NO PLACE LIKE HOME
David Velduque | Spain| Fiction | 2017 | 7 min
‘No Place Like Home’ is the story of Niko, a guy who enjoys his life and his sexuality at it’s full potential. Suddenly he will have to go back home to his country in Eastern Europe to take care of his ill mother. Nothing is what it seems and soon he will realize what is really going on. A breathtaking road trip about the discrimination and violence against the LGTBIQ community around the worldEspañol
David Velduque: At the age of 16, his sensitivity and artistic restlessness led him to study Drama at San Francisco (USA), a city that will change the course of his life. When he returns to Madrid, he decides to combine his degree studies on Audiovisual Communication with the acting ones. His artistic path continues in New York where he perfects his studies on both acting and directing at “The Lee Strasberg Film Institute”. At the same time he takes his first steps as director with shortfilms like “Romeo” or “Inyciados”, a found footage from 2007 shot in New York.
In 2009 he is part of the webseries boom in Spain, creating and directing “Desalmados”, a humor story about life after death, a webseries that becomes the first online fiction in Antena 3. After the success of this format, he founded a production company with his business associate Víctor Martín León. He creates and directs projects like “Háztelo Mirar”, a comedy show for Antena 3 and Neox, videoclips or shortfilms like “El Picnic”. In order to continue having creative control of his projects, he founded Neurads, an audiovisual creative agency where he creates and directs content for brands such as Paramount Channel, Schweppes, MTV or El Corte Inglés, among others. In 2016, during the LGBTI Pride week at Madrid, he releases the short film “Por Un Beso”. The story of Tomás and Andrea becomes an absolute viral success in social media and TV networks. He still continues an extensive tour on film festivals around the world. In 2017 he returns with “Crudo”, a short film that becomes one of the most disturbing stories of his filmography. In June, Turner Broadcasting Company among TNT, COSMO, FOX, Syfy and Calle 13 hire the director for his new film project, “No Place Like Home”. A breathtaking road trip about the discrimination and violence against the LGBT community in places like Chechnya, Russia.
En 2016 dirige “Por Un Beso” el cortometraje del Orgullo LGTBI de ese mismo año que se convierte en un absoluto éxito viral en medios y redes y con el que continúa un extenso recorrido por festivales de todo el mundo. En 2017 vuelve a la carga con “Crudo”, un cortometraje que se convierte en uno de las historias más perturbadoras de su filmografía. Y en Junio de ese mismo año, la compañía Turner y los canales TNT, Cosmo, Fox, SyFy y Calle13 fichan al director para su nuevo proyecto cinematográfico, “No Place Like Home”. Una historia inspirada en los terribles sucesos que el colectivo LGTBI sufre en Chechenia.