This is our first Feature Length Film and we are a 501(c)3 Non Profit. we are at 4,000 of our 15,000 budget. For equipment you may donate and we can give them a tax deductible receipt for the regular rate they rent it for for 2010 or 2011. If you make an agreement with us to donate the equipment before December 31, 2010 we can apply the tax deduction for this year. If we (and we plan to) raise enough to pay we would need a rate that we would pay, keep in mind the tax deduction is market rate not discounted.
We are leaving for the production on Friday 1/7/10 and returning on Saturday 1/22/10. We are shooting 12 days in TJ. Saturdays are our days off. We are providing transportation from LA to TJ, housing accomodations, all meals, copy, and credit.
If you are going to also work the film we would give AC or DIT role. If you are donating the equipment we can offer a spot in the opening credits for your company/self.
Here is some info about the film:
Rise - www.missionrise.org/films is currently in pre-production of a film that retells the story of powerful transformation that began inside La Mesa prison, one of Tijuana, Baja Mexico's most violent and corrupt federal prisons. The film retells the story of Esteban Mendoza Cruz, formerly chief of drug trafficking for a powerful Cartel in four regions including Tijuana, Mexico who's life was transformed in prison when he became a follower of Christ. He and many other pastors who are former inmates have helped thousands find freedom from drug addiction and their lives of crime. The movement that started in La Mesa changed so many peoples lives and literally drove down drug sales and other illegal businesses, the director of the prison released Esteban from his 33 year sentence in early 2002 after only serving 3 1/2 years.
Rise is a non-profit organization made up of a group of Hollywood filmmakers who are using their skills, resources, and expertise to bring compelling stories of transformation to audiences worldwide through filmmaking, social media, and social action.
Current film crew/cast involved:
Kurt Tuffendsam - Co-writer/Producer
Adam Watson - Writer/Director
Tyson Burger - D.P. (won CSC best cinematography 2009 for short film)
Marcello Robinson - Casting Director (LA) / Co-Producer
Paul Lacovara - Stunt Coordinator
JR Fountain - Location Sound / Post sound supervisor
Claudia A. Juarez Chavez - 1st AD / Location Manager / TJ casting
Daniel R. Padgett - Editor
Beatrice Najara - Key Make-up/Hair, SFX Make-up
Yvette Yates - Perla (lead female role)
Director of Marketing