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The coming of age story of an Italian boy leaving his town after a traumatizing event and surviving in America; inspired by true events
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About The Film Shilo, slang for "debt collector", is the story of a young boy, Franco, whom leaves his small farm in Italy after a traumatizing event. He immigrates to America, seeking the woman whom left him behind while finding a way to pay her family's debt to a local mafioso. Along with his childhood friend, Dino, Franco begins working for an organized crime family in the states only to realize the debt is more complicated than first perceived...the film is based on true events.

How We Plan To Do It We are currently in pre-production and trying to raise additional funds to begin principal photography on our feature film "Shilo." We are planning to begin shooting in Sardinia, Italy and New York City this summer. The script is written, storyboarded and all elements are in place for what we believe will be a very cool film.

Funds The funds will be used for equipment rental, transportation, sound & cinematography costs, and post-production expenses. There will be NO fee for the writer/director, Stefano, and all lodging will be arranged so as to minimize costs and maximize funds for the camera equipment and principal photography (ie: I'm sleeping on plenty of couches). The film currently has a 30-day shooting schedule, 15-days in Italy and 15-days in New York City...and we couldn't be more excited!

TASTING MENU Click here (http://www.shilofilm.com/Shilo/%22DINNER%22_Reward_Menu.html) to see the tasting menu for the "DINNER" reward...we will use the most amazing fall produce in California.

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    We'll forward along a password that will unlock a demonstration of cooking linguini with clams from Francesco, the inspiration for the film’s protagonist and send you a signed recipe from the man himself!

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    Password, recipe above and link to the digital download of the film with special thanks on the website!

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    An 18" x 24" original black and white print of the film poster (pictured above) signed by the director, a DVD of the finished film and everything above!

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    AN ASSOCIATE PRODUCER credit on the film, yep, your name will crawl alphabetically at the end of the film under ASSOCIATE PRODUCERS and...wait for it, everything above!

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    DINNER: All of the above and an invitation to a 10-course tasting menu celebrating Italian food in LA (transportation not provided) with a magnum of Sardinian red wine upon conclusion of the dinner!

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    BOCCE: Personally engraved professional bocce ball set and everything above!

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    EXECUTIVE PRODUCER CREDIT and all above!

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    CAST PARTY: 2 tickets to the cast and crew screening in Los Angeles (transportation not provided) + everything above!

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