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In a repressed southern town, love develops between two young Latinas, bringing out the best and worst in the people around them.

Los Angeles, CA Shorts
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The Good Kind is a story about new love between two young Latinas living in a southern repressed town.  When Bianca and Natalia decide to skip class and head to the local gay bar, they meet a quirky drag queen bartender who is quick to pry.  But it's in the safety of this bar that the girls allow themselves to immerse in the fascination of their feelings for each other, until the dream is abruptly shattered by an unexpected incident.  An everyday love story reminds us why continued dialogue and acceptance within our culture is necessary and imperative for the well being of our youth.  

We're asking for the bare minimum to get the project off the ground, and anything extra will allow us to flesh out the story the way we truly envision it! 

With your help, we will use the funds in every stage of the film's production. 

During production we'll be able to-

  • -Secure a safe location to shoot in
  • -Secure production insurance
  • -Rent the necessary equipment to shoot with including lenses, filters and other camera needs
  • -Lighting, sound, costumes, makeup and props
  • -And of course we'll be able to feed our cast and crew  :) 

During post-production, we'll be able to-

  • -Edit
  • -Clear music
  • -Color correct
  • -And cover any final locking costs. 

Additionally, we will be able to-

  • -Create and ship the DVDs and cards that will go to you, our supporters
  • -And when it's all done, we'll be able to pay submission fees as we send the film out to the festival world. 

Anything helps!  If you are unable to donate, please forward to someone that you think may be able to.  We appreciate your support!!!

Meet our incredibly talented cast by visiting our Facebook page, and of course please like us and invite your friends to do the same: http://www.facebook.com/TheGoodKindMovie

Meet the awesome team that's working super hard to make it all happen:

Executive producers - AdeRisa Productions LLC
Executive producers - AdeRisa Productions LLC

An Independent & Progressive Production Film Company dedicated to producing bold, entertaining and high caliber queer people of color films, with an emphasis on X/Chicana stories.

Ofelia Yánez - Writer/director
Ofelia Yánez - Writer/director

Born in Mexico City and raised in Dallas, TX, Ofelia made the move to Los Angeles right after completing her bachelor’s degree in radio, television and film at the University of North Texas.  She landed an internship at the new media activist company, Brave New Films, where she worked her way up to co-producer and co-creator of the successful online platform, Cuéntame, a project aimed towards the Latino community, focusing on short form documentaries about culture, politics and activism.  Currently, Ofelia is working as production coordinator at Canana Films, on the upcoming film, CHAVEZ, the César Chávez biopic, as well as taking the next step towards creating films independently. The Good Kind marks her debut as writer/director.

Pamela Lama - Producer/editor
Pamela Lama - Producer/editor

Pamela Lama is a Tibetan and Nepalese American who was born and raised in the San Francisco Bay area. She graduated from UC Santa Cruz with her degrees in Film & Digital Media and Business Management. Pamela fell in love with editing at the age of 13, when she found a way to edit home videos by hooking up two VCRs. She currently lives in Los Angeles, where she works as an Editor for Playboy TV. She has also worked on a number of independent short and feature films, both narrative and documentary. She currently is editing a sci-fi web series and a feature length film. She is also in the process of producing and directing her feature length film, Girlfriend.

Jeanne Tyson - Director of photography
Jeanne Tyson - Director of photography

Jeanne Tyson is a cinematographer who was born and raised in Mobile, Alabama. Her family and home have been, and always will be a source of inspiration. She graduated from the UCLA MFA program for production and cinematography in 2011. Throughout her career there she developed great relationships with mentors Stephen H. Burum, ASC, Johnny Simmons, ASC, and William McDonald.  Jeanne’s work on various productions, including features, shorts, and documentaries, has given her the opportunity to shoot not only in Los Angeles, but also in Germany, Alabama, Arkansas, and New York.  She has completed two features, Against the Grain (Director Elias Mael) and The Lovely Rejects (Director Judy Phu). Jeanne is currently in development with producer and sister, Elizabeth Tyson, on a narrative feature. Production will begin in 2013.

Amalia Mesa-Gustin - Production coordinator
Amalia Mesa-Gustin - Production coordinator

Amalia Mesa-Gustin is a 4th year student in the School of Theater, Film and Television at UCLA where she performed in the 2011 stage adaptation of the Gabriel Garcia Marquez story, Erendira, and directed the 2012 production of The Vagina Monologues. She is a founder-managing director of the student organization SANAA (Social Awareness Network for Activism through Art), which produces campus events and works with high school students around art and social justice issues. Born in Havana, Cuba and raised in Oakland, she has studied dance, theater and voice since an early age. More recently, her interests have expanded to the production side of film and television, interning at Canana Films, working as a production assistant on commercial projects and music videos, and now as Production Coordinator for The Good Kind.

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