All posts by cristinabalduin

THE REAL TOM THUMB, BBC

ROLE: Reversioning editor

FORMAT: Reversioning from 1 x 90’ to 2 x 40’, HD

COMMISSIONER: BBC

REVERSIONING PRODUCER: TVF International

SYNOPSIS: The extraordinary story of General Tom Thumb –  the world’s first global show business celebrity. Discovered at the age of four, and just 64cm tall, Stratton was a true child prodigy. His patron, P.T. Barnum, dressed the young Stratton in costume and trained him to sing and dance, transforming him from an unknown personality of the freak-show into an international superstar. His stardom truly reflected the age of his time, but was his career built on exploitation?

Originally produced for BBC as a one-off episode, the documentary has been turned into 2 episodes for sale purposes by TVF International. 

HIGHLIGHTS:  Tailoring the narrative to make a 90 minute documentary work as a 2 parts episodic film.

NAZI MEGASTRUCTURES, NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC

ROLE: Assistant Editor for Series 7, Ep. 05 and 06

FORMAT: Broadcast documentary, 2x 60’

Series 06 is currently available for streaming on Sky Uk or National Geographic USA.

COMMISSIONER: National Geographic

PRODUCTION COMPANY: Darlow Smithson London

SYNOPSIS: This history series examines the military mind-set, pioneering tactics and state-of-the-art technologies deployed by the Nazis and the Allies during World War II. 

Episode 05, Hitler’s desert War, showcases how Rommel’s brutal campaign in North Africa pushed the British to their limits and dictated the course of the war. Episode 06, Hitler’s Mediterranean Fortress, talks about Operation Mincemeat and how allied spies planted false documents on a corpse to carry out of the most audacious deceptions of World War II.

THE GAMITANA DREAM, INTER-AMERICAN FOUNDATION

ROLE: Offline editor, Director

FORMAT: Short documentary, 1 x 9’, HD

COMMISSIONER: Inter-American Foundation 

SYNOPSIS: The Gamitana Dream is the first of two short documentaries I created for the N.G.O. Tacif in the Peruvian Amazon. In 5 chapters, it tells the inspiring success story of 17 low-income families that started their first small business and became entrepreneurs.

HIGHLIGHTS: Persuade the locals to be interviewed, then explain them I wasn’t looking for yes-no answers but for articulated ones. 

THE BILLION DOLLAR FLOWER MARKET, CHANNEL 4

ROLE: Reversioning editor

FORMAT: Reversioning for the American market, 1 x 46’, HD

COMMISSIONER: CHANNEL 4

REVERSIONING PRODUCER: TVF International

SYNOPSIS: The flower industry is a $100 billion global business where the Dutch control the market. But there’s a chink in their armour! And the UK – the world’s fourth largest buyer of cut flowers – is fighting back. Meet the new generation of florists who are revolutionising the trade, from quirky home-grown buds to luscious displays at London’s National Gallery.

Originally produced for C4 as the ‘The Billion Pound Flower Market’, the documentary has been later on reversioned for the American Market by TVF International. 

HIGHLIGHTS: Discovering that cultural differences apply to flowers as well for this adaptation for the American market.

WILD GIBRALTAR, PALEARTIC FILMS

ROLE: Reversioning editor

FORMAT: Reversioning for the International Market, 1 x 52’, HD and 4K

COMMISSIONER: Paleartic Films 

REVERSIONING PRODUCER: TVF International

SYNOPSIS: Wild Gibraltar is a spectacular wildlife documentary featuring the varied and colourful animals which inhabit the border between Africa and Europe. On land and at sea, watch predators big and small wage age-old battles with nature and man. 

Originally produced by Paleartic Films in Spain, the documentary has been later on reversioned for the International Market by TVF International. 

HIGHLIGHTS: Apparently, censorship applies to animals as well, some of them don’t fit in the International market…but the cameleon will keep hissing at its preys!

MAMBA TATTOO, DEVOTION DIGITAL MAGAZINE

ROLE: Offline editor & GFXs

FORMAT: Short documentary, 1 x 2’, HD

COMMISSIONER: Devotion Digital Magazine

SYNOPSIS: This short documentary, created for the indie magazine Devotion, showcases the tattoo designs and artwork of the Catalan artist Mamba Marta. 

With a fifties, American drive-in feel, just about tattoos that rock!

HIGHLIGHTS: Fast Intercutting the tattooing process with arty drawings and that cool, bluesy rhythm.

REQUIEM FOR A FIGHTER, EMPIRE PRODUCTIONS

ROLE: Offline editor & Colourist

FORMAT: Film Trailer, 1 x 2’, 4K

DIRECTOR: Danny Patrick 

SYNOPSIS: Requiem for a Fighter is an innovative tale of family and unlicensed boxing in a close-knit Irish town. Kim Kold from Fast and Furious plays Lucas, a former Danish Army Officer who travels to Ireland to clear up the details of his estranged son’s death. This journey will lead him to discover unknown sides of his son’s life, build new bonds and fight for his son owns convictions.

HIGHLIGHTS: Outline a plot rich of storylines in just 2 minutes, showcasing a variety of dramatic moods, keeping at the same time the rhythm engaging and the story real.

KATIA, BS PRODUCTIONS

ROLE: Offline editor and colourist

FORMAT: Short film, HD, 1 x 11′

DIRECTOR: Alfonso Sáenz

SYNOPSIS: Katia is a thriller short film set in a post-apocalyptic era.

Official selection at New Authors Section, Sigtes International Film Festival.

HIGHLIGHTS: Recreating the dark, slow tone of a post nuclear world.

TIMEWAVES, CRISTINA BALDUIN STUDIO

ROLE: Offline editor, producer

FORMAT: Short Film, 1 x 2’30”, HD

DIRECTOR: Cristina Balduin

SYNOPSIS:  Timewaves is an experiment, a trip down memory lane. A visual poem about childhood through the waves of past memories and poetess Sara Teasdale’s evocative words.

Shot in the incredible location of Supe, Peru.

HIGHLIGHTS: Getting inspired by the landscape and envisioning the film right on location.