PLEASE READ!!! I know some people may not take me too serious because of the creative freedom and fun I had with my video, but this project is real, serious, and I'm extremely passionate about it.
My name is Dorian Santiago. I'm originally from Chicago but moved to the Atlanta area to fulfill my dreams as a screenwriter. After writing, producing, and co-starring in the ABFF nominated 'Eeazy' webisodes, I now feel moved to reach my goal of winning an Oscar.
My plan is to produce this film and only submit it to OSCAR-eligible film fests.
IT ISN'T ABOUT THE TROPHY; it's about the opportunities that come with it; it's about the funding to share more stories; it's about touching more lives. MY SUCCESS IS YOUR SUCCESS.
I've started out successfully by becoming an award-winning director and teaming up with Jeanette Cruz, a producer who has worked on award-winning films, herself.
I made a conscious decision to write a short screenplay that would be compelling enough to not only entertain an audience but move them to change.
This is a coming-of-age film that shows how the subltities of hate plant the seed of self-destruction. 'Liberty' tells the parallel story of two adolescent boys who fall victim to the teachings of their fathers. Ajani and Jeffrey are ten-year old boys, who are products of a war that they don't understand and find themselves caught in between being obedient to their families and staying devoted to their friends.
"We live in a world with walls"
I believe this story needs to be told so that we can become enlightened, break down our walls, and realize that we, as a society, corrupt the innocent and create our own untimely demise.
We are looking to raise $35,000.
The money will go to:
Securing our locations - $7,000
-It is difficult finding locations in Georgia that look like the Middle East.
Obtaining equipment - $9,000
-We are using the most efficient and productive cost-effective equipment.
Paying and feeding our cast and crew - $14,000
-People are the most important part of any production, so we made sure to secure the most knowledgeable locals accessible to us.
Allow us to enter into multiple Oscar-eligible film fests - $5,000
-It's like the lottery; you can't win if you don't play. So we are going to play several times.
Because we value our contributors, we have some very unique gifts for you. They aren't as unique as the elephant man's bones, but you aren't Michael Jackson either.
Don't just take a look at the perks, contribute to enjoy them. As you see, they are not only specific to the film industry, but also to our film.
MAKE A DIFFERENCE
We are here to change the world, hopefully for the better. The brevity of life only provides us with a limited amount of opportunities to leave our impression on the world. Know that you're leaving yours by contributing to something bigger than you and me. This isn't just a film; it's a message; it's a movement.
'Schindler's List' was a message.
'One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest' was a message.
'The Help' was a message.
So is 'Liberty'.
We know that time is money, so if you would prefer to give us a minute of your time and get the word out about our campaign, we would appreciate that, also. Share this link with your family and friends, strangers, your congressman, anyone that you can. We know word of mouth is still the greatest way to gain exposure.
We will be running a special through the fundraising period. We call it:
TWENTY DOLLARS TUESDAYS AND THURSDAYS
-If you donate $20 dollars on a Tuesday or Thursday and comment here with..."Give Me Liberty or Give Me a Tshirt", you will receive the t-shirt shown below.