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Funding Suspended
Funding for this project was suspended by Kickstarter about 6 years ago

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Our fundraising event @ the West Harlem Progressive Democratic Club on Saturday, May 25th
Our fundraising event @ the West Harlem Progressive Democratic Club on Saturday, May 25th

“Shelby and the Bread Factory,” a crime drama by Juan Carlos Mendoza, follows Shelby, a lifelong criminal who seals his fate after an armed robbery gone wrong. With a protagonist caught between his vision of the American dream and the love thats trying to save him from it, Shelby and the Bread Factory delivers a highly-charged story of greed,  love,  revenge and promise.  Story by Manny Nunez. Written by Roman Limonta & Kevin Patrick Nelson.

Check out the video we produced for Pharoahe Monch's Still Standing.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mVrgFl1w1Io

WE JUST CASTED PHAROAHE MONCH TO PLAY THE ROLE OF JIMMY, A SEASONED, CUNNING HEIST-MAN!!!
WE JUST CASTED PHAROAHE MONCH TO PLAY THE ROLE OF JIMMY, A SEASONED, CUNNING HEIST-MAN!!!

We've received excellent feedback from everyone who has read our script. Why? The production scale for a short film normally consists of a handful of actors and very few locations, while Shelby and the Bread Factory packs a feature-sized story into a short film body, full of plot twists, dynamic action sequences, a heart-wrenching love story and an ending that will leave you wanting more! 

Creator and Director of Shelby and the Bread Factory, Juan Carlos Mendoza is a Queens, NY native who grew up with a front-row seat to the crime ridden streets of 1980s New York City. For Shelby, he has gathered some of the most talented filmmakers in the New York independent film scene. Individuals such as Shawn Peters, Theo Brooks, Vince Cupone and Casting Director Matthew Maisto, the wonderful brothers Roman Limonta and Christopher Delao also join in dedication to bring this idea from inception to fruition.

Born and raised in Queens, NY, Juan Carlos Mendoza, or 'JC,' began his career in film over a decade ago. Starting out as a production assistant, he worked on some of the largest film productions on the east coast and came to assist some of Hollywood's most successful and established producers and directors, including Adam Shankman, Rob Weiss, Andrew Panay and Jennifer Gibgot.

In 2010, JC moved on to become a producer of independent feature films, short films and music videos. The independent feature film, Home, the short film, Mikel's Faith, and the music video for Pharaohe Monch featuring Jill Scott, "Still Standing," remain some of the projects he's most proud of.

He now makes his directorial debut with the short film, Shelby And The Bread Factory. This is the first of a series of short films that JC plans to direct. He ultimately aspires to direct feature length motion pictures.

Shawn Peters is a brooklyn based Cinematographer who uses light and form to tell unique stories. He has been recently recognized for his work in the Sundance Selected feature film An Oversimplification of her Beauty as well as the feature Documentary entitled The Triptych. He has been a sought after eye for music videos since he burst on the scene with Pharoah Monche's video "Clap" and "Still Standing" as well as Gregory Porters "1960 What" and "Be Good." He was recently featured in rapper Jay Z's art blog, Life + Times.

Shawn Peters' Life + Times write up:
http://lifeandtimes.com/respect-the-shooter-shawn-peters

Theo Brooks was born and raised in New York City, where he attended the Gallatin School at New York University, concentrating in Mass Media and Communications. During this time he entered film by working his way up the ladder in NYC’s tight-knit and highly esteemed production community. Theo currently works as a commercial and music video producer, where he has headed up high profile productions for such clients as Island Def Jam, Red Bull Media House, and Motown Records, as well as world-renowned musicians such as Ludacris, Nas, Jill Scott and 2 Chainz. Most recently, Theo worked as an executive producer on the critically acclaimed feature film “GRACELAND,” which will come to theaters across the US in spring 2013.

Vince Cupone is a New York born & raised Stunt Coordinator that began his career as a stunt performer in 1990 on "Law & Order" & now 23 years later he has amassed a body of work that includes numerous films, music videos, & over 500 episodes of television to date.

A unique signature style & commitment to the quality of his work has brought Vince recognition that includes two DT Emmy Nominations for "Outstanding Stunt Coordination" in 2010 & 2011.

His talent and breadth of knowledge for shooting action has recently placed him in the capacity of 2nd Unit Director on a film entitled "Rambler," in addition to an expanding body of work as a reputed Action Director for numerous music videos.

Never ceasing to evolve, in recent years Vince has stepped up as Producer on a music video, two engaging short films, & most recently

"Nobody's Perfect", an indie film which will debut later this year.

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    SAY CHEESE! We will PHOTO-DOCUMENT the making of SHELBY AND THE BREAD FACTORY and then send you your very own OLD SCHOOL DISPOSABLE CAMERA with 24 UNIQUE PHOTOS TAKEN BY THE CAST & CREW! Don't worry development cost are on us.

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    The BREAD SPECIAL. From now on make your breakfast Shelby-side-up with a unique “GUN EGG FRYER MOLD.” Still hungry after breakfast? Come break bread with the cast and crew at a nice lunch in NYC, and from now on, go and bake your own bread. Director JC Mendoza will teach you how with an exclusive gangsta-bread video recipe. (Travel not included.)
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