Ricinus Communis Sneak Peek!
This is a short Teaser of Ricinus Communis: Peter, the main character, introduces himself... or something like that. Enjoy it!
English and Español Subtitles: click on the "CC" icon in the tool bar and choose your language. Haga click en el ícono "CC" en la barra de herramientas y escocja su idioma.
Main Video with Subtitles (English, Español, Português, Norsk, Svenska)!
Click on the "CC" icon on the task-bar (the one where you click play), and choose your language.
Haga click en el ícono "CC" en la barra de herramientas y escoja su idioma.
What’s this all
Our final goal is to make seven movies comprising
each of the deadly sins - The Seven Poems of Saligia. Ricinus
Communis, the one you’ll help fund, is the first. Any movie has the potential
of becoming famous, and that’s totally up to you, the audience. That’s why we
decided to make it public, if you want to watch this film here is the chance
not only to support it, but also to be part of the process. How is a movie
made? How do you choose the cast, the locations, the wardrobe, and the props?
How is it filmed, how do you set the mood and the visual style? And the best
part is that you’ll be able to comment and bring your insight. Once the movie
is finished, you will see it with different eyes, knowing all the work that
went into it and that you supported it all along.
This is Peter’s quest to overcome his self-centered existence and discover the true meaning of life, but after receiving relatives of his late wife, he is not only forced to share everything but also to stay alert, they covet his goods and had discover his savings, Peter’s life and that of his baby might be in danger.
A plant, and a
Ricinus Communis is the Latin name of the Castor Oil Plant also known as Palm
of Christ, which derives from its reputed ability to heal wounds and cure
ailments. However, it is also known as The Devil's Fig Tree, which derives from
its beans reputed ability to kill with a relatively low dose.
The Movie: Ricinus
Communis explores the life of common men and women struggling to
overcome their biggest panders in a hard battle against greed as they search
for the true meaning of life. It is not what comes from the outside that defiles men; for it is in the human heart that lies corruption.
What are “The
Seven Poems of Saligia”?
comprising each of the deadly sins, fused into a single word in Latin, SALIGIA:Superbia, Avaritia, Luxuria, Invidia, Gula, Ira
What is Kickstarter?
Is the world's largest funding platform for creative projects. That's right, it means you can fund this movie! You can pledge as little as $1 or as much as you want. On the right side of this page there are the rewards we are offering for participation. We appreciate your interest and we want to give you a lot in return.
Kickstarter is all or nothing funding, a project must reach its funding goal before time runs out or no money changes hands. Why? It protects everyone involved. Creators aren’t expected to develop their project without necessary funds, and it allows anyone to test concepts without risk. That’s why we need you to tell your family and friends, even your enemies so you can keep them closer.
We want to make an original and
self-sufficient film. We are not asking for gifts, we are offering an experience and the finished film in return.
Movies are very
expensive to make, hiring and finding talent isn’t cheap. we need creative freedom to assure the faithful execution of our vision, without the heavy shadow of the big film companies. We aim high: we want
to achieve the finest quality possible and take you into an unforgettable
journey! This is the beginning of something big, but we understand we can’t
start at the top. We are making this movie with $480,000. Of course, the more
we rise, the better the movie gets. All the funds will go directly into the
making of Ricinus Communis.
On the other hand, by going public
and finding fans, we will awake the interest of distributors, which will help
increase the audience and its exposure. With your help we can become
competitive, your voice will mean we matter and is the key to the success of
Ricinus Communis and the beginning of Saligia. Click Like It on Facebook, every vote counts!
We need your
support; we can’t do it alone.
For the last 11
years Miguel Vélez has been working as an independent writer, producer and
director. He started working in most departments, learning as much as possible
about editing, cinematography, casting, camera assisting, focus
pulling, production assisting, etc. He has made
12 short films, worked in over 30 TV commercial productions, wrote and produced one
feature film, Rebellious Children of the Unconscious.
He graduated Honor
Cum Laude from film school CCH in
Los Angeles. After graduation
he began developing several feature film scripts with the support of private
investors in the United States. Rebellious Children of the Unconscious became
his first green-lighted screenplay and was finally shot during the summer of
2011. It is currently at its final stage of post-production and awaiting
distribution. Click here to see examples of his work.
Vélez is the mind behind the numbers with eleven years of financial and managerial
experience. He studied Business, and since graduation has worked in different
fields of administration: chemical, retail, insurance, stock and currencies
markets. In the areas of human resources, sales, businesses development and
business planning he has always been identified for his organization abilities:
he is good at keeping projects within budget and knows how to save money. Diego
also worked in the production of Rebellious Children of the Unconscious.
Miguel and Diego
are brothers from a family of seven children.
Olalde has worked in the Mexican box-office hit El Estudiante.
After studying Communication in Mexico City, she reached a master degree in
Literature Studies at the prestigious Complutense University of Madrid. She
also has studies and experience in screenwriting and producing.
The Set for
Ricinus Communis is set in the countryside and rural side of Mallorca, a continuous
contrast between the fruits of the earth and the works of men. Mallorca was not
chosen, it chose us. The story was born there and takes place in its unique
visual landscapes and old town streets. Mallorca is an international place,
appropriate for the international audience sought. Its airport receives 22
million passengers every year, which can be beneficial for the marketing of our
film as many people will be interested in watching it by its location appeal
too. Mallorca is mesmerizing; its unique visual attributes will give the story
a magical and poetical feeling.
Mallorca is Spain, is the Mediterranean. It is the largest and most populated of the Baleares (Balearic) Islands with Palma de Mallorca as its capital city.
budget for Ricinus Communis is $480,000. We`ve tried to account for
various significant factors. We need to provide for the necessary
casting opportunities that are crucial to the telling of this story: truthful
and skilled casting. We need the financial muscle to make a visually
stunning film that will captivate viewers. And 15% of
our budget is destined to promotional and distribution purposes only so that we
can reach the best and most effective exposure.
What about the audience?
We are not
trying to anticipate the market, we are telling an enjoyable story and we have
shaped it in an original and enthralling way; we understand audiences across
the world have become less uniform and are always looking for fresh and
compelling cinematic experiences; Ricinus Communis is not the
result of guessing what they will want in the future, is the consequence of
doing what we enjoy and enthuses us, so after it’s made, you guys can also feel
the excitement and vibrate as we do.
Ricinus Communis is a touching human story that promotes dialogue, reflection and
introspection. We present new concerns and perspectives about the world we live
in, and we make it in a appealing way.
What's the time line of your project?
Here's a detailed critical path of Ricinus Communis:
What about the
Our world is
highly competitive and it is very hard to be part of a great project, even
more, to be part of a great movie and experience the process. We want to change
that but only you can make this both a great project and a great movie. Not
only we want you to get a copy of the finished film, we also want you to be
part of Ricinus Communis, to enter the exclusive discussion community and be
able to watch the making-of video-diary. You will learn and experience the
process of making the film. We will make weekly updates and read your insights
(your thoughts matter to us).
We also have
other options for those who wish to contribute a bit more. We have different
selections of limited editions and exclusive items. They will surely make you
important for us is for you to be part of Ricinus Communis and kick start the
beginning of a bigger project that, if successful, will bring you high quality
cinema for the next ten years or so.
Ok, ok. Whether
you are a movie fan interested in watching an enthralling non-formulaic movie,
or whether you are an interested apprentice of the movie making process, or you
just enjoy watching movies in general, we are inviting you to be part of an
awesome experience. Finance, be part of the process and watch the results. And
as time goes by, watch your support turn into a whole generation of movies.
Thanks for your
time and support and see you in the Exclusive Discussion Community.