Five friends crossing the Atlantic Ocean on a sailboat
Giving Benjamin the opportunity to explore as much as he can before an incurable genetic disease takes his vision away
One film and two chapters as a journal of the trip and as an explanation of Benjamin's condition
Sponsored and mediated by Giorgio Armani
Raising founds to help medical research into Usher Syndrome x Retinitis Pigmentosa
Sensibilization into Usher Syndrome x Retinitis Pigmentosa
Realisator : Beltran Gonzalez
Director of photography : Borja Llorens
Talent : Benjamin Demarquilly, Elvira Guardia, Clément Laguardia
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 explained 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 Usher Syndrome & Retinitis Pigmentosa, to launch a fundraiser and to realize Benjamin's dream before he loses his sight.
An overview of our journey ...
01 / 2019
07 / 2019
07 / 2020
20% OF HIS VISION FIELD AFFECTED
10 / 2020
BEGINNING OF HIS MODELING CARRIER
06 / 2021
07 / 2021
30% OF HIS VISION FIELD IS AFFECTED
10 / 2021
12 / 2021
05 / 2022
SHOOTING VELA CAPSULE
06 / 2022
LAUNCHING VELA CAPSULE
09 / 2022
02 / 2023
The goals of Horizon Project
RAISING FOUNDS FOR THE RESEARCH OF RETINITIS PIGMENTOSA
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.