#Crowdfunding- Lost Angeles by Leonardo Leon

Film making is not just going out there and pointing your camera at the first thing that pops in front of you. No. Film making is the greatest illusion created by human to convey a story, portray the world; through his eyes. And the feature film Lost Angeles by Leonardo Leon explores how people lose everything in search of their Hollywood Dream.

You can watch the video over here.

The film is directed and co-created by Leonardo Leon. By looking at the video the film looks very promising with a sense of redemption towards the end. It is definitely going to be a film that will make you think about a lot of things that we take for granted, once again. The protagonist of the film, being a college dropout comes to Los Angeles to fulfill her modelling dreams. But not all dreams are meant to convert into reality. The protagonist takes us on a journey to show us the real “Hollywood” as she becomes homeless.

A very interesting fact about the film is that the crew, during the filming actually stayed with the homeless people of Los Angeles; to discover more about their lives. The actors and director left their apartments for the streets to accurately capture this reality on film. The characters in the film actually interact with real people during the film, giving a more natural and realistic feel to the film.

There seems to be a sense of irony to the concept of the film. The city of Los Angeles features some of the richest stars in Hollywood. At the same time there are innumerable people who fight for their basic needs, every single day. And all of this happens in a very close proximity. This is a wonderful attempt to capture the contrast and surely gets a thumbs up from my end.

There are many Academy Award winning films out there who appear to highlight a sensitive issue. But in fact just showcase poverty in some developing countries and make money out of it. Lost Angeles is not one of those films. The makers actually want to help them. The makers have promised to donate 10% of your contribution to shelters around the Los Angeles Area. If contributions pass the $50,000 mark they will donate 15% of the donations. From the Heart Productions also makes it possible for contributors to make a 100% certified tax deductible contribution. And this fact has attracted me even more towards this project.

So what are you waiting for? Be a part of this groundbreaking new and moving project and visit the Lost Angeles campaign site here, where you can become eligible to receive great perks from the creators of the this new feature film.

#Crowdfunding- Maverics by Austin Ludwig

Crowdfunding Campaign #2

This film explores Creative Rejection, which in itself, is an ambitious goal to achieve.

The trailer uploaded on [Vimeo http://vimeo.com/111583550%5D is Austin’s crowdfunding campaign and a small glimpse into the film.

Austin is looking at an ambitious goal of raising over $8,000 but has various perks and returns in case you decide to sponsor his film.

Check out his Crowdfunding Campaign Here!


#Crowdfunding- Príncipe 69 by Hannah Imbert

Crowdfunding Campaign #1

What do we know of Cuba today? Nothing more than Castro maybe. Or the cigars. Hannah makes a brave effort to talk about Cuba as a forgotten land.

Her trailer and the slow pace immediately attracted me to it and I found the crowdfunding page.

Here is what Hannah says about herself and

Príncipe 69

My name is Hannah Imbert, I am young, immigrant and a filmmaker. Making movies is my own way of communicating, of saying, of calling the attention about something or on someone.

“Príncipe 69” will be, if youhelp me out, a feature film about Cuba. About an island that is left alone, aging in time without makeup.

Perhaps, there is no sea in this story, nor royal palms that sway in the morning breeze, or happy elderly, but there are truths of those that break down walls and cross borders.

I am Hannah and  just for a moment, I want everyone to watch this island from the distance. The island that was left behind at  90 miles away;  although we  drag Cuba into every thought we have  or inhale its presence in every breath we take.

Here is the trailer for the film

Interesting, isn’t it?

Hannah is passionate about cinema. And Cuba. She says,

The cinema is the art that reaches out to a greater scope of people. Huge castings include amongst them, technitians, actors, electricists, cooks, drivers.

For these reasons we need your help, each cent makes the difference. The world grows and becomes more expensive by the minute and technology seems to win over this race for being better. Everything in this convulsed world is  about money.

“Join the artist”, might ring as a communist slogan, but it’s just a realistic theme. If you wonder what I offer in return could start by saying that a work of art, a piece of a country that will survive us all and time, but I’d rather tell you about specific things.

You can have a huge photograph of Havana in your living room, a poster signed by actors who will tell in their own voices this story. I offer you memories and also to be part of it.

You can find her crowdfunding campaign HERE!!