The play, directed by Nicolas Alcala, was supported by more than 5,000 people, raising through crowdfunding about 400,000 euros. This week opens in theaters, television and the Internet.
The Cosmonaut, science fiction film directed by Nicolas Alcala, reaches critical mass this week. The project , supported by 5000 people, has become the first Spanish film supported thanks to crowdfunding, having beaten a real record collection with more than 400,000 euros achieved.
The Cosmonaut has been a totally groundbreaking and innovative initiative in the film industry. The film, licensed Creative Commons, could be supported at the time for only 2 euros, so that the users could be promoters and distributors of the film.
At first the idea meant only a short film, and with this project in mind, Alcala and his team took to the pool. In other words, they began to borrow money from their friends, providing merchandising in exchange. That crazy initiative culminates this week with the presentation of the film, and its global premiere on May 18 at 20:30, simultaneously in cinemas, television (Canal +) and the Internet, plus the launch of the DVD.
But Cosmonaut is actually more than just a film supported by crowdfunding pioneer. Nicolas Alcala's work revolves around this film, but in fact this is just the beginning of a true story evolving.
From the film itself, has built a true parallel universe, with over 34 films, a book written by one of the characters and even a story broadcast on Facebook, thus extending the story told. So what is The Cosmonaut a movie? Yes and no. Actually, the film is to be interpreted as a true masterpiece, with a storyline that grows, articulating through his characters. We can not forget also that the film and how they have managed to create it have the approval of the public since before its release.
His idea has tried from the beginning to break with traditional distribution model, which assumes that the films have to go through the display windows system, something classic and demanded by theaters. Therefore, Nicolas Alcala's bid was certainly risky as having sought to "Micro distributors" worldwide, which help promote the film.
The success in finance and mount Cosmonaut has been clear, even though his company in the early utopian fancied. The work , from now on, you must go through the filter of the public, and then check whether or not the story gets hooked. For now, the film tells the fictional story of the first Russian cosmonaut is already on everyone's lips. Time will tell whether this model ultimately filmmaking is imposed to renew the traditional work of the film industry.