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Two European filmmakers embark on a thrilling journey through the great Indian wedding season. Their guide is Mahesh Shantaram, one of India's top wedding photojournalists. Together, they will bring a refreshing new perspective to a country that is emerging as a new global power.

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Sunday, April 06, 2014

Update & Another conference in Paris

Dear friends!

 

A couple of days ago Vincent and me have met once again in Paris and we are planning to finally complete the editing of our film this month! The film is about 80 minutes long right now and some fine tuning is left. We'll keep you updated via our Facebook page: www.facebook.com/matrimaniathefilm!

 

By the way, if you happen to be in Paris on tuesday please let us know. We have been invited to present several sequences of the film to students at the CEIAS (center for South Asian studies) on the 8th of april, from 10:30 to 12:30. You're of course invited to join should you be here.

 

More infos on this page.

 

Greetings from Paris! 

 

Max & Vincent

 

 

 

 

Friday, January 17, 2014

Conference on Matrimania the film

Dear friends,

 

many things have happened since our last message. The editing is going very well and we would like to pass you the info that we will present Matrimania the film in the framework of a parisian film festival on the 29th of january. During one and a half hour we'll show some exclusive footage of the film and answer to the questions of the audience. It's for free so please pass by should you by chance be in paris at that time. We'll talk starting at 11.30 AM at the INALCO, 65 rue des Grands Moulins, Métro Bibliothèque Nationale de France. 

 

All the best !

 

Maximilien + Vincent

 

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Thursday, October 10, 2013

Soutenez le FFAST / Support FFAST

The FFAST, the South-East Asian Transgressive Film Festival will happen in Paris between february 4th and 11th.

 

Many films will be shown there and you will be able to meet many filmmakers including ourselves. We will speak about the shooting of Matrimania the film and show some never seen before footage.

 

The FFAST needs your help and asks for it on kisskissbankbank.

 

Click here to help them !

 

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Wednesday, October 09, 2013

Slowly but surely

Dear Kissbankers,

 

It's been almost a year (on November 1st 2012) since we traveled to India with your help to shoot Matrimania the film. Please know that the editing goes in the right direction and we really look forward to sharing it with you. Little by little the film is building up, and we are confident to have it ready for the begining of summer 2014. Thanks again for all your help, and your patience !

 

Maximilien & Vincent

 

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Tuesday, February 05, 2013

News from Matrimania

 

 
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Dear friends of Matrimania ! 
 
A month has passed since we came home from our shooting in India, and we’d like to take the occasion to thank you one more time for your contributions and support. Without them, we wouldn’t have hard drives full of exciting material that is waiting to be edited and become the ambitious feature film that we have been working on for so long. 
 
During our two months trip we travelled about 10’000 kilometers across the country, visiting five weddings in five different states and thirteen cities in total. The diversity of the weddings we encountered was fabulous: starting with a traditional South Indian ceremony in Chennai, and ending with a pure Gujarati wedding in Ahmedabad. Alcohol and mocktails, Mutton tikkas and pure veg buffets, silk saris and Jimmy Choo's, 4 hours or 10 minutes rituals… We had it all ! 
 
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Alongside the bling and the blinger, we also learnt more about the darker counterparts of the Indian wedding culture. Through an interview with a sociologist from Delhi and the testimony of a young woman that had to cancel her wedding because of an uncontrollable dowry, we could undisclose some of the issues that this still highly patriarchal society faces.
 
You will also learn more about Mahesh Shantaram and his way of working and crafting his outstanding photographs, and how peculiar his personal history made him have a different perspective on his homeland.
 
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Soon, we will start the editing of the movie, a process that we expect to be quite long, not to mention that Maximilien lives in Stockholm and Vincent in Paris. So please be patient, we promise to live up to your expectations !
 
thanks again for your trust
 
Vincent & Maximilien
 
ps: Should we inadvertently have forgotten you when we began shipping our first rewards (prints and souvenirs mostly), please drop us a message at jagonpictures@gmail.com.
 
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Wednesday, November 21, 2012

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Dear Kissbankers,

 

A big thank you to all of you for your support that means a lot to us. From now on we have 113 reasons to come back with the best film we can achieve! Do not forget to have a regular look at our blog where we often publish articles in order to follow our shooting live. We also wish to thank our mentors Doc Side StoriesActuphoto, and E-photoreview that put their trust in us.

 

All the rewards will reach you step by step, according to their "availability". Those of you who ordered a DVD of the film will of course not be able to already get it tomorrow :-)

 

Do not hesitate to contact us for any request or question (mail us preferably at jagonpictures@gmail.com). We're also keen on reading your comments and reactions on our blog in the future !

 

The team of Matrimania the film

 

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Sunday, November 11, 2012

Only 10 days left !

Dear friends,

We are only at 10 days from the end of our campaign ! In the past days we met a young couple in Bangalore of whom Mahesh documented the wedding three months ago. This encounter was fantastic and was a very interesting first contact with te Indian middle class that we want you to get to know. We also met Satish, whose job is to rent thousand of statues of the god Ganesh... although he's not a believer himself, which is a pretty rare thing is India. Visit our blog to read more about our encounters and even some first footage of Satish!

On tuesday we will leave to Chennai where we will attend our first wedding with Mahesh. There, we will also meet a father that organized the wedding of his son a year ago (althought this organization is traditionally reserved to the bride's family). Through him we will get to know the point of view of a parent that organized a wedding on the importance of weddings in Indian families. A couple of days later we'll fly to Delhi, where our schedule is already quite fulll : a 3 day wedding; an interview with a sociologist; an encounter with a 50 manned traditional wedding band; a woman who canceled her wedding because the dowry asked by the groom's family was too high...

Then, we will head to Sangrur and Chandigarh to attend a Punjabi wedding. Then another one in the state of Bilaspur, in Chattisgarh. And last but not least a wedding in Ahmedabad in the rather wealthy state of Gujarat.

In our shooting programme is also scheduled a meeting with a Brahman whom we will speak with about religious issues, and an inter-faith couple.

We have been interviewed by Actuphoto, Film360 and the blog fill-in speaks about pour project. Very soon, e-photoreview will publish an interview of Mahesh.

Thanks to you, we already collected more than 50% of our goal. We are now entering the last third of the campaign, and we need you to make this campaign a success ! Speak around you about the project, send emails, make phonecalls, use your network !

Thanks again so much for your support! We are counting on you guys to help us make this film possible :-)

Vincent & Maximilien (&Mahesh)

 

 

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Monday, November 05, 2012

Well arrived in India + Blog / Bien arrivés en Inde + Blog

 

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Dear Kissbankers,

 

Again many thanks for supporting and spreading the word. We have arrived in India 4 days ago and already began shooting. Mahesh has been very helpful, and we start to feel at home in Bangalore.

 

We have launched a blog that we will update regularly, so you can follow the shooting closely ! We remind you that the kisskissbanbank campaign will help us fund the 4 last weeks of our shooting, so please keep spreading the word around, we need to reach our goal otherwise we won't get anything.

 

Visit our blog here : http://www.jagonpictures.com/matrimaniafilm/

 

Please comment on the blog, we'll gladly answer all your questions !

 

Max & Vincent

 

 

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Chers Kissbankers,

 

Encore mille mercis pour votre soutien et pour parler de notre projet auour de vous. Nous sommes arrivé il y a quatre jours en Inde, et avons déjà commencé à tourner. Mahesh nous a beaucoup aidé, et nous nous sentons déjà comme à la maison !

 

Nous avons lancé un blog que nous allons mettre à jour régulièrement, pour que vous puissiez suivre le tournage de près ! Nous vous rapellons que la campagne kisskissbankbank nou servira à financer les 4 dernières semaines de tournage, alors continuez à parler du projet autour de vous, car si nous n'atteignons pas notre objectif nous n'obtiendrons rien !

 

Visitez notre blog ici : 

 

N'oubliez pas de commenter, nous répondrons à vos questions avec grand plaisir.

Monday, November 05, 2012

Well arrived in India + Blog / Bien arrivés en Inde + Blog

ALLEZ EN BAS DE CE MESSAGE POUR LA VERSION FRANCAISE

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Dear Kissbankers,

 

Again many thanks for supporting and spreading the word. We have arrived in India 4 days ago and already began shooting. Mahesh has been very helpful, and we start to feel at home in Bangalore.

 

We have launched a blog that we will update regularly, so you can follow the shooting closely ! We remind you that the kisskissbanbank campaign will help us fund the 4 last weeks of our shooting, so please keep spreading the word around, we need to reach our goal otherwise we won't get anything.

 

Visit our blog here : http://www.jagonpictures.com/matrimaniafilm/

 

Please comment on the blog, we'll gladly answer all your questions !

 

Max & Vincent

 

 

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Chers Kissbankers,

 

Encore mille mercis pour votre soutien et pour parler de notre projet auour de vous. Nous sommes arrivé il y a quatre jours en Inde, et avons déjà commencé à tourner. Mahesh nous a beaucoup aidé, et nous nous sentons déjà comme à la maison !

 

Nous avons lancé un blog que nous allons mettre à jour régulièrement, pour que vous puissiez suivre le tournage de près ! Nous vous rapellons que la campagne kisskissbankbank nou servira à financer les 4 dernières semaines de tournage, alors continuez à parler du projet autour de vous, car si nous n'atteignons pas notre objectif nous n'obtiendrons rien !

 

Visitez notre blog ici : http://www.jagonpictures.com/matrimaniafilm/?lang=fr

 

N'oubliez pas de commenter, nous répondrons à vos questions avec grand plaisir.

 

Max & Vincent

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Doc Side Stories are now mentors of Matrimania!

 

We are pround to announce that Doc Side Stories are now mentors of Matrimania ! Check out their amazing work on their website : http://www.docsidestories.com/ Also, the campaign is going the right way, we will soon, with your help, reach 50% of our goal. Keep spreading the word !
Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Déjà 1000€ collectés, mille mercis !

 

Chers kissbankers,  

 

Un grand merci pour votre générosité, nous venons de franchir la barrière des mille euros collectés en moins de 48h. Nous comptons sur vous pour parler à vos proches de notre projet, et nous aider à atteindre notre objectif !  

 

Max & Vincent

 

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Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Already 1000€ collected, thank you so much !

Dear kissbankers

 

Thank you so much for your generosity as we've just passed the 1000€ barrier less than 48 hours after we launched the campaign. We count on you to speak to you friends about he project, and help us reach our goal !

 

Max & Vincent

 

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