Funded! This project was successfully funded on May 10, 2012.


This film follows a girl during one day of high school as tensions rise between an old friendship and her new relationship with a girl.



Con Quién Andas, literally translated “with whom you walk,” is the NYU Thesis film written and to be directed by Justin Bonilla

The story follows Hispanic 15-year-old Hayden DeJesus as her secret relationship with a girl clashes with an old friendship during one decisive day in high school. In this slice of life, we watch through the eyes of adolescence how a girl learns of the difficulty and consequences that arise from embracing one's identity.


This film explores our main character's sense of self in relation to those around her. We are all shaped by our environment, but there comes a point when we take our own actions, go against the norm, and dance to our own drummer. This is the point in which the film takes place. 

For this character, identity is a real, breathing thing. Identity is complicated and multifaceted, and touches upon the various details that make a person who she is, including, but definitely not limited to: race, religion, age, and sexuality. 

There is a Spanish saying: "Dime con quién andas y te diré quién eres."  In English, "Tell me who your friends are and I'll tell you who you are." This phrase haunts our character throughout the film as she moves forward in this coming-of-age story. 



You've probably heard the phrase, "Film is a collaborative art." I believe this with my whole heart. This project would be impossible without the talent and devotion of my beautiful cast and crew, which is why I need to make sure they are taken care of during this production. 

Your pledges will help support our team in the following ways:

  • Food -- one of the most important things on any film set.
  • Lodging -- making sure everyone has a clean, safe place to stay.
  • Transportation -- to move from A to B to C to D with everything we need. 


All artists need tools for their work, these can range from a paintbrush to a scalpel to a camera. Help us to get the right tools to tell this story the way it deserves to be told. 

Your pledges will help support the art of the film in the following ways:

  • Equipment rentals -- Lights and Camera come before Action.
  • Art, props, and costumes -- We want to look pretty!
  • Distribution -- Funding for marketing and film festival submissions.


Whether you have already monetarily supported our film or are personally unable to donate the next best thing you can also help our film is SPREAD THE WORD. Please send this campaign to anyone you believe will be interested in this project, we need all the help we can get. 

Remember, "Film is a collaborative art" and that includes you!

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From the cast and team behind Con Quién Andas, we thank you.


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