We are very proud to announce the upcoming screening in London of Josema Roig’s ‘STARMAN’ as part of the programme of CORTOMETRAJES, 7 Spanish Short Films, a screening event curated and produced by Brit Es Magazine in partnership with Shorts On Tap.
We are very proud to announce the upcoming screening in London of Josema Roig’s ‘STARMAN’ as part of the programme of CORTOMETRAJES, 7 Spanish Short Films, a screening event curated and produced by Brit Es Magazine in partnership with Shorts On Tap. The event will take place on 18 February at 93 Feet East, a legendary spot in the heart of East London, the Old Truman Brewery at 150 Brick Lane.
The program is made up of a special selection of 7 short films which offer an eclectic point of view on today’s reality across different genres. As well as watching the films, the audience will get the chance to talk to the directors and meet our special guests. ‘
‘STARMAN’ (USA, 2014) is a fiction short film premiered in IFF Boston (USA premiere) and 52 Festival Internacional de Cine de Gijón (Spanish premiere). An English-language film that shows the trend toward making films in English to grapple onto the international market.
Synopsis: In 2003 Wyatt Star was the first motorcycle rider attempting a jump over a football field. During the practice jump the bike fails and Wyatt is forced to confront his past mistakes in order to get the money and try to become again the legend he once was.
Cast: Travis Myers, Melissa Strom, Kym Jackson, Frank Clem, Clayton Hoff, James Gallo.
Credits: Josema Roig (Director), Jo Henriquez (Producer), Derek Ustruk (Writer), Nico Navia (Cinematographer) Sandra D. Carmola (Production designer), Steve Prsitin (Editor/Original story)
‘STARMAN’ received several awards in festivals worldwide: On Location: Memphis International, Best Live Action Short/ Blackbird -Best Of Fest/ Blackbird, Best Actor for Travis Myers/ Premis Ciutat de Palma, Best Short/ Rome International Film Festival, Best Domestic Short Film/ West Virginia FILMmakers, Best Student Film/ FIDEC – Claqueta Awards, Best Actor for Travis Myers/ FIDEC – Claqueta Awards, Best Cinematography for Nico Navia/ FIDEC – Claqueta Awards, Best Directing for Josema Roig/ FICBUEU Pontevedra, Best Make Up and Accolade Awards, Special Mention.
Director Josema Roig was born and raised in Valencia, Spain. He started working as cinematograher in indie productions, including the feature film ‘The golden age’ for which was awarded with the best cinematography award at the Cyprus International Film Festival in 2010. For ‘Enxaneta’, his last feature as DP was nominated for the Goya Award for Best Cinematography. After studying screenwriting, he wrote and directed ‘Anita’, his debut short film, selected and awarded in a number of film festivals. Filmmaking is a language he wants to explore as a part of the mind itself, and a way to understand the world we live in, as an art and a mysterious experience.
Josema Roig has said that the team’s fascination about the story is Wyatt Star himself “In so many ways we cannot comprehend him, and the choices and sacrifices he makes. His priorities seem to be so counterintuitive. Yet something deep inside of him feels frighteningly familiar to all of us. We are all on some level our own version of Wyatt Star – that is, just as we have trouble understanding many of Star’s choices, some of our own friends and families have trouble understanding ours. We have left behind our families, our homes, our friends, our jobs – all for the dream of making movies. We are all trying to jump our own great distances, often at great costs, and we may very well fall. So who are we? Are we Wyatt Star – the husband, the father, the breakable and fragile human being… or are we Starman? Who should we be? What might we lose along the way? For us, this is a character study of a man who haunts and fascinates us, a man whom we hope might help us understand something new about ourselves, and the Wyatt Star in each of us.”
Join us for a celebration of Spanish talent in London!
Discussing, debating, commenting on the films with their directors and guest speakers. A fantastic opportunity to expand your network, make friends and enjoy a night out checking great talent.
Doors open at 7pm for a pint & networking session.Films screening start at 8pm and show ends approximately at 10:30pm. The screening room is located at the back of the venue. Special guests from film industry.
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CORTOMETRAJES – 7 Brit Es Short Films Thursday, February 18th at 93 Feet East, Brick Lane, London E1 from 7pm.
£3 Entry (guaranteed entry for online tickets holders https://goo.gl/bGY6rM).
Event supported by Uniter.