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“The Ducks’ Migration” is a fiction short film about the sexual discovery and growth of two teenage boys who coincide in contemporary New York City. Read more

Brooklyn, NY Shorts
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“The Ducks’ Migration” is a fiction short film about the sexual discovery and growth of two teenage boys who coincide in contemporary New York City.

Brooklyn, NY Shorts
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“Two boys and close family friends, Jeremy and Alphonse, American and French, spend a few weeks together in Jeremy’s house in Brooklyn. Jeremy is confused about his understanding of the friendship, while obsessed with the ducks in the Prospect Park’s lake and finishing a school paper about their migration. Alphonse likes to ride bicycles and doesn’t want to leave town. The ducks inevitably leave, Alphonse goes back to Paris, and Jeremy stays in his house, but all of them depart to something new.”

"The Ducks' Migration" is a short film about the sexual discovery and growth of two 15-year-old boys who coincide in contemporary New York City. The project will be shot in HD (High Definition) format in location, both in a brownstone house in the neighborhood of Park Slope and in Prospect Park, Brooklyn. It will also include archival footage shot in Paris, France.

The film will be made as part of the requisites for the 2nd year of the world-renowned Graduate Film Program at Tisch School of the Arts, New York University. We have assembled a very capable international team composed by people who attend the program, leaded by Hong Kong-born producer Geoff Mansfield, currently in his MBA/MFA dual degree studies at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts and Stern School of Business. Nationalities in the crew also include Venezuela, USA, England, Denmark and Australia.

Omar Zúñiga Hidalgo, born in Santiago, Chile, is the director and scriptwriter for this new film. His work has been screened in film festivals worldwide, including Europe and the Americas. Please check his bio below.

The funds will be used in production expenses, such as location and equipment rentals for the days of the shoot, food for the crew and cast, transportation, storage, and production design. All of the donations over $25 also include an invitation to its first public screening in New York. The film will be distributed afterward, through several film festivals around the world. in With your help we can make this happen!

We sincerely thank you for you support!
http://www.cinestacion.cl/proyectos/the-ducks-migration/

PS. The teaser video is shot in Standard Definition. It is not referential to the final visual quality of the film, that will be shot in High Definition.
PS2. Fragment of "Altas Horas", by Entre Ríos. No copyright infringement intended.

Tags: Omar, Zúñiga, Hidalgo, fiction, short, film, gay, chile, USA, Tisch, NYU, Graduate, ficción, teenager, teenage, adolescente, Geoff, Mansfield

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    20 backers

    Help us get two packs of bread crumbs to feed the ducks that will be featured! You will receive a postcard with a beautiful duck illustration and a thankful handwritten note.

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    7 backers

    Help us feed a flock of the Prospect Park ducks! You will receive a set of postcards with ducks illustrations, and a thankful handwritten note.

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    3 backers

    Help us feed the whole crew for one lunch in the shoot! You will receive a picture of the whole crew having the lunch you helped us afford, autographed by all of us, and a copy of the menu we had that day.

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    1 backer

    Help us finance French classes for one of our lead actors! You will get an English-French pocket dictionary autographed by our lead for Alphonse.

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    Help us pay the rental of our location! You can have lunch with us during the shoot and get to know the beautiful Brooklyn house in Park Slope.

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    1 backer

    Credit of associate producer. Plus, we’ll give you a perfect morning in Prospect Park, giving out breakfast with the cast, director and producer of the films and then sharing a boating session!

Funding period

- (34 days)