Funded! This project was successfully funded on May 26, 2011.

Update #23

Hall of Fame & Casting

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Hola MyM Community!!

Just wanted to congratulate all of you for helping us make Kickstarter's Hall of Fame! We are the 3rd narrative feature film to get the most funding in Kickstarter's history! And I might add that we had no famous people attached like the others! Not that we're boasting or anything..;-)

Also, since you helped us get funded we are officially in pre-production! We're now turning our attention towards finding our cast. We're hosting our first open casting call TOMORROW, Saturday May 28th 11am-5pm, in Huntington Park (6325 Pacific Suite 300, near Gage Ave). Since we're in this together, I'm turning to all of you to help us spread the word and find our leading young Latina ladies and future superstars!! Please take a moment to read the character breakdowns so you know what we're looking for.  No acting experience needed!!

http://www.mosquitaymari.com/Casting.html

abrazotes! aurora & mym team

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