FOR THE LOVE
In March of 2018, myself and a small crew of independent film makers began a journey that has evolved into a new and dynamic process of film making and storytelling. After taking several trips to Cuba over the course of four years, I began writing a short, narrative script loosely based on the lives of a small community of youth in Centro Habana. Rather than recreating those stories with professional actors, our team intentionally and intimately engaged with the characters and their families, adapting the script and working together to recreate emotive scenes, confront the realities of their conditions, and help process their experiences together through the power of storytelling. The result is an honest but poetic, fictional narrative, acted by real characters.
The application of the story extends far beyond the conditions of Cuba and helps the viewer empathize through the universal story of fatherhood, loss, and the fear of dying dreams. More importantly, the film has helped create lasting relationships with the characters, their families, and the community in Centro Habana by sharing such intimate experiences together over the course of several weeks and long production days, eating meals together, road tripping for hours to find locations, and watching real life emotion unfold in vulnerable moments on camera.
We can't wait to share more about our process.
READ MORE BELOW ABOUT HOW TO PARTICIPATE
From The Film
In order to complete For The Love, we need financial contributions for post production. Until now, we've contributed to the film from our own resources. Here's what we've invested:
OUR PERSONAL INVESTMENTS
Film & Equipment Specific to This Project: $5,000
Travel Expenses: $8,000
Initial Post Production Edit: $7,500
OUR FINANCIAL NEEDS
Original Score: $15,000
Sound Design: $2,500
Three Day Trip to Finish Narration in Cuba: $5K
Total Needed to Finish For The Love: $40K
BECOME THE EXECUTIVE PRODUCER
We're offering the opportunity to become the executive producer of the film, with a credit that will run on the opening title sequence, in all marketing materials, and at all public and private screenings of the film. All lectures and presentations of the film will also verbally credit the individual or company as the exclusive, executive producer. The film will be a platform for public discourse that encourages and promotes the process of making films as a means of empowering communities, giving them a voice, building healthy, lasting relationships, and promoting story as our most powerful tool for empathy. A portion of your donation will be used for community projects and to help establish educational opportunities for individuals wanting to pursue photography and filmmaking careers in those communities.
Executive Producer: $60K
BECOME AN EXCLUSIVE DONOR
For donations of more than $2k, we're also offering the opportunity to be listed in the initial closing credits, stating that this film would not be possible without your support. We are only accepting up to five donations for this exclusive credit. With this level of donation, we will be sure to notify you of future trips and give you the opportunity to attend any public screenings of the film. A portion of your donation will be used for community projects and to help establish education opportunities for individuals wanting to pursue photography and filmmaking careers in those communities.
Exclusive Donor: Starting at $2K
ALL DONATIONS WELCOME
We're accepting donations of all sizes, beginning at $25. Donations of less than $100 will not be listed in the credits. For donations between $100 and $2,000, we are offering to credit donors in the closing title sequence with a "special thanks" to you or your company.
Proud Sponsor: Starting at $100
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