A fighter has to face up to some devastating truths after he kills his opponent in the ring.
Written & Directed by Jules Nurrish
Produced by Aaliyah Williams
KISS ME is a neo-noir set in present day East Los Angeles. It tells the story of a closeted Latino boxer, Kid Vargas, who kills his opponent Jonny in the ring during a fight.
The film was shot on location in Downtown LA, Boyle Heights, South Central, and Bell, CA in September 2011.
The film stars Raul Castillo as the lead (Don't Let Me Drown, Cold Weather).
KISS ME is Jules' MFA thesis project. We are trying to raise the finishing funds required to complete the film, and get it out into the world.
Specifically, we need funds for the following activities:
Check out the cool rewards, and please help us reach our goal.
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- Raul Castillo : Kid
- Carolyn Zeller : Sylvia
- Hansford Prince : Benny
- Javier Lezama : Jonny
- Ollin Tinatiuh : Manny
- Shawn Frausto : Emile
- Cinematography : Topher Osborn
- Art Direction : Sara Terenzi & Michael Fitzgerald
- Line Producer : Frances E Chang
- Editor : Justin Krohn
- Casting Director : Ricardo Bracho
Please help us finish KISS ME. The amount raised here will go towards our post-production budget. If we don't raise the full $5,000 by the deadline, then the film will not be funded.
Please spread the word via email, Facebook, Twitter, whatever works! The more people we get the project out to, the more likely we are of getting fully funded.
If the project is successfully funded, your pledge will go towards the post-production fund to finish the film. The funds will only be used for post-production purposes. If we do not reach our goal, you do not pay anything - but the film does not get funded either.
Our aim is to deliver all of the rewards by the end of January 2012. Some of the rewards require the donor to be in Los Angeles to receive the reward, so please be aware of this. When you make your pledge, you will have the opportunity to provide your address (only the project creator will have this info) so we can mail your reward to you.
Yes! You can email the Kickstarter link, as well as share the link on Facebook and Twitter.
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Oct 18, 2011 - Nov 17, 2011 (30 days)
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A thank you in the credits of the finished film.Estimated delivery: Jan 2012
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A high quality digital download of the finished film.Estimated delivery: Jan 2012
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A signed DVD of the finished film.Estimated delivery: Jan 2012
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A DVD and signed poster of the film.Estimated delivery: Jan 2012
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A DVD, poster, and invite to the first LA screening of the film.Estimated delivery: Jan 2012
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Your very own portrait photographed by 'Kiss Me' set photographer Love Ablan, at her LA studio.Estimated delivery: Jan 2012
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Boxing training session with 'Kiss Me' boxing coach, Ramon Espada, trainer of the UCLA Boxing Team. You must be in LA to receive this reward!Estimated delivery: Jan 2012
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Co-Producer credit in the finished film.Estimated delivery: Jan 2012
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Executive Producer credit in the finished film.Estimated delivery: Jan 2012