A documentary film set in Columbus, Ohio about food, race, immigration, and the exchange of life in unexpected places.
About the Film:
Check out more about the project and watch the extended trailer at: www.transfusionfilm.com
Synopsis- Transfusión is a full length documentary film set in Columbus, OH about food, life, immigration, and the exchange of culture in unexpected places. While the west side of the City (the Greater Hilltop Area) struggle to come to terms with how to handle the emergence of taco trucks, a black neighborhood on the East side (the King-Lincoln district) has invited a taco truck into one of the most impoverished areas of Columbus to help revitalize the community. For the City of Columbus the trucks are more than just about food, they're about immigration, race, community acceptance, and the exchange of life in the inner city.
Film Outline: This is a 90-minute feature film, but it is composed of five unique short films. The sum of the parts is greater than the whole, as the shorts build upon one another to create dynamic contrasts between ethnic urban environments and transnational livelihoods.
Prologue: (4 minutes)- The opening to the film introduces the viewer to the general immigration issues of Hispanics in Columbus, Ohio.
Part I: Jucio a un Taco (16 minutes)- Part one of the film explores racial tensions and other urban issues associated with the emergence of taco trucks on West Side of Columbus, Ohio.
Part II: "Whites Only" (20 minutes)- Part two examines urban infrastructure as racial discrimination in the King-Lincoln district of Columbus, OH. Through this visual and narrative exploration, the film interweaves the presence of a Mexican food truck, Los Potosinos, from San Luis Potosi. This segment elucidates how the truck has become a celebrated food establishment in the spatially segregated, black inner-city community.
Part III: Transfusión (30 minutes)- Part three is the climax of the film. We travel to San Luis Potosi, Mexico, and trace immigrant life issues of Lidia, the owner of Los Potosinos. This part of the film explores food-ways and other personal immigration issues for Mexicans in the United States who have left their families behind.
Part IV: ICE (10 minutes)- Part four examines immigration enforcement in Columbus, OH, and how it is affecting business and social interactions throughout the city for taco truck owners and other immigrants.
Epilogue: (10 minutes)- The final part of the film concludes the previous four segments. It shows how Mexican food trucks have become accepted in most parts of the city and ends with Lidia meeting with an immigration lawyer.
The total production cost of this film is $15,000. We have already spent $5,000 in travel to Ohio and Mexico, as well as the use of professional video and sound equipment. Your donation may help to offset some of our past costs if we pass our goal, but more importantly, your donation will help us complete this project efficiently and professionally over the next two months. Your support will also help get the film submitted to several film festivals and screened at Universities!
Film Festival Submission list: (Please let us know if there is a film festival you would like to see this film in!)
Watch the Extended Trailer Here:
Sonoma International Film Festival, Sonoma, CA
Cine Las Americas, Austin, TX
Hill Country Film Festival, Fredericksberg, TX
Sonoma Food in Film Festival, Santa Rosa, CA
Film Festival of Columbus, Columbus, OH
San Antonio Film Festival, San Antonio, TX
San Francisco International Film Festival, San Francisco, CA
Global Peace Film Festival, Orlando, FL
Screening at the following Universities:
University of California, Berkeley
The University of Texas at Austin
The Ohio State University
To keep the arrangements succinct and tight, he will be performing the music in duet (guitar + resonator/ guitar+violin / mandolin+violin / guitar + melodica, etc.) Playing in this duet way requires distilling the musical idioms to their essence: their plaintive but distinct chord structures and rhythms... which should keep them from becoming complicated and distracting from the film content.To read more about Tim's background in music and listen to a sample of his work, go to www.transfusionfilm.com and click "crew".
December 28th-29th watch first cut with assistant editor and musicians.
January 3rd-6th watch film with musicians and assistant editor with sample music.
January 7th-10th Record music for film.
January 11-20th. Adjust film based on music written by Tim-Mollette Parks.
January 24th. Second to last cut of the film with music.
January 25-27th. color correction and picture lock.
January 28th final sound mix.
January 29th have 15 copies of the film made.
January 30th Send to film festivals.
Check out more about the project at: www.transfusionfilm.com
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This is not my first film as a director, producer or editor, and I am also working/collaborating on other film projects, documentary and narrative. In addition, the entire film has been shot, thus I don't expect any major problems now in the post-production of the film. However, there may be possible delays with syncing the music to the film and scheduling time to work with a professional sound mixer. This process is often very time consuming and efficiency depends on how well the musician, director, and sound mixer are in sync. But we will communicate with all of our backers immediately should we run into any major delays or any other unexpected delays during this process.
Have a question? If the info above doesn't help, you can ask the project creator directly.
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Nov 29, 2012 - Jan 12, 2013
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A Thank You on Facebook and TwitterEstimated delivery: Jan 2013
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A 5"x7" postcard with a special thank you from the director.Estimated delivery: Feb 2013
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Download the original sound track to Transfusión. Score by Tim Mollette-Parks. This music download comes with the extended tracks from the featured short pieces in the film!Estimated delivery: Feb 2013
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*NEW... Get one (1) pass to screen Transfusión in the King-Lincoln district of Columbus, OH. You will also get a post-card thank you at the event, and be able to download the music to the film (May 2013).Estimated delivery: May 2013
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Download the entire feature film! You get a special post card thank you and the full length film in High Definition for only $20!Estimated delivery: May 2013
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All the above! You get a special post card thank you, a digital download of the music and the film for only $25!Estimated delivery: Mar 2013
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All the above, plus a 14"x20" limited number, director and musician signed film poster. You will receive the poster, as well as a special post card thank you, the digital download of the music and the film in HD for only $30!Estimated delivery: Mar 2013Add $5 to ship outside the US
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All The Above!!! Get a signed DVD copy And the 14"x20" director and musician signed film poster. You will also receive one (1) pass to screen the event is Columbus, OH, as well as a special post card thank you, and the digital download of the music!Estimated delivery: May 2013Add $10 to ship outside the US
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Get a set of 16 postcards. Images are of Mexican landscapes and Mexican food-scapes, taken by the director during the production of the film! Go to www.transfusionfilm.com, click on "photos" and then click on "postcard set" to check out the images! * Includes one signed postcard thank you!Estimated delivery: Mar 2013Add $5 to ship outside the US
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One (1) pass for a taco truck tour with the director in a city near you in the March, April, or early May of 2013. (New York, NY; Los Angeles, CA; Oakland, CA; Austin, TX; Columbus, OH) Chat with the director about the film while eating tacos and exploring the city. First round of tacos included, transportation not included. Event dates released Feb 1st. if you can not make a date, you may gift the pass. *You will also receive a postcard thank you and be able to download the film and soundtrack.Estimated delivery: May 2013
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Two (2) passes for a taco truck tour with the director in a city near you. (New York, NY; Los Angeles, CA; Oakland, CA; Austin, TX; Columbus, OH) Chat with the director about the film while eating tacos. First round of tacos included, transportation not included. Dates released Feb 1st. if you can not make a date, you may gift the passes. *You will also receive a postcard thank you and be able to download the film and soundtrack.Estimated delivery: May 2013
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Explore Los Angeles' taco truck night scene with the director, and then drink pulque or tequila while watching the film. Tacos at the trucks and drinks included; transportation may be included. *You will also receive a postcard thank you and be able to download the film and soundtrack. (This event is held the same week as the Association of American Geographers' Conference, in LA.)Estimated delivery: Apr 2013
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Two (2) premier guest passes for a special screening of the film this spring in Austin, TX or in the San Francisco Bay Area. (March or April 2013) Listen to Tim-Mollette Parks play music from the film live while eating tacos and sampling tequila prior to screening! *You will also receive a postcard thank you and be able to download the film and soundtrack.Estimated delivery: Apr 2013
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Two (2) special guest passes for a private screening of the film in Columbus, OH with the King-Lincoln community. Dinner and drinks at Los Potosinos (the taco truck in the film) with director and characters from the film included after the event. Tim-Mollette Parks will also be playing music from the film live after the screening. (April or May 2013) *You will also receive a postcard thank you and be able to download the film and soundtrack.Estimated delivery: May 2013
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Associate Producer Credit and a signed copy of the DVD. You will also receive two passes to a taco truck tour.Estimated delivery: Mar 2013
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Executive Producer Credit and a signed copy of the DVD and movie poster. You will also receive two passes to any two events.Estimated delivery: Mar 2013
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Executive Producer Credit, a signed copy of the DVD and movie poster. You will also receive two passes to any three events.Estimated delivery: Mar 2013