a snake skin and a new cycle will begin.


Project Description

Bakenti is a fictional-magical short film, an accord with the jungle resting in the Peruvian Amazon. Born from the readings of the Shipibo-Conibo community, the wisdom of indigenous communities, and the supernatural and sacred dimensions of the Earth. Also based on our own reverence and gratitude for the power of Nature, the songs which reside in the heart of each and every human being, which allow us to reconnect with the divine teachings of our ancestors and our guiding plants, such as Ayahuasca.

The film calls into question the impact of deforestation and contamination of the Peruvian Amazon driven by corporate interests for oil drilling and mineral extraction, which immediately endanger the land to which Amazonian communities call home.

Bakenti is a project that seeks the rebirth of the goddess spirit in each woman, the awakening of the earth and the revival of its passionate heart, and the restorative capacity of all to unite in one struggle, giving life to a single song capable of rescuing the Amazon, which will recover the symbols of its sacred identity.


Who is Bakenti?

Bakenti, the protagonist, is a warrior, set to protect the very heart of the earth—a flame on the verge of extinction. She journeys down many paths searching for a sacred place where all the mysteries of the jungle are revealed.



Where is it filmed?

Bakenti will be filmed near Pucallapa (shipibo: May Ushin, “Red soil”), within the Peruvian Amazon, which is, even after the colonial boom, one of the most important places for the Shipibo-Konibo people. The warrior’s journey follows the length of many immense and mysterious rivers like the Ucayali river.



Who is behind the project?

This project is produced by Celestial Twins (www.celestial-twins.com), a collaboration which specializes in metaphysical cinema, musical video clips and documentaries.

Bakenti is directed by Carmen Esplandiu and Julieta Triangular. The directors first met while studying for a Masters in Documentary Film in Barcelona, Spain, and have continued to work together on multiple projects, thus supporting and sustaining a strong and inseparable team. One of their first collaborations was the following:

https://vimeo.com/55264324

Moreover, we will count on the participation of members of the Shipibo community, rather than actors, as the interpreters of the film’s characters.



The plan

Our principal objective is to raise the necessary funds to complete the film. Currently the short film is in the preproduction phase, as we are finalizing details such as the location and the final script. The production will take place during the second half of 2015. Specifically, the team will travel to Peru in order to film during October 2015, and the postproduction will take place during the following months. We plan to complete our work by the beginning of 2016.

The amount of funding we receive will cover the costs of housing in Pucallpa, as well as the costs of technical equipment used during filming.  



Other details

The film will be approximately 45 minutes, and will be shot in digital HD.

The original score composed for the film will incorporate healing songs and Icaros sung by women. Moreover, the following composers will lend their work:

Milo Manzana: https://soundcloud.com/milo-manzana

Ofta Nova: http://oftanova.bandcamp.com/track/01-samadhi


What happens if I can't contribute monetarily, can I contribute differently? 

Absolutely! Write us a message through our Facebook and explain us how you would like to help. Donations, sponsors, ideas... Any help is always welcome galactic brothers. And especially to share our project is the best way of contribute! 


Can I increase my donation to the project? 

Yes, we'd love you to. Enter the Indiegogo page and go to your profile. You can change the quantity when you see your donation to the project.


Project Team

Director and scriptwriter: Carmen S.Esplandiu y Julieta Triangular

Assistant Director: Adria Ghiralt

Director of Photography: Nata Failed

Production: Maria Alicarte

Editor: Pablo Martinez

VFX: Beatriz Herraiz

Director of Art: Silvia Rodriguez y Leo Ayuso

Actors for the teaser: Antje Walter and Sol (Horse)

Makeup: Ana Cano

Musical composers: Milo manzana y Ofta Nova

Design: Annita Rivera (Plastica), Rocio Rivas and Lais Kantor

Translator: Amanda Sommer


Ilustration by Rocio Rivas for BAKENTI 


More information

http://www.facebook.com/Bakentishortfilm

Julieta Triangular http://www.facebook.com/julieta.triangular.1?fref=ts

https://vimeo.com/user5222205/videos

Carmen S Esplandiu http://www.facebook.com/cakinder

www.celestial-twins.com


Please share our Project with your friends and on Facebook, Twitter, by email or the guaranteed way: face to face :)

Any support—big or small—is always welcome :)


LIGHT TO ALL OF YOU.

Let the jungle sing for you in your dreams.


(This project is under Creative Commons.)





(Versión en Español)

BAKENTI

Sinopsis Corta

Una guerrera debe proteger el corazón de la tierra convertido en fuego que está a punto de extinguirse. Recorrerá diferentes caminos buscando al último superviviente de los 7 hijos de la Pantera, que fueron asesinados enterrados vivos. Él es su última esperanza y se encuentra en el nacimiento del río, un lugar sagrado donde un árbol creció creando una escalera invisible que une la tierra con el cielo. Al encontrarlo los misterios que habitan en la selva se revelaran. Así la tierra como una serpiente mudara de piel y se iniciará un nuevo ciclo.


¿En qué consiste el proyecto?

Bakenti es un cortometraje de ficción-miráculo, un pacto con la selva situado en la amazonía Peruana. Basado en las leyendas del pueblo Shipibo-Conibo, la sabiduría de los pueblos originarios, la dimensión sobrenatural y sagrada que se tiene de la tierra y nuestra reverencia y gratitud con ella; en las canciones que habitan en el corazón de cada ser humano y que nos permiten reconectar con lo divino: las enseñanzas de los ancestros, y las plantas maestras como la Ayahuasca.

La película pretende poner en cuestión la deforestación y contaminación que ha causado la extracción petrolera y el incipiente proceso de expansión de la minería,  poniendo en peligro el hogar de los pueblos amazónicos en Perú.

Bakenti es un proyecto que busca el renacer del espíritu de la diosa en cada mujer, el despertar de la tierra que recupera su corazón de fuego y la capacidad regeneradora para dirigirnos a todos hacia una sola lucha, una sola canción para salvar el amazonas recuperando los símbolos sagrados de identidad.



¿Quién es Bakenti?

Bakenti, la protagonista principal, es una guerrera. Debe proteger el corazón de la tierra convertido en fuego que está a punto de extinguirse. Recorrerá diferentes caminos buscando al último superviviente de los 7 hijos de la Pantera, que fueron asesinados enterrados vivos. Él es su última esperanza y se encuentra en el nacimiento del río, un lugar sagrado donde un árbol creció creando una escalera invisible que une la tierra con el cielo. Al encontrarlo los misterios que habitan en la selva se revelarán. Así la tierra como una serpiente mudará de piel y se iniciará un nuevo ciclo. 


¿Dónde se grabará?

Bakenti se rodará en la selva peruana amazónica en las inmediaciones de Pucallpa (Shipibo: May Ushin, “Tierra colorada”), a lo largo del río Ucayali. Pucallpa sigue siendo, aunque castigada por el auge colonial, uno de los centros más importantes de la etnia Shipibo-Konibo. El emplazamineto perfecto que otrogará al viaje de la guerrera ríos inmensos y misterios selváticos.


¿Quiénes realizan este cortometraje?

Este proyecto es realizado por la productora Celestial Twins  (www.celestial-twins.com) especializada en cine metafísico, en videoclips musicales y documentales.

Bakenti está dirigido por Carmen Esplandiu y Julieta Triangular. Las directoras se conocieron cursando un Master de Cine Documental en Barcelona y desde entonces han trabajado juntas en múltiples proyectos creando un equipo solido e inseparable. Uno de sus primeras colaboraciones fue:  

https://vimeo.com/67815823

Además se contará con la participación de miembros de la comunidad Shipibo no actores, como interpretes de los personajes del corto.



El plan

Nuestro objetivo inmediato es recaudar los fondos necesarios para completar la película. Actualmente el cortometraje se encuentra en fase de preproducción, ultimando detalles como las localizaciones y cerrando el guión definitivo . La producción tendrá lugar durante la segunda mitad del 2015. Concretamente el equipo se trasladará a Perú para la grabación durante el mes de octubre y la Postproducción se llevara a cabo durante los meses siguientes. Se prevé que este terminado para comienzos del 2016.

La cantidad de dinero conseguido se repartirá para cubrir los gastos de desplazamiento y hospedaje en Pucallpa,  y los costes del equipo técnico utilizado para la grabación.



Otros detalles

La duración estimada de la película es aproximadamente 45 minutos. Se grabará en digital HD.

La música original compuesta para el corto contará con canciones de medicina e Icaros cantados por mujeres. Además contara con la colaboración de dos compositores:

Milo Manzana: https://soundcloud.com/milo-manzana

Ofta Nova: http://oftanova.bandcamp.com/track/01-samadhi


¿Qué ocurre si no puedo contribuir monetariamente, puede contribuir de otra forma?

¡Absolutamente! Escríbenos un mensaje a través de nuestro Facebook y explícanos como puedes colaborar. Donaciones, sponsors, ideas… ¡Toda ayuda es siempre bienvenida hermanos galácticos! Y sobre todo dar a conocer nuestro proyecto es la mejor manera de colaborar.


¿Puedo aumentar mi donación al proyecto?

Sí, nos encantaría que lo hicieras. Entra en la página de Indiegogo y entra en tu perfil. Puedes cambiar la cantidad cuando ves tu donación al proyecto.


Equipo Involucrado en el proyecto

Guión y dirección: Carmen S.Esplandiu y Julieta Triangular

Asistente dirección: Adria Ghiralt

Dirección de Fotografía: Nata Failed

Producción: Maria Alicarte

Montaje: Pablo Martinez

VFX: Beatriz Herraiz

Dirección de Arte: Silvia Rodriguez y Leo Ayuso

Actores para el teaser: Antje Walter y Sol (Caballo)

Maquillaje: Ana Cano

Compositores: Milo manzana y Ofta Nova

Diseño: Annita Rivera (Plastica), Rocio Rivas y Lais Kantor

Traducción: Amanda Sommer


Más información

http://www.facebook.com/Bakentishortfilm

Julieta Triangular http://www.facebook.com/julieta.triangular.1?fref=ts

https://vimeo.com/user5222205/videos

Carmen S Esplandiu http://www.facebook.com/cakinder

www.celestial-twins.com

Comparte nuestro proyecto con tus amigos y conocidos a través de Facebook, Twitter, un pequeño email o de la manera mas infalible: cuéntaselo directamente cara a cara :)

Cualquier ayuda grande o pequeña siempre es bienvenida :)


LUZ PARA TODOS Y TODAS.

Que la madre selva os cante en sueños



(Este es un proyecto Creative Commons.)


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  • $10USD
    Follow our journey!

    Keep up to date with the project before anyone else— Name featured on our Fan page on Facebook, with the option of linking to your own personal project. Moreover, you will receive 5 exclusive digital photos of the making of Bakenti during its filming in Peru. May your path be guided by the enchanting sounds of the living jungle.

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    A secret link

    Special shout out on our Facebook with the option of linking to your own personal project, 5 exclusive photos of the making of Bakenti, and we will send you a secret link to our first footage once we have completed the film. The link will only be available for the first two days, so don’t miss out and let the jungle guide you!

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    Digital movie

    Get a link to download the movie once it's finished and enjoy the jungle paths!

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    The poster

    Get a poster of 60cmx90cm of our movie and all the previous perks!

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    Full oracle!

    A digital HD copy of the completed film, a pack of 5 exclusive digital photographs of Bakenti, as well as all previous gifts. Today we hear the stones breathing, the jungle is alive!

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    Pattern i-Phone cover

    Get an i-Phone 5 cover with a pattern from the Shipibo. And a digital HD copy of the completed film. The colors of the pattern will sing and define your path.

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    The sacred colors

    A flipbook of the most notable scenes in Bakenti, illustrated with the sacred colors of the shipibo: red, yellow, white and black. Just 50 available! I am, I was and I will always be. I'm in every tree, in every flower, in every living creature.

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    Moon t-shirt

    A special thanks on our Facebook page and a copy of the DVD signed by the directors. You will also receive a t-shirt with a graphic from a scene of Bakenti, in the size of your choice, and the color green—which the shipibos relate to the moon. The rebirth of the spirits!

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    Share the mission!

    May the eyes of the owl guide me in the night, may the snake show me the courtesy of mother earth! You will get special thanks on our Facebook page and 2 copies of the DVD signed by the directors, as well as the HD digital movie.

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    the sound of the Earth!

    A special thanks on our Facebook page, 2 copies of the DVD signed by the directors, and two exclusive digital songs featured in Bakenti, which you won’t find online. Connect to the songs of your spiritual protectors! Also we will include a link to the digital HD version of the film. Because you’re amazing!!

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    Shipibo pattern t-shirt

    Wear the jungle with one exclusive t-shirt from Bakenti embroidered with the famous Shipibo patterns. A special thanks on our Facebook page, 2 copies of the DVD signed by the directors. Also we will include a link to the digital HD version of the film. Because you’re amazing!!

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    Be a True Warrior!

    A special mention as Associate Producer on our Facebook page with the option of linking to 3 of your projects. A special edition DVD of Bakenti signed by the directors and a copy of the script also signed! YOU ARE A SACRED BEING!

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    Your visions! Ass. Producer

    Your best purchase! A special mention as Associate Producer on our Facebook page with the option of linking to 3 of your projects, 2 copies of the DVD and an exclusive copy of the script with final comments from the directors. Because you’re worth it!! Cuando tú y yo volvamos a ser un mismo cuerpo, la tierra volverá a cantar.

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    One-to-one conversation

    You are part of the magic! Get a one-to-one conversation on Skype with the directors from the jungle to get to know before anyone what is happening on the shooting. As well get 2 copies of the DVD signed by the directors and a link to the digital HD.

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    Reveal the mysteries! ONLY 5!

    A VERY SPECIAL mention as Executive Producer of Bakenti and an exclusive wooden box that contains all of the hidden secrets of the Peruvian jungle, bringing light to the symbolism of the Shipibo. Also, you will receive 3 DVD copies signed by the directors, a digital link to the film in HD, as well as images of the filming in the majestic Ucayali river.

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    You are one of us!

    Be the the chant of our ancestors. Be the roots of our trees. You can become part of the production team providing feedback on the last stages of the edition and get the final script signed by the directors. You will get as well 2 exclusive digital songs featured in Bakenti, which you won’t find online. And you will receive 5 copies of the movie signed by the directors, and the HD digital version!

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    Scepter of fire

    You are our flower of light! And therefore you deserve the most magical gift! Together with 3 DVD copies, you will receive an exclusive and authentic scepter of fire—the symbol of our mission, which the warrior Bakenti uses during the filming of the teaser. Moreover, you will receive a link to the digital version of Bakenti in HD, 5 DVD's of the movie and a pack of digital photographs of the making of the film, as well as 7 photograms of the final film.

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    The enlighten

    When you look within, when you have experienced true loneliness, when you breathe your own spirit, then you will reach true wisdom. you have allowed us to complete this mission! you have helped us create a new path! That's why you get all the mention gifts above*! *Excludes the Scepter of fire.

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