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This is a short film about how the system kills creativity, setting a true statement about it by showing how powerful creativity can be!


Update from 20.10.2013




TO SUPPORT: http://www.startnext.de/en/imaginarium
INSTRUCTIONS here: http://tinyurl.com/qb3ogpr

Lets make it REAL!

What is this project all about?

***UPDATE*** CLICK HERE TO WATCH THE FILM WITH SPANISH SUBTITLES: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kEHEdzcRmnM


In the middle of a class, a boy shares a drawing with his desk mate, a girl. That will make them escape to an imaginarium world that will be an adventure of their own! But they get into trouble with their teacher and this is the moment where we will see how powerful creativity can be!

We were inspired by Sir Ken Robinson with his talk about How schools kill creativity http://www.ted.com/talks/ken_robinson_says_schools_kill_creativity.html

Creating this narrative storyline and animation we want to nurture children and grown-ups talent for drawing, showing that you can create whatever you want inside your minds.

What is the project goal and who is the project for?

As creative thinkers our goal is to make this film, trough simple and elegant storytelling, an instrument of reflection on our modern days.

Imagination is the ability to form new images and sensations that are not perceived through sight, hearing, or other senses. Drawings were used since the birth of mankind to express our creativity and expand our mind.

But nowadays the educational system kills creativity not letting your mind stretch and reach other states of imagination, as we were inspired by Sir Ken Robinson words: "Creativity is as important now in education as literacy and we should treat it with the same status.”



Because we are using a song from Universal Music Group and we still don't know if we can post it on the internet. We will have, permission to send it to Film Festivals, though. Plus, a downloadable link will be more eco-friendly to share our work with you, compared with a DVD.

Why should you support this project?

With our skills we want to tell a story where these two worlds combined will transport you into the precious moments of your childhood, where everything was so simple, unique and innocent: a pencil could became an airplane, a glass could be a cave and a remote control could be a space ship.

Every single one of us, anywhere in this world, have played “make believe”, creating an entire magical world, an illusion that would come from our imagination, our perspective.

Having no dialogue but a strong heartwarming score will make it accessible and special to grownups and children in all continents: we want this message to be seen, understood and spread!

Last but not the least, it will be a children story for grownups, set apart by charming performances and elegant storytelling.

We think that this positive message will be very well received by everybody.


SHARE, SHARE, SHARE Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, Pinterest, Instagram, YOUR CHOICE Just put it OUT THERE and it will reach someone who will be able to support it!

HELP THE ANIMATORS Contact us, let us know where you are and if you want to be part of this project as a Junior Animator in our team

BE A CREW MEMBER IN LONDON Contact us, let us know if you want to be part of the crew for this project

How will we use the money if the project is successfully funded? 

“Imaginarium” LIVE ACTION part will be shot in London, where Pedro is based, and this budget will provide for very specific tasks to make our vision come to life:

IT'S ALL ABOUT CASTING Arranging the place for casting, calling every agency in town & looking for the right protagonists for our story

DRESS TO IMPRESS Sounds like something very trivial but every color, every piece of clothing transmits a message and this is something to be very thoughtful of

GEAR UP - EQUIPMENT Camera, Lights, Dolly, Sound are some of the equipments that will be used in this film and they are very expensive

YOU ARE ONLY AS GOOD AS YOUR CREW IS It will pay for the Director of Photography, Producer, Production Designer, Art Director, Camera Assistant, Grips, Catering, Casting Director, Editor, Colorist, Sound Designer fees

FIND THE RIGHT PLACE - LOCATION Renting the location, getting all the bureaucracy signed for it to be ready

INSURANCE Every crew & cast member needs to have it

BUILD YOUR WORLD - ART DIRECTOR To make our world come to life we need to make it real for your eyes

MAKE UP ARTIST You don't see their work up on screen. And that's why we need them there.

POST PRODUCTION SOUND DESIGN A silent film will be easier to make if the sound is composed on a sound design studio - this way it is faster to shoot and less days need to be used for it, which means less money spent

CATERING Feed your crew!

COFFEE We will need it, guaranteed!

As for the ANIMATION part Carlos & Helena will be working with TRADITIONAL ANIMATION, which is a time consuming technique. This budget will guarantee that all is done to the maximum perfection.

TEAM Two (2) people to help on all the steps of the project, from very simple things to booking a render facility

CONCEPT SKETCHES All the time spent on coming up with the scenario, situation, character position until we get to the right one

HAND DRAWN ART To design the imaginarium world of the characters, frame by frame

COLORIST To color every single sheet of paper, knowing that 1 minute = 720 drawings

NEW GLASSES After this challenge Carlos & Helene are going to need it!

We are doing this because we want to make this movie real & it will be an amazing journey for all of us. We are doing it for the FUN of being a kid again!

***UPDATE*** After making our crowdfunding video we asked ourselves: HOW TO GET KIDS TO SEE THIS FILM?

It's very easy: WE WILL BRING IT TO THEM!!

We'll do a TOUR on ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS (in the London metropolitan area) not only to SHARE & EXPLAIN the process of making the film but also to promote a WORKSHOP to let THEIR IMAGINATION run free.

This way we will not only share with them the finalized film and the experience, WE WILL PUT IT IN PRACTICE!

Note: In case of a successful project financing the non-profit organization "Academy of Media and Arts Association e.V." (IAMA), represented by the ANIMATION TALENT AWARD-profile, accepts the money and pays the project initiator off.

Who are the people behind the project?


Pedro is a Live Action writer/ director, living in London, specialized in writing, producing, directing several short films from the University of Texas, Austin. His latest award winning short film, "Forever" , is currently going from festival to festival, generating praise. Engaging, creative and original, it will take you on a mysterious journey about love, transformation and eternity. www.pedroresende.com www.about.me/resende

Carlos studied Fine Arts, making special attention to illustration and traditional animation . He has created many animation short films, going through all the process, from storyboards to the final edit stage. www.uvece.com

Helena studied Fine Arts as well, getting specialized in illustration and graphic design . She has been experimenting with animation, being involved in several projects. www.facebook.com/itismonochrome

Boris Nonte is a composer in the cutting edge of film & television, having branded some of the biggest campaigns world-wide. With blockbuster credits including The Avengers, Prometheus, Avatar and Twilight as well as hit shows as Dancing With The Stars. www.boris-nonte.com

We believe the power of collaboration can produce the most wonderful stories: that is why we are 3 directors - each one of us will be responsible for a section of this story.

Carlos and Helena will animate both characters of our story and because they have different styles that alone will give depth and personality to our characters.

Much more than a challenge, this project is a way to interact both worlds, sharing knowledge & imagination.

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