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La Luciérnaga (The Firefly)

I'm a filmmaker from Colombia in the process of finishing my first feature film.

La Luciérnaga (The Firefly)

I'm a filmmaker from Colombia in the process of finishing my first feature film.

$6,306
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73
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Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Thu, June 18 2015 5:19 PM UTC +00:00
Last updated June 18, 2015

About

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I HAVE MADE MY FIRST FEATURE FILM! ..Well, almost.

I am so close to finishing my first feature film. It was inspired by the most painful experience of my life, which was losing my younger brother. It has been a tremendous learning experience not only as a filmmaker, but also emotionally and spiritually. 
We are currently finishing post productIon, and I am humbly asking for your support so that, together, we can reach the finish line. 

The first feature film is a major milestone in the life of a filmmaker. Three years were spent writing the script, followed by over a year of production, and nearly two years of post-production. It has required me to relocate numerous times from New York to Colombia, from Colombia to New York,  from New York to Los Angeles. It's been a five-year journey filled with sacrifice, hard work, successes and failures, that all have led up to this moment. I am extremely grateful for, and humbled by, everyone who has helped me see this project through.

Part of my talented team
Part of my talented team

La Luciérnaga ("The Firefly" in English) tells the story of Lucia, a married woman who after the sudden death of her estranged brother meets his fiancée, Mariana. Though strangers at first, the two women slowly bond over their loss, sharing memories and stories of the man they both loved.
The story is told using "Gothic Magic Realism" to depict the journey in which these two women find comfort in each other, giving birth to a relationship neither of them could have ever foreseen. 
It's a story of loss and undying love that I hope you will enjoy. 

La Luciérnaga Illustration
La Luciérnaga Illustration

Risks and challenges

Filmmaking is a collaborative art form that requires not only the best of you, but also the best of every single member of your team. I have been very fortunate to have an amazingly talented group of people believeing in my vision. Despite having minimal funding, we have come so far and have already completed most of the heavy lifting. I am confident that with your support, we will finish post-production, we'll get a website, posters, film festivals and more.

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    I will pray for you! Actually, my mom will pray for you. I will tell her your name and I will make sure she mentions you in her prayers. Trust me, God listens to her. She's an angel.

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    You will get an email with a "Thank You" poem written by me. You can chose between Spanish or English. Plus my mom's prayer.

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    You will get a private link of the movie to watch at home, plus the "Thank You" poem, plus a prayer from my momma.

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    You will get an MP3 of the main song of the movie we did with the very talented Colombian-Venezuelan artist Sol Okarina. Plus the link, the poem and a prayer from my mom.

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    You will get the digital illustration I did for the movie. It's in Black Ink, I think you will like it. You can print it at home as many times as you want. Plus your name will appear at the end of the credits in the "Special Thanks" section. Also the link, the MP3, the poem and the most important thing: the prayer from my mom.

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    You will get a signed DVD of the film, your name in the "Special Thanks" section of the credits, the digital illustration, the move link, the MP3, the poem and of course, my mom will pray for you.

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    i will mail you a framed and signed print of the illustration. Also, everything else from the $100 reward.

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    You will get a private Q&A session with me via Skype. Have you ever wanted to talk to the filmmakers after watching a movie? Ask them some questions? I will answer any questions you have. Plus, you will receive the framed and signed print, and everything else from the $150 reward.

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    If you live in LA, I will take out to watch a movie and to eat the best Colombian hot dog in town at Mucho Perro. Plus, you'll receive everything else from the $200 reward. If you don't live in LA, we'll figure something out together.

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    I will personally make you an illustration of your favorite animal (or person, or object), this may take a bit of time but I promise you once is done you will love it. Plus, you'll receive everything from the $500 reward.
    Also, we could have a prayer together with my mom via Skype (she is in Colombia). Trust me, if you are going through some hard time you will feel like a million bucks afterwards. If you don't speak Spanish, don't worry, I will translate.

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    You will be cordially invited to the premiere of the movie either in Los Angeles or New York City. Plus everything else from the $1000 reward.

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    I will send you from a major airport in the U.S. to Bogotá, Colombia for a weekend (during low season). My parents would pick you up at the airport and treat you like their son/daughter during your stay. My mom would make you the best food plus you could pray with her in person if you want. You will also get the custom illustration and everything else. Note: If you live outside the U.S., we will figure something out.

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    I will take you to Bogotá with me for the weekend via a major U.S. airport. I will show you my city and take you out to my favorite spots. It will be so much fun! Plus you will share an executive producer credit at the beginning and end of the movie, plus everything else.

    - Me as your personal tour guide in Bogotá, Colombia for a weekend.
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