This project's funding goal was not reached on May 19, 2012.
This project's funding goal was not reached on May 19, 2012.
-Papa Hemingway Look-alike Contestant, 2011
- Papa Hemingway Look-alike Contestant, 2011
Color HD | Dolby 5.1 | Feature Documentary | 2013
Every year, hoards of quirky middle aged men donning full white beards, sportsmen’s garb and Spanish red berets, descend into Key West, Florida for the "Papa" Hemingway Look-alike Contest, a part of the annual Hemingway Days Festival.
The contest, which began in 1981, celebrates Hemingway’s tenure in Key West and runs concurrent with his birthday on July 21st. It's held at historic Sloppy Joe’s Bar and attracts enthusiastic "Papas," their supporters, and outrageous, boisterous fans from all corners.
PAPA, a feature length documentary, will chronicle the Hemingway Look-alike Contest and spotlight a number of participating "Papas," their family members, friends, and fans. Additionally, the film will explore the concepts of celebrity, the importance of history, and create a portrait of the eccentric and proud "Conch Republic" of Key West.
PAPA will provide a curious glimpse into the private lives of ordinary men, who turn into the iconic, yet troubled American writer for a weekend.
Research for PAPA began summer 2011. So far, it's produced an abundance of novel and exciting story lines that we will comprehensively examine and follow. We've found that the dedication, camaraderie, and at times conflict the Papas have is very unique. Further, the research allowed us to cut together the first teaser. A second and third is in the works.
PAPA Teaser 1 (Released March 17, 2012)
PAPA Promo 1 (Released May 2, 2012)
PAPA Promo 2 (Released May 14, 2012)
Nonetheless, PAPA is nowhere close to completion. There's a ton of work that needs to be done and it's now a crucial point in the film's lifeline. PAPA must be financially stable to continue to apprise their tales. This is where you can help the film.
By backing PAPA, you would enable us to get through a hectic production schedule. We’re in dire need of the following: Road travel to the 2012 contest and throughout the United States to collect interviews, b-roll, and the like; Room and board for the crew; Insurance and location permits; Film, video and audio supplies; We’ll need to secure music and image rights; We need to actively promote the film; There’s printing costs; We need to keep the social networking and websites up-to-date; We need general supplies for the crew; We’ll need to edit the film; We’ll need to master the audio; We’ll need to distribute the film...and much more! See list below.
The plan, other than telling a compelling, offbeat story, is to have PAPA finished by July 2013.
Short term: we would like the film to premiere at the 2013 Hemingway Days Festival.
Long term: we want the film to begin it's tour during the autumn leg of the 2013 film festival circuit in North America and abroad.
Overall: we need PAPA to build momentum and entertain audiences from all over. However, to be successful, we do need your assistance. Remember, you're not only rewarded with film credit, and/or a tangible item by backing the film, but you'll literally breath life into PAPA!
So, as a backer, where will your support and donations go? Well, not only will you receive a stylish backer reward and film credit, but we can assure you that the donations from your pocket will go to budget costs associated with the development, production, and post production phases of PAPA.
Here is a few pieces we need in order to tell the story, along with some of the budget costs associated with PAPA:
Obviously, all the rewards are different! So are the pledge amounts! But if you back PAPA, your name will be listed under one of these categories in the film's end credits and website:
And, as for rewards, they are plentiful! Check out the pledge levels to see what you can get! In the meantime, here's a list of rewards we're offering!
PAPA Film Crew
Shane Christian Eason - Producer/Director/Camera: See right margin.
Nicholous Sacci - Assistant Director/Camera/Editor/Graphic Design: Sacci is a native Floridian that has had his video and graphic art exhibited throughout Palm Beach County and the Treasure Coast. He works as a freelance videographer, teaches editing at the Miami Film School, and is the Production Resource Manager for Florida Atlantic University's film department.
Terryll Loffler - DOP/Camera: Loffler is a Canadian artist/filmmaker. His formal experimental work explores the conventions of cinematic genre and it's motives and audience expectations. His work has screened internationally in festivals and galleries. He makes a living as a freelance director and DOP in the film and television industry. Website
Matt Perez - Camera/Sound/PA: Perez is a filmmaker, artist and writer. He embraces the vices that come with doing all three. He's completeing a degree in Film and Video Production and English from FAU. Website
Jess Del Pino - PA: Del Pino holds a degree in Audio Engineering from Full Sail University. She's currently finishing an additional degree in Film and Animation from FAU. She's completed a number of independent short films and animations. Website
PAPA Contact + Additional Information
You can find additional PAPA information at any one of our social networking pages or websites listed at the right. So follow PAPA! Breathe PAPA! Support indie film and pledge to PAPA!
Contact us anytime through Kickstarter™ or firstname.lastname@example.org.
We're working on it! It's going to take some time! We'll post designs here as soon as we can! Trust us! You'll dig 'em!
Yes! Contact us anytime!
Yes, indeed they're the same. We had to reevaluate "PAPA" and Kickstarter™ has a policy of not using the same project name more than once. "PAPA!" is the one to back.
By all means, no! Not at all! The teaser we have is from footage collected at 2011's Hemingway Look-alike Contest in Key West, FL. We need a lot more such as interviews, additional event footage, audio recordings, photos, etc. This is why we're here on Kickstarter™ asking that you support the project by pledging. The film should be completed July 2013.
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