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A 16mm documentary film about Ancon, a beach town in Peru, during the first days of summer. Read more

Lima, Peru Film & Video
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This project was successfully funded on December 3, 2011.

A 16mm documentary film about Ancon, a beach town in Peru, during the first days of summer.

Lima, Peru Film & Video
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***STILL ACCEPTING PLEDGES***

Thanks to your continuing support, we've met the minimum level for the Kickstarter drive to fund! But we are still accepting pledges in these last few days to cover additional costs, and 10% of our final earnings will be donated to charity. Thank you all for your incredible support!

To Donate just click the green Back the Project button on the right!

The Film

Ancón is a documentary shot on 16mm film about a beach town in Peru, 40 kilometers north of the capital, Lima. Historically, a pre-Incan fishing town for 40 centuries, Ancón became Lima's most upscale beach resort during the 19th and mid 20th centuries where the city's bourgeoise would spend their summer weekends. 


Initiating from memory and personal experience, the film will observe the relationships between the people from Ancón and its space. The film will portray a town which has its origins during pre-Incan cultures and how it has evolved after colonialism, reflecting in some ways the reality of Latin America and its social and cultural differences. Shot during the first days of the summer season, the film will observe and follow its inhabitants and summer visitors who call themselves “Anconeros”, documenting their experiences and situations with the landscape and its people as they are encountered.

The beaches will flood with visitors as they arrive brimming with anticipation for a new summer season and nostalgia for the last one. It is high season for the town's residents, that have been living there for many generations and make ends meet mostly from the fishery and summer tourism.

The film will be accompanied by a series of photographic portraits of different beachgoers and resdents entitled Anconeros. Some of these prints will be offered as rewards, along with a limited edition, original 20 page photo book created by the artist.

Destination of funds:
The money raised through Kickstarter will go directly towards the production of the film. When the funding campaign is successful, we will be able to travel to Peru in December to shoot the film for two and a half weeks. The film will be finished by May of 2012. Let's help this film made!

Your donation (of any amount) will help pay in part for: 


  • Purchase of film stock
  • Normal processing of negative.
  • Telecine fees (transfer to digital) and other digital fees
  • Sound mixing and post production.
  • Other materials such as hard drives for the footage

In return you will receive the gifts listed to the right and that satisfying feeling of joy one can only get by supporting a low-budget film.

Just click the green Back the Project Button!

Other ways to help:

  • "Like" and/or "Tweet" on the links below the video to share it.
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  • Place a link to our project in your blog.

HOW KICKSTARTER WORKS

Kickstarter is a way to fund creative ideas and ambitious endeavors. It’s powered by a unique all-or-nothing funding method where projects must be fully-funded or no money changes hands. In other words, if we don’t raise our goal of $5,000, we lose everything. Once we have reached (and hopefully surpassed!) our goal, we will contact you to get your address and then we will start working on getting those incentives to you.

HOW TO PLEDGE

Just click the green “Back This Project” button in the upper right-hand corner. You will be asked to input your pledge amount and select a reward. From there, you will go through the Amazon checkout process. You must finish the Amazon checkout process for your pledge to be recorded.

WHAT IF WE DON’T REACH OUR GOAL?

If funding fails, all pledges are cancelled and that's that. Your card is not charged, it’s like nothing ever happened. But we won't get funded.

If you have questions about the film, fundraising or anything else you can write to: andreafrancob@gmail.com.

I would like to thank you for your interest in the film, your support and for believing in this project!

- Andrea Franco Batievsky (Director/Producer)

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    6 backers

    A personal "Thank You" postcard.

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    18 backers

    Personal "Thank You" postcard and access to a digital download of the film once it is completed.

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    11 backers

    Hardcopy DVD ■ Digital download of the film once it is completed.

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    7 backers

    Receive everything in the $50 pledge ■ An original, limited edition print of one of the photographs from the series "Anconeros”.

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    1 backer

    Receive everything in the $50 pledge ■ 20 page original photo book with photos from the series "Anconeros".

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    1 backer

    Receive everything in the $300 pledge ■ An original, limited edition print of one of the photographs from the series "Anconeros”. ■ Special Thanks credit in the film

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    Receive everything in the $500 pledge
    ■ Associate Producer credit in the film.

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    1 backer

    Receive everything in the $500 pledge ■ Receive a second, limited edition print of one of the photographs from the series "Anconeros". ■
    Receive an extra copy of the DVD hardcopy of the film ■ Executive Producer credit in the film.

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Funding period

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