Flight of the Guitar

Flight of the Guitar

Javier Limón, Jorge Martínez
This is the story of a trip with a special focus on “La Maestro”, the only guitar designed by Paco de Lucía and created for his friend and luthier Antonio Morales. An isolated Spanish guitar after the sudden dead of the greatest musical genius Spanish. 9 countries, 12 towns, 2 continents, 34,412 kilometres...

Javier Limón

Musician, Director. Specialising in flamenco, jazz, and world music, he is an international point of reference for roots music. It is worth noting his versatility at the different tasks he has assumed as a composer, guitarist, producer, columnist, teacher or communicator, and the diversity of cultures and styles in which his career has taken place. He has composed and produced more than 100 records for more than 1000 artists, such as Paco de Lucía, Wynton Marsallis, Joe Lovano, Caetano Veloso, Tom Harrel, Alicia Keys, Enrique and Estrella Morente, José Mercé, Bebo Valdés, Buika, Diego El Cigala, Mariza, and Anoushka Shankar to name a few from the endless list. He has also taken part at the most important festivals in the world, such as the North Sea Jazz Festival, Montreux Jazz Festival, Barcelona Jazz Festival, Madrid Jazz Festival, Vitoria Jazz Festival, the Midem Festival in Cannes, the Jazz Festival in Istanbul, Norwich Jazz Festival and Ashdod Mediterranean Festival. His work also includes compositions for sound tracks to films such as Bienvenido a Casa (Welcome Home) by David Trueba; Bajo las Estrellas

Jorge Martínez

Trained as a graphic designer, he was a founding partner of Germinal Comunicación, a point of reference in the area of design and creative communication, where he was Executive Creative Director, running highly-disciplined projects that have achieved numerous prizes and acknowledgement at festivals such as “El Sol” (Platinum Sun), FIAP (Platinum Sun and Latin American Cup), Intercontinental Advertising Cup (Grand Cup), Club de Creativos (Gold CdeC), Art Director´s Club of Europe and Effectiveness Awards. In 2012, he directed the short film Minera, an audiovisual poem that tells us about the visit by the flamenco singer Rocío Márquez to the inside of the Santa Cruz mine in Sil, in León, where a group of miners locked themselves in for fifty days as a sign of protest against the closure of the coal mines. Minera was released on www.elpais.com and on Canal+, and was awarded at numerous festivals, including the Miradas-Doc Festival, International Festival in Cante de las Minas, which gave it the Pencho Cros Award for Audiovisual Arts or the Laus Awards, which gave two Grand Laus to a single project in the same year for the first time since they began. The immense transformative power of ideas, a non-conformist attitude, and sensitivity to social issues led this unconventional creative director to dedicate all of his efforts and his creative energy on running social projects and, currently, Jorge Martínez centres his work in the context of social innovation, developing projects and ideas for organisations such as Oceana, Fundación Vicente Ferrer, Save The Children, the UN Millennium Campaign, Paz y Desarrollo, Rescate Internacional and Médicos Sin Fronteras (Doctors Without Borders) Spain. Recently, Jorge Martínez was chosen by Fundación Telefónica to direct the campaign for the project “Alimenta la Innovación”, featuring Ferrán Adrià.

  • Original title La guitarra vuela
  • Director Javier Limón, Jorge Martínez
  • Duration 72
  • Production year 2016
  • Theme Music, Arts & Culture, Travel
  • Format DCP
  • Category Feature Film
  • Subcategory Documentary
  • Nationality Spain
  • Producer Maskeline
  • Dialogue language Spanish
  • Subtitle language English
  • Intérpretes Mariza, Magos Herrera, Gregoire Maret, Alejandro Sanz, Jenny&The Mexicats, Chabuco, Alain Pérez, Muñequitos de Matanzas, Julio Cobelli, Rubén Rada, Julieta Rada, Lobo Núñez, Luis Salinas, Caetano Veloso, Carlinhos Brown, Guinga, Tomatito, Diego del Morao