CONTRAPELO is a short film about a proud Mexican barber who's forced to shave the leader of a drug cartel. We're fundraising for post! Read more
This project was successfully funded on January 19, 2014.
About this project
THANK YOU SO MUCH, ALL OF THE SUPPORTERS!! WE'VE REACHED OUR KICKSTARTER GOAL!! -- 5hrs to go
If we meet a $7,500 goal, we will be able to pay for Color Correction, Final Sound Mixing, DVD mastering, part of Music Composing, 10 Film Festival Submissions in the US.
If we meet a $9,000 goal, we will be able to pay for original music licensing, Plus we'll be able to submit to 10 more Film festivals around the world.
By reaching a $10,000 goal, we will be able to pay for design of our DVD/Blu-ray and hold a premiere in LA for all cast, crew and supporters who help us bring this story to live, submit to 10 more Film festivals.
Contrapelo is the story of a proud Mexican barber who is forced to shave the leader of a drug cartel. As he faces the man who is destroying his country, he is confronted by a difficult decision: to become a killer, or to let this man continue to kill. By the end of the shave, the Barber will realize he and the Capo are not so different.
In the middle of a drug war that has taken the lives of more than 150,000 and ravaged a nation, we seek to ask questions about involvement and responsibility while telling a compelling and entertaining story.
Contrapelo es la historia de un orgulloso barbero mexicano que es forzado a razurar al líder de un cartel, al verse cara a cara con el hombre quien el cree es responsable de la destrucción de su país, el barbero se enfrenta con una decisión difícil; convertirse en asesino, o permitir que este hombre siga matando. Al final de la razurada, el peluquero se dara cuenta de que el capo y él no son muy diferentes.
We have finished production in September 2013 and the film is now in its final editing stage. We've fundraised privately for part of the post-production budget but we need your help to finish the entire post-production.
Gareth Dunnet-Alcocer (Director/Writer) vimeo.com/garethdunnet
Molo Alcocer (Producer) vimeo.com/43430079
Pin-Chun Liu (Producer) pinchunliu.com
Evan Anderson & Stewart Blair (Executive Producers)
Liska Ostojic (Writer) goo.gl/yRlQrP
Carolina Costa (Cinematographer) carolinacosta.co.uk
Aashrita Kamath (Production Designer) aashritakamath.com
Oliver Harwood (Editor) vimeo.com/35173292
Yolanda Guillén (Casting Director)
Jennifer M. Quinteros (SFX Make-Up/Hair) jquinteros.com
Malcolm Bacani (Costume Designer)
Edouard de Lachomette (Co-Producer)
Diego Stehle (Graphic/Motion Designer) diegostehle.com
Alex Lombardi (Still Photographer) alexlombardiphoto.com
See more of our crew on IMDB.
Art Bonilla (Barber)
Art Bonilla is a seasoned actor that has been working on this field for several decades. From roles like: Priest Assassin in Oliver Stone's "SALVADOR" to playing a Preacher on the soon to be released feature by Oscar winning Dir. Rajeev Dassani' "WATERCOLOR POSTCARDS"...and about sixty other film and TV shows in between. Art has also three other films about to hit the Film Festival Circuit: "FOREIGN LAND" also "LOLA'S LOVESHACK" and "LOWLIFES". Art really enjoys working with young talented filmmakers! As it was the experiense on the shoot of "CONTRAPELO" Art studied acting at The Lee Strasberg Institute, Los Angeles City College, and many workshops. www.imdb.me/artbonilla
Eduardo Roman (Druglord)
Eduardo Roman was born in Torreon, Coahuila, Mexico. After graduating from law school and falling in love with acting during theatre workshops in college, he moved to Mexico City to pursue acting professionally. There, he studied and worked with the finest actors and directors like Patricia Reyes-Spindola and Arturo Ripstein. He has appeared in Mexican TV Day Time Drama series that are still running in many countries. In the USA, Eduardo is currently working in all areas of acting: Theatre, Television, Advertising & Film. Last Pilot season, Eduardo was part of the cast in the FOX/SONY Comedy Pilot "El Jefe". Some other Film & TV work includes: "The Mask of Zorro", "Mookie", "Te Amare En Silencio", "Mucho Dinero", "21 Days". Eduardo is also a renowned voice-over actor. His voice can be heard in many advertising campaigns, documentaries, industrials, video games & animation.
Eduardo Roman lives in Burbank, California, "The Real Hollywood" as he likes to call it.
Hugo Medina (Octavio)
Most recently Hugo Medina has been seen on FX's The Bridge, Sons of Anarchy, HBO's True Blood, and will be on the Netflix hit show Orange is the New Black. Some film credits include April Rain (Dir. Luciano Saber) Friends With Money(Dir. Nicole Holofcener), The Wailer, El Cocodrillo, and Moe. Other T.V. credits also include the CBS hit show The Unit written by David Mamet. Hugo shot the feature film "Cry Now" in Los Angeles. He performed in the play, "Balm in Gilead" in New York which featured Academy Award Nominee Michael Shannon and was produced by writer Beau Willimon(Writer of House of Cards and Ides of March). Hugo received his B.A. in Theater Arts from UCLA. He has had the opportunity to study theater and performance in over 12 countries. He premiered in the play Melancholia at the Los Angeles Theater Center and later performed at the Scotland Fringe Festival where it won the Amnesty International Freedom of Expression Award. Other theater credits include Hedda Gabler, Kasimir and Karoline, A Midsummer Nights' Dream(Dir. Christopher Ashley), Everything Nice, The Revenger's Tragedy, Camino Real, Refraction, 1001, and Rosencranz and Guildenstern Are Dead. Hugo also received his M.F.A. in Acting from the UCSD graduate program.
The film will not be possible without your help! Thanks to all our previous supporters, we successfully raised $22,000 for our principal photography and finished filming in September. We have been editing the film since then and now we need your help to finish post production and release the film in festivals.
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Still Photos By Alex Lombardi
Risks and challenges
We are very excited about the way this film has turned out, exceeding our expectations. The journey is not over! In post-production, our biggest challenge will be to continue to create and design the right world through sound and music, one that empowers our film and takes it to the next level.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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