This film puts a human face on the tragic, often fatal consequences, of forcing people to cross borders illegally.
We are seeking pre-production costs for "El Camino." Our film tells the story of a young wife and mother who'd been living in the U.S. for many years as an undocumented worker, went to Mexico to see her dying father, and was crossing back across the border illegally when she was killed in a wildfire. (Our feature-length screenplay is inspired by, but not limited to, actual events.)
Our producing partners are the San Diego City College Film Department, BINACOM (the Binational Association of Schools of Communication), and our own company, Work With Me Films. At the helm of the movie will be director David McClendon, and it will be shot by cinematographer Pepe Alvarez.
The production will be a bi-national, bi-cultural, bilingual and truly collaborative process. Students and faculty from all ten schools (four in Baja California) will have the opportunity to work alongside and learn from experienced professionals on both sides of the border. We will be receiving some production funding from college foundations, and are already approaching a variety of other funders. But, in order to shoot the film this fall, we need some funds to begin preproduction this summer.
Just a few of the many activities we will fund with this $6,000: we'll be able to scout locations in the U.S. and Mexico, begin the design process, find and cast actors, and assemble our production team. Everyone involved considers this project to be a labor of love, and will be contributing time and energy to help tell this important story.
Find the "El Camino" film page on Facebook, or click the links below to see more on Work With Me Films, BINACOM (the Binational Association of Schools of Communication), or the San Diego City College Film Dept. Or contact us at this email address: info (at) workwithmefilms (dot) com
pledged of $6,000 goal
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Jun 27, 2011 - Aug 1, 2011
Pledge $1 or more
We'll keep you up to date with the movie’s progress, and give you a special shout out on the "El Camino" Facebook page.
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We’ll send you a digital download of the film's soundtrack when it is released, and the above.
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We’ll send you an "El Camino" bumper sticker and all the above (stickers shipped to U.S. addresses only) and all the above.
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We’ll send you a digital download of the documentary "The Making of El Camino" when it is released, and all the above.
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You'll be listed in the "Thank You"s during the film's credits, and all the above.
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We’ll send you an official "El Camino" T-Shirt and all the above (T-shirts shipped to U.S. addresses only).
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You OR your business will be listed as a Sponsor in the film's credits, and all the above.
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For $500, we'll list you as an Associate Producer in the film's credits, invite you to the wrap party, and all the above.
Pledge $1,000 or more
You OR a person of your choice can appear as a featured extra in the film (transportation and lodging not provided), and all the above.