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The project's funding goal was not reached on Fri, August 8 2014 10:34 AM UTC +00:00
$4,857
pledged of $60,000pledged of $60,000 goal
105
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Fri, August 8 2014 10:34 AM UTC +00:00

About

The Film

"The Next Page" tells the story of 9-year-old Brian and his single father Alex. When Brian is diagnosed with pediatric cancer, the two must come to terms with their past as well as try to find new ways to shape their respective futures. The film ultimately becomes a coming-of-age story for Brian and an existential journey for Alex as they learn to confront and deal with the prospect of death and loss.

"The Next Page" is inspired by our own recent family experiences adapted to a set of very different characters and circumstances. However, the aim of the film is ultimately to connect audiences to the emotional difficulties one experiences when faced with the prospect of death; the very emotions that we faced throughout those unsettling experiences. How does one overcome the fear of one’s own death and thus come to terms with one’s own mortality? How does  parent cope with the potential loss of his child? How does anyone cope with the potential loss of a loved one? These are all questions we seek to explore in "The Next Page." 

"The Next Page" is a celebration of perseverance, determination and strength in the face of mounting adversity. 

Production Team

"The Next Page" is written and will be directed by David Salazar and Francisco Salazar. We have directed a number of short films together and our most recent efforts "Conciliation" and "Messenger" have played at the Sunscreen Film Festival, the Long Island International Film Expo, the Pittsburgh International Film Festival and the Big Apple Film Festival among others. We have also produced a number of short films including Mike Cutrone’s “Last Game” which played at the Asians on Film Festival, the International Film Festival of Manhattan and the New York City Filmmaker’s Festival among others. Francisco is also a member of the IFP (Independent Film Project). 

Links To Short Film Facebook Pages

Messenger: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Messenger-Film/242943522401849

Conciliation: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Conciliation/283540058386209

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Producing the film will be Janice Villarosa whose work includes the documentary "Shunned;" that film screened at the Cannes Film Festival Market and had its world premiere at the Torino LGBT Film Festival. The documentary also won Best Documentary at the Long Island International Film Expo and will open the Cebu International Film Festival, where Janice will also serve as a Jury member. She also directed and produced the short film "Heaven’s Door" which played at the Cannes Film Festival Market and Palm Springs Film Festival. She was also associate producer to Canon's Project Imagination winner "A Day in the Country."

Joining as Casting Director is Donna McKenna whose body of work includes 25 Independent Feature Films, 9 Short Films and 4 Web series. Some of her films have been accepted to screen at the Cannes Film Festival and the Berlin Film Festival; her recent films include "Excuse Me for Living" starring Robert Vaughn and Christopher Lloyd and "Trust Me, I'm a Lifeguard" which premiered as an Official Selection at the Tribeca Film Festival.

Kory Diskin is Production Designer for "The Next Page." Her artistic talents can be seen in such recent films as A Cry From Within (Sebastien), Trust Me I’m a Life Guard (Official Selection at Tribeca Film Festival,) My Cross to Bear (Official Selection at Soho International Film Festival,) Tammy (Official Selection at Golden Door International Film Festival,) The Man From the City and The Last Taxi Driver. Kory is a member of the Nassau County Film Advisory Board and an adviser to the Long Island Film/TV Foundation.

Axel Ebermann will be the Director of Photography. His work ranges from feature films, short films and documentaries to commercials and web series. His credits include the Academy Award Nominee "How to Survive the Plague," "Iron Sky" and the recent World Cup music video "We Are One" featuring Jennifer Lopez and Pitbull among others. He also runs the production company FrameSquad.

Mike Cutrone will work as Editor on the film. He has collaborated with us "Conciliation" and "Messenger" and has edited a number of features including "Romeo and Juliet in Harlem" for TAG films which premiered at the Downtown Los Angeles Film Festival . His other credits include "In Transition" starring Margaret Cho (“30 Rock”) and the award-winning "Two Sides of Love" which premiered at the Garden State and Jersey Short Film Festivals.

Where will your money go?

Our goal for this campaign is $60,000. Your contribution will go toward payment for cast and crew, locations, production design, food, insurance and equipment rental. Part of the film will be self-financed, but unfortunately the money that has already been put together is not sufficient to cover all of the aforementioned expenses.

For a full break-down of how we plan to utilize our entire budget see the chart below.

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Unfortunately if we do not meet our goal, then we will not receive a single penny. Credit Cards will NOT be charged until after the goal has been reached. If we are unable to meet the goal, then we will not be able to make the film.

Please spread the word about this project in order to help us achieve our goal. 

Why should I contribute?

By supporting our film, you are also supporting the art of independent filmmaking. This is unfortunately not the kind of project that the Hollywood Studio System would be particularly interested in. The arts are currently struggling for survival around the world due to a lack of government support and other traditional means of financing. Numerous artists have now turned to you, their fans and supporters, for help in making their projects come to life. Our aim to make the best film possible for you and everyone that will watch it without the need to sacrifice or compromise our vision. 

In addition to helping us make our film, your contribution will allow you an opportunity to obtain a number of different rewards listed on the right side of this page. These include DVDs of the film, exclusive news updates on production, the chance to be an extra in the film, the chance to be an associate or executive producer on the film and even a music performance courtesy of the Salazar brothers’ string quartet.

Contact Us

Since this is in fact the act of building a community, we whole-heartedly look forward to communicating directly with all of you reading this in hopes of not only reaching our financial and artistic goals but also improving our methods for attaining them. Please contact us with any questions on this Kickstarter campaign or the movie itself at the film’s Facebook Page, Official Website and Twitter page. Also feel free to write to us at our company email lacuartaproductions@gmail.com.

The Next Page Outside of Kickstarter:

-Official Website

-IMDB

-Facebook

-Twitter

-Instagram

Risks and challenges

Film productions undoubtedly carry a tremendous amount of risks and challenges. In the world of independent film, we do not exercise as much control as a multi-million dollar productions. We might experience difficulties with locations, personnel and even scheduling.

However, we are fully committed to making The Next Page and will do everything possible to ensure that we not only finish production, but deliver a finished film that meets and exceeds the expectations we have set for ourselves. We hope that you will join us in this artistic journey and help us turn "The Next Page."

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    You'll receive an ORIGINAL, BOUND and SIGNED copy of the Shooting Script by the ACTORS, DIRECTORS AND PRODUCER.
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    EXCLUSIVE: CONCEPT ART from the Film Production + SIGNED DVD COPY of "The Next Page" + Online access to "Messenger" & "Conciliation;" Special thanks on the end credits; A personalized Thank You email from the directors; A Social Media Shout-out; Special Thanks on the website; Production Updates; Access to the FIRST TRAILER of the film + "The Next Page" Inspirational T-SHIRT

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    You'll get the chance to be an EXTRA in the Film! (Excludes Travel & Lodging) + Online access to "Messenger" & "Conciliation;" Special thanks on the end credits; A personalized Thank You email from the directors; A Social Media Shout-out; Special Thanks on the website; Production Updates; Access to the FIRST TRAILER of the film + "The Next Page" Inspirational T-SHIRT

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    EXCLUSIVE: You'll receive Two TICKETS to the NY PREMIERE (Travel and Lodging Excluded) + Online access to "Messenger" & "Conciliation;" Special thanks on the end credits; A personalized Thank You email from the directors; A Social Media Shout-out; Special Thanks on the website; Production Updates; Access to the FIRST TRAILER of the film + "The Next Page" Inspirational T-SHIRT

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    EXCLUSIVE: You'll receive Two TICKETS to the LA PREMIERE (Travel and Lodging Excluded) + Online access to "Messenger" & "Conciliation;" Special thanks on the end credits; A personalized Thank You email from the directors; A Social Media Shout-out; Special Thanks on the website; Production Updates; Access to the FIRST TRAILER of the film + "The Next Page" Inspirational T-SHIRT

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    EXCLUSIVE: A SCRIPT CONSULTING SESSION with our producer JANICE VILLAROSA via Skype or in Person (depending on location) + Two TICKETS to either the LA or NY PREMIERE + Signed DVD of "The Next Page" + Online access to "Messenger" & "Conciliation;" Special thanks on the end credits; A personalized Thank You email from the directors; A Social Media Shout-out; Special Thanks on the website; Production Updates; Access to the FIRST TRAILER of the film + "The Next Page" Inspirational T-SHIRT

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    EXCLUSIVE: A MENTORING SESSION with Casting Director Donna McKenna (Timing at Donna McKenna's convenience) + Online access to "Messenger" & "Conciliation;" Special thanks on the end credits; A personalized Thank You email from the directors; A Social Media Shout-out; Special Thanks on the website; Production Updates; Access to the FIRST TRAILER of the film + "The Next Page" Inspirational T-SHIRT

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    EXCLUSIVE: You'll Receive VIP SCREENING of the film and INVITATION TO DINNER with the Salazars (Travel Expenses Not Included) + Special thanks on the end credits; A personalized Thank You email from the directors; Online access to "Messenger" & "Conciliation;" A Social Media Shout-out; Special Thanks on the website; Production Updates; Access to the FIRST TRAILER of the film + "The Next Page" Inspirational T-SHIRT

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Funding period

- (31 days)