A comic book historical novel, with the feel of a cartoon film documentary.

Un día vi 10.000 elefantesUn día vi 10000 elefantes



TRAILER

SYNOPSIS

Angono Mba, an octogenarian Guinean native recalls from his living room, his experiences as a porter for the Spanish filmmaker Manuel Hernández Sanjuán during a two-year documentary expedition (1944 to 1946) across colonial Africa, looking for a mysterious lake where a legend says 10.000 elephants live together.

”Un dia vi 10.000 elefantes” tells the story of the obsession of the filmmaker and the special relationship between the two men, their different ways of relating to everything that happens during the expedition and the contradictory forms of expressing their feelings. It is a history of fascination for Africa, the past and collective memories.

FRAMES

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FOOTAGE

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More than 5,500 photographs from Hermic films' expecidión and arround 200 documents from Manuel Hernández Sanjuán's personal archive.

31 Hermic Films' movies.

MAKING OF

More than 16 years of work.

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TEAM

Alex Guimerà

ALEX GUIMERÀ

Director, Producer...

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Biography
The audiovisual production and the post-production can also be an art and Guime exploits it to a high level thanks to his complete training in cinema, television, and design. The result of his need to experiment and learn different styles, narratives and formats makes that, in 2006, continue his learning “on the street” as a freelance, working for advertising agencies, producers and television stations.

This has led him, in good part, to work in some countries of Europe, America and Africa, creating a knowledge and tasteful experience background in the production of audiovisuals projects, documentaries, advertising and television. This experience and knowledge along his great dedication to work, led him to create, in 2009, the design studio and production company named SeveralStudio. The whole training, work and creativity have taken him to participate in different festivals around the world with different types of projects, as video clips, documentaries and short films. Since 2011 Guime shares his studio with the audiovisual designer, producer and web developer Juan Pajares, alias Flextatowa. And along with the great selection of artists and creators than Guime constantly collaborates make of this producer a synonym of professionalism, dedication, experience, seriousness and passion.

Filmography

2015 “Un día vi 10.000 elefantes” It is his first feature animation documentary film.
(work in progres 2015) “L’Home de la trompeta” - Short documentary
(work in progres 2015) “Living in a song” - Music documentary film
2013 “I’ve got calligraphy” - Short documentary
2012 “Learn to unlearn” - Short documentary
2012 “You’re still in my mind” / The Pepper Pots - Videoclip
2011 “I paint music” - Short documentary
2011 “A piece of life” - Short
2011 “Time to live” / The Pepper Pots - Videoclip
Flextatowa

JUAN PAJARES flextatowa

Director, Producer, Origami...

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Biography
Designer who combines filmmaking with paper engineering, web development, animation, interior design and industrial design amongst others.

With ‘Just do it work’ as his theme, his work is characterized by action, flexibility, multidisciplinary capacity, devotion and empathy to others. In his work, he incorporates the use of organic materials such as paper, wood and thread combined with digital tools (camera, scanner and computer).

He’s motivated by new challenges, learning, growing and enjoying the process. Tries always to achieve the best possible result in each job and he’s passionate about finding solutions.

Filmography

2015 “Un día vi 10.000 elefantes” It is his first feature animation documentary film.
2013 “I’ve got calligraphy” - Short documentary (Production)
2012 “Learn to unlearn” - Short documentary (Production)
2012 “You’re still in my mind” / The Pepper Pots - Videoclip (Art)
2012 “Boina” - Animation Microdocumentary.

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PERE ORTÍN

Idea and Script

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Biography
Journalist and documentary filmmaker. He has worked for the past 19 years in press and TV. He has done print and broadcast reports in over 40 countries on all continents. After 10 years with Spanish Television (TVE) and the newspaper La Vanguardia, in recent years he has produced and directed independent documentary films like “Cazadores de imágenes”, “Le mal d’Afrique”, “Africalls?”, “La niña blanca” and “Nguema. El hombre que sabia demasiado”. He has published a book on the Hermic Films expedition to Guinea film entitled “Mbini. Cazadores de imágenes.” Ed Altaïr / We Are Here Films.

Nowadays he runs “Altaïr Magacine“.
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ANTONIO. SEGURA Dulk

Illustrator

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Biography
Dulk is a hungry and insatiable all terrain illustrator. Urban art, illustration and graphic design are his fields, his twisted imagination does the rest. He has shown his work in England, Germany, Holland, France, Italy and Belgium, where he has recently won a major international award.

His style is an explosive combination of influences like Caravaggio’s tenebrism or the obsessive detail brushwork of Flemish painting, all mixed with a bizarre, burlesque and affectionate touch that makes it compact, direct and very honest.

Antonio enjoys creating characters and stories based on his own dreams and everyday events, mixing fact and fiction, with a touch of pop surrealism. He’s one of the leading figures of the spanish illustration scene.
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ELÍAS ARIAS

Sound Designer

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Biography
Originally from Barcelona he has been installed in Paris since 2001. He began working as a sound engineer and sound designer on the cutting edge audiovisual production Novaprod owl (currently Novaspot), Radio Nova’s audiovisual and publishing group.

There he majored in composition and postproduction soundtracks for a varied nature of television and radio contents, from advertising to documentaries; from mainstream programs to cultural contents.

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J.T. ÁVILA LAUREL

Writer of:
"Los elefantes en la luna".
Biography
Juan Tomás ávila Laurel is a prolific and recognized Equatorial Guinean writer. He has represented his country in international forums (Switzerland and New York in 2008, Seoul in 2007) and has been an invited speaker in Spain, the United Kingdom and the United States.

In addition to his writings in the international press, more than 14 works of prose and verse are characterized by a critical engagement with the social and political reality of his country and its economic inequalities.

But, beyond the immediacy that permeates everyday life, these concerns translate into a deep historical consciousness about Equatorial Guinea, its past and present.
elchojin

EL CHOJIN

Guest Rapper

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Biography
Domingo Antonio Edjang Moreno, better known as El Chojin, is a rap performer and composer from Torrejón de Ardoz (Madrid, Spain). His father is from Equatorial Guinean and his mother Extremadura (Spain). His style has been called ‘rap consciousness’ and it’s characterized by the rejection of violence, racism, drugs and alcohol.

For his family background, his attitude of constructive criticism, for his ability to synthesize reality in his songs and being a reference for many young people in Spain and Guinea, he is the Spanish artist who can best reflect the spirit of this film, and it’s confirmed in his performance of the main tune of the film.
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RICARDO. ROUSSELOT

Guest Calligrapher

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Biography
Born in Buenos Aires, 1936. Typographer, designer, calligrapher, illustrator, he’s been nominated to the Spanish National Design Award twice. He’s an honorary member of Catalonia Graphic Designers’ Association and fellow of Design for the World…

He has a vast CV, full of accolades and iconic works such as: Smoking, El Corte Inglés, Spanair, etc.

At ‘Un día vi 10.000 elefantes’ he has given life to Manuel Hernández Sanjuán’s calligraphy. Based on the original letters of the director himself. Additionally he has bestowed all his art in the fantastic logo / title of the film.
Full credits
  • ALEX GUIMERÀ & JUAN PAJARESDirection
  • PERE ORTÍNIdea&Script
  • ALEX GUIMERÀExecutive Producer
  • JUAN PAJARESProducer
  • ANDRÉS LUQUETVE Executive Producer
  • JORDI AMBRÓSTv3 Executive Producer
  • JOAN PAVÓNExecutive Producer
  • SANDRA REINAProduction Assistant
  • ALEX GUIMERÀAnimation Direction
  • GUIME, FLEXTATOWA & JAIKMotion Graphics
  • ALEX GUIMERÀEditing
  • SEVERALSTUDIOPostproduction
  • ALEX GUIMERÀDOP
  • GUILLEM VENTURAColor&Vfx
  •  Digital Cutting
  • XAVI MIRAPEIX
  • ALAIN ASTOLA
  • LAURA CARVAJAL
  • IRIS JORDANA
  • BERTA GONZÁLEZ
  • MERITXELL TELLO
  • ALEX GUIMERÀDigital Cutting Coordination
  • ANTONIO SEGURA DulkIllustraction
  • JUAN PAJARESIllustraction Coordination
  • ELIAS ARIASSound Design
  •  Sound Mixing
  • JUAN SÁNCHEZ Cuti
  • ELIAS ARIAS
  •  Sound Technicians
  • SALOMÉ LIMÓN (Casa Limón)
  • RICARD ARMENTANO (Figtree)
  • CHEMA SEGUIDO (Mapa Música)
  •  Environment Sound
  • PEDRO MONTESINOS
  • ELIAS ARIAS
  • BENJAMIN FERTSoundtrack
  • EL CHOJINRap “Un día vi 10.000 elefantes”, Lyrics and Interpretation
  • FÁBELRap “Un día vi 10.000 elefantes” Base
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  • JAVIER BURGOS (POLIEDRO)Drone Oparator
  •  Cast
  • SERGI DAVIESAngono Mba
  • MIREIA PÉREZCleaner
  • MIREIA ESTEVEInterviewer
  • MARC PÉREZSound Technician
  • ANDREU MEIXIDECameraman
  • JAVIER JAÉNProducer
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  • MIQUEL GRIÑÓMakeup and Hairdresser
  • LOLY RICOMakeup
  • EDGAR COLOMERHairdresser
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  • MARTA BELENGUER&JUAN PAJARESDubbing Direction
  •  Dubbing Cast
  • TONI GARRIDOManuel Hernández Sanjuán
  • GORSY EDUAngono Mba
  • PEDRO ESONOEsono Ebang
  • GENEROSA ESAHA NDONGAsanguan
  • MARCELO ASUMUFang boy
  • IBRÁN TRASIERRACatalán priest
  •  Illustration Extras
  • HERNÁNDEZ SANJUÁNAs himself
  • SERGI DAVIESAngono Mba
  • INGRID EMAGAAsanguan
  • DANIEL OTEROPipe settler
  •  Sound Extras
  • JULIO LAMAÑA
  • DAVID CANO
  • MICHEL CANO
  • DAVID PRATS
  • PEP CREMADES
  •  Linguistic Service
  • CELIA RUÍZ
  • BLANCA PÍ
  • ALBERT PEJÓ
  •  English Translation
  • JUDY THOMSON
  • SONIA MORALES
  •  Subtitling
  • SILVIA SOLER
  • JUAN PAJARES
  • SONIA MORALES
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  • FIGTREE STUDIOSSound Studio
  •  Recording Studios
  • CASA LIMÓNMadrid
  • MAPA MÚSICAMadrid
  • FIGTREE STUDIOSBarcelona
  • G23Barcelona
  •  Plató
  • GRANOLLERS AUDIOVISUALFàbrica De Les Arts Roca Umbert
  • HANGARCentre De Producció I Recerca D’arts Visuals
  • VADEVERBarcelona
  • ALEX GUIMERÀ & JUAN PAJARESTitle Sequence
  • JUAN PAJARESArt Direction
  • SEVERALSTUDIOGraphic Design
  • JUAN PAJARESWeb Development
  • RICARDO ROUSSELOTCaligraphy
  • JUAN PAJARESStoryboard
  • SABATELLINI&ASSOCIATSLegal Service
  •  Audiovisual Rental
  • MASQVIDEO
  • AUDIOVISUAL PRO
  •  Production Cars
  • SEAT
  • CATALUNYA MOTOR
  • SEM TRAVELDelivery Service
  • BAR LLACUNACatering

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Distribution and International Agent
+34 676 560 286

SeveralStudio

Juan Pajares flextatowa

Director and producer
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Alex Guimerà

Director and producer
+34 647 883 317

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