GERO ARTE was filmed in the Basque towns of Bakio, San Sebastian, and San Juan de Gasteluatxe, of Northern Spain.
Two half siblings meet for the first time when the American sister visits her Basque half brother to make amends for the sins of the father. The story was inspired by the memories of a childhood friend's personal story, when I was twelve, and living in Gernika. GERO ARTE, reimagines a more positive scenario where forgiveness, and honoring the truth opens the possibility of renewal.
Written by Begonya Plaza
by Nahuel Losada
& Begonya Plaza
Duration: 15 Min., shot on 5DMark II, Languages: Spanish, English and Euskera with subtitles in English. Aspect ratio: 1920 X1080 (HDV) Private screener on Youtube. Available as a Quicktime .mov and DVD region "o". 2014.
My beautiful friend, Kontxi Orbegozo, was so incredibly splendid and kind allowing us to use her bar, Alai Taberna, located in Catalina de Erausa in Donostia. Kontxi was as always, the most extraordinary woman on this planet and dearest of friends.
Camera: Antonio Galvez
Assistant Camera: Alain Consonni
Sound: Jon Fika
Editing: Taji Ameen & Begonya Plaza
Music: Kepa Junkera
Produced by: Izar Productions, CreAv, and Nahuel Losada
All rights reserved, Izar Productions, May 12, 2014.
Interview with Basque Radio IFLANDIA
At half show: 51:50 when the second half of the program begins.
By Felix y Kike IFlandia Radio Euskadi. Es un programa divertido, interesante sobre cultura y arte. Para todos los de habla hispana les recomiendo descargar sus podcasts.
Eskerrik asko, dear friends of Bakio. Koldo and Rosa were amazing in that not only did they offer their bar, Itsasargi Kafetxea, but also sat in the background, encouraged their patrons to do the same, through the entire repetitious take after take process. They turned the night into a big town event. So generous and delighful. We could not have made this film without your love and support.
Miguel Uriarte is a friend from long ago, but time and distance never changes his kindness, his intensity of character, his passion for sharing with friends, and love of life. Miguel, has the keys of the town, and he opened all doors for us to make our little film, to then again open his own hand built over the top home, and feed us after a long day's shoot; fresh eggs from his healthy gorgeous chickens, percebes that he himself caught out in the rocky seas, delicious chorizos, sardinas... on and on and on... what heart. Eskerrik asko, Miguelito. I should make a documentary about YOU.
There is no better place in the world to work and visit than Euskadi. People are full of life, heart, earth, sea, nature, they have it all, music, sense of humor... so I guess that is why they can afford to be generous, compassionate, kind. Everyone on this film was in awe at the quality of these Basque people, and forever we will remember this experience as one of the greatest creative challenges.
Gero arte, (See you again soon.)
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