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

Update #29

A Couple of projects on Kickstarter we recommend you check out...

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Hey MyM community!

As we start post on our film we are constantly reminded that we wouldn't be at this point in the creative process if it weren't for your critical and inspirational support.  We are so grateful to you!  Many, many have taken note of the power of community because of our kickstarter campaign and the incredible rally behind it.  Love that!

In this same vain there are two KS campaigns we urge you to support as they approach the end of their efforts to bring their stories to audiences like you.

Native/Indigenous filmmaker Andrew Okpeaha MacLean is attempting to release his award-winning film on his own terms. He's looking to self-distribute his beautiful, coming of age film about two Inuit youth growing up in Northern Alaska to a wider audience.  Check out his campaign and you'll see for yourself why MyM's team supports it and hopes he makes his goal...who knows, MyM might be going down that same path!

Nekisa Cooper, producer of Pariah (kiss ass film by fellow queer woman of color filmmaker Dee Rees), is producing a film, Five Nights in Maine, that is currently looking to raise funds for production. They are 11 days away from making their goal. MyM recommends you check it out. The director Maris Curran has a hot creative team supporting her.

And if you're strapped for cash than take a moment to post it on your social media networks so word can spread like wildfire...

MyM hopes that by supporting other projects like these that we can further build our audiences...after all power lies in community and our community can benefit from growing!

Wish us luck as we edit ;-)

aurora y mym team

Update #28

A Warm Hello from Team MyM

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Hello folks,

We are still recovering from a wonderful and exhausting shoot, and going straight into post-production.

We have not forgotten any of you or your support, but we are still working on organizing and gathering our rewards to send out to all 888 of you! Please be patient, as this may take some time.

While you wait, check out another project from a fellow filmmaker and huge supporter of MyM:

MIL GRACIAS for your support and patience, and don't forget to check out our Facebook page, with some fantastic behind the scenes photos.


Team MyM

Update #27

We did it!


Dearest MyM community,

Thanks to all of you we can say, "It's a wrap!!"  We did it! We shot Mosquita y Mari over a course of 18 days!  This journey has been nothing less than miraculous.  Less than 3 months ago the making of MyM felt distant and now we're moving on to post production.

We'll be sure to keep all of you in the loop as to when we will have a premiere. Fingers crossed 2012 you will get to witness a film you helped make happen!  Crazy, right?!!

The journey continues...

Aurora and the MyM crew!

Update #26

Connections in southeast LA???


Hola MyM community!

In case you haven't heard MyM goes into production in a WEEK!! Yes, thanks to all of you. As with any indie project we have been working hard to stretch every dollar we made on our kickstarter campaign.  But along the way we have encounter resistance.  In order to keep this film as authentic as possible we are trying to film on Pacific Ave and in certain shops located in and around the southeast LA area(HP, SOuthgate, Maywood, Bell).  Since most shop owners don't know who we are they tend to close the doors on us. We understand. Not everyday you get a group of young filmmakers knocking on your door asking to film in your store. So we figure we might have more success if we find people who personally know people that are business owners or employees of businesses where the boss is open. So we turn to you again for help. This is what is outstanding on our list of locations:

-pawn shop or jewelry store (to film an EXTREMELY SHORT scene)

-a medium size market ( 1 day of shooting)

-arcade (2 VERY SHORT SCENES.)

If you have any relationship to these type of businesses in the southeast LA area, PLEASE respond to this email or email aurora at

gracias y wish us LUCK!!

MyM team

Update #25 - For backers only

Location location location!


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    GRACIAS!!! Every little bit helps our journey along. You will get an honorary shout-out on our Facebook page, letting everyone know we appreciate your help. Plus, if we ever cross paths in person you can bet you'll be getting the biggest HUG and sincerest GRACIAS for believing in Mosquita y Mari's story.

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    We heart you and your support! Along with the shout-out on our FB page, we’ll send you an “I heart MyM” bumper sticker, so you can show your support for our film.

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    We'll post your name on our official Mosquita y Mari website homepage as one of our supporters. You will also receive an EXCLUSIVE, Cussin’ Cozy here , courtesy of our friends at Cussing Cozies. These sassy coffee sleeves are made from recycled materials, because that’s how we roll! Each Cussing Cozy will say "Mosquita y Mari, Fuck the Rest!" (Peep it here: PLUS, you'll receive a downloadable version of MyM's original score(composed music)!

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    The above...and an exclusive digital download of our Behind the Scenes docu special including interviews with cast and crew as they bring the story of Mosquita y Mari to life, as well as shots of the crew running from the cops! (Just kidding...maybe not.) Find out what it was like to be on set and on location without ever having to lift a sandbag! As an ADDED BONUS, we're including downloads of select songs from our MYM SOUNDTRACK! If you know Aurora's previous work the MUSIC is always a unique blend of classic Mexican and modern sounds!

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    The above...and download and own a collection of Aurora's earlier narrative films including Viernes Girl, En La Madrugada, Ixchel: The Mayan Moon Goddess. Discover the films that KICKSTARTED Aurora's career. PLUS, add to your library an autographed original script of Mosquita y Mari which won the support of prestigious filmmaker programs like Sundance, Film Independent, and Tribeca All Access.

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    Receive a special, limited edition series poster (12 x 18;archival; comes with certificate) inspired by the script Mosquita y Mari.  Xicana printmaker Favianna Rodriguez has brought her artistic talents to our fundraising efforts by designing this BEAUTIFUL original film poster only available via this pledge ( Favianna's vibrant colors and political images have supported social justice movements around the globe and have graced multiple public walls, museums and galleries (for more of her amazing work visit Poster will be signed by Favianna and Aurora.

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    Special screening for your classroom or what about in the comfort of your own home or at your local community center! The director will make a guest appearance in your choice of setting, following a private screening. Depending where you are located it could be in person, or via Skype...all negotiable. Plus, we'll include rewards from $100 pledge and above as well as highlight your name in our film's THANK YOU credits!

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    Have you always wanted to sit next to a film director and watch as they bring their vision to life? Come visit the set of Mosquita y Mari for a day and hang out with the director, cast and crew. Who knows, we might even throw you in as an extra in the movie or let you yell 'Action!' once...or a few times if you're really good at it! Transportation and lodging not provided. Plus, we'll include rewards from $100 pledge and above as well as highlight your name in our film's THANK YOU credits!

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    An "Associate Producer" listing in the movie credits, this would be title only on the film's credit crawl. Creative control will remain in the hands of the filmmakers (this is just to ensure we keep the original vision of the artist), plus 4 tickets to festival premiere! Transportation and lodging not provided.

Funding period

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