About this project
Thanks for checking out our film! Be sure to watch the intro video and trailer for the film, but also check out the super awesome rewards for donating.
What is "Para Mi Hermano"?
"Para Mi Hermano" is a short film written and directed by Kevin W. Burke. The film is being produced in Austin, TX with the goal of being accepted to the 2012 SXSW Film Festival. The story of "Para Mi Hermano" follows a man's day after he chooses to make the ultimate sacrifice to save his brother from gang punishment. We follow the man as he says goodbye to his brother, cooks himself a delicious meal, and lives the consequences of his decision. As of December 2010, "Para Mi Hermano" is in pre-production.
What's this money for?
This fundraiser will cover the production costs of making the film, i.e. costumes, props, transportation, equipment rental, set dressings, etc. Without this money, the film will suffer from not having enough resources. This money is needed for production costs alone. We've already established funds for sending the film to festivals, and money to pay our cast and crew isn't included in this fundraiser. Please help us tell this beautiful story!
Why will this film be successful?
This film is taking a new look at the crime genre by focusing entirely on the human element of its main character. The film asks what is important us? How should we live? These questions will be addressed in a fresh and original way in this short film.
Why should you help these dweeebs make this movie?
The Rewards! Posters, DVD's, access to crazy videos, special thanks, executive producer credits, all these things are possible. On a personal and artistic note, this film will be an important moment in the careers of all those involved. After this film is accepted to larger film festivals it will give these filmmakers the credibility to create more films and tell more stories on a larger scale. By giving money you are creating an opportunity for these filmmakers.
Director Kevin Burke's Reel:
Producer/DP Corey Kline's Reel:
Have a question? If the info above doesn't help, you can ask the project creator directly.
Pledge $2 or more
Access to behind-the-scenes info and shenangians from the director Kevin Burke and the filmmakers; i.e. video of Kevin taking a pie to the face.
Pledge $5 or more
Previous reward plus a digital download of the finished film "Para Mi Hermano", .PDF of the script and production proposal, and exclusive desktop backgrounds for the film.
Pledge $10 or more
All the previous awards, plus an HD digital download of the finished film that includes behind-the-scenes documentaries, and Kevin Burke's previously unreleased short film "Ink to Paper".
Pledge $15 or more
All the previous awards plus a Special Thanks in the film's credits and on the Facebook page.
Pledge $20 or more
12 backers Limited (38 left of 50)
All the previous, plus a DVD of the finished film with behind-the-scenes footage, and Kevin's short film "Ink to Paper". This award is limited to this pledge amount! All pledges beyond this include the HD download of the film and extra content but not a DVD.
Pledge $25 or more
5 backers Limited (20 left of 25)
The first four awards plus a haiku video performance for you by Kevin Burke (who is also a slam poet).
Pledge $35 or more
5 backers Limited (25 left of 30)
The first four rewards, plus an exclusive poster of the film signed with a personal thank you from the filmmakers.
Pledge $50 or more
2 backers Limited (18 left of 20)
The first four rewards plus an opportunity to have a cameo extra appearance in the film if you live in the Austin area.
Pledge $75 or more
1 backer Limited (9 left of 10)
The first four rewards, plus a personalized poem written for you by Kevin Burke.
Pledge $150 or more
3 backers Limited (2 left of 5)
The first four rewards plus a personalized song performed for you by Kevin Burke or photography work done for you by DP Cordelaine Kline.
Pledge $250 or more
4 backers Limited (1 left of 5)
The first four rewards plus an Executive Producer credit as one of the filmmakers of "Para Mi Hermano". This will be an opportunity to share in the glory of making film.
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