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A female-led Latinx sci-fi series
52 backers pledged $5,000 to help bring this project to life.

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TRYING TO HAVE A "NORMAL LIFE"

TRATANDO DE TENER UNA "VIDA NORMAL"

Anastasia Atwood works in the news, but she’s living a lie. She goes to work each day pretending to be human.

Anastasia Atwood trabaja en las noticias, pero vive una mentira. Ella va para trabajar cada día pretendiendo ser humana.

Real American is set in an alternate timeline of our world where aliens known as Malacares came to our planet as refugees. They look exactly like us except they have blue markings on their faces and parts of their bodies.

Real American está ocurre en una cronología alternativa de nuestro mundo donde extraterrestres llamados Malacares vinieron a nuestro planeta como refugiados. Se ven exactamente igual que nosotros, excepto tienen marcas azules en sus caras y partes de sus cuerpos.

Told in 10 five-minute episodes, Real American is about a Malacare woman named Anastasia, who was adopted as a baby by an Earth couple. She was raised knowing little to nothing about Malacare culture. Her culture. She uses makeup to hide who she is so she can have a successful career and lead a "normal life."

El relato se cuenta en 10 cinco minutos episodios, y trata de una Malacare mujer llamada Anastasia que fue adoptado como un bebé por una pareja de la Tierra. Fue criada sabiendo poco a la cultura de Malacare. La cultura de ella. Ella usa maquillaje para ocultar quién es para que pueda tener una carrera exitosa y llevar una "vida normal".

(A makeup tutorial on how Malacares like Anastasia conceal their markings)

A business mogul rising in political power uses the Malacares as scapegoats to invigorate his base. For the first time in her life, Anastasia faces the threat of exposure, and she must confront who she really is.

Un magnate de los negocios que se levanta en el poder político utiliza a los Malacares como chivos expiatorios para vigorizar su base. Por primera vez en su vida, Anastasia se enfrenta a la amenaza de la exposición, y ella debe enfrentarse a quien realmente es.

REPRESENTATION MATTERS

REPRESENTACIÓN IMPORTA

Real American is a unique Latinx sci-fi story starring a woman of color and written by diverse screenwriters. The series explores racism, appropriation, cultural differences, and identity in a way that only science fiction can. Each episode will be captioned in English and Spanish, so that it is accessible to a larger audience.

Real American es una serie única de la ciencia ficción Latinx de protagonizada por una mujer de color y escrita por escritars diverso. La serie explora el racismo, la apropiación, las diferencias culturales, y la identidad de una manera que solamente la ciencia ficción puede. Cada episodio será subtitulado en inglés y español para que sea accesible a un público más grande.

From writers to talent to crew, we want Real American to give people who are not often represented in Film & Video the opportunity to be in front of and behind the camera on an exciting series that echoes our world in an unsettling way.

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De los escritores al talento a la tripulación, queremos que Real American le dé a las personas que normalmente no están representadas en el cine y el vídeo la oportunidad de estar delante y detrás de la cámara en una emocionante serie que hace eco de nuestro mundo en una manera inquietante.

CAST

EL REPARTO

Nathalie Galde (Anastasia)
Nathalie Galde (Anastasia)

Nathalie Galde – Anastasia

Nathalie is an actor, coach, and producer based in Chicago, IL. She is the producer and creator of "ImproviSEXation," a festive, body-positive, sex-positive show based at the Annoyance Theatre. As a LatinX performer, she represents across many comedic groups and programs throughout Chicago, including Gen. LatinX at iO, The Crowd, The Mile High Club, and BSP Film. More info at nathaliegalde.me

Nathalie Galde es una actriz entrenador y productora con sede en Chicago, IL. Ella es el productor y el creador de "ImproviSEXation," una demostración festiva, cuerpo-positiva, sexo-positiva basado en el Annoyance Theatre. Como una artista LatinX, representa a través de muchos grupos y programas de comedia en todo Chicago, incluyendo Gen. LatinX en iO, The Crowd, The Mile High Club, y BSP Film. Más información en nathaliegalde.me 

Marisa Rodriguez – Jennifer

Marisa Rodriguez (Jennifer)
Marisa Rodriguez (Jennifer)

Alycya Magaña – Sarah Loh

Alycya Magaña (Sarah Loh)
Alycya Magaña (Sarah Loh)

Mariela Stewart – Lohroz

Mariela Stewart (Lohroz)
Mariela Stewart (Lohroz)

 THE CREATORS BEHIND REAL AMERICAN

LOS CREADORES DE REAL AMERICAN

Jacob de la Rosa, Showrunner

Jacob de la Rosa has written and directed several short films and the feature film Break Glass in Case Of... featuring the voice talents of Tom Baker from Doctor Who.

Jacob de la Rosa ha escrito y dirigido varios cortometrajes y el largometraje Break Glass in Case Of... con Tom Baker de Doctor Who.

Kathryn Postema, Producer

Kathryn Postema is a producer experienced in project management, line producing, and working as part of a director's team. She loves bringing talented people together and facilitating the creative process with effective planning and thorough communication.

Kathryn Postema es una productor con experiencia en la gestión de proyectos, producción de líneas y trabajondo como parte del equipo de un director. Le encanta reunir a personas talentosas y facilitar el proceso creativo con una planificación eficaz y una comunicación exhaustiva.

Jalexia Stoutmyre, Writer/MUA

Jalexia Stoutmyre, a sophomore at Compass College of Cinematic Arts, aspires to create films and artwork for a living. On her free time she runs a poetry club, creates activist artwork, and stars on the upcoming Amazon Prime sitcom: Bud’s.

Jalexia Stoutmyre, estudiante de segundo año en el Compass College of Cinematic Arts, aspira a crear películas y arte para ganarse la vida. En su tiempo libre dirige un club de poesía, crea obras de arte activista y protagoniza la próxima comedia de Amazon Prime: Bud’s.

Jalexia Stoutmyre applying makeup on the set of Nottingham
Jalexia Stoutmyre applying makeup on the set of Nottingham

Penni Jones, Writer

Penni Jones is the author of On the Bricks and Kricket. She is a native Arkansan who now calls Michigan her home except during the coldest part of winter when she hates everything.

Penni Jones es el autor de On the Bricks y Kricket. Ella es una Arkansan nativa que ahora llama a Michigan su casa excepto durante la parte más fría del invierno cuando ella odia todo.

Andrew Pruim, Photographer

A talented photographer, Andrew Pruim first worked with Perelandra Pictures on the music video Nottingham, shooting behind-the-scenes pictures, as well as a making of video, and interview with the filmmakers.

On the set of Nottingham, photo by Andrew Pruim
On the set of Nottingham, photo by Andrew Pruim

REWARDS

RECOMPENSAS POR DONAR A LA CAMPAÑA

We have a lot of cool rewards, many of them ONLY for backers of the series:

tenemos un montón de grandes recompensas que SÓLO están para los patrocinadores de la serie:

Real American mugs from Reward #4/Recompensa 4. taza de café
Real American mugs from Reward #4/Recompensa 4. taza de café
Campaign Apparel - Real American t-shirts and hoodies/Ropa de campaña
Campaign Apparel - Real American t-shirts and hoodies/Ropa de campaña
Real American campaign stickers/pegatinas de campaña
Real American campaign stickers/pegatinas de campaña
CAN WE DO IT?

¿PODEMOS HACERLO?

At Perelandra Pictures, we've produced paranormal shorts like Ain’t Ready for the Graveyard Yet, the ambitious music video Nottingham, and the feature length sci-fi film Break Glass in Case Of... which features Doctor Who actor Tom Baker as the voice of a disembodied female scientist inside of a robot.

En Perelandra Pictures, hemos producido cortometrajes paranormales como Ain't Ready for the Graveyard Yet, el video musical muy ambicioso Nottingham, y la película de ciencia ficción Break Glass in Case Of... con el Doctor Who actor Tom Baker como la voz de un científico desencarnado en el interior de un robot.

Ain't Ready for the Graveyard Yet
Ain't Ready for the Graveyard Yet

Over several years and several projects, we've built relationships with talented people to create work we're really proud of. Our latest production, the music video Nottingham, is a great example of what Perelandra Pictures is capable of:

A lo largo de los años y proyectos, hemos construido relaciones de personas con talento para crear obras que estamos realmente orgullosos. Nuestra última producción, el video musical Nottingham es un gran ejemplo de lo Perelandra Pictures es capaz de:

YOUR SUPPORT

SU APOYO

Your support up to $5000 will help us create the world of Real American by covering the cost of concept art, makeup, and visual effects; as well providing the cast and crew with meals, transportation, and lodging. This project is extremely important to us, and we are willing to scrounge up whatever resources we can to do it right, but we need help, and that's why we are turning to Kickstarter.

Su apoyo hasta $5000 ($EE.UU) nos ayudará a crear el mundo de Real American pagando por arte conceptual, maquillaje y efectos especials; también proporcionando el reparto y la tripulación con las comidas, el transporte y el alojamiento. Este proyecto es extremadamente importante para nosotros, y estamos dispuestos a recoger todos los recursos que podamos para hacerlo bien, pero necesitamos ayuda, y es por eso que estamos lanzando un Kickstarter.

We have a lot of wonderful and talented people willing to donate time and resources, and if we exceed the estimated Kickstarter goal, those funds will go to them, as well as to marketing and promotions.

Tenemos un montón de gente maravillosa y talentosa dispuesta a donar tiempo y recursos, y si sobrepasamos el objetivo de Kickstarter estimado, esos fondos se van a ellos, así como de marketing y promociones.

We believe Real American is a timely and important story to tell right now, and we hope you will join us in telling it.

Creemos que Real American es una historia oportuna e importante a contar, y esperamos que usted se unirá a nosotros en contarlo.

Risks and challenges

The biggest risks are that the series won't be finished and that if it is, no one will see it. Our track record shows that we can properly budget a project to bring it to completion. The same is true for Real American. We've carefully planned out how to use the money we raise on Kickstarter to make the series, build our web presence, and translate the show into Spanish to reach an even bigger audience.

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    SOCIAL MEDIA SHOUTOUT

    Our heartfelt appreciation and a shoutout by name on our social media pages. Plus, you'll get access to backer-exclusive news and updates!

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    REAL APPRECIATION

    1. We'll thank you by name on our social media pages and in the end credits of the series! PLUS you'll get HD digital downloads of our previous shorts "Ain't Ready for the Graveyard Yet" and "Nottingham."

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    • Descargas de nuestros cortometrajes "Ain't Ready" y "Nottingham"
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    OWN AN HD COPY OF THE SERIES

    2. You'll get HD digital downloads of all 10 episodes of the first season of "Real American" PLUS all of the above!

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    Signed books by Penni Jones

    Author Penni Jones is offering signed limited edition copies of her books KRICKET and ON THE BRICKS. This two book bundle also includes a digital version of series one of Real American, a thank you on our social media pages and in the end credits of the series, and digital versions of our shorts "Ain't Ready for the Graveyard Yet" and "Nottingham." This offer is limited to only 10 backers!

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    Star Wars Caricatures by Trevor Maynard

    Own some awesome Star Wars caricatures from Trevor Maynard Cartoons. You get 3 prints, signed by the artist: "The Dorkside of the Farce, "The Jedi Out of Order," and "Jango and Boba Fett." Also included is a digital download of season one of Real American and your name in the credits! This is a really unique reward and we're only offering two sets!

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    BLU-RAY WITH SIGNED POSTCARD

    3. You'll get a Blu-Ray of the first season of "Real American" along with a postcard with promotional art signed by the filmmakers as a thank you for helping make the series possible! Special features on the Blu-Ray include director/actor commentary. PLUS all of the above!

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    LIMITED MUG SEEN IN THE SERIES

    4. An actual prop from the set! Receive your very own "America is for Real Americans" mug seen in the series PLUS all of the above!

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    LIMITED EDITION REAL AMERICAN SHIRTS

    Designed just for backers only! Receive a "Real American" t-shirt that you can wear with pride. PLUS you'll get everything in Reward #4.

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    REAL AMERICAN HOODIE AND SIGNED POSTER

    6. Stand out with this cool and comfortable "Real American" hoodie only available to backers! Plus an 11x17 poster signed by the filmmakers and the lead. On top of that, you'll get everything in Reward #3.

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    ASSOCIATE PRODUCER CREDIT

    You'll receive an Associate Producer credit for the series, which will appear on the poster, the Blu-Ray case, and the end credits of Season One. PLUS you'll get everything in Reward #7.

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    EXECUTIVE PRODUCER CREDIT

    Be Executive Producer of Season One of "Real American!" Your name will appear on the poster, the Blu-ray case, and in the end credits of the series. PLUS you'll get a PRIVATE LINK to see the episodes before they are released! On top of that, you get all the goodies of Reward #7!

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