Where the Magic Happens/ “Outside your Comfort Zone”

Corto documental “Where the Magic Happens – Outside your comfort zone”. 

En esta sección de mi blog, les iré contando sobre el proceso creativo de mi primer corto documental “Where the Magic Happens – Outside your comfort zone”. 

In this section of my blog, I will tell you about the creative process of my first documentary short, “Where the Magic Happens – Outside your comfort zone.”

Estoy profundamente agradecida, de haber recibido el micro subsidio de la Plataforma A de Art Starts, la Plataforma A y el Toronto Arts Council (2017). Este financiamiento, fue vital para desarrollar la idea de este breve documental. Y sobretodo conocer mis próximos pasos en esta ciudad de Toronto.

Art Starts is a charitable non-profit that uses the arts to create vibrant Toronto neighbourhoods through community-building arts initiatives. For 25 years, Art Starts has inspired long-term social change in Toronto’s under-served neighbourhoods using the arts to engage residents, cultivate life skills and inspire personal growth.

Siempre, les  estaré muy agradecida  a todos los que desde hace tres años, han estado apoyandome de una manera u otra. 

Primero, como siempre, a mi esposo  Chris e hija Amélie. Y luego una larga lista de personas que desde entonces, siguen mi trabajo y me apoyan. Todos desde sus posibilidades y maneras de apoyar mi trabajo.

A Jean-Marie Boutot ,  quién me sugirió aplicar al micro grant. Este fue mi primer paso en  Toronto, para empezar mi vida creativa.

A Julian Carvajal, quién me apoyo en la busqueda de los artistas, informaciones, etc. A mi querida profesora del LEF, Cathy Aspenlieder, y a mis compañeros de aula, especialmente a Ana Paula.

Y a Ashkran Jila, por toda su paciencia en ayudar a encontrar equipo de trabajo, soluciones a los miles de problemas que enfrenté por desconocer la ciudad.

A mi amiga Arema Arega, quién sin saber editar un documental, me brindó su corazón y mano. Gracias a ella, pude presentar mi proyecto antes de que mi deadline acabará. Nunca, olvidaré ese gran gesto de hermana, y no sólo , realizó el primer rough cut de mi corto en medio de tanta premura. Ella me brindó su hermosa música.  

Espero que sigamos trabajando juntas  en este u otros proyectos.

A Daniel, siempre le estaré agradecida, por  su excelente trabajo de Voice Over, compromiso y super tenerlo en el equipo de trabajo.

A mi querido amigo Alein, quién sin pensarlo se montó en mi barco, y sin internet desde Cuba, me entregó dos magistrales ideas de diseño de poster, cartel. Demostrando que los amigos, están para apoyarse siempre.

“Where the Magic Happens – Outside your comfort zone”.

La vida, es una constante espiral. Hoy, 13 de julio del 2020, me he despertado con deseos de volver a poner mi corazón en este proyecto documental. Y terminarlo.  Where the Magic Happens – Outside your comfort zone”

Terminarlo, significa, seguir el proceso de trabajo, hasta verlo  volar de mi laptop, verlo en festivales,  eventos, etc,  como este proyecto que tanto amo,  se merece.  

Y para los que no saben, sobre mi proyecto de corto documental. Les cuento, que estado durante estos últimos dos años, intentando sacarlo a la luz, pero por muchas razones, el destino me ha detenido el proceso.

Al final, hoy,  puedo decirles, que agradezco que esto haya sucedido.

En estos tres años, pude visualizar mejor, quienes son las personas, grupos o comunidades con las que puedo contar para mis trabajos futuros. Y sobretodo, cómo caminar con fuerzas en esta jungla de asfalto.

Yannis Lobaina desde Toronto Island (2017).

Cómo siempre, les dejo mi música preferida. Música, para alegrar el alma y elevar los ánimos.

Considere compartir esta página con sus amigos o ayudarme a terminar este breve documental, cualquier ayuda será de gran valor. Puedes hacer una donación única y ayudarme a hacer realidad este sueño. Tendrás MI eterna gratitud y, por supuesto, crédito en mi breve documental Where the Magic Happens – Fuera de tu zona de confort ”.

I am deeply grateful to have received the micro-grant from Platform A from Art Starts, Platform A and the Toronto Arts Council (2017). This financing was vital to develop the idea for this short documentary. And above all, to know my next steps in this city of Toronto.

Founded in 1992, Art Starts facilitates meaningful creative opportunities for children, youth, families and seniors while helping to end the negative cycles associated with marginalization and poverty. https://www.ArtStartsTO.com https://www.Twitter.com/ArtStartsTO/ https://www.Instagram.com/ArtStartsTO/ https://www.facebook.com/ArtStartsTO/

I will always be very grateful to all those who have been supporting me in one way or another for three years.

First, as always, my husband Chris and daughter Amélie. And a long list of people who since then follow my work and support me, all from their possibilities and ways of helping me in my artist practice.

Grateful to  Jean-Marie, who suggested me to apply to the micro-grant. This was my first step in Toronto to start my creative life. 

To Julian Carvajal, who supported me in the search for artists, information, etc. To my dear LEF teacher, Cathy Aspenlieder, and to my classmates, especially Ana Paula.

And to Ashran Jila, for all his patience in helping to find a team, solutions to the thousands of problems I faced for not knowing the city.

Always grateful to my friend Arema Arega, who, without knowing how to edit a documentary, gave me her heart and hand. Thanks to her, I was able to present my project before my deadline ends. I will never forget that grand gesture of sister and not only did the first rough cut of my short film in the middle of so much haste. She gave me her beautiful music.

I hope we continue working together on this or other projects.

To Daniel, I will always be grateful for her excellent Voice Overwork, commitment and having him on the team.

My dear friend Alein, who without thinking got on my boat and without internet from Cuba, gave me two masterful posters and poster design ideas. Proving that friends are there to always support each other.

Where the Magic Happens – Outside your comfort zone”

Life, it is a constant spiral, today, July 13, 2020, I have awakened with the desire to put my heart back in this documentary project. And finish it. Where the Magic Happens – Outside your comfort zone”

Finishing it means following the work process, until you see it fly from my laptop, see it at festivals, events, etc., like this project that I love so much, it deserves.

And for those who don’t know about my short documentary project. I tell you that I have been trying to bring it to light for the last two years, but for many reasons, fate has stopped the process. In the end, today, I can tell you, I appreciate that this has happened.

In these three years, I have been able to visualize better the people, groups or communities that I can count on for my future work. And above all, how to walk vigorously in this jungle of asphalt.

As always, I leave my favourite music. Music, to brighten your soul and raise your spirits.

Please consider sharing this page with your friends, or helping me finish this short documentary, any help will be real value. You can make a one-time donation, and help me make this dream real. You’ll have MY eternal gratitude and of course credit in my short documentary Where the Magic Happens – Outside your comfort zone”.

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.  

“Where the Magic Happens – Outside your comfort zone” First rough cut currently working

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.

The protagonists of these stories, I owe them a lot, and I will always be grateful for the great confidence in letting me film them and be part of my life.

“Where the Magic Happens – Outside your comfort zone”

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Poonam Sharma.  India. Photo By Yannis Lobaina
TANYA

Tanya Syniuchenko. Kiev. Photo By Yannis Lobaina

OSCAR
Oscar Chu. Brasil. Photo By Yannis Lobaina
AITAK2
Aitak Sorahitalab. Tehran. Photo Yannis Lobaina
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Áine Belton. Ireland. Photo By Yannis Lobaina
JUAN
Juan Clemente Carbonell. Cuban. Photo By Yannis Lobaina
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Emiko Saka.  Japan. Photo By Yannis Lobaina
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Mao Correa. Colombia. Photo Yannis Lobaina.
VICKY
Vicky Chiappari. Argentina.


            Director, Writer, Cinematographer & 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. 

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They tell us about how they immigrated and settled in Toronto, this amazing and multicultural city.

               

Music & First Rough cut Editor Arema Arega-Negussie González
Arema Arega, Voronezh cold summer of 79, is a painter, a singer-songwriter and one of the 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.

AREMA
Arema Arega. Music & First Rough cut Editor

                 

Voice- Over Daniel 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

Alein Somonte Castillo. Poster Designed.

Alein Somonte Castillo
Alein Somonte Castillo. Poster Designed
CHRIS BROWN
Chris Brown. Assistant Producer &  Assistant Camera in Mao Interview.

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“Where the Magic Happens – Outside your comfort zone.” short documentary.      (Working in progress)

Nine stories, nine countries: Immigration map that illustrates the challenges facing newcomers by settling into a multicultural city like Toronto.  

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Map design by Jillian Bunting “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.  

Where the Magic Happens – Outside your comfort zone”. Nine stories, nine countries: Immigration map that illustrates the challenges facing newcomers by settling into a multicultural city like Toronto.  

GRACIAS. THANKS. BENDICIONES!

Yannis Lobaina

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4 comentarios sobre “Where the Magic Happens/ “Outside your Comfort Zone”

    1. Dear Poli, Gracias, ha sido una gran ODISEA, realizar este corto sin casi presupuesto, ni tiempo ni un equipo de trabajo. Pero, los retos son los que nos hacen crecer, verdad? LIndo, volver a conectarnos!! Cuidate mucho, Un gran abrazo Viajera!!!

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      1. Ufff, todo sacrificio tiene su mérito, y seguro el éxito llega cuando uno confía. Adelante con lo tuyo, que vale la pena y será bien retribuido por la vida. 😉
        Un gran abrazo de vuelta, querida Yannis. ¡Y gracias! ❤

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