Everyone wants to be the next Weismann

Contemporary art collector and first to discover the great Richard Weismann, Martín Solo, takes on the challenge of introducing the world to his unique vision of art by opening his private museum to the public.
For this, Martín prepares a retrospective of his latest discovery: Mu Pan, a Taiwanese, brooklyn based artist, whose fantastical works criticize and reflect the violence and brutality of society.
Martín feels he failed with Richard Weismann but this time he is prepared to lay all of his cards on the table.

  • Alberto Triano
    Director
  • Alberto Triano
    Writer
  • David Cantolla
    Writer
  • David Cantolla
    Producer
  • Mu Pan
    Key Cast
  • Martin Solo
    Key Cast
  • Paola Castillo
    Key Cast
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    Todos quieren ser el próximo Weismann
  • Project Type:
    Documentary
  • Runtime:
    1 hour 5 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    May 15, 2020
  • Country of Origin:
    Spain
  • Country of Filming:
    Spain, United States
  • Language:
    English, Spanish
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital 4K
  • Aspect Ratio:
    2:35
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    Yes
  • Student Project:
    No
  • 36 Warsaw Film Festival
    Warsaw
    Poland
    October 11, 2020
    World
    Official Documentary Competition
  • 37 Kasseler DokFest
    Kassel
    Germany
    November 21, 2020
    German
    Official Documentary Competition
  • Slamdance 2021
    Park City, Utah
    United States
    North American
  • Fipadoc 2021
    Biarritz
    France
    January 18, 2021
    The Standouts Section
  • Festival International du Film sur l'Art (FIFA)
    Montréal
    Canada
    March 16, 2021
    Canada
  • Ghent Viewpoint Documentary Film Festival
    Ghent
    Belgium
    May 20, 2021
    Benelux
  • San Francisco Documentary Festival
    San Francisco
    United States
    June 4, 2021
    California
  • Dart - Documentary Film Festival
    Barcelona
    Spain
    November 25, 2021
    Spain
  • 28th Parnü Int'l Documentary Film Festival
    Parnü
    Estonia
    July 12, 2021
    Estonia
Distribution Information
  • Diego Modino
    Sales Agent
    Country: Spain
    Rights: All Rights
Director Biography - Alberto Triano

Alberto Triano trained as a Technical Architect at UPM but after a few years he left the profession to work on his passion, directing. He has made several music and technology short documentaries, music videos, commercials and a few virtual reality pieces for important brands and agencies such as Warner Music, Sony Music, RTVE… He is currently directing the Zombi Moreno studio focused in art and creativity. “Everyone wants to be the next Weismann” is his debut as a feature filmmaker. Now he’s immersed in the preproduction of his first fiction feature film.

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Director Statement

It is while recording a documentary piece about Mario Klingemann, one of the leaders in the world of art with artificial intelligence, in an art museum that had recently opened its doors in the heart of Madrid, when I first met Martín Solo. I was immediately fascinated by his mixture of eccentricity and wisdom when it came to approaching his relationship with the art and the artists he curated.

One day, after seeing one of my latest audiovisual works in the trend magazine Yorokobu, he called me to talk about the first major exhibition he wanted to put on in his private museum.
I saw him somewhat nervous. Or maybe it was just adrenaline: he wanted to bet it all on Mu Pan, a Taiwanese artist he had met by chance in a tiny gallery in Chelsea.

In my conversations with him I realized that there was something beyond the simple act of setting up the exhibition, something that tormented him and that had to do with a previous failure with another artist named Richard Weismann. "I want you to take your camera and film all of this," he told me. From that moment on, this project took on a new dimension, since it not only spoke of contemporary art but also of a man's obsession to redeem himself from past mistakes.
After many encounters with Martín Solo, I realized that my way of shooting this film should be consistent with the overwhelming personality of Martín Solo and thus break that kind of prejudice that those films about contemporary art are languid and boring.

Martín let me into the guts of his museum and his particular vision of art. It opened the doors to a world that I did not know and that I wanted to share with the audience through this documentary.