AN INNER ACTION FILM.

FLOW. A FEATURE FILM STARRING JUAN DEL SANTO
AND DIRECTED BY DAVID MARTÍNEZ.

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LA REAL ACADEMIA DE TARAMUNDI PRESENTS FLOW STARRING JUAN DEL SANTO AND BERTA SOLANAS MARTÍNEZ
WITH THE VOICES OF CONCHA VELASCO | EMILIO GUTIÉRREZ CABA | LLUÍS HOMAR | FRANCESC GARRIDO | ALEJANDRA LORENTE | ÓSCAR SÁNCHEZ ZAFRA | GONZALO BAZ

COSTUME DESIGN ROCÍO PÉREZ VALERO  MAKEUP & HAIRSTYLING EVA  MARTÍNEZ ÁLVAREZ  PRODUCTION MANAGER JAVIER LARA ASSITANT DIRECTOR GUILLERMO ESCRIBANO & MIKI BORIS LOCATION MANAGER MARTA GARCÍA POST-PRODUCTION  EXIT  SOUND DESIGN & MIXER ALBERT MANERA (EL CAMALEÓN SONIDO)  LIVE SOUND SERGIO MADRIDANO  LINE PRODUCER EL NIÑO MAURICIO DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY JOSÉ MARTÍN ROSETE  PLASTICINE ANIMATION COKE RIOBOO MUSIC ALBERTO TORRES  EDITING FERNANDO GUARINIELLO
PRODUCERS & SCRIPT JUAN ALBERTO GARCIA DEL SANTO AND DAVID MARTÍNEZ

DIRECTED BY DAVID MARTÍNEZ

SYNOPSIS

Walter Mann, an actor, is about to fulfill the dream of his life: to star in his own play. Bordering on that moment something unexpected will blow up all he has or is about to achieve.
Flow tells us the story of a man who suffers an interior fight where darkness and light are the rivals, a trip where, finally, one of both sides will prevail.
Flow describes the bitterness in human beings and the thorny and delicate subject of forgiveness and reconciliation with oneself and with life. This film also tells us about family relationships, art, spirituality, loneliness, the relation and parallelism between art and life, art and spirituality… in other words Flow is a deep trip to the depths of the human being.

THE DIRECTOR

DAVID MARTÍNEZ (Madrid, 1967)

After having trained as an Actor between 1983 and 1988, he started working with the director Mario Camus in the TV series LA FORJA DE UN REBELDE, being part of the assistants directors team. Since then he has worked as a First Assistant director with tens of national directors as MARIO CAMUS, PEDRO ALMODOVAR,FRANCISCO REGUEIRO, CARLOS SAURA, PEDRO OLEA among others, and international JOHN MALKOVICH, KEN LOACH, JOHN ROBERTS, LUKE SCOTT, MARC WOLFF, JAMES MANGOLD. Between 1998 and the present day he has produced, written and directed seven short films, one commercial and a video clip. He has also produced the short film PANTALONES, directed by Ana Martínez. Winner of a 2000 GOYA AWARD, in the category of best short film. GOYA AWARDS are the most prestigious awards in Spain and it is given by the Spanish Academy of Cinema and filmmakers.
FLOW is his first feature film as a director.

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THE ACTOR

JUAN DEL SANTO (Madrid, 1966)

He studied Dramatic Art between 1988 and 1990 in LISA (LONDON AND INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL OF ACTING), This acting school was directed by its Chairman, Brain Listone. Peter O´Toole, among others, was one of the Patrons of LISA. Juan Del Santo also studied Acting in New York and in Madrid. Followed up with Workshops Juan Antonio Bardem and with Antonio Valero, in Madrid. He has worked in feature films and in short films with directors such as JOSE LUIS CUERDA, MARIO CAMUS, PILAR MIRO, EMILIO RUIZ BARRACHINA, DAVID MARTINEZ, JAVIER FIGUERO, JORGE DORADO, JOSEPH DANQUART, GONZALO FUENTES and ANGEL LOZA. He has also worked in stage plays with directors as Javier Páez, Vicente A. Vizcaíno or Rafael Redondo; he has performed both, the main roles or supporting roles. He has worked in TV series too. He has also produced and performed and starred in some short films. Some of his short films have won awards in Film Festivals in Poland, Italy, USA and Portugal. He has directed, written and produced.
Flow is his first film in a leading role.

9
SHOOTING DAYS
9
CREW MEMBERS
1
SINGLE ACTOR
60000
€ BUDGET

THE PROCESS

After two weeks of rehearsals on improvisations, all the stage footage was shot during two days at The Lara Theater, in Madrid. After editing this footage, the story was rewritten throughout three months to become a 90min. feature film script. Seven more days were needed to complete the shooting on location in Madrid, Guadalajara, and in the Pirenees, in Huesca.
The result is an intimate film that explains the building and development of a man and his character and the later collapse of such structure, about the fight to keep his calling or vocation alive and how this may help him to cling to life. It also talks about conflicts in family relationships, the education we received and the way we educate others, lack of communication, about loosing our identity, and how we can recover ourselves through memory, spirituality, theater, about the gist of The Actor, nature, and faith in oneself and in life.
Flow is a story for adults and also for those who have not forgotten the child that dwells within them. A film made with the heart and guts.

THE PROJECT:
MATERIAL AND HUMAN RESOURCES

Flow is a small film shot in nine days. The crew was also small: nine people. Just one actor performing with the support of a young actress in a small but in an important role.
Produced without any kind of government grants it has been made with the personal investment of the producers. The main photography was done on a budget of 30.000 Euros and the post-production was afforded with the same amount, without factoring the in future costs of distribution and movement in Film Festivals.

ARTISTIC AND CREATIVE RESOURCES

Even when we were aware about our limitations and restrictions in the technical and creative subjects we never thought of giving up in our aim and desire to tell this story. We have tried to use as best as we can all the narrative means we had to enrich the story and give the necessary information to the audience so they can understand clearly the central message of the character, his environment and his conflicts. We also were aware about the risk of making a film just with one character, a risk for both the actor and the director.
The main character is on screen 95% of the shots of the film. During the process of the misfortunes and his pilgrimage he is “visited” by the four characters he is rehearsing for the play he is about to star in, right before its premier which enriches the conflicts he is involved in, in real life.
Flow is a feature film directed by David Martínez and performed by Juan Del Santo.

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AWARDS









NOMINATIONS






OFFICIAL SELECTIONS

5th Feria Internacional de Cine de Manizales. Ficma, (Colombia)

10th Festival Internacional de Cine de Pasto. Ficpa, (Colombia)

23rd Chichester International Film Festival (UK)

FIC UABC Baja California International Film Fest (Mexico)

Cinemafest San Luis de Potosi Int. Film Fest. (Mexico)

Peloponesian Corinthian International Film Festival, (Greece)

Overlook 2014 – 5th Cinemavvenirefilm Fesival Rome (Italy)

Palm Beach International Film Festival 2015, (USA)

Mirabile Dictu International Film Festival (Vaticano)

12th International Film Festival of Tamil Nadu 2015 (India)

CYIFF 2015 Cyprus International Film Fest (Cyprus)

31st Alexandria Film Festival for Mediterranean Countries (AMFF)

Mac Film Festival (Brazil)

Follow your dreams Film Festival (USA)

I Will Tell International Film Festival. London, (UK)

Miami Independent Film Festival. (USA)

International TTV Festival Bar. (Montenegro)

“TO COME TO UNDERSTAND THE UNKNOWN, YOU MUST TAKE THE UNKNOWN PATH”

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