A reporter seduced by the "big news," becomes an accomplice of society's indifference by not perceiving what stands in front of him.
Info of the project in spanish at: www.videossquared.com/camilo_spa
My name is Rafael Salazar, I’m a journalist/filmmaker from Spain and I would like to tell the story of a reporter who, seduced by the dream of telling a “big story,” becomes an accomplice of society’s indifference by not perceiving what stands right in front of him.
“Jeremy, a young Latin American journalist living and working in New York, is moving into an apartment with his girlfriend the following day, but receives a phone call one evening telling him he has to go to Haiti to cover the earthquake.
His dream of covering a life-changing story has come, and he is eager to go to Haiti, and be where the news is. But when he arrives at his office, his editor has changed his mind and tells Jeremy to hold back one day while he thinks about sending him. In the meantime, Jeremy is assigned to cover a story of a missing boy.
Jeremy complies and goes to the missing child’s house, where the boy’s mother, a poor Latino woman, holds up a picture of her son desperately pleading for someone to help her find him. But Jeremy is not paying attention; his head is in Haiti.
Back at the television station office, where Jeremy is editing the story of the missing boy, he is told that he’s not going to Haiti, that they’re sending someone more experienced.
Saddened and disillusioned, Jeremy leaves the office early to help his girlfriend move into the new apartment. In a crowded train on his way back home, he sees a young boy sitting across from him eating candy, but Jeremy gets up at his stop and walks away to be lost in the crowds.
The child sitting in front of him was Camilo, the missing boy.
My name is Rafael Salazar. I completed my undergraduate studies in Journalism and Audiovisual Communications, in Murcia, southern Spain and a Masters degree in Documentary Project Development at ECAM, the Film School of Madrid, and have been working as a video journalist for over 6 years.
I now live in Brooklyn, NY, where I continue working as a writer and video journalist for different media channels, mainly online and television, while also developing and growing as a screenwriter, videographer and filmmaker.
Ever since my adolescent years, I have dreamt of being a filmmaker and aspired to tell stories to the world. Now, after years of experience telling real-life stories, I am ready to transition into the world of fiction, create characters with life and tell stories from my own perspective.
Movies won’t make people different, but they do affect and shape their sensibility, and I believe the more people feel, the more ‘humanized’ they become. I don’t expect Camilo’s story to get people to raise their head in the subway and notice the person standing next to them, but with this short film, I intend to at least try and change that.
WHAT IS VIDEOSSQUARED?
VideosSquared is the production company backing this project (with some equipment... although we need more). You can check out more info on them at: www.videossquared.com
WHY AM I ASKING YOU FOR YOUR HELP?
I am asking for your help so I can tell the story of Camilo and Jeremy, and to make the outcome of this short film worthy of the idea behind the script. The shoot will begin the last week of November and the funds will be used in production expenses, such as equipment rentals, location, and to hire the best production and post-production team. It will also help cover the costs of distribution to festivals after production. We are asking for your support to make this project see the light of day and so it can truly be the best it can possibly be!
+ info about the projet: www.videossquared.com/camilo
***Pitch Video Produced by Videos Squared (Image by Ava Wiland, Edited by Rafael Salazar)
Music by Serphonic (http://www.serphonic.de)
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pledged of $2,500 goal
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Oct 22, 2010 - Nov 21, 2010 (30 days)
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A DVD copy (or link for dowl) of the short film and access to a special blog about the project, and your name on the website.
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All the above plus a special DVD edition with a special behind-the-scenes video, and a poster of the short film.
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All the above plus a short video on how to make a movie with the new DSLR cameras + film lens.
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All the above and your name will be in the credits of the short film, and you will have access to the first draft of the short film to give me your feedback. Also, and if you are in the NYC area, you can have a small non-speaking "extra" role in the film.
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All the above, plus your name in the credits as Associate Producer. And if you are in the NYC metropolitan area, a dinner with the director.