Making a film with Werner Herzog!User's  Carlos Lesmes project in the category Film & Photo

Holy S***! This is OUTSTANDING!

You guys are amazing! I Just want to let everybody know that the whole whorkshp is 4000eur so if we pass the limit, more help is still extremely welcome!

So, don't be shy and collaborate and listen (ice, ice...) But mostly thanks from the bottom of my heart!


Me & the Goal

My name is Carlos Lesmes. I am a Colombian Filmmaker and I have been living and working in Estonia for the past 5 years. It is home.

And now I’m asking for help for a new short film, but this time it is one made in collaboration with Werner Herzog!

I will take part of a practical workshop in which from the 6th to the 16th of March I’ll be tasked and guided by Werner Herzog to create a short film in Havana, Cuba. Once in Cuba he will give me the theme and advice for the completion of the film, so it is a one in a lifetime opportunity to learn from one of the great masters of cinema.

I moved to Tallinn in 2011 and since then I have been working in different short films and full feature films and I have made 4 short films here in Estonia - from documentary to dance and science fiction - that have been showcased in different film festivals around the world such as Fantasia Film Festival in Canada, Aesthethica Short Film Festival in the United Kingdom and Lakino Berlin and at the time I’m developing a short film and a full feature film project to be made here in Tallinn, both of them related with finding the extraordinary in new places and adapting to an ever-changing society.

I am gathering fund from other sources, like the Colombian film institute and also from different Estonian cultural institutes, but I still need some more support in order to be able to attend and make a great short film, and for that I would like to ask for your help and support!

Thanks a lot!
Carlos Eduardo Lesmes López

Here is a sample of my work:

And Werner’s Invitation:

Who is Werner Herzog?

Werner Herzog is a film Director, Writer and Producer. He has studied history, literature and theatre, but hasn't finished it. Founded his own production company in 1963. Has staged several operas, besides others in Bayreuth, Germany, and at the Milan Scala in Italy. Herzog has won numerous national and international awards for his films. But he is also well known for his real life stories and for being the only director who could actually work with Klaus Kinsky and he once ate a shoe to honor a bet he made to a young film student (Errol Morris) and rescued Joaquin Phoenix from a Car crash.

He is one of the few people whose life story seems stranger than his films. But as a filmmaker Werner Herzog has never stopped pushing narrative limits and finding new and different stories to tell, most of them exploring the depths of human soul and the way we relate to our reality.

The opportunity to make a film under his guidance is incredible and I can’t wait to bring it back and showcase it in Estonia.

Werner’s resume:

  • 100 backers
  • 2717€raised of 1500€ goal

Successful project

This project was funded on 12.Feb.2017

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