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€ 54,160
pledged over € 50,000 goal
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This project was successful on 05/05/2018 Ending on : 22/05/2018.

Description

Synopsis

On August 21st, 1975, a few dozens of men armed with shotguns follow Edmond Simeoni in a wine cellar in Aleria, in the Eastern Plain of Corsica.
The Depeille cellar is suspected to be involved in a financial scandal.

In the early morning, the employees are peacefully evacuated and the activists invest the premises.
They draw graffiti on the walls, raise Corsican flags, barricade the windows and call the media. During the day, men and women from all Corsica join the ranks of the protesters.

In the evening, the phone lines are cut.
When the population start to worry, combat helicopters, a war ship, tanks and 1,200 police officers and general security officers are heading to Aleria.
A drama is about to happen…

The history of the movie

Our project is to bring a fiction feature to the screen about one of the biggest historical events of Corsica: the events of summer 1975 in Aleria.

We were inspired by the comic book “Aleria 1975” written by Frédéric Bertocchini and drawn by Michel Espinosa, which faithfully restores what happens during these two days of cellar occupation.

The authors relied on real testimonies to give a reconstitution as faithful to the reality as possible.

It is now all the more valuable because it revealed up to now unprecedented and unknown facts. They succeeded in transcribing the atmosphere and the stakes of that moment. The rhythm is also very interesting.
The comic book is then an excellent base material on which to rely.

For its part, the movie will try to further the characters and their emotions to give them more dimension and depth.

We want to enhance the human side of such a story.
To do so, in addition to a significant documentation work, we met again these men and women who lived these two historic days.

They were excited about the idea of transcribing this story for the theater and agreed to engage more personally in the subject.

These interviews were inspirational to enrich and develop the characterization of the movie’s characters, their interactions and feelings.

This adaptation is even more welcomed with the recent events and the current context (democratic victory of an elected nationalist party for the Corsican Assembly, will of progressive demilitarization by the clandestine fighters), a reminder of the fundamentals isn’t nonsense.

Like the comic book, this movie can be intended to increase young people awareness of this event which represented the awakening of the Corsican society to its conditions and also to enlighten a less informed audience (continental, foreigners) about the reasons of the antagonism between the French authorities and the Corsican population.

The MOVIE’S ARGUMENT

Like the comic book, the movie will take a narrative side toward the besieged characters.
The notion of confinement is essential.
Almost the whole story is happening inside the cellar.

The impression of confinement allows to implement a stress which rise all along the movie. The spectator will have the impression to be trapped in this cellar with the protestors and the feeling of immersion and compassion for the characters will be increased.

But the other perspective mustn’t be left aside.

In order to stay objective, the perspective of the police shall also be exposed.
We have to understand the reasons that drives each side. One isn’t more wrong than the other.
Indeed, those who are responsible for the dramatic ending of this case weren’t there, in Aleria, but elsewhere (Place Beauvau).

It is hard not to be seduced by the idea as this event can be the subject of a movie.

Some surrealist but genuine scenes are worth a Hollywood movie (the confrontation between the police and the commando with the fake hostages, the assault which ends in blood, the protestors who leave the cellar by forcing the police barricade with a truck, etc.)

A feature between the Mediterranean western and the political thriller.

The Authors

Frédéric Bertocchini

Born on October 2nd, 1973 in Ajaccio
Since 1992, Frédéric Bertocchini is journalist for the Corsican radio Alta Frequenza.
History aficionado, he also writes comic books and many of his book refers to the History of Corsica: Paoli (3 volumes), Sampiero Corso (2 volumes), Aio Zitelli! War stories 14-18 (2 volumes), Libera me (3 volumes) …
Most importantly he is the writer of the comic book series in two volumes Aleria 1975.

Michè D’Onofrio

Born on July 21st, 1990 in Ajaccio.
Michè D’Onofrio, director, studied cinema in Corti at the IUT of Corsica, where he wrote and directed his first short feature as part of his training: Libertà per I scemi! (fiction) and Peppu Fiori, L’Anima d’una cultura (documentary).
The following year, he directed a second fiction short-feature, Tutt’in casa cumuna!, coproduced by the Group of Film Research and Trial.
Co-writer of ALERIA 1975

Jean-François Perrone

Born on May 10th, 1967 in Portivechju.
Professional actor since July 1994 and stage director, Jean-François Perrone is as experienced in theaters (Ben Hur, directed by Robert Hossein, general show at the Stade de France) as on TV (Mafiosa, Engrenages, Les Héritières) and on the big screen (L’Enquète Corse, Il était une fois dans l’Ouest de la Corse, Vive la France).
Co-writer of ALERIA 1975.

Describe your project goal

Why crowdfunding ?

The film directing is expensive and hard, especially when it’s about directing powerful and realistic fiction feature.
Even if many partners help or want to help us, we still don’t have the necessary funds to direct this movie.

More than simple general rewards, we want to make you share the experience and the atmosphere of the movie in multiple ways: invitations to take part in the shooting, customized T-shirts, etc.

515
backers
€ 54,160
pledged over € 50,000 goal
Closed

This project was successful on 05/05/2018 Ending on : 22/05/2018.

For € 10 or more

81 backers

Participation without reward
We will be forever grateful and you will receive information about the evolution of the movie

For € 20 or more

118 backers

Your name appears on our Facebook page and you will receive a personalized thank-you e-mail to help us go forward

For € 50 or more

165 backers

Previous rewards+
Signed shooting photo and an invitation to watch the movie

For € 100 or more

89 backers

Previous rewards +
- Signed poster of the movie
- A T-shirt “Aleria 1975”
- The comic book in PDF format signed by the authors

For € 200 or more

22 backers

Previous rewards +
Copy of the script signed by the authors

For € 500 or more

9 backers

Previous rewards +
- Robba nustrale (basket filled with Corsican products: cookies, jam, honey, pâté…)
- Possibility to take part to the shooting as a walk-on role
- Digital version of the soundtrack of the movie

For € 1,000 or more

9 backers

Previous rewards +
- To satisfy your curiosity and interest for the movie, we invite you to take part to a full day of shooting
- You will also be invited to attend the premiere of the movie
- Your name appears in the end credits

41 of 50 available

For € 5,000 or more

2 backers

Previous rewards +
- Copy of the script in luxury format signed by the team
- Your name appears in the end credits right after the names of the directors and producers
- Lunch with the team of the movie. The costs related to the participation to the shooting are at the production’s expense.

8 of 10 available

For € 10,000 or more

0 backer

revious rewards +
- Invitation to the last day of shooting and to the end of shooting party
- We organize a private screening for you and your friends (or your company) with the directors.
The shooting participation costs are at the production’s expense.

5 of 5 available

For € 50,000 or more

0 backer

Co-Producer

You become co-producer of the movie and take part in a significant artistic adventure for the history and memory of Corsica.
You will of course be involved if the movie makes profits.

1 of 1 available

23 backers didn't choose a reward.

Thanks to backers

Micheline Muriel Albertini Ramiand 22/05/2018 - 10:51
Sustegnu di Loretu di Casinca
Bruno Surkyn 05/05/2018 - 12:29
Un Corse d'âme mais pas de coeur ... parce que le coeur s'arrête un jour, pas l'âme. Basgi
nicolas cervera 05/05/2018 - 11:01
Très bonne initiative, je vous souhaite une bonne réalisation,pour ce qui est une page importante de notre pays. Merci. EVVIVA A CORSICA.
Amanda SECONDI 04/05/2018 - 23:07
Je soutiens votre projet de Noumea ou j'habite actuellement en espérant rejoindre la Corse bientôt.
Jean pierrr Sampieri 04/05/2018 - 21:00
Un moment d histoire à ne pas oublier et qui montrera la vérité sur les dérives de la politique de l état français

Description

Synopsis

On August 21st, 1975, a few dozens of men armed with shotguns follow Edmond Simeoni in a wine cellar in Aleria, in the Eastern Plain of Corsica.
The Depeille cellar is suspected to be involved in a financial scandal.

In the early morning, the employees are peacefully evacuated and the activists invest the premises.
They draw graffiti on the walls, raise Corsican flags, barricade the windows and call the media. During the day, men and women from all Corsica join the ranks of the protesters.

In the evening, the phone lines are cut.
When the population start to worry, combat helicopters, a war ship, tanks and 1,200 police officers and general security officers are heading to Aleria.
A drama is about to happen…

The history of the movie

Our project is to bring a fiction feature to the screen about one of the biggest historical events of Corsica: the events of summer 1975 in Aleria.

We were inspired by the comic book “Aleria 1975” written by Frédéric Bertocchini and drawn by Michel Espinosa, which faithfully restores what happens during these two days of cellar occupation.

The authors relied on real testimonies to give a reconstitution as faithful to the reality as possible.

It is now all the more valuable because it revealed up to now unprecedented and unknown facts. They succeeded in transcribing the atmosphere and the stakes of that moment. The rhythm is also very interesting.
The comic book is then an excellent base material on which to rely.

For its part, the movie will try to further the characters and their emotions to give them more dimension and depth.

We want to enhance the human side of such a story.
To do so, in addition to a significant documentation work, we met again these men and women who lived these two historic days.

They were excited about the idea of transcribing this story for the theater and agreed to engage more personally in the subject.

These interviews were inspirational to enrich and develop the characterization of the movie’s characters, their interactions and feelings.

This adaptation is even more welcomed with the recent events and the current context (democratic victory of an elected nationalist party for the Corsican Assembly, will of progressive demilitarization by the clandestine fighters), a reminder of the fundamentals isn’t nonsense.

Like the comic book, this movie can be intended to increase young people awareness of this event which represented the awakening of the Corsican society to its conditions and also to enlighten a less informed audience (continental, foreigners) about the reasons of the antagonism between the French authorities and the Corsican population.

The MOVIE’S ARGUMENT

Like the comic book, the movie will take a narrative side toward the besieged characters.
The notion of confinement is essential.
Almost the whole story is happening inside the cellar.

The impression of confinement allows to implement a stress which rise all along the movie. The spectator will have the impression to be trapped in this cellar with the protestors and the feeling of immersion and compassion for the characters will be increased.

But the other perspective mustn’t be left aside.

In order to stay objective, the perspective of the police shall also be exposed.
We have to understand the reasons that drives each side. One isn’t more wrong than the other.
Indeed, those who are responsible for the dramatic ending of this case weren’t there, in Aleria, but elsewhere (Place Beauvau).

It is hard not to be seduced by the idea as this event can be the subject of a movie.

Some surrealist but genuine scenes are worth a Hollywood movie (the confrontation between the police and the commando with the fake hostages, the assault which ends in blood, the protestors who leave the cellar by forcing the police barricade with a truck, etc.)

A feature between the Mediterranean western and the political thriller.

The Authors

Frédéric Bertocchini

Born on October 2nd, 1973 in Ajaccio
Since 1992, Frédéric Bertocchini is journalist for the Corsican radio Alta Frequenza.
History aficionado, he also writes comic books and many of his book refers to the History of Corsica: Paoli (3 volumes), Sampiero Corso (2 volumes), Aio Zitelli! War stories 14-18 (2 volumes), Libera me (3 volumes) …
Most importantly he is the writer of the comic book series in two volumes Aleria 1975.

Michè D’Onofrio

Born on July 21st, 1990 in Ajaccio.
Michè D’Onofrio, director, studied cinema in Corti at the IUT of Corsica, where he wrote and directed his first short feature as part of his training: Libertà per I scemi! (fiction) and Peppu Fiori, L’Anima d’una cultura (documentary).
The following year, he directed a second fiction short-feature, Tutt’in casa cumuna!, coproduced by the Group of Film Research and Trial.
Co-writer of ALERIA 1975

Jean-François Perrone

Born on May 10th, 1967 in Portivechju.
Professional actor since July 1994 and stage director, Jean-François Perrone is as experienced in theaters (Ben Hur, directed by Robert Hossein, general show at the Stade de France) as on TV (Mafiosa, Engrenages, Les Héritières) and on the big screen (L’Enquète Corse, Il était une fois dans l’Ouest de la Corse, Vive la France).
Co-writer of ALERIA 1975.

Describe your project goal

Why crowdfunding ?

The film directing is expensive and hard, especially when it’s about directing powerful and realistic fiction feature.
Even if many partners help or want to help us, we still don’t have the necessary funds to direct this movie.

More than simple general rewards, we want to make you share the experience and the atmosphere of the movie in multiple ways: invitations to take part in the shooting, customized T-shirts, etc.

515
backers
€ 54,160
pledged over € 50,000 goal
Closed

This project was successful on 05/05/2018 Ending on : 22/05/2018.

For € 10 or more

81 backers

Participation without reward
We will be forever grateful and you will receive information about the evolution of the movie

For € 20 or more

118 backers

Your name appears on our Facebook page and you will receive a personalized thank-you e-mail to help us go forward

For € 50 or more

165 backers

Previous rewards+
Signed shooting photo and an invitation to watch the movie

For € 100 or more

89 backers

Previous rewards +
- Signed poster of the movie
- A T-shirt “Aleria 1975”
- The comic book in PDF format signed by the authors

For € 200 or more

22 backers

Previous rewards +
Copy of the script signed by the authors

For € 500 or more

9 backers

Previous rewards +
- Robba nustrale (basket filled with Corsican products: cookies, jam, honey, pâté…)
- Possibility to take part to the shooting as a walk-on role
- Digital version of the soundtrack of the movie

For € 1,000 or more

9 backers

Previous rewards +
- To satisfy your curiosity and interest for the movie, we invite you to take part to a full day of shooting
- You will also be invited to attend the premiere of the movie
- Your name appears in the end credits

41 of 50 available

For € 5,000 or more

2 backers

Previous rewards +
- Copy of the script in luxury format signed by the team
- Your name appears in the end credits right after the names of the directors and producers
- Lunch with the team of the movie. The costs related to the participation to the shooting are at the production’s expense.

8 of 10 available

For € 10,000 or more

0 backer

revious rewards +
- Invitation to the last day of shooting and to the end of shooting party
- We organize a private screening for you and your friends (or your company) with the directors.
The shooting participation costs are at the production’s expense.

5 of 5 available

For € 50,000 or more

0 backer

Co-Producer

You become co-producer of the movie and take part in a significant artistic adventure for the history and memory of Corsica.
You will of course be involved if the movie makes profits.

1 of 1 available

23 backers didn't choose a reward.

Thanks to backers

Micheline Muriel Albertini Ramiand 22/05/2018 - 10:51
Sustegnu di Loretu di Casinca
Bruno Surkyn 05/05/2018 - 12:29
Un Corse d'âme mais pas de coeur ... parce que le coeur s'arrête un jour, pas l'âme. Basgi
nicolas cervera 05/05/2018 - 11:01
Très bonne initiative, je vous souhaite une bonne réalisation,pour ce qui est une page importante de notre pays. Merci. EVVIVA A CORSICA.
Amanda SECONDI 04/05/2018 - 23:07
Je soutiens votre projet de Noumea ou j'habite actuellement en espérant rejoindre la Corse bientôt.
Jean pierrr Sampieri 04/05/2018 - 21:00
Un moment d histoire à ne pas oublier et qui montrera la vérité sur les dérives de la politique de l état français