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Is it possible to mix David Lynch and Wong Kar-Wai in a low budget short film?

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The project

Only Lee Solomon is a dark, intimate, funny and unique short film
directed by Alex Lora (Sundance Filmmaker and Student Academy Award Nominee). Some would say it is "as weird as the
protagonist," and others might even add "as weird as the director" ...
but the fact is that we are very happy with what is coming along, and
we want to share it with you to see if you can help us.

We believe that what we have here is a different bet, and really, if
we were not confident that the short would not be worth it, we would
not be making all of these efforts.

Currently we're done with shooting, which took place on the outskirts
of New York, and we almost have a final cut of around 15 minutes in
duration, but we need your help to complete it properly.

The movie creates a personal universe and an original atmosphere that
reflects some interesting aspects of the human condition. It tells the
story of Mr. Lee. He could be an astronaut from outer space, but in
reality he's just one of the many alienated beings that lives in the
underworld of a factory. Lost in the loneliness of his existence, he
uses the information he finds in stolen laptops to contact women. The
desire to connect with someone and the utopia of love become his
obsession.

Well, beyond the logline, on Mr. Lee's journey we promise a good dose
of music, humor, love, eroticism, violence and darkness, all packed
into 15 minutes!

The people behind it

Alex, the director, has a history of making low budget films that
obtain excellent results, leading him to win more than 80 awards and
including him in the most important festivals, from Sundance, Berlin,
Cannes, and the Student Academy Awards to the Gaudí Awards.

The film has been supervised for the advisors and amazing filmmakers Chantal Akerman and Antonio Tibaldi, for the awarded writer Christina
Lizaridi, and for the editor Babak Rassi.

The cast we have for this project has been amazing and the main actors
Yasuo Kuroha and Asol Abdullina have made one of the best and risky
performances of their lives. We also count with the participation of
Mike Cannon, Melanie Garcia, Toree Hill, Tym Moss, Dan Chen, Gene
Pope, John Ayala, Michael Lopez, Peter Quentin and Scottie.

As far as the crew is concerned, we could rely on the experience of
the executive producer and director Flavio Alves, who has led some of
his films to Sundance!

Also with the priceless help of the producer Joanna Cabello, the
amazing photography of Rommel Geinciana, the talented eye of the
director Niav Conty as camera with the collaboration of the skilled
Nick Vega.

This could have not been possible without the precious collaboration
of all these talented film partners: Markuza Marik, Fil Medina, Christina
Lao, Julian Jiménez, Christina Hibbs, Ougie Pak, Greg Caiafa, Dan
Carrow, Pearl Gluck, Gabo Flores, Carlos Miguel, and my fellow
cowriter Miguel de la Fuente. Thank you all !!

Your help

And where is your contribution going?
Your contribution, besides being the best possible Holidays' present,
will be spent on:

- Sound Mixing
- Music Licensing
- Color Correction
- Festival Distribution (submission fees and shipping)
- Copies, tapes, masters, dvds
- Design of covers, posters, web and credits

The rewards

And what do you get for your help?
Besides our most heartfelt thanks, you can get different gifts, listed here on the right, depending on your donation.

THANK YOU!!!

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Only Solomon Lee es un cortometraje ratito, freaky, oscuro, entrañable y único dirigido por Alex Lora. Algunos dirán... como el protagonista, y otros con más mala leche dirán que como el dire… pero el caso es que estamos muy contentos con lo que está surgiendo y por eso queremos compartirlo con vosotros pidiendo vuestra colaboración.

Actualmente ya hemos acabado con la fase de rodaje que se llevó a cabo en las afueras de Nueva York, e incluso tenemos una versión más o menos cerrada de montaje que ronda los 15 minutos, pero necesitamos tu ayuda para completarlo como es debido. 

Aunque el corto está planteado dentro de los estándares del cine pobre -que a fin de cuentas es lo que venimos haciendo-, creemos que esta vez vale la pena gastar un poco más porque la historia nos encanta y lo requiere. Estamos muy convencidos de la apuesta diferente que tenemos entre manos y, la verdad, si no estuviéramos seguros de que el corto vale la pena no estaríamos organizando toda esta mandanga.

La película trata de la historia de Mr. Lee… que aunque podría ser un astronauta venido del espacio exterior, en realidad sólo es uno más de los tantos alienados que vive en los inframundos de una fábrica. Perdido en la soledad de su existencia utiliza la información que encuentra en portátiles robados para contactar con chicas…  El deseo de escapar y la utopía del amor se convierten en su obsesión. 

Y bueno, más allá del logline… en su viaje os prometemos dosis de buena música, humor, bizarrismo, amor, erotismo, oscuridad y violencia ¡enlatados en 15 minutos!

¿Y... a dónde va mi aportación? 
Tu aportación, a parte de ser el mejor regalo de reyes posible se va a destinar a:

- La mezcla de Sonido
- Licencias musicales
- Corrección de color
- Gastos de festivales (submission fees y envíos)
- Copias, cintas, másters, dvds…
- Diseño de varios: carátula, póster, web, créditos…

¿Y qué te ganas con todo esto? 

Pues nuestro más humilde agradecimiento y... dependiendo de tu aportación pues puedes elegir diferentes obsequios de la lista de la derecha.

Mil gracias!!

Risks and challenges Learn about accountability on Kickstarter

The good thing about this short film is that, as we said before, we have already shot it, and not only that, we already have a 15 minutes cut that allows us to be pretty sure about what our real necessities are. Our challenge now is to ensure that we finish it in the proper way, with the elements we need to complete the story we want to convey (sound mixing, color correction, license for the music). In this sense one of the risks could be that in some countries we could not use the music we want as a soundtrack of the short film, but we are working on that and, in case that would happen, we would fix it using a different song.
We hope to have the short ready by the beginning of march, but if that wouldn't happen we would inform the bakers in advance.
Our challenge for this short film is also to ensure a good distribution in the film festival circuit, something that we didn't do very well with our last short films because of the lack of budget for festival fees. Despite of that we got selected in some important venues like Sundance, but this time we would love to make it better and reach a wider audience. We would love to have a nice cover and package, something that we couldn't afford in former projects, because we know that the presentation is also very important.

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    A heartfelt thanks from the director /// Un Gracias de todo corazón de parte del director

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    A heartfelt thanks from the whole team /// Un sincero agradecimiento de parte de todo el equipo

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    Signed DVD and a poster of the movie illustrated by the artist Mercè López (www.mercelopez.com) /// Un DVD firmado y un poster de la peli ilustrado por la artista Mercè López (www.mercelopez.com)

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    Signed DVD, the poster, links to the deleted scenes and the 5 previous versions of the cut, so you can see how it evolved in the editing room /// DVD firmado, el póster, links a las escenas eliminadas así como las 5 versiones anteriores del montaje para que veas como evolucionó.

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    All the above plus these other 3 shorts of the director in DVD /// Todo lo anterior más estos 3 cortos: + Odysseus' Gambit (Sundance selection) + Us (Students' Oscars Nominee) + (En)terrados (short with over 60 awards)

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    All the above plus links to the worst of the director's short films, pearls that have no price in the absurdity and embarrassment market /// Todo lo anterior más links a los peores cortos del director, joyitas en el mercado del despropósito y la vergüenza ajena.

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    All the above plus 2 free tickets to the New York premiere. Sit with the director and the casting crew /// Todo lo anterior más 2 entradas para la premiere del corto en Nueva York. Siéntate al lado del director y el equipo.

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    Fetishistic Pack 3. "The bad blood" Solomon's wrench. The baseball bat smug. The bowl in which Scottie drinks water, Solomon's gloves, the picks he uses to steal laptops and the toothbrush of the protagonist /// Pack fetichista number zri "la mala leche". La llave inglesa de Solomon, sus guantes, el bate de béisbol, el cuenco de Scottie, las ganzúas que usa para robar y el cepillo de dientes de la protagonista.

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    All of the above (excluding fetishists packs) plus a co-producer credit in the ending roll and an invitation to the festivals in which will be selected /// Todo lo anterior (menos los packs fetiche) más el crédito de coproductor en los créditos, así como invitaciones para los festivales en los que sea seleccionado.

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    All of the above (excluding fetishists packs) plus a executive producer credit or your logo in the opening credits. I also invite you to spend a weekend at my home in New York or in Barcelona (travel expenses not included) where, if you want, I can tell all the stories and anecdotes related with the short film /// Todo lo anterior (excluyendo los packs fetiche) más el crédito de productor ejecutivo. También te invito un fin de semana a mi apartamentito en Nueva York o Barcelona, donde si quieres te podré contar todas las anécdotas e historias relacionadas con el corto.

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