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Lilia is a film about a man's struggle to keep his family's life intact after losing his job. Read more

San Antonio, TX Shorts
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This project was successfully funded on March 7, 2011.

Lilia is a film about a man's struggle to keep his family's life intact after losing his job.

San Antonio, TX Shorts
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MY GOAL: To make "Lilia" by the end of March. The internet is a beautiful place. I've had nothing but positive experiences with it; it's made me new friends, and new contacts in the film world. Now I would like to harness it's potential. I want to tap into people's giving spirit and collective support to make my new film a reality. In fact, the idea for the film came from an unlikely source on....you guessed it, the Internet. View video above for more on that.

WHAT'S LILIA? "Lilia" is a story about a man's struggle to keep his family together, after losing his job. He has a 5-year-old daughter named Lilia, and he's working to make her happy and keep his wife in school. But they have gone into massive debt trying to pay a mortgage on a home they can't afford, and, like many families, they are living paycheck to paycheck. Then one day the rug gets swept from beneath their feet and they find themselves fighting for all they've worked for. They make a decision that can save their belongings and daughter's happiness, but risk their future as a family. This is the story of the desperate measures people take, and how the very things we work so hard to accumulate can tear us apart.

THE FUNDING Every contribution will go toward the funding and completion of the film. Filmmaking is an expensive endeavor: even on a small, independent film, every aspect costs A LOT, from the cast and crew, to lights and lenses. So Producer Ralph Lopez and I thought we'd give crowd source funding a try.

The donations will be used to pay cast and crew for their time; the remaining funds will go toward equipment rentals. While $3,000 isn't nearly enough to complete this film, it will get us started, and we will be eternally grateful to those who help us out. We will be keeping you all up to date on the progress of the film, with video updates and Twitter and Facebook posts.

You can help us in 3 ways! 1. Donate what you can 2. Share this page on your Facebook or Twitter 3. Repost our updates and progress to keep the project alive

Our Last film "Trash Day," was a great success, and was a selection at many film festivals, including: SXSW 2010, the San Antonio Film Festival, the LA Shorts Film Festival, The San Francisco Shorts Film Festival, The Dallas Video Fest, the SAL Film Festival, the Flatland Film Festival, and The Rockport Film Festival. It has taken home a Jury Award from SAL and received the Best Short at the Seguin Film Festival, Best Director at the Long Island Film Festival, and the Chris Caddel Flatland Filmmaker Award.

You can see Trash Day here: http://vimeo.com/8271890

You can also see past work at www.mixminusmedia.com

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    We're grateful for any contribution and will put you on our update list and keep you posted on our the films progress. You'll also be the first to know about screenings, events and news about the film. Please pass the word! Small contributions can add up and can make a world of difference in the film's completion.

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    We will send you a personalized thank you post card decorated with Lilia Cover art.

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    8 backers

    We will give you a free ticket to the world premiere screening of Lilia, complete with a thank you postcard, as well as a nice limited edition Lilia button.

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    You will get your name in the credits of the film as an Associate Producer, as well the personalized postcard, button, and a free ticket to the screening.

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    9 backers

    You will get a limited edition Lilia DVD, your name in the credits, postcard, button, and free tickets to the screening.

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    16 backers

    You will get your name on our IMDB page as a Producer, as well as your name in the credits, the DVD, the postcard, the tickets, and the button.

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    15 backers

    You get an Invite to the VIP film screening and afterparty, with free drinks for the night. You get your name on IMDB, the credit, the DVD, and postcard.

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    7 backers

    You get a full size professionally printed Lilia poster, the VIP after party invite, the IMDB credit, the DVD, the postcard, and we can't forget the button.

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    2 backers

    You get a Lilia T-shirt, printed on American Apparel, a Lilia poster, the IMDB credit, the after party, the DVD, the tickets...you get the point.

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    You get a part in this film, or our next film. The part can be a speaking role or an extra role. You also get all of the above rewards.

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    You get a hug from everyone on the crew, and a look at the films first edit as it is still being edited. You will get a behind the scenes look at how it's all coming together, plus all the above rewards.

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    1 backer

    I will give you all of the above, as well as feature you in one of our update videos, and fly you to the moon! Ok, maybe not that, but you will get all of the above, plus our gratitude. I mean seriously, if you hunkered out 1000 bucks, I'd be your BFF forever.

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