About this project
Thank you so much for your support! Whatever we raise from now on will go toward bringing a second group of kids to the next festival.
Thank you for taking the time to learn more about The Send-Off. The journey of making this film with everyone has been an unforgettable experience and we are incredibly grateful to be able to premiere The Send-Off at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival in January.
We are launching this campaign so that we can bring Tiana, Chris, Ta’Questa and Allen from the small town of Pahokee, Florida to Park City, Utah to participate in the festival and enjoy the experience of showing a film that they are featured in. It takes a lot of courage and trust to put yourself in front of a camera and let people into your life. While the experience of being filmed is unique, we feel that the opportunity to travel and see their film and other great films has the potential to be a transformative event.
It is our sincere hope that the film will resonate with audiences around the country and abroad following its domestic premiere. Any additional funds we raise on Kickstarter will be used to finance travel to future festivals for students who will not be able to join us for the premiere in Utah.
We have worked hard to create rewards that people will enjoy and that will provide a special connection to a project that continues to shape our hearts and our process as filmmakers. For those of you who don't know Patrick, he is a fine art photographer and printer as well. So he will go the extra mile to make museum quality editioned prints.
Thank you so much for helping us bring Pahokee to Sundance and The Send-Off to the world!
Ivete, Patrick and the entire Send-Off team
WHAT IS THE SEND-OFF?
The Send-Off is a12min. documentary short film, directed by Patrick Bresnan & Ivete Lucas in the town of Pahokee, FL.
Emboldened by a giant block party on the evening of their high school prom, a group of students enter the night with the hope of transcending their rural town and the industrial landscape that surrounds them.
WHEN IS THE PREMIERE?
The Send-Off will premiere in the Short Documentaries section of the Sundance Film Festival. Screening dates/times:
- 1/22, 12:30 p.m. - Temple Theatre, Park City
- 1/23, 12:00 p.m. - Redstone Cinema 7, Park City
- 1/24, 9:00 p.m. - Broadway Centre Cinema 6, SLC
- 1/28, 9:00 p.m. - Yarrow Hotel Theatre, Park City
WHO ARE PATRICK & IVETE?
Patrick and Ivete are a husband and wife filmmaking team. They have made a number of short films together, including The Send-Off. Their first feature documentary One Big Misunderstanding will be completed in 2016. This is Patrick and this is Ivete.
WHO ARE TIANA, CHRIS, TA'QUESTA AND ALLEN?
Tiana and Chris are Pahokee High School students featured in the film. Ta'Questa is Chris's mom and is also featured in the film. Allen Andrews is our associate producer and also a community photographer. He helped us put the film together. Jamila is Tiana's mom, who also stars in the film. We hope to bring her to the next festival.
WHO ELSE WORKED IN THIS FILM?
Check out our full credits on IMDB.
WHAT IF WE GO OVER OUR GOAL?
If we raise more money than the goal, then we'll be able to bring Jamila and another group of kids to the next festival we play at.
WHAT WILL THE REWARDS LOOK LIKE?
Fine Art printer.
WANT TO KNOW MORE/ STAY UP TO DATE?
and stay tuned for our updates.
Special thanks to our Co-Producers Kelly Williams & Jonathan Duffy. Thank you Chris Sullivan for making the book. The music in this video was written & performed by The Wiggins. Photographs by OTIS IKE and Allen Andrews.
Risks and challenges
The project is completed. The only thing that is keeping the kids from attending the festival is funding. Other than that, there's always sickness or other "acts of God." Hopefully none of that will happen and we will all be celebrating at Sundance together.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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