Help us finish a beautiful documentary about Mexican music
Here's the T-shirt, which you'll get if you contribute $30 or more!
My new documentary, A Mexican Sound, goes to the mountains of northeastern Mexico to unlock the secrets of a very special kind of music and communal dance called son huasteco. It'll be 26 minutes long and packed with beautiful music and breathtaking images from the Mexican countryside.
This is a fun, uplifting film that reveals a side of the Mexico we rarely see or hear about: a Mexico full of warm people, majestic landscapes, and vibrant communities and traditions. If you're not already a fan of son huasteco music, I know you will be by the time you finish watching this film. Its energy and emotion are contagious.
Editing is almost finished and I'm on schedule to begin submitting to film festivals this fall. But before I do, I still need to pay for rights to all the music I'm using and hire talented folks to do the audio mix, the color correction, and other odds and ends. Please help me finish this film and get it out to the world!
I was born and raised in Kentucky, and I didn't know much of anything about Mexico until I took a job waiting tables 9 years ago. Many of my co-workers at the restaurant—the cooks, the busboys, the dishwashers—were Mexican immigrants. After leaving my job at the restaurant, I decided to spend a few years in Mexico trying to understand why my co-workers (and millions of people like them) migrate to the US. That's when I made my first film, The Other Side of Immigration. A low budget, independent film in the truest sense, The Other Side of Immigration has gone on to screen at over 100 events around the world. I'm also the director of a very short film about the US-Mexico border fence, which maybe you saw on YouTube. My documentaries have been featured by a wide range of media outlets, including NPR, Fox News, Univision's Al Punto con Jorge Ramos, Telemundo, The Huffington Post, The Economist, and many others.
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Sep 10, 2012 - Oct 25, 2012 (45 days)
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A big thank you on the film's website and facebook page to everyone who contributes to this project.Estimated delivery: Oct 2012
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You’ll be the first to get a high-definition digital download of “A Mexican Sound.” That’s 26 minutes of beautiful music and images from Mexico for just 5 bucks!Estimated delivery: Feb 2013
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We'll mail you a DVD of “A Mexican Sound,” signed by director Roy Germano. You'll also receive a personal phone call from Roy to thank you for your support! And of course, you’ll get the HD digital download.Estimated delivery: Feb 2013
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NEW REWARD (T-shirt + digital download): You'll get a stylish "A Mexican Sound" t-shirt, screened on an American Apparel-brand shirt. We'll contact you later to ask for size. You'll also receive a personal phone call from Roy to thank you for your support! And of course, you’ll get the HD digital download of "A Mexican Sound". (please include $5 extra if outside the US)Estimated delivery: Feb 2013
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You'll get a stylish "A Mexican Sound" t-shirt, screened on an American Apparel-brand shirt. We'll contact you later to ask for your preferred size and shirt color. You'll also get the signed DVD, the digital download, and a personal thank you call from Roy!Estimated delivery: Feb 2013
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Get a set of official "A Mexican Sound" postcards with beautiful images from Mexico! You'll also get the digital download, a phone call from Roy, a signed DVD, and a T-shirt.Estimated delivery: Feb 2013
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You (or your company/organization/family—it’s up to you) will be listed as an "Associate Producer" in the end credits! You'll also get 2 tickets to the private premiere and after-party in New York City (transportation not included; tickets may be gifted/transferred to friends if you can't make it). You'll also get the digital download, DVD, a thank you call from Roy, postcards, and a T-shirt.Estimated delivery: Feb 2013
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You’ll get all previous rewards, PLUS Roy will join your party, class, or conference via Skype for one of his famous 45-minute Q&A sessions. Ask Roy questions about "The Other Side of Immigration," "A Mexican Sound" (once it's released), or any other topic that's on your mind.Estimated delivery: Feb 2013
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If you aspire to be more like Ryan Seacrest, Aaron Spelling, or the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation, choose this reward and you'll be credited as an “Executive Producer” in the opening credits!! Company names, organizations, and family names can be used if you prefer. You'll also receive all previous rewards.Estimated delivery: Feb 2013
Pledge $2,999 or more
Roy will fly to your city to present and discuss either or both of his films at your conference, campus, event, or party. Roy can also make classroom visits and give talks—we'll make a day of it. (Roy will pay for his own travel and accommodations.) Of course, you'll receive all previous awards. You can learn more about Roy's events here: http://roygermano.com/about/speaking/testimonials/Estimated delivery: Feb 2013