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Ricardo PalmaBy Ricardo Palma
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Ricardo PalmaBy Ricardo Palma
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About

A dogs life can be as excited and desperate as our own, but mainly, this animal whom we consider our best friend, is only a mirror of human nature.

Four Legged Sons is a documentary made with a particular style that skillfully portraits the dogs life in our society. It brings the viewer into this wonderful animal world, where you can discover his essence and behavior, in a place where we make an introspection and leave the free-will to each one of us.

Four Legged Sons documents the life of two dogs that live in two very different social-economic realities but at the same time, they share something priceless. Blending linear story elements with revealing interviews, the documentary evokes curiosity, creating in this way an atmosphere of emotions. It tells the interchangeable linear story of a day on each one of this dogs lifes. The interesting dogs life comes to the point through interviews that (re)tell happy and dramatic moments of the lifes of this great animal and his different settings.

WE ALL WANT TO BE HAPPY

The dog, as anyone of us, wants to be happy on his journey on our planet and if there is better example, I would even say, that he is a "mirror" that reflects our behavior in them and in this manner, we see our own reflection. The human being is born with this capacity, but growing up, we loose touch with this essential part of our lifes. The dog represents in a simple manner, a living memory of what we are truly are.

ROUGH TIMES FOR SOME

There are moments in history that occur again, and with a key part in the society that we create, the dog is included. The world today is suffering all kinds of changes, the poor animal suffers when is misunderstood, mistreated or when there's lack of love. What will happen with this creatures, when at the same time, there is a interdependence between animals and humans?

KEEPING THE BALANCE


As a juggler on a tight rope, we all have the responsibility of crossing this path that we call life with balance and wisdom, if we want to reach mid point on the "rope". Saying this, it is our civic and responsible duty, to maintain the balance in all areas of our lives and obviously give the necessary respect and behavior towards our dear four legged friend, the dog.

THE TEAM 

Ricardo Palma is a filmmaker with over 7 years experience in UK. Having worked as a film editor in different settings like, promo videos, trailers, feature film, documentaries, commercial and music video. As a writer/director, he produced a music video for a English indie rock band, Revelin Sky and a co-directed and co-edited a documentary called “Football Revolution”. http://www.ricardopalma.co.uk

 Paula Carvalho an experienced producer, worked for the national radio division and for the national television network RTP for more than 20 years. She also produced books and is currently producing a musical/play about Portuguese poems made in Portugal entitled: "Trovas e Canções" in English means: " Ballads and songs".

Paulo Mira Coelho a writer, screenwriter and radio presenter, with several books published, has written a documentary for national broadcast on T.V. and recently launched 2 books entitled: "Os anjos não têm asas" and "Clandestinos".

David Marques a Director of Photography with 20 commercials accomplished throughout his career. He also has worked on 2 music videos with renowned national artists and has made one short documentary/commercial which got the 3rd prize Finisterra Tourism Festival 2014. He has extensive experience with the latest professional digital cameras. http://www.david-marques.com

Cyril Santos is the sound man, working as Sound Director, Location Audio and Audio Recorder in the Advertisement, Documentary and Fiction audiovisual industry for a number of years with lots of experience in different environments. http://www.cyrilsantos.com

Jorge Quintela the composer and sound engineer is an experienced professional with more than 20 years of T.V. generics, award winning songs, and music albums, among other works. jorgequintela@gmail.com

Joana Ribeiro thegraphic designer with more than 15 years experience in advertisement and other campaigns is the responsible for all the poster images both in English and Portuguese. 

http://cargocollective.com/joanaribeiro/Joana-Ribeiro

The voice

Ruy de Carvalho this charismatic human being, has done all types of rolls through out his almost 60 years career in theatre, T.V. and cinema, he is the oldest actor in activity in Portugal and the most respected by his peers. His distinguished voice will bring to life this wonderful theme, that is also close to his heart.

CONFIRMED INTERVIEWS SUBJECTS

Glen Stanford dog behaviourist (he is the guy on the left, I think you know who the other one is) The UK Dog Whisperer
Glen Stanford dog behaviourist (he is the guy on the left, I think you know who the other one is) The UK Dog Whisperer
Kim W. Stallwood is a British animal rights advocate. He is European director of the Animals and Society Institute, an animal rights think tank.
Kim W. Stallwood is a British animal rights advocate. He is European director of the Animals and Society Institute, an animal rights think tank.
Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson is an American author, of several books about animals and psychology.
Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson is an American author, of several books about animals and psychology.

Where is your money going?

Fund monies raised will go to all aspects of the production budget for the film and Kickstarter reward costs. This includes:

  • Equipment rental (possibly Canon C100 with a Kit of Zeiss lenses and a B-camera)
  • Research (although 90 percent of this is already done) 
  • Trips to conduct interviews and collect footage 
  • Pay this talented professional group of people they salary 
  • All the festival and marketing budget (will try and be squeezed out of this budget but with proper management it is possible). 
  • And miscellaneous financing (food and petrol, insurance). 

Basically all funds will be used for the film. If we exceed our overall goal, and it's not needed for the marketing budget, it will go towards dog charity shelter organisations

With your funding help through out Kickstarter, we'll be able to move forward on this film with less of a funding hurdle.

WHO IS ALREADY SUPPORTING US?

ALL DOGS MATTER

THE UK DOG WHISPERER - Glen Stanford

PATUDOS FELIZES.ORG

CANINE CENTRE VAL DE PALMELA

APCA - ASSOCIATION FOR PROTECTION OF ABANDONED DOGS

FIND US ON SOCIAL MEDIA

Please 'Like', 'Share' & 'Tweet' about this project. The more people who hear about our campaign the more the chance we have of raising the necessary funds to make this documentary possible. Facebook, Twitter

I need your help to launch this film This is an all-or-nothing platform. If we don't raise the full £50,000 in just 35 days, no money changes hands. I hope you will want to be a part of this. You can be the difference to help make history and shed light on the oldest domesticated animal on earth! The dog.

Thank you

Ricardo Palma

Risks and challenges

As with any documentary, there are risks and challenges that may arise over the course of the production of this film. Two of our biggest challenges will be finalising the documentary in the foreseen timeline as well as reaching our financing target.

This is a very ambitious project, hoping to reveal information not yet seen or told in this manner. A challenge will be to try and complete the documentary in the scheduled timescale, while allowing flexibility to improve it through further research or new interviewees. We firmly believe that these challenges will be overcome and we will not make any compromises with regard to the quality of this documentary.

The timescale we have set for the delivery of rewards is a rough estimate and we will do all we can to give them to you at the indicated time. Delivery of some of the rewards, however, could directly be affected by delays we may encounter while making the documentary. Please rest assured that we will of course make sure that the rewards are delivered and that our team will do its upmost to send them to you as soon as possible.

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    YOUR NAME will appear in the credits under the special thank you section of the film + and official FOUR LEGGED SONS wallpaper download.

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    YOUR NAME will appear in the credits under the special thank you section the film + a THANK YOU SHOUT OUT from the director Ricardo and the actor/narrator Ruy de Carvalho on the social media AND access to a digital download of the film.

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    A "SPECIAL BACKERS" DVD copy of the film signed by the actor Ruy de Carvalho.
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    A LIMITED DOCUMENTARY POSTER signed by Ruy de Carvalho, Social network SHOUT OUT, BEHIND THE SCENES TALK about the making of the documentary, Signed DVD, FOUR LEGGED SONS T-Shirt

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    A 30 minutes ONLINE PRIVATE Q&A session with the director and a DOG EXPERT to talk about anything dog related! An invitation to an EARLY ONLINE SCREENING, Signed DVD, Social SHOUT OUT, name on the credits.

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    ASK A QUESTION related to the documentary on the official facebook page, and I will answer back with a video! A LIMITED SIGNED blu-ray disc + a signed poster + film credit + invitation to a PRIVATE SCREENING ( London or Lisbon, no travel or accommodation expenses included) + SIGNED T-shirt and a PERSONAL THANK YOU Skype call!

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    TWO invitation tickets to a PRIVATE SCREENING (London or Lisbon, no travel or accommodation expenses included), signed BLU RAY DVD, signed poster, film credit and a PHOTO OF YOUR DOG ON THE DVD COVER! YES! (Limited to 8 photos).

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    TWO invitation tickets to a PRIVATE SCREENING (London or Lisbon, no travel or accommodation expenses included), BEHIND THE SCENES ACESS at one of the film's PRODUCTION SHOOTS you will get to WATCH THE DOCUMENTARY being filmed and MEET THE CREW! plus DINNER WITH THE DIRECTOR after the screening, signed Blu Ray DVD, Signed Poster, IMDB credit as a EXECUTIVE PRODUCER, a PHOTO OF YOUR DOG THE DVD COVER! (Limited to 8 photos), Film thank you Credit and PROMOTION with VAL DE PALMELA DOG HOTEL!

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    YOU AND YOUR DOG WILL APPEAR ON THE FILM! YEAH + TWO invitation tickets to a PRIVATE SCREENING (London or Lisbon, no travel or accommodation expenses included), DINNER WITH THE DIRECTOR after the screening, IMDB credit as a EXECUTIVE PRODUCER, Film thank you Credit, Signed Blu Ray, PROMOTION with VAL DE PALMELA DOG HOTEL!

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Funding period

- (35 days)