THE JUMP! WTF EXPERIENCE

By Carme PUCHE

AVED PRODUCTIONS - as PROD

Documentary - Completed 2016

Live the musical blossoming of a hundred musicians under the skin of Barcelona, a city that is struggling with the so-called 'abysmal year' of the Spanish financial crisis. Meanwhile we'll find in the USA a key american trumpetist, who will offer a fresh perspective while talking about the old times

Festivals
& Awards

Barcelona International Music Documentary Film Festival, IN-EDIT 2014
Official section (local spanish teaser version)
    • Year of production
    • 2016
    • Genres
    • Documentary, Musical, Social issues
    • Countries
    • SPAIN
    • Languages
    • ENGLISH, SPANISH, CATALAN
    • Budget
    • 0 - 0.3 M$
    • Duration
    • 83 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Carme PUCHE
    • Writer(s)
    • Carme PUCHE
    • Producer(s)
    • Javier RUEDA (Aved Productions)
    • Synopsis
    • THE JUMP! WTF EXPERIENCE is an observational documentary film which depicts the blossoming of more than a hundred young musicians in Barcelona. Breathtakingly talented but under the radar, they are struggling now as others have struggled in the past during what has been called 'the abysmal year' of Spain.

      It's 2012, Spain is suffering intensely at the hands of the financial crisis. Suffocating the population, it's the year when huge weekly protests become the norm. Meanwhile, each Monday, more than a hundred young musicians meet on the Jamboree Jazz Club to improvise openheartedly. It's an explosion of music named WTF Jam Sessions, a stand against the despair.

      Whilst underground it looks like nothing changes meanwhile up on the surface the government asks for bailouts and the big banks claim more public money, in reality the expanding wave of the crisis consumes them all. WTF is close to disappearing.

      For Pere Ferrer this news does not come by surprise; he has inaugurated and ended many clubs over his lifetime. Along with Wally Besser, they are the only survivors of Jamboree's first live band, founded in 1959. They offer us a fresh perspective, comparing the struggle of modern musicians to that of the jazz scene in Barcelona under the dictatorship of General Franco, oppressed and restricted in other ways. They call us to look to the past, to truly understand where we come from, despite not quite knowing how to navigate our path into the future.
    • Partners & financing
    • Dolby Europe
      Barcelona Inspira
      City Hall of Barcelona
    • Beginning of shooting
    • Feb 01, 2012
    • End of shooting
    • Mar 20, 2013
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