THE UNIQUE LADIES [documentary] - Finishing Funds
A short documentary that "flips the script" on lowrider culture and looks at the cruising life through the eyes of women.
Cruising down the streets of Chicano San Diego is the city's only all-women's car club The Unique Ladies. Help us cruise into film festivals and share the story of the car club that could with 25k in 25 days!
***FLASH REWARD***From Sept 8-13 for $250 donation gets you a beautifully framed 12"x18" signed photo print of the ladies cars taken by the talented Cisco Garcia of Cisco Kidd Photography. It's your choice from the selection of photos posted below.
ABOUT THE FILM
Cruising low and slow through the streets of Chicano San Diego is the city's only all women's car club, the Unique Ladies. Members Pat and Sherry turn heads with their show stopping vehicles, and cause a stir by challenging the gender norm: where men rule the road and women take the sidelines. Although it's been a constant struggle to keep their club alive, they've managed to make it to their fifth year. Now the ladies want to take it a step further and expand the club, inviting another lady lowrider to their club, Linda. Their progress encounters a few bumps on the road as the lowrider scene in still resistant to women taking the driver's seat.
MEET THE LADIES
One of the founding members of the Unique Ladies, Sherry is smart, sunny, and can always be counted on for help. She tirelessly fights for acceptance in the lowrider scene from tryin gto join an all-men's club to finally creating her own.
Current president of the Unique Ladies and also a founding member, she's tough as nails and sassy to boot, but she maintains that she is "always a lady" in her actions in dealing with the male dominated lowrider scene.
The newest member to the club, and a brash outspoken character, Linda works the lowrider system to her advantage. She finds strength with an all female club versus the club she is leaving behind.
WHY IT'S IMPORTANT
The Unique Ladies gives an intimate peek into the cruising life of lowriders with a twist. It's all through the eyes of women. Women's participation has long been ignored, but these ladies are ready to show off their ranflas (cars) and take home the winning trophy from the competitive shows. This is the first documentary of it's kind on the subject matter. Other documentaries on lowrider culture have focused on the sport through a male perpective. We have a chance to share lowrider culture through a wonderful character driven story.
CURRENT STATUS AND TIMELINE
TIMING IS EVERYTHING!! The Unique Ladies is at a fine-cut stage and runs at 27 minutes. The financing through this kickstarter campaign will finance essential post-production needs listed below. At the end of this kickstarter campaign we will have a three week turnaround to get the documentary ready for top festivals including; Sundance, Full Frame, South By Southwest (SXSW), Slamdance and The San Diego Latino Film Festival, to name a few. Screenings will commence in early 2013 and, ideally, The Unique Ladies will screen throughout the U.S. and internationally.
WHY WE NEED HELP & HOW IT WORKS
To date, we have secured 70% of our budget. The success of this campaign will allow The Unique Ladies to screen nationally and internationally and onward toward broadcast and distribution. Kickstarter is an all or nothing deal. We have 25 Days to reach 25k, your contribution will not be deducted from your account until the end date. That means you don't have to worry about having money to back up your pledge until the end of the campaign (September 12). If we don't reach our goal we get $0 and you will not be charged. We are hoping to reach our goal and beyond; the more we receive above our request helps us pay off Kickstarter and Amazon fees, giving more funds for the documentary itself.
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HOW YOUR DONATIONS WILL HELP
- Graphics & Animation: $2,000
- Audio Mastering/Mix: $2,000
- Color Correction: $2,000
- Music Composition and Licensing: $10,000
- Television Archival Fees: $3,000
- Marketing & Publicity: $2,500
- Kickstarter & Amazon Fees: $2,000
- Kickstarter Incentives/Rewards: $1,500
The theme for our rewards is the lowrider car show. Each level is represented by lowrider car types that enter the show. Here is a description of some of our more unique incentives.
Lowrider Activity Book - Ten page activity book includes; coloring pages of lowrider cars, word search, connect the dots, and mazes.
Tote Bag - Reusable, great for helping the environment while sporting our signature logo.
Calendar - 12 month calendar for the year 2013 featuring women owned lowriders with the models being the women themselves.
Locs Style Custom Engraved Sunglasses - Locs are the #1 go to brand in lowrider eye wear. Not only will you get a fly pair of sunglasses but you will have them custom engraved to your liking just like Pat's pair right here.
*Flash Reward* Photo Print by Cisco Kidd Photography - Stunning images captured on rich photo quality paper mounted and framed! Choose from 1 of the following.
All incentives can additionally be viewed at www.theuniqueladies.com
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