En esta seccion de mi blog, les ire contando sobre mi primer corto documental Where the Magic Happens.
I am profoundly grateful to have received the micro-grant from Platform A by Art Stars. Since He helped me make my short documentary. And tell these stories that have been part of me as an immigrant since I stepped on Canadian soil.
My short documentary Where the Magic Happens is Nine stories, nine countries: A short documentary that illustrates the challenges of painters, visual artists, entrepreneurs, and a sales representative. They tell us about how they immigrated and settled in Toronto, this amazing and multicultural city.
Ellos son los protagonistas de estas historias, a ellos les debo mucho, y siempre estare agradecida por la gran confianza de dejarme filmarlos y ser parte de mi.
Where the Magic Happens is about The great challenge of migrating and getting settled in the great multicultural city that is Toronto. Emigrating always presents new challenges: searching for new horizons, sadness, and loss, and is almost never what you imagine. One of the strengths of this short documentary is that each migrant has a story, life, and reality, each exciting and full of its particular nuances, each showing different and unique experiences, resulting in positive outcomes and advice.
Tatiana syniuchenko. Kiev. Photo By Yannis Lobaina
Director, Writer , Camera & Producer Yannis Lobaina.
Lobaina is a Cuban writer, producer and film-maker born in February of 1979. She has been working for more than ten years on the creation of audiovisuals, cultural events, music shows and events as a Producer and Director Assistant.
Graduated from the International School of Cinema, Radio, and TV in Cuba (EICTV).Her audiovisual works have won awards at prestigious international festivals. Some of them are: “Estonia”. Short Documentary, Production Direction, 2011. “Solo hay una”. Short Fiction, Production Direction, 2011, “Alter ego” . Short Fiction, Producer, 2011. “Afinidades” Largometraje Co production Cuba/ Spain Pre-Production Producer, 2009. ICAIC. “Mi casa es tu casa” Production Direction, 2008. “The Closest Farthest Away”. Assistant Production Manager, 2007. “Filiberto”. Short Fiction, Producer, 2006.
Yannis is also, a recipient of a Micro –Grant 2016 in Toronto, currently working in her short Documentary Where the Magic Happens, her first work as Director, Producer and Writer. She is one of the heads of the Company Boromu Films Inc with Chris Brown.
Her stories have been published in countries such as Cuba, Mexico, Brazil and Barcelona, where she collaborates for magazines specialized in literature like Paralelo Sur y Revista Quimeras.
Yannis love to dream and recreated the world and its histories. That’ s what she does when she is writing, directing or helping to create a project as a producer.
You can be updated of all of her work and news on her blog:
Music & Editor Arema Arega-Negussie González
Arema Arega, Voronezh cold summer of 79, is a painter, a singer- songwriter and one of artists on the Havana Cultura Project. Born from an Ethiopian father and a Cuban mother, her work, both pictorial and musical, is the result of this mixture. There are Blues with Son, Bossa with Jazz, Folk with Funk and ChaChaCha. Everything under the tropical influence of Cuba.
Voice- OverDaniel Francis-Berenson
Daniel was born in London in 1981. He trained as an actor in England where he toured with several theatre companies, worked with the BBC and played a leading role in a feature film, premiered at The Brit Spotting Film Festival, Berlin.
In 2006 he arrived in Barcelona, where he gives his voice to animation, narration, TV, radio, films and documentaries.
With his stylish English accent, wide vocal register and a natural talent for accents, he is capable of inventing a vast range of original characters. His versatility, brings fresh creative energy, to all of his work.
Daniel Francis-Berenson. Voice-Over.