"Rodrigo Quintez" is a comedy web series about a light-skinned Cuban immigrant who entertains sensitive American children for a living.
Rodrigo is the Scarface of quality children's entertainment. He is macho, crass and driven by a relentless need for respect. His skin tight pink & white leotard may look ridiculous, but God help you if you laugh at him.
The wildly inappropriate satirical tone of the web series is rooted in the cultural misunderstandings between Rodrigo and anyone, adult or child, who disrespects him and his foreign sensibilities.
For example, as a child his parents used to twist the head off a chicken and let it run around. The game was to get the most good-luck-blood sprayed on your white shirt. As it turns out, American children also think this game is wickedly awesome. Unfortunately sensitive American parents feel differently.
The following links are exclusive interviews of him discussing love, childhood obesity, and knife play. All in a day's work.
We are proud to have the best team of professional Chicago filmmakers collaborating to make this project a reality. Here just a few of us:
Writer/Director: Kenneth Yoder
Executive Producer: Demetra Diamantopoulos http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0224566/?ref_=fn_al_nm_1
Producer: PJ Fishwick http://www.imdb.com/name/nm2298079/?ref_=fn_al_nm_1
Co-Producer: Sara Martin
Associate Producer: Phillip Plowden
Director of Photography: Dan Fischer
Everyone on our crew is a Chicago film industry professional with credit lists similar (or longer) than the ones already listed. These folks are volunteering all of their time and this will allow us to stretch $10,000 cash into over $100,000 worth of production value.
Paskal & Rudnicke Casting of Chicago & Matt Miller have graciously agreed to cast this project for us. Here is their work:
Our only mission is to make you laugh. We promise to fill the series with loads of cringe-worthy satire, relationship based comedic point of view and handicapped children used as puppets.
Although $10,000 may seem like a lot of money, it is the bare minimum we need to execute a professionally produced series. Our mostly union crew (IATSE) are all volunteering their time & labor and we are getting as much gear donated as we can. Cast is also mostly union, but they're working for next to nothing as well.
The majority of money will go to:
- Equipment rentals
- Production insurance policy
- Location rentals
- Sound package rental
- Set decorations & props
- Cast & extras
- Hard drives
- Color timing
- Post sound mix
- FOOD! Feeding 30 cast & crew for 6 days is expensive!
If we are fortunate enough to raise more than $10,000, then that money will increase our ability to add the following production elements:
- Awesome picture vehicles with handicap lifts
- Pyrotechnics at a children's birthday party (seriously)
- Extras cast to have a specific look
- A petting zoo built for an episode
- 1/2 day of a 30' technocrane rental
It is done. We are 100% funded. Thank you so much!!! It has been such a game changing experience. Absolutely incredible.
Also... you can find us here if you wanna:
Risks and challenges Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
As with any film or TV production, we face logistical challenges of producing a high quality product with a limited amount of money. There is risk associated with coordinating the movement of people, places and specialized equipment. There is also risk associated with legally navigating intellectual property through establish clearances & copyright law. We are offsetting this risk via purchasing industry standard production insurance (general liability, loss payee, worker's comp and errors & omissions) and running our show using solid planning based on decades of production experience.
Have a question? If the info above doesn't help, you can ask the project creator directly.
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Receive a thank you video and a shout out on our FB fan page. Also, feel free to e-mail the filmmakers to say hello and stay in touch!Estimated delivery:
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Receive an "I DO RODRIGO" button along with a personalized signed photo of Rodrigo. Sent with love and thanks. PLUS everything above!Estimated delivery:Ships within the US only
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Invite to Exclusive Launch Party in Chicago! And A MEMBERS ONLY digital download of exclusive content including all webisodes, original soundtrack, and set photos. PLUS everything above!Estimated delivery:Ships within the US only
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Personalized Rodrig-O-Gram! Want to wish your loved one Happy Birthday? Wanna give your boyfriend the boot? Rodrigo will film a short video message to anyone you want! PLUS everything above!Estimated delivery:
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We will throw you a party! And by party we mean that we'll send you a party care package. This includes everything you'll need: pink balloons, bunny ears, Rodrigo mustaches & pinata.. all custom made by our prop designer & art department! PLUS everything above, excluding walk-on role.Estimated delivery:Ships within the US only
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Walk-on Role!! YOU can star alongside Rodrigo in one of our webisodes. PLUS everything above! (Does not include travel to or housing in Chicago)Estimated delivery:
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Receive a SUPER SWEET PROP from an actual episode! Not the knife. Even though the knife would be super sweet. But something unique & awesome. Includes Certificate of Authenticity. PLUS everything above, excluding walk-on role.Estimated delivery:Ships within the US only
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Be a PRODUCER FOR A DAY! Have you ever wanted to hang around a film set and see how it all works? You and a guest will be invited to one of our shooting days. We'll let you call out "action!" or maybe even give our actors some insightful direction. PLUS everything above, excluding walk-on role. (Does not include travel to or housing in Chicago)Estimated delivery:
- (30 days)