Valentina dreams of being a trapeze artist, but she thinks she will never be able to do it because she has Down syndrome. Her Grandmother ?who teaches her to play chess and a lot of songs? always encourages her to persevere: If the caterpillars manage to turn into butterflies, nothing is impossible. We must never lose the illusion or the desire to learn; look at me, I’m still determined to be a conductor one day!
We decided to enter into the production of Valentina as co-producers for two reasons: firstly, we loved the story. And secondly, we wanted to prove that our studio could make a whole animated film (we love challenges).
All the cinematography was made entirely in our studio, all processes from the initial development to the final cut to send to the lab. Moreover, we did it with an unbeatable quality/cost ratio, as we did the cinematography part whit only 1M? or so.
We have heard that when you produce a film yourself, the things around it are more complicated than making the film itself. In our experience: yes, we can totally confirm this fact. The making of the shots was the easiest part, and that’s why it has been a long and arduous journey, but… wow, we have finished our first animated feature film! And, obviously, we are very proud of the result! and…hey, it’s even winning important awards! Because yes, it’s a low-cost film but is way over on quality than other productions much more expensive.
The secret? The team. All the credits goes to them, everyone has put a bit of their souls into Valentina, and it shows.