About this project
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SO, WHAT'S THIS?
During the months of July and August, we filmed our feature film "I AM A DIRECTOR, a very funny independent movie that needs all of your help. Our Kickstarter campaign starts today and ends on June 6th, and with the help of all of you, we can make the film the way it is supposed to be done.
But, what is I am a Director?
I AM A DIRECTOR is a comedy of the journey between two filmmakers and their dream of making a film. Carlos “the director” has been in Los Angeles for 5 years and is now back home in Puerto Rico determined to fulfill his dreams of making his first feature film. His friend Joa is “the producer” following all his steps to make him happy. But it's not just any movie, they want to make it as if it were a Hollywood film and most importantly it MUST be in English to be able to export it. I AM A DIRECTOR tells their story.
Shot in a mockumentary style you'll laugh and cry with these amazing characters brought to life by Carlos Marchand and Joa Tous, accompanied by an incredible cast of Puerto Rican actors: Marisé Álvarez, José Cotté, Julio Ramos, Luis Gonzaga, Isaac Santiago, Leo Castro, Rodolfo Rodríguez, Laura Alemán, María Coral, Cristina Lynch, Héctor Escudero and Luis Cabrera.
Joined the cast with special performances: Efraín López Neris, Jacobo Morales, Millo Torres and Lillian Hurst.
As of today, we are in the post-production process of the film and are working with really talented people in charge of some specific duties. Post-production means that we are finishing up editing, fixing the audio, composing the music, and all that good stuff.
Our goal is to be able to have a good finished project, and honestly, we need money for that. We also want to be able to present our film in different festivals around the world and for that is why we need your support: we need to make DVDs, print out flyers and promos, that are needed to submit to the festivals. Each festival submission costs about $50 to $100 dollars, so we definitely need your help.
Kickstarter is a very important tool to help us fund our film. BUT, Kickstarter is an all-or-nothing campaign, so we do need to reach our goal in order to be successful.
BACKGROUND STORY: By the real director Javier Colón Ríos
In 2005, I began the adventure of moving to Hollywood, California to do my Master Degree in Film Directing at the American Film Institute. And who knew that besides my education, I would get more about life than ever before.
I learned what it was to live in another country, what it was to be someone different than everybody else. To look and speak different. I also understood how incredibly powerful the English language is, and more importantly, how influential the Hollywood film industry is.
Two years later, in 2007 when I was doing my thesis film at AFI, I realized how big a dream it is to be a filmmaker. And how difficult it is were when you don't know how, or don't have the contacts to do it. In Hollywood, everyone wants to make a film. You go to Starbucks and the person who serves you is either a filmmaker or an actor. It is impossible to walk down the street without seeing this.
And that’s when I AM A DIRECTOR came to life, when seeing these people (myself included), trying to make movies. So I started working on a feature script called “Inside my peli” that tells the story about these two kids that met through Craiglist and want to make a movie. It’s been on my computer since then, always thinking about it, but never doing anything with it.
Now 2012, I'm back where everything started, in Puerto Rico. Puerto Rico is a country that has grown with the American influence. Since we were kids, we are seeing American movies, we consume American products, and I’m not saying that is bad, but definitely affects our culture and the way we are. And by that influence, we as filmmakers sometimes even doubt in what language should make our movies.
And like in Hollywood, everybody wants to make a movie and thinks they can tell a story. Also, among some fellow Puerto Rican filmmakers, Hollywood is the way to go, and a film must be in English to be successful.
That’s when my brain EXPLODED.
I said to myself this is “Inside my peli”; is the same problem that I had in LA! So why don't we just make fun of ourselves! So I decided with my company, Spanglish Films, to make I AM A DIRECTOR.
We want you to be a part of I AM A DIRECTOR and make it happen! We have offered a range of rewards to THANK YOU for your contribution. Whatever you can offer will be just great. We will appreciate it, and we will send you our GOOD KARMA. Also you can join us on Facebook at I am a Director "The Movie" and following us on Twitter at @IamaDirectorPR.
We are not just raising money; we're broadening a meaningful crew behind the film!
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