Divers@ (Diverse) is a short film that comes from the hand of Danehirys Dominguez, Laura Saltó and Laura Sánchez as a proposal for the final degree work Communication, Media and Film of the Faculty of Information and Audiovisual Media, from the University of Barcelona (UB), which needs financial support and funding for its most optimal development.
The main objective of the short film is to reflect and represent in a faithful way the search for this sentimental companion of Joana. In addition to making visible the Tourette Syndrome, through Adrià, who has lived with this syndrome for more than 15 years.
Although this piece arises from a university work, is not only our last piece of academic life, but a project that we have invest time and care, to be made more professionally.
The short film has been written and will be shot in Catalan, with a duration of 10'. One of our objectives is to bring culture and promote the language and audiovisual in Catalan to our audience.
Goteo is a crowdfunding platform that allows us to receive donations only for 80 days from its inception. These contributions can be from individuals, companies and social entities that want to partner with our project. Any help is welcome!
Its operation is simple and beneficial for all. Through the GOTEO Platform, you will be able to recover between 30% and 80% of your contribution in your next declaration with the Tax Agency, making use of the proof of the donation provided by Goteo (This tax improvement does not apply outside Spain, nor does it apply to the Basque Country or Navarre, which maintain a deduction of 30% and 25% respectively of the total contributed)
Download the certificate of your contribution in the Certificate of Donation section of your user panel and it will be valid for the tax declaration you will present next year. You can learn more about obtaining the certificate here.
To be able to make the short film Divers@, is a production and financing effort. Which leads to a movement of technical equipment, material, among others. All help is welcome and grateful, in addition, we have rewards for all patrons to thank you for helping making real this project in which we have and continue to devote time, effort and care.
The trust you place in the project will help us cover the following expenses:
+Transportation of equipment
+Rental of technical equipment
+Art and costumes
+Other production and post-production expenditure
We thank all those people who help us and who are committed to culture, your rewards will be sent in September 2023 with all the detail, respect and affection.
The graphic design of the poster has been designed by @artby_yai (IG) (https://linktr.ee/yai) and the stickers by @omgpenelope (IG).
Main features and goals of the crowdfunding campaign
A story born of real testimonies that speaks about a collective that we usually forget when we enter the world of sex-affective relationships. A stark reality that makes the characters embark on a journey of discovery of their identity, self-knowledge and intimacy.
This short film is born from the need to know a collective that we did not know, besides giving voice to these forgotten realities of our society. If it is already difficult to find a partner in today’s society without any social taboo, how can this journey be when you have been diagnosed with a developmental disorder?
Joana is a 27-year-old bisexual girl diagnosed with fetal alcohol syndrome (FAS). She likes to browse dating apps to try to find people with whom to maintain a sex-affective relationship, but there is always something that spoils everything. She lives in a flat with Adrià. Although, in the eyes of others, she has a very active sex life, her reality is very different.
Adrià is a 24-year-old gay boy who works in the editing department of a current affairs magazine in Barcelona. He’s a confident kid, except in the realm of intimacy. When he was a kid, he was diagnosed with Tourette syndrome. Because of tics he has had bad experiences in the romantic world and because of a bad experience with a childhood friend, he has not been alone again in intimacy with another person.
Why this is important
We were motivated to make this project come true after a conversation in the summer of 2022. In which we commented that in our current society, the sex and sexuality of individuals is often conceived as an essential part of everyone’s private life. At the same time, gender identity, sexuality and the LGTBIQ+ community are increasingly having a voice and visibility in the audiovisual world. In addition, we come to the fact that when we think about this topic, in most cases sex is based on a physical question.
The need to carry out this project is given as a response to the end of our degree (for the thesis), but also as a curiosity to represent on screens people diagnosed with some diversity. Our curiosity and desire to learn has led us to enter a journey where relationships can be conceived in other ways.
Since not everyone has the same relationship with sex, we also realized that people around us with some diversity did not have the same opportunities as a non-diverse person. As a result, we thought that mind and personality were one of the other factors involved in sexual and sex-affective relationships. For this reason, we also thought it would be interesting to know the point of view of people with some diagnosis regarding this.
Divers@ it is a short film aimed at an audience eager to learn and reflect not only on sex and romantic relationships, but the proper conception of people with some diversity. People who are willing to put themselves in Joana’s shoes, explore her limits and put their feelings in a position of vulnerability.
First, Laura Sánchez, director and director of photography, has experience in photography and has made short films and videoclips. She was also a trainee for the catalan program Polònia in the production team on TV3.
Laura Saltó, writer and assistant director, has previously written short fiction films. In addition, she has experience in editing audiovisual pieces. As well as production assistant of the Filmets Festival of Badalona (edition 2022).
Last but not least,, Danehirys Dominguez (me), director and producer. She has experience in the production team of short fiction films and shootings. In addition, she was in the direction tema of a festival of audiovisual pieces internal UB. Also, assistant of the process of search of information, design and communication of the inauguration of the Musée Terre de Sucre (Museum of chocolate and sugar) in France.
The team (in process) is composed of professionals from the sector with work or academic experience in other audiovisual projects.
+Laura Sánchez, director and director of photography
+Danehirys Dominguez, director and producer
+Laura Saltó, script and AD
+Miquel Munar, script
+Jaume Mitjans, production assistant
+Enric Naval, camera
+Fernanda Arbiol, art director
A multidisciplinary and experienced team that will make this story a real and current short film, where narrative and aesthetics complement each other to give value to the piece.
There are members of the team to be confirmed, which will be published during the pre-production phase to update new talents and additions.
As we have news of the project, we will be updating the project!
For more information, you can send an Instagram message to @diverse_film
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