Monday, November 2, 2015

The story behind "The Storm Inside the Castanet" ....


by Angeles








"I have cancer and I know that I am going to lose my hair"

Everyone knows that if you go through Chemotherapy when you have Cancer there is a 90% than you are going to lose the hair.
Well, I said to me , I am going to do something with this process and I want it to do in a  creative way , to show this part of my life with other eyes and tell to me and others that there is a new beginning, there is a story to tell even though it is not easy to accept. 

One night I was texting with my friend /filmmaker Carlos De Varona and I told to him about this crazy idea than I wanted to film the moment when I will cut my hair very short but I wanted to do in a very special way. He loved the idea and he gave me creative suggestions that I love it immediately. And I asked to him - "Are you "in" ? - and he said - " It is going to be a pleasure!".

So, we decided to do it one Saturday.... but a week before, at 4am in the morning, I woke up and I saw my hair on the mirror and I freaked out! My hair was falling a part as crazy! Emotionally and nervous , and crying of course,  I said to me - "I can not wait until Saturday, 
we need to do the film now!".
Next day I called Carlos and I said we need to do the film as soon as posible this week. So, Wednesday is the day. I invited  my closest friends to see the progress of this
film in a very private venue.
Everything was done and organized, but you know some drama always came in a funny way. 
I had this dance studio from a friend reserved from that Wednesday night. And she call me on Tuesday around 10:30pm that I can not use the studio. I literarily panic, Why??? Because J.Lo's boyfriend rented the studio, Casper. WOW!!! I said -"Fuck! I need to do this tomorrow. It is so painful, my scalp was suffering so much pain, I could not dealing more with the knoxts and my hair was everywhere" -  but I understood, when is business involve you can not do anything.
But I have good friends that they calmed me down. Carlos and Juan that night said to me -" It has been a very long day and very emotionally, tomorrow we can do it in any place, go to sleep and cut the drama" - of course I was dramatic, it was to much pain and suffered a lot and I wanted to do right.
Next day, my friend Danny call me -"Everything ok for tonight?" - I said no .... and I explained all to him. And he said - "don't worry Angeles you have my house, so call everyone and change the location!"- and VOILA! at 8am that day everything was resolved again , I had a fabulous space, with an amazing support of friends and Carlos behind the camera. And I knew that it is going to be perfect, and magic! and it was perfection!!!

So, here you have the result of that night.




Friends, this is just a moment in this crazy difficult time in my life. I tried to be real, emotionally vulnerable, may be, it was a personal private moment that now everyone can see it. And maybe I can help someone or it is an inspirational way to create awareness and be more brave 
about this fucking Cancer.

Thank you to Carlos de Varona for his amazing work and his creative eyes, my good friends Danny, Jhon, Dania, Juliana, Bianca, Kevin, Danny,  Michael and Rodrigo for being with 
me that special night. 
I am going to remember all of you forever in my life.

Also special thanks to Nathaly Charria and Grace Castro for all your support and work and did an amazing Premier at Libertine last week Thursday, October 29th.

And if you are in Miami this coming Wednesday, November 4th join us to see it in the big screen at
O Cinema, Wynwood at 6pm.
It is going to be amazing!
Get tickets HERE

Kisses, enjoy the film and the behind the scenes pictures by Dania Graibe!

Love is life!

Angeles











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wearing my favorite black flower brooch