About this project
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
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.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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