Dear Friends, Family, and possible Blog Followers!
I have embarked on an awesome project that I am excited to tell you about! I have recently become a producer on Mr. Daniel F. Pfeffer’s (aka Danny) short film, In the Land of Milk and Honey. It is a coming of age tale, set in Ithaca, New York, about a Puerto-Rican teenage girl trapped in an abusive home, trying to find a place where she belongs.
I met Danny while I was interning at Scott Rudin Productions, and have always wanted to work on a project with him. He is probably one of the closest friends I have made out of college. This is a very personal tale for him, since a lot of the events are loosely based on his experiences growing up in Ithaca, New York.
Now get this, we have launched a kickstarter campaign to try to raise money for the film. I have seen some of my friends gain tremendous success through the website, but I was still a little nervous moving forward. However, we have already raised over $700! Our goal is to raise $5,000 by June which will cover all of our expenses for the shoot.
I edited the Kickstarter video myself. It features both of our lead actors Yainis Ynoa and Joshua Rivera. Yainis starred in a film called Babygirl which just premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival last week. Josh was also featured in the film, and he co-starred in Gimme the Loot which won the Grand Jury Prize at SXSW.
I was really happy with how the Kickstarter video turned out! I think Danny, Josh, and Yainis all come off very humble, and hopefully this will help with us reaching our goal. It was also good for me to learn a thing or two about how to launch a Kickstarter campaign, since I may be working on another Kickstarter campaign soon for the Palovista Ranch, a writers residency in New Mexico!
Anyway, please check out the video! I am going to be the editor on the film, and if everything goes to plan, we should be able to submit the short to festivals in the Fall. I am very excited to edit the project, and help Danny’s vision finally come to life! I will also be giving you some updates on the film as time goes on!
Thank you for reading, and have a happy May 1st!
P.S. Here is the link to the Kickstarter: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/239432740/in-the-land-of-milk-and-honey
and if any of you could follow our facebook page it would be a huge help to the project!