A musical story about a kid who dreams of becoming a dancer but lacks the confidence in himself to fight for that dream... until today. Read more
This project was successfully funded on April 20, 2012.
About this project
Hello! My name is Daniel Cloud Campos. As a filmmaker/dancer it has been an ABSOLUTE dream of mine to make a feature length film using music, song and dance as the main tools to create...a musical :)
My background in dance covers the last 17 years of my life. I've been making films for the past 5. In regards to both, some of my biggest inspiration comes from old movies with Fred Astaire, Gene Kelly, Donald O'Connor, Charlie Chaplin and so many more of the "greats" that ruled the era of Musicals. It’s an era in which I feel so deeply connected with that I'm certain I should have been born into... lol :) Though since I wasn't, I realize that my need to channel the Musical era is also a welcomed responsibility to tribute some of the greatest entertainers that ever lived.
So, for the past year and a half my partner, Tamara Levinson and I have been writing our first musical feature film. Though before we actually take it into the studios to pitch, we want to make a SHORT FILM version of it to be included in our presentation. In addition to our presentation, the short will also be submitted to major film festivals in order to generate some interest. As Walt Disney advised, "Make it so good that they'll have to want it".
Our short film is titled, "Today's The Day".It follows a kid who works as an intern at STAR TALENT, one of the top dance agencies in town, and his dream in life is to become a professional dancer. He knows he's meant for so much more, but he lacks the courage and confidence to fight for it...until, today. The film is also about standing up against insecurity, doubt and fear and protesting that, "Today's the day I make my dreams come true! I will no longer be the wall that stands in my way." Because we are whatever we imagine ourselves to be. All we need is to believe it...
...and I believe in this short film 1000%. I believe this short will open the doors to getting our feature film made and when that happens, I believe that it will leave a mark in film history. I believe it will be a film that you’ll re-watch from time to time to put a smile on your face or lift your spirits."Today's The Day" is a light, warm-hearted, feel good film, that in my opinion, is so needed today. The world loves song and dance, so where did the Musical go? Help me bring it back! :)
If "Today's The Day" speaks to you, I hope you will make a pledge. Be it large or small, anything you can contribute will help fund our project. Please also consider sharing our Kickstarter link on Facebook or Twitter and encouraging your friends or anyone who may find this of interest, to swing by and check us out.
Thank you so much for your time and for Believing in the future of, "Today's The Day" :)
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Pledge $10 or more
Highest gratitude for being apart of making our dream come true :)Estimated delivery:
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All of the above + a link to download an HD copy of the film after it's made it's runs in festivalsEstimated delivery:
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All of the Above + a digital photo of whole cast and crew on set signed by myself + I will follow you on twitter and add you as a friend on Facebook lol!Estimated delivery:
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All of the above + a special shout out from cast and crew in the behind the scenes and making of the short + a link to download after it's complete + a link to download the original musical song of the film "Today's The Day" written and composed by Daniel Cloud Campos and Nathan Lanier.Estimated delivery:
Pledge $100 or more
All of the above + a copy of the shooting script signed by myself with a personal special thank you + a series of story boards hand drawn by yours truly :)Estimated delivery:
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All of the above + a 20 min Skype conversation with Tamara, Capo (our dog) and me :)Estimated delivery:
Pledge $500 or more
5 backers Limited (5 left of 10)
All of the above + a personal video shout out to you and in that video Tamara, Capo and I will act out a famous musical number of your choice :) NOTE : This is only for those who pledge this amount.Estimated delivery:
Pledge $1,000 or more
1 backer Limited (4 left of 5)
All of the above (Execpt noted) + I will make you an original digital painting. If you have any special requests we can discuss further. To see some of my work please visit this link http://danielcloudcampos.com/photos/index.html#!prettyPhoto[gallery]/0/Estimated delivery:
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3 backers Limited (2 left of 5)
All of the above (Except noted) + I will shoot a personal video of me dancing to any song of your choice, post it on my youtube channel and title it "Dedicated to YOUR NAME" or you can keep it all to yourself :) your choice. NOTE : This is only for those who pledge this amount.Estimated delivery:
Pledge $2,500 or more
All of the above (Except noted) + Associate producer credit + access to the set to be apart of the whole process of making the film.Estimated delivery:
Pledge $5,000 or more
ALL OF THE ABOVE! + EXECUTIVE producer credit in the film.Estimated delivery:
- (30 days)