Rapunzel Nabunzel

"Rapunzel Nabunzel" is a production made from home and without financing that took 6 years of two-handed work, in charge of writing the script, composition, animation, backgrounds, musical composition, production, editing and the interpretation behind the microphone of two characters main and some secondary.
There was only collaboration in the sound section, by having the voice of several voice actors (professionals, in training and amateurs) who were in charge of sounding the rest of the characters.

Given the crazy scale of the project, and after finishing all the sound (voices and music), par of the work of the first 4 years was invested in a humble animation that was only enough to give life to about 25 minutes of footage. After exhaustion, the rest was finished in animatic/storyboard, in order to show the "picture" of what the full movie would have been like.


In a far away village, a young married couple waits for their first child. Emilia, the woman, has a demanding craving for turnips that pulses her to press her husband to go stealing rampions in the neighbor's vegetable garden. She is, in fact, a witch.
The guy accepts the mission after an amount of objections, but when he is taking the rampions, he is caught by Charnot, the witch, whom he tries to explain the situation. Charnot agrees to give him the turnips, but with the non-negotiable condition of giving the baby to her, after this one's birth. Thus, Charnot becomes the mother of the baby, a girl she calls Rapunzel Nabunzel.

The witch wants to bring up her god-daughter apart from the non-sensible habits of society, and to accomplish this purpose, she locks her in a CGI tower that is lost in the middle of forest, which has no stairs nor door. Its only one entry is a window, and Charnot can get access to it climbing Rapunzel's kilometric hair, what has never been cut out.

One day, some years later, in the distance, a young horse-rider hears a song in the forest. The singer is no other that Rapunzel, and guided by the sound of her voice, the young man discovers the tower, the maiden and the witch who is keeping her locked.
The horse-rider is the prince of the country, he feels a deep interest for the imprisoned maiden and introduces himself to her.
Rapunzel is really amazed and she feels intrigued about the vision of the first man appearing in her life. Soon, this interest turns much fleshier in them both. In this way, prince Eivano and Rapunzel Nabunzel become lovers in secret. But this secret cannot last forever, and Rapunzel must acquire the value to determine if she wants to leave her usual life and come to outer world, or, on the contrary, keep been there, sure, but locked.

  • Efrayn R.S.
  • Efrayn R.S.
  • Olga Molina
    Key Cast
    "Rapunzel Nabunzel"
  • Efrayn R.S.
    Key Cast
    "Prince Eivano (voice and songs)"
  • Laura Martín
    Key Cast
    "Charnot (I)"
  • Roser Fornés
    Key Cast
    "Charnot (II)"
  • Lidia Colom
    Key Cast
    "Rapunzel Nabunzel (young)"
  • Vanessa Miranda
    Key Cast
  • Elihú Calvo
    Key Cast
  • Lydia Cuestas
    Key Cast
    "Rapunzel Nabunzel (songs)"
  • Laura Garí
    Key Cast
    "Charnot (songs)"
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    Rapunzel Nabunzel
  • Project Type:
    Animation, Experimental, Student
  • Genres:
    Comedy, Drama, Musical, Adult, Parody, LGBT
  • Runtime:
    1 hour 25 minutes 54 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    April 1, 2015
  • Production Budget:
    0 USD
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  • Language:
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  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
  • 12 Months Film Festival
    July 1, 2016
    Silver medal
  • XI El Milagro
    September 30, 2016
    First prize animation
  • Fan Film Awards
    United States
    November 24, 2016
    Finalist Best Animation 2017
  • 12 Festival de Cine de Alicante
    July 27, 2015
Director Biography

Efrayn is a multifaceted spanish artist. He composes, writes and produces his musical themes, as well as the original soundtracks of the audiovisual productions to which also he devotes himself; which is centered on the technology of 2D Animation, which accompanies of adult arguments.

He was born on 3 February 1986 in Alicante, Valencian Community, Spain. At the age of seventeen he went to live in Catalonia where he studied "Technology of Audio-visual Narration ".

During this time, he began recording his music demos. One of the first ones was "Ángel y Demonio (Angel and Demon)", which accompanied a videoclip that he produced in 2004. The above mentioned song formed part of his musical project "Trival Scar", as a result of the amateur quality of the voice recording and the lack of financial means to complete the production, the decision is made to postpone the project.

In order to make his unknown voice reach the public, Efrayn begins to record diverse versions of known songs during 2006-2007, on the Internet. The versions gradually acquired buzz that lead him to his first concerts and participation in public events in 2007 .

During this time he gained followers across the Internet for his productions of animation. The most recent and successful: "La Sirenita Lesbiana " (The Lesbian Little Mermaid) (2009), that comedy are accompanied with musical and vocal themes of his own composition. In 2010, with much more means and experience, he produces a compilation of versions to say "goodbye", the album titled "Transición" (Transition), which he launches via the internet with no interest in making a profit. In this album he remixes fragments of his own songs. Featuring the complete author song "Ieri Erano Tante" which was previously recorded in 2008 and is well received despite being an original and unknown song. In 2011 he finally makes his début in the music business with his new singles "Aire" and "Todo", that are a prelude to his album titled "Encerrado en mi Mente" (Enclosed in my Mind), a project that had on hold since he was fifteen and that finally, and after very much determination, has managed to make it a reality. Shortly after unveils its new single "Príncipe Rojo [Encerrado en mi Mente / Rapunzel Nabunzel]" on iTunes and Spotify in duet version. The song belongs to the album "Encerrado en mi Mente" published in 2011.
This soundtrack belongs to the animated feature that began in 2009, and Efrayn completed in 2014. The premiere of the film took place on November 28, 2015 in Barcelona (Spain), and the news of the event was covered by various media. The film also was selected in the Festival of Cinema of Alicante.

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Director Statement

The lack of means and adversity have become training to create my independent productions for which, apart from my love for drawing and singing, I have had to animate, edit, write, interpret, compose, produce and direct; for which, except for the collaboration of voices in my animated projects, I am alone in charge of each 0 budget production, and several years for its realization and all done from home.