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HORIZON PROJECT

  • Five friends crossing the Atlantic Ocean on a sailboat

  • Giving one of them the opportunity to explore as much as he can before an incurable genetic disease takes his vision away

  • Create audiovisual content

  • Sponsored and mediated by Giorgio Armani

  • Raising founds to help medical research into Retinitis Pigmentosa

Realisator :  Beltran Gonzalez    @beltraangonzalez   -    www.vimeo.com/beltrangonzalez

Talent :  Benjamin Demarquilly  @benjamindmq

All began 3 years ago...

When Benjamin knew about his disease, he was in Martinique and had to come back in France to do several ophthalmic exams.

2 months after returning, he met Clement in Corsica and became his first model.


For the last year, they have been living together in Milan and Barcelona, developing their friendship, sharing great moments.

When Benjamin explains to Clement about his disease, they thought a lot about how to find a way to talk about it. After a few months of reflection and preparation, they presented the Horizon Project to a member of Giorgio Armani's staff.

 

The project will therefore consist of crossing the Atlantic, sponsored and publicized by the brand, in order to give visibility to Retinopathy Pigmentosa, to launch a fundraiser and to realize Benjamin's dream before he loses his sight.

A few dates to better understand . . . 

01 / 2019

FIRST ALERT
FIRST EXAM

07 / 2019

DIAGNOSTIC CONFIRMED

07 / 2020

20% OF HIS VISION FIELD AFFECTED

10 / 2020

BEGINNING OF HIS MODELING CARRIER

06 / 2021

FIRST 
ARMANI SHOW

07 / 2021

30% OF HIS VISION FIELD IS AFFECTED

10 / 2021

SECOND
ARMANI SHOW

12 / 2021

BIRTH OF
HORIZON

05 / 2022

MALLORCA
SHOOTING VELA CAPSULE
GIORGIO ARMANI

06 / 2022

PORTOCERVO
LAUNCHING VELA CAPSULE
GIORGIO ARMANI

09 / 2022

UNVEILING OF
HORIZON PROJECT

01 / 2023

DEPARTURE TRANSATLANTIC

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The goals of Horizon Project

RAISING FOUNDS FOR THE RESEARCH OF PIGMENTARY RETINOPATHY

Make this project be for Benjamin HOPE, achieving a dream and a NEW START in his fashion career as a model.


Make this project be for Clément, Beltran, Borja & Elvira an impulsion in their careers and the possibility to accompany their friend on his challenging adventure.
 

Share the vision of HORIZON : even with a disability, anything is impossible !


Achieve the INCLUSION of disabled models to give them the chance to pursue their careers and finding new ways to work with clients.

C  R  O  S  S  I  N  G     T  H  E     A  T  L  A  N  T  I C     O  N    A    S  A  I  L  B  O  A  T

DEPARTURE
CANARY ISLANDS

01 / 2023

ARRIVAL
CARIBBEAN

02 / 2023

CHARITY 
EVENTS

2023

THE JOURNEY

C  R  O W  D  F  U  N  D  I  N  G

EXHIBITION TRIP AUDIOVISUAL CONTENT

CROWDFUNDING EVENTS
COLLABORATION WITH DIFFERENT ARTISTS