A comedy of disasters; the first date of an immigrant single mother whose beauty salon burnt down but now thrives in her living room. Read more
This project's funding goal was not reached on October 6, 2013.
About this project
An original working class PG Spanglish film about a woman with an entrepreneurial spirit and her piece of the racial/cultural melting pot of NYC. Her hysterically disastrous first date with an immigrant from a totally different culture / language is saved by their undeniable chemistry which bypasses the cultural clashes along with her clients, family and particularly her precocious 8 year old daughter's non-stop meddling.
THE CORE TEAM:
The incredibly talented Orpheus Group Casting (Maria E. Nelson and Ellyn Long Marshall) will cast the film. They have casted, among many others Girl Fight, Maria Full of Grace, Real Women Have Curves, El Cantante, Entre Nos and Piñero. We can be sure that with these ladies on our side, the talent will be excellent actors!
The master Production Designer and Art Director, Steven Legler with a body of work spanning over thirty years, is on our team! He has been Production Designer on over 35 films. Included, among the many films to his credit; Jeepers Creepers, Matinee, six films with Alan Rudolph including The Moderns and Trouble in Mind. For Independence Day he was Model Unit Art Director and on Godzilla he was Supervising Art Director for Visual Effects. His most recent feature, The Citizen is set to be released soon. Check out Steven Legler's full credits here.
Our Director of Photography, who is a rare and precious artistic gem, has had her work screened at Cannes, Sundance and Pusan, among many others, has most recently had her work chosen as a 2012 Oscar semi-finalist. Although she does not work on short films anymore, due to her confidence in myself and the script, all is a go. She shot my most recent short, shown below.
**Kickstarter ONLY charges your credit card on the last day of the fundraising campaign, and only if we meet our goal!**
BUDGET GOES TO:
Pre-Production 12.01.13 begin
- Cast 9 characters
- Hire full crew (9 people)
- Storyboard creation
- Scout and book one location
- Procure props and set dressings
- Design and procure costumes
- Shooting schedule
- Equipment rental (i.e camera, sound, lights...)
- Rehearse with actors
Production 12.17.13 - 12.22.13 end
- 4 day shoot.
**NOTE: If we raise $17,500 or more, the shoot will extend to 5 days. If we raise $21,000 or more, an original sound track will also be recorded.
Low budget for a quality 30 min film.
The script was written with budget in mind and so many hours went into creating a strong entertaining story that takes place in two interior (and therefore completely controllable) locations (one apartment: two rooms), thus drastically minimizing the incredible expenses / complexities which arise when one has to move locations or shoot exterior scenes.
Cast and crew are gifting the production their lowest possible price. This is not industry standard pricing! We have VERY high production value. In other words, it will be a quality short film at an incredibly modest price.
I have post-production covered. In other words, I can finish the film myself once we have it shot.
I have over 15 years of experience as a writer / director / editor; directing and editing everything from my own films, to documentaries, industrials, public service announcements and with a deep determination, I will complete this labor of love.
Importantly, I have the hardware and software to professionally complete post-production (color correction / logging / syncing audio sound track / editing / titling / mixing musical sound track / mastering).
Finally, I have given myself ample time to finish post-production. I do not foresee needing additional funds. As you can imagine, it will be my deepest pleasure to reach this stage.
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Risks and challenges
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