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MOVI – “Working In The Risk Zone”

Birth Of The MOVI Movie

The story about how The MOVI Movie was born is a story of passions. The first of which is our zealous desire for creating wine, food, travel and lifestyle videos around the world, with passionate winemakers who can express their enthusiasm on camera. And secondly, the MOVI member’s impassioned drive for creating memorable fine wines by breaking out of Chile’s big wine status quo and working in the “risk zone.”

Videographer Rudi Goldman & crew shooting at Kingston Family Vineyards, Casablanca, Chile
Videographer Rudi Goldman & crew shooting at Kingston Family Vineyards, Casablanca, Chile

Having spent the last two years creating several promotional HD videos from Salta, Argentina and Burgundy and the Provence, France, we decided that our next trip to South America would be a good time to meet some Chilean wine makers.

The story began when my partner and I arrived in Santiago, Chile in February of 2014 with one contact name in hand, provided by our Burgundy wine television consultant Fabrice Magniez. Fabrice had attended a wine-making course in Burgundy with Francois Massoc, who was now the head winemaker at Bodega Calyptra, Cachapoal Province, Chile.

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Francois Massoc, Head Winemaker at Bodega Calyptra, Cachapoal Province, Chile.

Francois would not be able to meet with us for at least a week, since he was away on vacation when we landed. Francois suggested that, in the meantime, we contact Hans Fleischmann, winemaker at Viña Miravalle, Santa Cruz. Hans is the head of a small group of local Santa Cruz wineries. After hearing our story about finding enthusiastic winemakers, Hans urged us to contact Felipe García, a director and co-founder of a group called MOVI. After checking out the MOVI website we were intrigued. Could this have the makings of a very special kind of wine film? We needed to meet with Felipe to find out if our hunch was right.

 Bocanáriz Vino Bar
Bocanáriz Vino Bar

Felipe suggested meeting at what many consider to be the best wine bar in Santiago, Bocanáriz Vino Bar.
Located in the heart of the historic Lastarria neighborhood, Bocanáriz is the place to meet for tourists and local wine lovers. It also happens to stock an abundant selection of the MOVI wines among its showcase of Chilean wines.

What makes this wine bar so special is not only because all the waiters are sommeliers, but because Bocanáriz offers theme tasting of flights consisting of three related sample wines. Additionally, their selection of cuisine was created specifically with the idea of wine pairing in mind.

My partner and I could tell that Felipe García was a well known figure at Bocanáriz. No flights for us, we were provided with the immediate opportunity to taste one of Felipe and his wife, Constanza Schwaderer’s creations, a bottle of 2013 Garcia Schwaderer Ltd. Marina Sauvignon Blanc, originating from the Casablanca Valley. This wonderful wine was paired with one of Felipe’s favorites, blood sausage served with thinly sliced beet root over a yellow sweet-sour relish. Bite sized ceviche stacks and a bowl of mixed seafood ceviche with foam followed.

Once Felipe understood our interests, he asked how long we would be staying in Chile. I told him it was up to him. We could stay for a few days or a couple of weeks. A shooting schedule was agreed and off we went. The results of our first meeting can be seen in The MOVI Movie. We had found more than a passionate Chilean winemaker. In fact, we connected with an exciting organization full of them!

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Thanks for the hospitality of the MOVI members we worked with on the film

We are really looking forward to meeting and working with more of the now 23 members and to creating The MOVI Movie Part 2.

 

[box_light]The MOVI Movie Original Music[/box_light]

We were very fortunate to meet Chilean musician Leo Sepulveda, who was kind enough to record some original music just for The MOVI Movie. We worked with Leo at his studio in Santiago and asked him to create some Chilean vineyard music.

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Recording Chilean musician Leo Sepulveda in his studio in Santiago.

You can more about Leo Sepulveda and hear more of his music at: MySpace.comFacebook

 

[box_light]MOVI Member Links[/box_light]

Viña Acróbata

Viña Armidita

Attilio & Mochi

Reserva de Caliboro

Catrala 

Clos Andino

Flaherty Wines

Garage Wine Co.

Garcia + Schwaderer Co.

Gillmore Winery & Vineyards 

Kingston Family Vineyards

Lagar de Bezana 

Laura Hartwig

Meli 

Merino

Viña Peumayen

Polkura

Rukumilla

Starry Night

Trabun 

Viña Von Siebenthal

Villard Fine Wines

Vultur Wines

 

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Rudi Goldman Author
IPA Staff ID: 06740 – “I am passionate about covering industry events and creating video promotions and features relating to wine, gastronomy, leisure, culture, travel and tourism.” As former Hollywood producer, director and videographer, I’ve lived and worked in Europe since 1990. I am the owner of communications company Media in English, based in The Netherlands and have Dutch citizenship. My 30+ years as a communicator and video maker, as well as my media training work at Media in English, has given me a unique understanding of the perspectives on both sides of the Atlantic. My work includes the production of many successful and award-winning television programs from Los Angeles, New York, London and Hilversum.
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Rudi Goldman Author
IPA Staff ID: 06740 – “I am passionate about covering industry events and creating video promotions and features relating to wine, gastronomy, leisure, culture, travel and tourism.” As former Hollywood producer, director and videographer, I’ve lived and worked in Europe since 1990. I am the owner of communications company Media in English, based in The Netherlands and have Dutch citizenship. My 30+ years as a communicator and video maker, as well as my media training work at Media in English, has given me a unique understanding of the perspectives on both sides of the Atlantic. My work includes the production of many successful and award-winning television programs from Los Angeles, New York, London and Hilversum.
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Comments (12)

  1. This video film gives you a short but dynamic, clear and honest vision of what the MOVI group actually is: the NEW CHILE. I had the chance, pleasure and honour to visit some of the MOVI members… They are all different, with a unique personality, experience, vision on winemaking and of course their own ‘terroir’. But all of them share the same passion, the same pride to be a real vigneron / wine grower / viñatero … and the same will to enjoy life, have fun and share their passion and love of wine and life. This video film is a wonderful testimony. Thank you so much, Rudi Goldman for this piece of art… Highly recommended, the MOVI Movie… ***** Christian Callec via Facebook

  2. Rudi…There is an excellent story here…the visual quality is superb…breathtaking views…from a part of the world not many get to see. Thank you for sharing this with me…The MOVI Movie is a remarkable story.
    – Mark Norman, President World Wine Marketing, Greater New York City Area

  3. Wine is truly made of dreams. . .

    Filming pioneers domesticating a new terroir is an incredible opportunity to show the world that only passion creates movement and action.

    In this film, Rudi Goldman transcends his passion with the passion of the MOVI winemakers. Due to the complexity of wide a range of factors, bringing the best from a terroir is a winemaker’s daily challenge that only people with passion can achieve.

    As Francisco Gillmore says in the film, ‘the difference is in the people who produce the wines.’ Thanks artists, for sharing your talents with us.

    Christian Briard, http://www.champagnechristianbriard.fr

  4. Masterful production! Rhythm, exciting visuals helped encapsulate a lot of information into a magnetic film. The film reinforces the theme of family-owned vineyards’ passion for wine and the hope future success in the market as a collective. Spokespersons were well coached. Represents Chilean wine country beautifully. Congratulations! – Janet Smiljanic

  5. Fantastico !!!! Great job, Thanks for all your passion and vision over this project !!!! Beautiful work !!!!!
    – Andrés Sánchez Westhoff, Winemaker, Gillmore Winery & Vineyards?

  6. “This video does a great job of capturing the spirit and focus of MOVI, Chile’s Movement of Independent Winemakers — a great view into what’s new and dynamic in Chile winemaking today.” – Andy Pflaum -Kingston Family Vineyards, technology startup executive and advisor?

  7. Rudi, thanks a lot for the video you made. It´s so amazing that you managed to capture and show the true essence of MOVI – Angela Mochi – Co-Owner Attilio and Mochi

  8. The video is great! I like it a lot! – Felipe Garcia, Winemaker, Co-Owner Garcia + Schwaderer Co.

  9. It looks like you’ve captured the essence of some true innovators in the wine business. I liked the point that, more than good grapes, it takes good people to make a good wine. – John B Stevens?

  10. It is all about what we import from Chile.
    Small Boutique winery, concept of making human scale not mass product.
    I’m very proud of being a MOVI ambassador in Korean market.
    In addition to, most people on Film are my friends.
    Cheers! – In Suk Chung via Facebook?

  11. Excelente !!!!!! Amigo Rudi – Cesar Opazo Vargas General Manager
    Caliboro Estate

  12. Great stuff, Rudi! You remain the man! When you see the name MOVI, you know you’re getting great wine. And when you see the name Rudi Goldman, you know you’re getting a great wine movie! – Josh Pachter?

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