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

Update #24 - For backers only

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Update #23

Hall of Fame & Casting


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!!

abrazotes! aurora & mym team

Update #22

KS/Amazon Accounts


Hi official MyM Backers!

Just wanted to kindly remind you to make sure all is okay with your KS/Amazon account.  Every penny goes a long way on this film so we appreciate you making sure the funds are available for us to apply towards our fast-approaching production.  If there is an issue withdrawing, Kickstarter will usually send several notifications to you through email to alert you of the problem. If you have any questions, let us know and we'll do our best to help you. Kickstarter can also be contacted with questions.

Again, GRACIAS!!

Aurora y MyM team

Update #21



It is with immense gratitude and utter joy that I say, LO HICIMOS!! WE DID IT!!

This has been a crazy emotional ride for all of us...I mean, honestly, there were moments when I doubted. When I feared that we wouldn't make it. And then people around me, people like yourself, would send me a message of hope. I heard things like, "I know you're gonna make this goal! Keep pushing, mija, you have to believe in us!"  And every time I heard those words I felt this surge of inspiration and my wonderful social media and marketing team (Laurie & Char) would come up with brilliant ideas and we'd push, and in the end, the donations came.  And I have to say that SO MANY of you did the pushing for took this on! You organized parties, went out to family and friends,  took to the streets and tweeted and retweeted the hell out of our call to action!  Other filmmakers like the Bratt Brothers, Nekisa & Dee from the film Pariah, and Maryam from Circumstance reached into their communities and helped us bridge our audiences...and they did...and they will continue to grow because of this!

I am honored by all of your energies~!  Now we move on to pre-production! Now we start the search for the girls who will play Mosquita & Mari so we can give this film life!  So please, make sure to LIKE our MyM Facebookpage!/mosquitaymari and follow us on twitter!

Your rewards will come...since we're moving on to pre-production FAST we probably won't be able to send out rewards till Fall!  Unless we find some volunteers to help with that ;-) And some rewards that have to do with visiting set...well, we will be in touch with you soon!!

And finally...please make sure you have your donations in your $ accounts. Amazon will be withdrawing so we can then take that $ and go into Huntington Park, LA and make Mosquita y Mari.

ABRAZOTES!  The journey has just begun!

Aurora y MyM team

Update #20



It's the FINAL push!

With your help, love, support, re-posts, updates and tweets, we are exactly $7,325 away from our goal.

This is it. Now is the time to give it that final push - we have ALL come so far and so close, and we hear you and we are FIRED UP to shoot this movie and make it happen.

Please keep up this momentum, we only have 10 hours left!

Let's wake up tomorrow and look at this site and say loud and proud,

"Si Se Pudo!"

We can do this!

Peace and Love,

Aurora y Team MyM

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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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