Private Project

It's up to you

7 out of 10 students don't know what to do after high school; this is a decisive moment in the life of a teenager and they feel overwhelmed and anxious about that situation. Are they ready to take such an important decision? Do they have the support they need in this challenging decision making process? Do they know enough about their talents and passions?
Ten young students were challenged in a 10 days journey throughout Europe to get inspired and take perspective before taking one of the most challenging decisions in their lives: what am I going to do after high school?

  • Irene Soler
  • Javier Navas
  • Ainhoa Alcutón, Pol Capdevila, Maria Garrido, Alba Hernández, Clàudia Martí, Nora Rodriguez
    Editing assistants
  • Sergi Ros
    Illustration and animation
  • Nora Rodriguez
    Design Cell Animation
  • Pol Capdevila
    Cell Animation
  • Elena Humanes
    Color Grading
  • Miquel Mestres
    Sound Editor
  • Jon Horna
    Soundtrack composer
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    It's up to you
  • Project Type:
    Animation, Documentary
  • Genres:
    Teenager, travel, youth, education, documentary
  • Runtime:
    40 minutes 55 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    January 17, 2019
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  • Country of Filming:
    France, Germany, Italy, Spain
  • Language:
    Catalan, English, Spanish
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Director Biography - Irene Soler

Irene Soler is a filmmaker, editor and producer. She studied Audiovisual communication in the University of Barcelona. With more than 8 years of experience in audiovisual production, and with a very versatile and entrepreneur personality, she got to learn from a wide range of different professional positions. She works now as a producer and coordinator of media content in Domestika, one of the biggest creative communities in Spanish.
It's up to you is her debut documentary film.

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Director Statement

There were many things that we didn't know before the shooting, but there was one that we knew for sure; we wanted the 10 students to take part in the creation of this documentary.
That's why, the first day we gave them a Go Pro, so they could film this trip from their own point of view, a true portrait of their generation.
After the shooting, we organized a film editing masterclass, so they could learn the principles of film editing, and they did all the assisting editing, synchronizing image and sound from all the footage from the 10 days trip. Some of them also took part on the animation process of the intro, by illustrating and animating.
They took part in the whole process of the production of this documentary and this gave them a better look of the audiovisual careers.
Our goal with this documentary is to inspire and empower all those teenagers that very soon will have to take such an important decision about their future.