Zisma (Schism)

"A journey to the mind of a singular musician struggling with his own demons."
Gran Dani works as a fruit vendor at the market and writes songs inspired by his daily life, which become the repertoire of his underground punk band: Killing Rajoyss. One day drama hits his life and hell breaks loose... Gran Dani needs to find the way to subdue his fears and master his new reality, reinventing himself.

  • Jorge Sánchez Calderón
  • Jorge Sánchez Calderón
  • Gran Dani
    Key Cast
  • Jorge Sánchez Calderón
  • Jorge Sánchez Calderón
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  • Genres:
    Music, Rockumentary, Portrait, Essay, Art Brut
  • Runtime:
    33 minutes 40 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    January 20, 2020
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  • Student Project:
Director Biography - Jorge Sánchez Calderón

Jorge Sánchez Calderón (1982, Madrid) studied Graphic Design and Multimedia Design in Spain and England. Later he moved to Prague to study at prestigious FAMU (Film and TV School of the Academy of Performing Arts) where he attained Bachelor of Arts and Master Degrees in film editing.

He focuses on author documentary both as an editor and director, working for TV and independent film projects. Besides, he's a skilled illustrator and animator, prolific punk musician and a relentless home-movies recorder.

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Director Statement

With this film my main interest was to portray Gran Dani's unique worldview and inner disharmony, knocking down all the stereotypes of the "rockumentary" genre. Instead, I propose a journey inwards, into the soul of my best friend, exploring his dreams and visions, confronting his demons and revealing a profound life philosophy.

The film is a collage of video-diaries collected over a period of 13 years, found footage, voice-notes between director and protagonist and hand-rendered animations illustrating Gran Dani's state of mind and spiritual process.