The story of a circus roustabout.Force to make his way through the world hoping trains and searching for a mother he is yet to know...
Is a tale of a boy’s rite of passage on the road of life. Jit (protagonist)performs as the the feral boy in a circus sideshow. As the narrative unfolds you see the progression of the boy’s connection with himself and the failed interpersonal relationships that define him. He is led astray by false idols and is forced to leave the circus.He believes himself to be the ultimate betrayer and the tale becomes a requiem of his past, and a foretelling of a morally un-tethered future. Razorback is a film of overcoming obstacles and searching for hope at the end of the road.
About the Writer/Director
I originally created this story based on some of the experiences that made me who I am today. At the age of 16 growing up in Los Angeles I was confronted with a lot of choices that would had led me down a wrong path.I managed to gather some funds and moved away.Travelling and living abroad gave me the courage to break away from my environment, My experiences on the road have given me insight into my creative endeavors. Upon returning to Los Angeles I gradually put myself through film school. Razorback was slated to be my thesis project,Unfortunately the cost of a project of this scale proved to be out of reach. After graduation I have had the opportunity to redevelop my characters and story.
As a writer I have always been fascinated by the early part of the 20th century.I have embraced many facets of American history. I have spent years researching circus side shows,gypsies and The Great Depression. With your support you can help us get this project of the ground.
The bottom line; The crew and I would like the opportunity to make this movie. I have been working on Razorback for five years and It has been along and difficult journey, many hard working independent film makers are willing to help me make this happen. Upon completion we will be submitting the film to the major local and international film festivals.As Independent film makers we will be able to use this project to further our careers.
REWARDS FOR PLEDGES
If you pledge $25 or more please chose one of the prints of your choice. Print #1,print#2 or print #3. Before I print the art ,we will ask for print number upon reaching our goal. ,Thanks
Is a platform that provides an opportunity for an independent artist to raise funds for their projects.In order to receive our funds we will need to meet and or exceed our projected funding goal. Kickstarter will charge roughly a 10% transaction fee so we are asking the community to help us exceed our goal of $60,000.
WHAT HAPPENS IF WE DON'T REACH OUR GOAL
Simply put, If we don't meet our goal will not be making the film.Pledges wont go through unless the goal has been reached,"The all or nothing" Motto...So please help us fund our film,Large or small every donation counts.On behalf of the crew and I thank you for your support.
WHEN WE REACH OUR GOAL THE KICKSTATER FUNDS WILL BE USED FOR:
We need to build a circus, track down specialty props and period wardrobe. We are allocating so much of our budget to these things because without the production design, this movie would not be the same...
Extras are important in a film, they provide ambiance in the foreground and background and we can't have an empty circus.
Insurance and workers comp: Movie sets are a hazardous environment, hot lights,cables,and many people moving around. We want to make sure we are covered in case of the unexpected, we need to play by the law and keep everyone safe. SAFETY FIRST!
Equipment: Camera rental and grip and lighting equipment (a lot of the equipment will be donated for use free of charge). The equipment is crucial because image and lighting can set the tone in the film.
Sound: Bad sound can ruin a scene. A lot of equipment will be donated for use free of charge.
The cast and crew: A lot of people will be donating their time on this project. We are taking people away from their jobs and family for 7 days,we need to pay them something.So when they return home they have a roof over their heads.
Lodging: We will be shooting in a remote area in Riverside county and all of our cast and crew live in Los Angeles.We have a tight shooting schedule and are working long hours,we need accommodations close to the site.
Food: 25 people 3 meals a day for 7 days.
If we exceed our goal the extra money will go towards Kickstarter transaction fees,shipping for rewards and marketing.We want to be at a film festival near you.
If you would like to see a detailed budget for our film feel free to visit my website boxcarsandbackyards.com
If you have any questions you can e-mail me at email@example.com
Jose Alfredo Garcia
Have a question? If the info above doesn't help, you can ask the project creator directly.
pledged of $60,000 goal
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Funding Unsuccessful This project reached the deadline without achieving its funding goal on May 17, 2012.
Apr 2, 2012 - May 17, 2012 (45 days)
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THE FIVE AND DIME: A thank you for giving us motion on our project, your name in our website and updates on the Production.Estimated delivery: Dec 2012
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THE BOXCAR SPECIAL: A thank you for giving us motion on our project, your name in our website and updates on the Production. - A Original wood block print that was created and hand printed by the Jose Alfredo Garcia (The Director) - International pledges please add $10.00 for shipping.Estimated delivery: Dec 2012
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A TAILORS MEASURE: A thank you for giving us motion on our project, your name in our website and updates on the Production.A Original wood block print that was created and hand printed by the Jose Alfredo Garcia (The Director) and a limited release dvd with extras of the film with your name in the credits as a contributor. International pledges please add $10.00 for shipping.Estimated delivery: Dec 2012
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A YARD: ALL THE ABOVE a limited release dvd with extras of the film with your name in the credits. A limited edition design of costume jewelry that will be that will be produced for the film. http://cokerjewelry.com/ - International pledges please add $10.00 for shipping.Estimated delivery: Dec 2012
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THE SIDE DOOR PULLMAN: ALL THE ABOVE and a invitation to the screening /wrap party of the film (you+1).Get a chance to meet and greet the cast and crew. - Date of screening T.B.D. - International pledges please add $10.00 for shipping. - Transportation and or plane tickets not included.Estimated delivery: Dec 2012
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THE ESPEE LINE: ALL THE ABOVE and a chance to be in the movie,dress in 1930's clothing and be a part of our project. - A set of production stills of the movie(frames not included) - Date of shoot T.B.D. - Transportation,plane tickets and accommodations not included - We will provide food the days of the shoot.Estimated delivery: Dec 2012
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THE HIGH BALL: ALL THE ABOVE - Associate producer credit in the film. - A shooting script of the film. - A chance to watch the production process on set - Transportation,plane tickets and accommodations not included. - We will provide food the days of the shoot. - Date of the shoot T.B.D.Estimated delivery: Dec 2012
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THE "TOP OF THE MARK": ALL THE ABOVE - Executive Producer credit and chance watch the of the production process on set.Plus you will have a chance to join us on any of the films festivals we attend. - Transportation,plane tickets and accommodations not included. - We will provide food the days of the shoot. - Date of shoot T.B.D.Estimated delivery: Dec 2012