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A film about a helpless man that is reunited with a childhood friend who helps him, thus creating a bond that goes beyond friendship

(más abajo versión en español)

Hawaii Relaunched

Our previous campaign to fund Hawaii ended unsuccessfully on October 19th. However, we are very happy with the results, and we realized that by making a somewhat drastic -but possible- budget cut, we could shoot the movie with $23,000 - roughly what we have gathered on the previous campaign. We are deeply thankful to all our backers who said that they would pledge again and to our film crew & actors that are willing to support us with this new reduced budget.

That amount would allow us to shoot the film but we will have to get further funds for post-production, which should be easier with a first-cut of the movie in hand. That's why we have postponed our rewards estimated delivery date one year, just in case.

Of course that if we reach a higher amount with this campaign, one that allows us to make things more comfortably we won't complain at all ;)

What is Hawaii?

Hawaii is a film about a helpless man that is reunited with a childhood friend who helps him, thus creating a bond that goes beyond friendship.

Eugenio recognizes Martin as a childhood friend, and realizes his current situation
Eugenio recognizes Martin as a childhood friend, and realizes his current situation

Martin seeks for an odd job at Eugenio's house. When Eugenio recognizes Martin as a childhood friend, and realizes his current situation, he decides to give him work for the summer. Unintentionally, a power & desire game is generated and a strange relationship starts to grow, but it cannot flourish mostly because of the social differences that grew between them since childhood. This kind of barrier typical in Jane Austen's novels is resignified in a contemporary story of social classes.

Eugenio recognizes Martin as a childhood friend, and realizes his current situation
Eugenio recognizes Martin as a childhood friend, and realizes his current situation

The film is about solidarity but also about the power game that is generated when one person is relying on another. The idea is to explore power, helplessness, social boundries, brotherhood, desire and love.

Similar to Plan B, Hawaii is a small & simple story, easy to shoot independently. All the film takes place in summer, in a countryside house, and only two characters carry the story forward.

The idea is to explore power, helplessness, social boundries, brotherhood, desire and love
The idea is to explore power, helplessness, social boundries, brotherhood, desire and love

Why Kickstarter?

The project is created by a partnership between Marco Berger (director / screenwriter of Plan B & Absent) and Pedro Irusta, musician/composer of both films. We are asking support through Kickstarter not only to film Hawaii, but also to be able to produce - for the first time- an independent film that we can own and that may allow us to create a platform to continue producing films in the future.

We are getting a hard time getting funds in the traditional way, even though Plan B & Absent got a very good response worldwide. So when we heard about the new possibilites of crowd funding, we thought it was a good moment to explore these new online social networks. We love the idea that if many people contributes with a small amount the film can be made.

About the actors

Manuel Vignau & Mateo Chiriano are excellent actors with a great future potential. Manuel Vignau starred in Plan B and had a very good response with audience and film critics. Mateo Chiarino is an uruguayan actor who is a raw diamond to be discovered.

About the director

Marco Berger was born in Buenos Aires in 1977. Studied at the University of cinema. His short film The Watch (2008) competed in Cannes and Sundance. 

His first feature film Plan B (2009) premiered in the official competition of the Rome Film Festival and participated in many other prestigious festivals. 

Absent (2011), his second feature film, premieres at the Berlinale where it won the prestigious Teddy Award (previously won by filmarkers such as Pedro Almodóvar, Francois Ozon, Derek Jarman, Todd Haynes, James Franco and John Cameron Mitchell). The film also recently won the Silver Condor (Cóndor de plata), the most prestigious award in Argentina for artistic inovation.

Both films are released commercially in France, Germany, England and America. Other highlights include: The short film A last will (2007), the short Platero, episode 2 of the film Five (2010) and the three short films Cousin, Broken arms and Training; Sexual Tension feature film, Volume 1: Volatile (2012). Hawaii is his first project as a producer. 

Help us make this movie possible

We hope that if you liked Plan B and Absent, you can bet on this new story and support us, even with a small amount. If not, just help us by spreading the word on the project to potential contributors. Many heartfelt thanks!

If you have any questions don't hesitate to contact Marco or Pedro at: hawaiithefilm@gmail.com 

P.D.: If you haven't seen Plan B and/or Abstent you can see the trailers here:  

Plan B Trailer

Absent Trailer

(Thanks to the OhMyGomez! guys for letting us show the material)

Graphics  

Graphic 1 - The contributors name will appear one by one surrounding Marco's name just after the movie ends
Graphic 1 - The contributors name will appear one by one surrounding Marco's name just after the movie ends
Graphic 2 - Contributors name will appear on the opening credits as supporters
Graphic 2 - Contributors name will appear on the opening credits as supporters
Graphic 3 - Contributors will appear on the opening credits as associate producers
Graphic 3 - Contributors will appear on the opening credits as associate producers
Graphic 4 - Contributors will appear in the opening credits as Executive Producers
Graphic 4 - Contributors will appear in the opening credits as Executive Producers

VERSIÓN EN ESPAÑOL 

Re-lanzamiento de Hawaii

Nuestra campaña anterior para financiar Hawaii terminó sin éxito el 19 de Octubre. De todos modos, estamos muy contentos con los resultados y nos dimos cuenta que haciendo una drástica - pero posible- reducción de presupuesto, podemos filmar la película con $23,000 - aproximadamente lo que juntamos en la campaña anterior. Agradecemos profundamente a los contribuyentes que dijeron que aportarían nuevamente y a nuestro equipo de rodaje por estar dispuestos a apoyarnos con éste nuevo presupuesto reducido.

Ésa cifra nos permitiría filmar la película pero tendremos que juntar más fondos para la post-producción, lo cual debería ser más facil con un primer corte de la película en la mano. Por eso hemos pospuesto las fechas estimadas de entrega de las recompensas un año, por las dudas.

Por supuesto que si alcanzamos una cantidad superior con ésta campaña que nos permita hacer las cosas más cómodamente no nos quejaremos para nada ;)

¿Qué es Hawaii?

Hawaii es una pelicula sobre un hombre desamparado que se encuentra con un amigo de la infancia. Cuándo éste le da una mano se crea un vínculo que sobrepasa la amistad.

Una extraña relación empieza a florecer
Una extraña relación empieza a florecer

Martin busca un trabajo temporario en la casa de Eugenio. Cuándo Eugenio lo reconoce, dandose cuenta que es un amigo de la infancia y entendiendo su situación decide ayudarlo dándole un trabajo por el verano. Sin querer, se crea un juego de poder y deseo entre ellos y una extraña relación empieza a crecer, pero no puede concretarse más que nada por la diferencia de clase social que se generó entre ellos en el tiempo que estuvieron separados. Lo que parece una traba en un clásico de Jane Austen se resignifica en una historia de clases sociales contemporánea. 

Eugenio reconoce a Martin, dándose cuenta que es un amigo de la infancia y entiende su situación actual
Eugenio reconoce a Martin, dándose cuenta que es un amigo de la infancia y entiende su situación actual

La película pone en juego la solidaridad pero también el juego de poder que se genera al depender una persona de otra. La idea es profundizar sobre el desamparo, el poder, las clases sociales, la hermandad, el deseo y el amor.

Similar a Plan B, Hawaii es una historia pequeña, simple y facil de realizar de forma independiente. Todo la película transcurre en un verano, en un campo y solo dos personajes llevan adelante la historia.

La idea es profundizar sobre el desamparo, el poder, las clases sociales, la hermandad, el deseo y el amor.
La idea es profundizar sobre el desamparo, el poder, las clases sociales, la hermandad, el deseo y el amor.

¿Por qué Kickstarter?

El proyecto nace de una sociedad entre Marco Berger (director / guionista de Plan B y Ausente) y Pedro Irusta, el músico y compositor de ambas películas. Pedimos apoyo a través de este crowfunding no solo para poder filmar Hawaii, si no también para tener la posibilidad de producir, por primera vez, una película independiente de la que seamos dueños y que esto nos permita crear una plataforma para seguir produciendo a futuro.

Nos está costando conseguir fondos de la manera tradicional, a pesar de que Plan B y Ausente tuvieron muy buena respuesta a nivel internacional. Cuándo supimos de la posibildad de crowd funding (mecenazgo social), pensamos que era un buen momento para explorar éstas nuevas redes sociales. Nos encanta la idea de que si muchas personas contribuyen con una pequeña cantidad, la pelicula puede filmarse.

Sobre los actores

Manuel Vignau & Mateo Chiarino son excelentes actores con un gran potencial futuro. Manuel Vignau protagonizó Plan B, obteniendo muy buena respuesto del público y la crítica. Mateo Chiarino es un actor uruguayo que creemos es un diamante en bruto a descubrir.

Sobre el director

Marco Berger nace en Buenos Aires en 1977. Estudia en la Universidad del cine. Su cortometraje El reloj (2008) compite en Cannes y Sundance.

Su primer largometraje Plan B (2009) se estrena en la Competencia Oficial del Festival de Cine de Roma y participa en otros muchos festivales prestigiosos.

Ausente (2011), su segundo largometraje, se estrena en la Berlinale donde es galardonado con el Teddy Award Prize (ganado anteriormente por cineastas como Pedro Almodóvar, Francois Ozon, Derek Jarman, Todd Haynes, James Franco and John Cameron Mitchell. El film también ganó recientemente el Condor De Plata por innovación artística.

Ambos films se estrenan comercialmente en Francia, Alemania, Inglaterra y Estados Unidos. Sus otros trabajos destacados son: El cortometraje Una última voluntad (2007), el cortometraje Platero, episodio 2 del largometraje Cinco (2010) y los tres cortometrajes; El primo, Los brazos rotos y El entrenamiento; del largometraje Tensión Sexual, volumen 1: Volátil (2012). Hawaii es su primer proyecto como productor.

Ayudanos a hacer ésta película posible 

Esperamos que, si les gusto Plan B y Ausente, apuesten a esta nueva historia y si pueden aportar, por mas mínimo que sea, aporten. Si no, simplemente nos den una mano comentando y reenviando sobre el proyecto a posibles contribuyentes haciéndoles llegar el link de esta página.

Si quieres aportar, puedes tocar en el botón verde en la parte superior de la página que dice "Back this project" (apoya éste proyecto) o haz click sobre el monto que deseas aportar en la parte superior derecha de la página. 

Si tienes cualquier duda contacta a Marco o Pedro a: hawaiithefilm@gmail.com 

¡Muchas Gracias de corazón!

P.D.: Si no viste Plan B y Ausente acá están los trailers: 

Plan B Trailer

Ausente Trailer

(Gracias a los chicos de OhMyGomez! por prestarnos el material)

Risks and challenges Learn about accountability on Kickstarter

We will be shooting the movie on December 2012 and that's for sure except something really really unexpected happens. The shooting should be a very smooth process since it will be a very reduced team, and we already worked together several times.

But, since the goal of this campaign is $20,000, unless we exceed that closer to the original $40,000 goal we won't have any money for post-production. We may launch a new Kickstarter campaign to raise that money with a real trailer of the movie or get funds elsewhere, which should be easy with a first cut of the movie.

That's why we can't really be sure of when we will actually have the final, post-produced version of Hawaii to send the DVDs, poster and other rewards. But we can be almost sure that it won't exceed mid 2014. Hopefully, much much sooner than that.

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