Because it was one of the most prestigious wines in the world during centuries.
Because it has plenty of economic and social relevance.
Because internationally renown writers acknowledge it in their work.
Because it was at risk of disappearing in different periods of our recent history.
Because there is research work being carried out in order to know further and preserve this variety exclusive of Alicante.
The documentary will be spread free of charge on the Internet, incorporating subtitles in four languages; a special Blue-Ray edition will be edited for sponsors.
Sébastien Boudon – Oenologist from Heretat Cesilia Winery
We will interview oenologists and the owners of wineries relevant to this variety of wine, such as Rafael Poveda, Primitivo Quiles, Roberto Brotons or wine experts dealing with vast research and development in the wineries which aim to join the Fondillon Producers Group, such as Sébastién Boudon from Heretat de Cesilia.
Rafael Poveda – Oenologist from Salvador Poveda Winery
In our own research, we have gathered evidence of all sorts of data and graphic documents coming from local public files and private collections to enrich our conclusions with as much material as possible.
We will count on chroniclers to explain the economic and social relevance of Alicante’s wines; the oldest wine certificate of origin in Spain. The wine-making process and its characteristics will be shown in detail by the professionals in charge of its production.
Isidro Buades – Chronicler of Sant Joan d’Alacant
THE CAMPAIGN’S STRATEGY
We aim to address this campaign to two very different types of audience:
In the first place, we would like to encourage wine lovers interested in its history to invest in the project in exchange for exclusive gifts and acknowledgment in the documentary credits.
Wineries producing Fondillon are the other funding source of the project. We have agreed to reward them with publicity within the film and additional exclusive reportages.
Roberto Brotons – Oenologist from El Culebrón Winery
[R]Producciones is a firm created by young journalists and professionals of the audiovisual industry, both sectors severely affected by the current job market situation, seeking to work through new funding models in order to develop new project ideas.
The funds raised will be distributed amongst expenses coming from gifts to investors (DVDs, shipping costs, printing), production costs (equipment, traveling, maintenance)and compensation for a crew of 10 people: 1 journalist, 1 journalist/director, a photographer, 1 public relations agent, 1 sommelier (advisor) and 4 translators (EN, FR, IT and CH).
The documentary’s production agenda would be planned throughout one year; however, some of the gifts agreed upon would be delivered starting four months after the end of Verkami’s campaign; first, the special acknowledgment cards and lastly the exclusive advertising features.
We will publish six videos throughout this period which will eventually be included in the final version of the documentary.
The filming time will be spread throughout 12 months so that we are able to combine research and interviews with the recording of visual elements which vary according to the weather and seasonal conditions.