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Not all of us see life in the same color. A story that encourages us to break limits and view things from a different perspective.
Not all of us see life in the same color. A story that encourages us to break limits and view things from a different perspective.
Not all of us see life in the same color. A story that encourages us to break limits and view things from a different perspective.
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La historia detrás de la historia… 

Hola soy Juan de Gitana Films. Les cuento un poco como surgió esta historia… Mónica, mi hermana, siempre ha querido actuar. Y yo siempre he querido escribir y dirigir una película. Un día le conté a Gallo, mi socio en Gitana Films, y él se prendió muchísimo con la idea. Así que me llevé de tarea escribir un cortometraje… Pero, a la hora de estar escribiendo, me di cuenta de que había material para algo más grande; quería realmente plasmar como Mónica me ha ayudado a ver la vida desde otra perspectiva. Así que me puse a trabajar en el guión y se lo presenté a Gallo. Le gustó mucho la historia y empezamos juntos a retrabajar el guión y a armar el increíble equipo de trabajo. Y ahora, ¡hénos aquí! 

The Story behind the Story…

Hi, I'm Juan from Gitana Films. Let me tell you a little about how this story was conceived... Monica, my sister, has always wanted to be an actress. And me, well I've always wanted to write and direct a film. One day I told Gallo, my business partner in Gitana Films, and he was quite enthusiastic with the idea. So, I went home that night with the idea of writing a script for a short film… But when I was writing, there was so much I wanted to include, I really wanted to communicate the way Monica has taught me to see life from a different perspective. So, I started working on a feature length script instead, and then presented it to Gallo, who really liked the story! We then started rewriting the script together and began putting together our awesome team… And now, here we are!

¿Por qué esta historia?

La Laguna Rosa es una historia de reflexión y aprendizaje. De romper con límites, normas y percepciones. De valorar la importancia de las conexiones humanas y de reconocernos en el otro, aún cuando sentimos que es muy diferente y ajeno a nosotros. Es una historia que aborda el tema de la individualidad dentro de la discapacidad. Tenemos la percepción de que todas las personas con Síndrome de Down son iguales y esto nos lleva a limitarlas. Muchas veces la discriminación no viene de un lugar de maldad, sino que surge de la ignorancia. Esta historia pretende mostrar, sin banderas moralinas, que las personas con Síndrome de Down son eso, personas, con cualidades y defectos, diferentes una de la otra, pero que disfrutan y ven la vida desde otro lugar; algo que se nos olvida de vez en cuando… Aunque el tema es universal, queremos hacer una película muy mexicana. Creemos en México y pensamos en que la inclusión es fundamental para poder unirnos y avanzar como sociedad. Mostraremos lugares del país que no son tan conocidos, como la Laguna Rosa en las Coloradas, Yucatán, diversos paisajes naturales del estado y la increíble ciudad de Mérida, donde transcurre la mayor parte de la historia.

Why this story?

The Pink Lagoon is a story about reflection and learning. It’s about breaking limits, norms and perceptions. A reminder to appreciate the importance of human connections and to recognize ourselves in each other, even when we feel that person is very different from us. It is a story that addresses the issue of individuality within disability. We have the common misconception that all people with Down Syndrome are the same, leading us to often limit them. Usually discrimination does not come from a place of bad intention, but from ignorance. This story aims to show, without following any moral banners, that people with Down Syndrome are just people, with good qualities and flaws, different from each other, but who enjoy and see life from a different place. Even though the theme of our story is quite universal, we want to make a very Mexican film. We believe in Mexico and think that inclusion is key in being able to unite and move forward as a society. We will show places in the country that are not very well-known, like the Pink Lagoon in Las Coloradas, diverse natural landscapes in the state of Yucatan, and the incredible city of Mérida, where most of the story takes place.

La Banda...

Somos un grupo de jóvenes que nos gusta contar historias que den voz a gente que normalmente no cuenta con mucho espacio. Todos tenemos mucha experiencia en la producción audiovisual. Hemos hecho cortometrajes, documentales y comerciales para cine y televisión. Para la mayoría es nuestro primer largometraje de ficción. Esto ha hecho que haya una energía increíble y que todos estemos realmente motivados.

The gang…

We are a bunch of young guys motivated by storytelling and giving voice to people who are often marginalized. We all have experience in audiovisual production. We’ve made short films, documentaries, TV Commercials and all sorts of videos. For most of us, this will be our first feature-length fiction film. This energy has really kept this project moving forward and we will strive ‘till the end.


Pre-Production

Ya empezamos! Gracias a nuestros increíbles patrocinadores podremos mantener la más alta calidad técnica. Gracias a ellos, hemos podido arrancar ya con pruebas de cámara e incluso grabando algunos ensayos. No podemos más que darles las gracias por sumarse y creer en esto!

Thanks to the amazing support from our sponsors, we will be able to meet the highest quality and technical standards. Thanks to them, we have already begun our camera tests and acting rehearsals... We are truly thankful for their support and the way they have believed in this project!

 

Dineros… 

 

Tiempos…

Este es nuestro plan de trabajo:

Preproducción: Ya estamos bien avanzados!

Producción: 1 mayo – 3 junio (5 semanas)

Postproducción: 15 junio – 29 septiembre (casi 4 meses) 

Circuito Festivales: 2018 

Distribución Cine Comercial: 2018 

Lanzamiento DVD – BluRay : 2018

When… 

This is our work plan and schedule: 

Preproduction: We are already at it! 

Shooting: May 1st – June 3rd (5 weeks) 

Postproduction: June 15th – September 29th (almost 4 months) 

Film Festival Circuit: 2017-2018 

Theatre Release: 2018 

DVD and BluRay: 2018

 

Risks and challenges

Dependemos mucho del dinero para poder arrancar. Vamos bien con conseguir fondeo pero aún nos falta. Si no logramos juntar lo que necesitamos idealmente, hay dos opciones: o esperamos un poco hasta tener los fondos, o buscamos la forma de hacerlo con lo que tengamos. Esto sin sacrificar calidad, como todo lo que hemos hecho siempre en Gitana Films.

Así que te lo podemos decir porque estamos bien seguros, esta película, nuestra película, ¡se hace porque se hace!

We rely heavily on the needed money to be able to begin shooting. We are doing well in terms of funding, but we still need some more. If we don’t hit the mark by April, we have two options: either we push production a bit until we have the complete funds, or we find ways of adapting to the budget we have. If we see this second option is feasable, we’ll go for it; as long as we don’t compromise in terms of quality.

So rest assured... This movie, our movie, will definitely get done!

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    ¡Gracias...Totales!

    Ahora si vas a ver la peli hasta el final de los créditos, porque tu nombre va a salir en una sección especial de los créditos solo para tipazos como tú. Además te demostraremos nuestro agradecimiento eterno con un chulísimo post en nuestras redes sociales.

    You willl want to watch the movie all the way till the end, because your name is going to be in a special section of the credits. We will also show our undying gratitude through a thank you post in our social networks.

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    ¡Eres lo máximo! Paquete Digital

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    Post-Card Firmada

    Te mandaremos una postal pechochíchima de la Increíble Laguna Rosa en Mérida, tesoro mexicano que tan poca gente conoce. Foto tomada por nuestro talentosísimo fotógrafo, y firmada por Moni nuestra protagonista

    We´ll send you a beautiful post-card of a the gorgeous “Laguna Rosa” or Pink Lagoon: one of Mexico´s most unknown treasures that gives the movie it´s title. The photograph on the post-card will be taken by our talented director and signed by Moni (our lead actress).

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    VIP Private Screening

    Un "date" diferente con tu +1: 2 boletos para venir a nuestra proyección privada de la película con el Cast&Crew en la Ciudad de México.

    A special “date-night” with your +1: 2 tickets to our private screening in Mexico City of the movie with the Cast+Crew.

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    Ilustración en Serigrafía

    Te mandaremos un una increíble ilustración en serigrafía, creada especialmente para nuestra peli y firmada por el artista y nuestra protagonista Moni.

    You will get an artesanal print of an amazing illustration created specially for the movie and signed by the artist and our lead actress, Moni.

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    Guión Firmado y con Dedicatoria Especial

    Te mandaremos un guión completito firmado por el Guionista/Protagonista y con una dedicatoria especial para ti.

    We will send the whole script signed by the script-writer/main-actor with a special dedication to you.
    + Associate Producer title in the movie final-credits
    + Artesanal print of original Illustration for the movie
    + 2 tickets to our private projection in Mexico City of the movie
    + Movie poster signed by cast+crew

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    Ídolo: Crédito de Productor Ejecutivo

    Eres nuestro ídolo!! Por lo que mereces tener el titulo de Productor Ejecutivo en los créditos de la peli.

    You are amazing! Which is why you deserve an Executive Producer title in the credits of our movie.

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