FILMMAKER AND CREATIVE FILM PRODUCER

Short Reel about some of my works as a Film producer in The EICTV Cuba (2004-2011). (SELECTED PROJECTS).

(WORK IN PROGRESS) WHERE THE MAGIC HAPPENS. Writer/Director – Short Documentary 15 min. Toronto.

2011 – ESTONIA Production Manager – Short Documentary – Dir. Lucas Bonolo. Cuba.

2011 – SOLO HAY UNA Production Manager – Short Fiction – Dir. Ricardo Zambrana. Cuba.

2011 – ALTER EGO Production Manager – Short Fiction – Dir. Riguel Salema. Cuba.

2010 – LA PUERTA Production Manager – Feature Film – Dir. Roberto Fernandez. Spain,

2010. 2009 – AFINIDADES Line Producer – Feature Film – Dir Jorge Perugorría & Vladimir Cruz. Cuba.

2008 – MI CASA ES TU CASA Production Manager – Short Documentary – Dir Angelica Valente. Cuba.

2007 – THE CLOSEST FARTHEST AWAY Production Manager – Feature Film – Dir Sage Lewis, Fiction, HD.

https://vimeo.com/groups/yannislobaina/videos

Where the Magic Happens «Outside your Comfort Zone» Short documentary by Yannis Lobaina

En esta sección de mi blog, les iré contando sobre el proceso creativo de mi «WORKING IN PROGRESS» 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 «WORKING IN PROGRESS» first documentary short, “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

“Where the Magic Happens – Outside your comfort zone”


            Director, Writer, Cinematographer & Producer Yannis Lobaina.

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

Yannis Lobaina is a Cuban award winning writer, producer & emerging filmmaker and photographer 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 as an artist explore themes of immigration, diaspora and motherhood By creating fictional short stories and currently short documentary films. 

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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 mi 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.

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.  


Argentina_BuenosAiresBrazil_Igazcu_ParanaColombia_BogotaCuba_LosTunasIndia_JaipurIran_TehranIreland_AshbourneJapan_IbarakiUkraine_Kiev

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.  

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”.

CHRIS BROWN

Chris Brown. Assistant Producer &  Assistant Camera in Mao Interview.

Alein Somonte Castillo. Poster Designed.

Alein Somonte Castillo

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

Music & First Rough cut Editor Arema Arega-Negussie González.

AREMA

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.

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.

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.

Cathy Aspenlieder, my dear LEF teacher. My classmates, especially Ana Paula.

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.

https://youtu.be/AWBIQXt0G_c

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

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.

THANKS.GRACIAS. MERCI FOR YOUR SUPPORT

MY eternal gratitude and of course credit in my short documentary Where the Magic Happens – Outside your comfort zone”.

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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 algunos de los artistas.

A Cathy Aspenlieder, mi querida profesora del LEF. Mis compañeros de aula, especialmente a Ana Paula.

Super agradecida, 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 dudar me brindó su corazón, música y talento para armar el proyecto. Gracias a ella, pude cumplir mi deadline . Nunca, olvidaré ese gran gesto de hermana, y no sólo , realizó el primer rough cut de mi corto en medio de tanta premura.

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).
BOROMU FILMS INC

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 ”.

               

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!

4 replies to “FILMMAKER AND CREATIVE FILM PRODUCER

    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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