A feature film shot in Havana, Cuba written and directed by New York based filmmaker Robert Pietri
Dear Friends, family, and fans
We are a husband and wife filmmaking team based in Brooklyn, New York, We are in the final stages of completing Semper Fidel, a feature film we shot in Havana, Cuba.
Semper Fidel was produced on a shoe-string budget, a truly independent venture realized through plenty of good will and an amazing cast and crew. With this Kickstarter Campaign, we hope to continue in that spirit and raise a minimum of $7,500 to help us finish the movie. We’re covering costs with credit cards at the moment, and facing considerable post-production expenses, including color correction, sound mixing, to get the film ready for exhibition. In addition to this, we are looking at costly marketing expenses including printing promotional materials, finishing our website, etc., as well as film festival submissions and expenses.
Please watch the video above, visit our facebook page, and if it feels right, contribute to the film through the incentive levels we have provided. The minimum donation is just ten dollars, and every donation counts. We really need your support to finish this film.
Many thanks, in advance.
Robert and Tara Pietri
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
WHAT IS THIS FEATURE FILM ABOUT?
In the wake of his estranged father's death, Jim Acosta, a U.S. Marine goes to Havana to learn about his father's past. He discovers that his grandfather, Mario, is still alive and the owner of a boxing gym in Havana. Jim convinces Mario to train him and a bond is created that will change Jim's life forever. With the comfort of knowing he is not alone, Jim returns to the States to rejoin his unit. Shot against the backdrop of Havana, Cuba, the film provides a unique opportunity to capture Cuba on the precipice of change.
CAN WE EXCEED THE GOAL?
Yes! Exceeding the goal would help us pay for more of the costs to finish the film. We've been conservative in our goal and really need close to $15,000 to finish this film so please do help us smash the goal to ensure that we can meet all the anticipated post-production costs.
WHAT HAPPENS IF THE MONEY ISN'T RAISED IN TIME?
If our goal isn’t met before the deadline, we don't receive any of the pledges. Your credit or debit card will not be charged.
WHERE CAN I LEARN MORE ABOUT THE FILM?
Go to our Facebook page here: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Semper-Fidel/138631219498348
Read an article on our film here: http://www.walletpop.com/2010/07/12/if-you-can-get-there-cuba-is-paradise-for-cash-strapped-filmmak/
Yes! We still need money to complete the project. You can donate to our project through the fiscal sponsorship we have set up with the film forum. See the link below: http://www.filmforum.org/sponsorship.html
pledged of $7,500 goal
seconds to go
Jul 16, 2011 - Sep 14, 2011 (60 days)
Pledge $10 or more
Thanks credit on the film's social media websites
Pledge $25 or more
Thanks credit in the end credits of the film + all of the above
Pledge $50 or more
A DVD of the completed film + all of the above
Pledge $100 or more
(Unframed) page of the shooting script, personalized and signed by the director and producer + all of the above
Pledge $250 or more
An unframed still photograph from the film + all of the above
Pledge $500 or more
Limited edition unframed print taken by the cinematographer of the film, Eric Lin + all of the above
Pledge $1,000 or more
Associate Producer credit in the end titles of the film (in lieu of the thanks credit specified above) + all of the above (minus the limited edition print)
Pledge $2,500 or more
Associate Producer credit also in the billing block on the poster and DVD packaging + all of the above (minus the limited edition print)
Pledge $5,000 or more
Executive Producer credit (in lieu of the thanks/associate producer credit specified above), in the end titles of the film and in the billing block on the official poster and DVD packaging + all of the above (minus the limited edition print)