En esta sección de mi blog, les iré contando sobre mi primer corto documental “Where the Magic Happens – Outside your comfort zone”.
I am profoundly grateful to have received the micro-grant from Platform A by Art Starts, Platform A, and Toronto Arts Council, helped me developed my idea of this short documentary.
My short documentary Where the Magic Happens Is Nine stories, nine countries: Immigration map that illustrates the challenges facing newcomers by settling into a multicultural city like Toronto.
Los protagonistas de estas historias, a ellos les debo mucho, y siempre les estaré agradecida por la gran confianza de dejarme filmarlos y ser parte de mí vida.
“Where the Magic Happens – Outside your comfort zone”
Tatiana syniuchenko. Kiev. Photo By Yannis Lobaina
Director, Writer , Camera & Producer Yannis Lobaina.
Yannis Lobaina is a Cuban writer, producer & filmmaker based in Toronto. Since moving to Canada, 2014, she has been recognized for her work as a writer and emerging documentary director. Lobaina is recipient RBC Arts Access Award 2018 By Toronto Arts Foundation and Neighbourhood Arts Network. And a recipient of a Micro –Grant 2016 in Toronto, for her first short documentary as an emerging filmmaker. Where the Magic Happens.
Lobaina and as writer and filmmaker explore themes of immigration, diaspora and motherhood By creating fictional short stories and currently short documentary films.
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.
“Where the Magic Happens – Outside your comfort zone.” short documentary. (Working in progress)
Is Nine stories, nine countries: Immigration map that illustrates the challenges facing newcomers by settling into a multicultural city like Toronto.