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100% funded but we are not done: now we’re funding the marketing and the premiere of the movie!
100% funded but we are not done: now we’re funding the marketing and the premiere of the movie!
171 backers pledged $18,273 to help bring this project to life.

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August 7, 2017. Today we reached our goal and became 100% funded. This. Is. Awesome! We are extremely excited because not only did we reach our goal in 14 days, we will be able to finish the film!

We want to show this movie, and better yet, explain the whole process to as much people as we can, so people can feel inspired and who knows, maybe they too will start their own projects (film or in any other field) and make their dreams come true.

Our campaign doesn't end until August 24th. All the additional funds that we raise until then will be spent on the following:

• Covering the costs of delivering the film to movie theatres.

• A strategic marketing campaign for the film, which includes movie posters and a number of other promotional materials.

• A limited press tour with certain key cast members.

Private screenings for the press

How much does it cost to do the promotion of a movie? That depends on what type of promotion you do: 

You can place billboards in different cities, do a press tour all over the country, place ads in newspapers and TV. This will require more money than doing a limited press tour, and not posting any newspaper and TV ads.

Depending on how much more money we can fund over our $12,159 goal, we will know what type of promotion we can do for Los Futbolistas. 

Original Introduction Before we had Reached Our Goal:

Hi, my name is Juan Falla, writer and director of Los Futbolistas.

I love movies. I love action movies. I love to be immersed in the stories and worlds that movies take us.

Some say it's impossible to make a movie without a million dollar budget (we spent less than 7 thousand shooting the movie, editing, composing and producing the music). Together with a team of rebels we set out to do the impossible: an entertaining action movie that looks like a million dollars!

Inspired by the biggest rebel of them all, Robert Rodriguez, we asked our selves: If Mr. Rodriguez was able to shoot "El Mariachi" with 7 thousand dollars in 1992, surely we can do the same with all the digital technology available today, right?

Inspired by Mr. Rodriguez we created...

The Rules of the Game
The Rules of the Game

Using these rules as our guide, we were able to assemble a team of 48 talented actors, 31 locations, a crew of 6 people, wardrobe, props, and everything needed to start shooting.

29 days later finished shooting the movie. Oh yeah!

Then began the almost impossible editing process, which took years since I continued working as a freelance editor during the day, while editing the movie at nights and weekends.

The music was composed by a Latin Grammy winner songwriter, and two incredible and talented musicians / producers.

What we need to finish

Sound Design: it's where all the sounds are added to the film: such as footsteps, doors opening and closing, cars passing by, the sound of someone typing in a computer, all sound effects as gun shots, explosions, etc. Voice Over is also part of this process: were the voice of the actors has to be re-recorded in studio.

Sound Mix: All the different sounds are "mixed together" so everything can be heard clearly. For example, in an action scene the punches, kicks are louder. In a conversation the voices take center stage.

Color Correction: this is were the colours of the shots are treated to create a "feeling". Horror movies are darker compared to romantic comedies for example. One can make a scene feel warmer by bringing the orange tones up and blue/grey tones down. Or viceversa to make a scene feel colder.

Here are some examples of our colour correction:

Color Correction Examples
Color Correction Examples

Visual Effects: Some visual effects have already been finalised, but we have lots more to finish. Here's a short sample of some of the effects all ready finalised:

A sample of some visual effects all ready finished.
A sample of some visual effects all ready finished.

Rewards

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How will the money be spent?

To finish the movie we need $8,159 US dollars. To produce the rewards and ship everything to each backer, we need 4 thousand US dollars. That brings us to a total of USD$12,159.00. Which includes the 5% Kickstarter fee, 5% payment processing fee, and 5% contingency.

Delivery Schedule

We have spoken with all the parties involved, and if there aren't any delays we can start delivering all the items in January 2018.

 

Risks and challenges

Los Futbolistas is an ambitious project. Few would attempt a movie of such a massive scale (48 actors, 30+ locations, etc). But that doesn't mean it's impossible. The GREAT NEWS is that Los Futbolistas has been shot and edited in its entirety. We're very close to the finish line. We hope that you feel as inspired as we do and become part of our team of futbolistas so we can make history together with the completion of this feature film.

Since I'm from Colombia, I have schedule finishing the movie there since prices are lower than Los Angeles (where I've lived since 2004). I visited different post-production houses in Bogotá and found not only great ones, but people who loved the movie too and want to be part of it.

We have also met with a movie theatre chain in Colombia that has expressed a strong will to show the movie once it's completed. So there is a BIG chance of seeing the movie in theatres.

Thank you so much for all your support.

Seriously, muchas gracias :)

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    Stream the movie online (during 6 months) (with English subtitles) / Ver la película por internet (duración 6 meses)

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    SUPER FAN

    HD link to download a digital copy of the film (with English subtitles) + Your name will appear in the credits of our finished film, honouring you for your support. / Link para descargar la película en HD + Tu nombre aparecerá en los créditos de la película, agradeciendo tu apoyo.

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    DIGITAL PACKAGE (English)

    It includes the SUPER FAN package plus: PDF of Script + PDF of the “Making Of Book” (a 100+ page book with colour photos and texts which explains the making of process from writing the script, the shoot, all the way to post-production). Watch the video down below to see the book.
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    COMBO DIGITAL (en Español)

    Incluye el combo SUPER FAN + Guión en formato PDF + Copia en PDF del libro (más de 100 páginas a color) que explica todo el proceso de creación de la película desde la escritura del guión hasta la post-producción) Mira el video mas abajo para ver una copia del libro. PDFs del guión y libros serán en Español.

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    TEAM PLAYER

    Physical BLU-RAY disc of the movie (with English subtitles) + director’s commentary + the DIGITAL PACKAGE (in English)

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    JUGADOR

    Copia física de la película en formato BLU-RAY + comentario del director + el COMBO DIGITAL (en Español).

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    TRAINING PACKAGE

    Includes the TEAM PLAYER rewards + Signed Printed Script + Physical copy of the “Making-Of Book” (a 100+ page book with colour photos and texts that follow the complete making-of process from writing the script, the shoot, all the way to post-production). Watch the video down below to see the book.
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    ENTRENAMIENTO

    Incluye el paquete de JUGADOR + Copia física del guión auto grafiada + Copia física del libro (más de 100 páginas a color) que explica todo el proceso de creación de la película desde la escritura del guión hasta la post-producción). Mirar el video que se encuentra mas abajo para ver una copia del libro. Guión y libro serán en Español.

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    MANAGER: ASSOCIATE PRODUCER

    You will be one of 5 people to be featured in the end credits under the “Associate Producer” credits. You'll receive official Associate Producer credit on IMDb + All the rewards in our “physical package.” Invitation to the premier either in Colombia or USA (travel expenses not included)

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    WINNING GOAL: EXECUTIVE PRODUCER

    You scored the winning goal! You are the hero of the team! You will receive a credit in our special end-credits-animation under Executive Producer. You'll receive official Executive Producer credit on IMDb + All the rewards in our “physical package.” Invitation to the premier either in Colombia or USA (travel expenses not included)

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- (30 days)