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Staying up all night used to be a lot funner than this.
Gloria Brenes
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Los Angeles, California
United States
1 Team Member

UPDATE 3/1/2013:

Thanks to all who contributed to our campaign, we flew past our goal in less than two weeks!!! We couldn't be more ecstatic about making this movie. Please know that your generous support is allowing us the use of much better equipment and rest assured that we will spend up to the last penny raised in making this the best short film we can produce. 

We've made a few changes to our crew and schedule in order to accomodate the use of new equipment. Our new shoot date is Saturday, March 16th. We've also added a new editor to our crew and hired a music composer. We're more than pleased to have Tom Long and John Zelek join our team and can't wait to share their talent with you all!

Your signed 'thank you' perks will be fullfilled in the weeks following our shoot so please expect to receive those at the beginning of April. DVD copies of the film will not be distributed until after it makes the festival rounds. We do not know exactly when that will be yet but we will definitely keep you updated on that process.

If you have any questions for us at this time, please email bawlinthemovie@gmail.com and THANK YOU once again for your incredible support!

One love,

The Bawlin' Crew

p.s. If you'd like to follow the progress of our movie, please check us out at bawlinthemovie.tumblr.com!


The Short

Starring ASH LENDZION (Spring Breakers, Andy Made A Friend) and GABRIELLE CHRISTIAN (South of Nowhere, Girltrash: All Night Long) BAWLIN' is a short film written by Nek Thomas and Gloria Brenes about what happens when lack of sleep has you teetering on the edge of delirium and you start to ponder the philosophical meaning and sociological implications behind deep, thought-provoking questions like, "who let the dogs out?"

Basically, this movie will rap your socks off. But we need your help to make it!


Because we want to unleash our brainchild unto the world. More specifically, we'd like to do it very soon. Our goal is to premiere at a film festival this summer and the submission deadline is creeping up on us pretty fast. So in order to pull this off we really need your help! Any and all contributions will mean the world to us. This project began as a seed of an idea that very quickly snowballed into this little movie we're all really excited to make. Our team is made up of passionate filmmakers just dying to share this story with you.

Please join us in making something special!


Every little bit helps bring us that much closer to our goal, which is to shoot on Saturday, March 9th, but we need at least a week of preparation in order to be ready on time. This means we need to be fully funded by February 15th! No pressure, right? But not only do we want make this short film, we'd also really like to do it well and compete in festivals with it. Being able to show a finished product that we're all proud of is our team's ultimate wish. This is your chance to be a part of this mission with us!

We're incredibly grateful for your support, and even if words are enough of an incentive to come along on this journey with us, please check out a few other ways we'd like to say 'thank you' in the perk section.

2/10/13 Update:

*NEW PERK ADDED! Applicable to all $50+ donations (existing and future): Your DVD will now include a special "Behind The Scenes" featurette exclusive only to campaign donors!!!

Thanks so much for your time and support!

The Bawlin' Crew

Co-Writer/Director - Gloria Brenes

Co-Writer - Nek Thomas

Director of Photography - Cristian Calen

Sound Design - Jordan Miller

Producer - Sebastian Fernandez

Editor - Tom Long

Music - John Zelek

(Campaign cover art by KiWy)

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raised by 93 people in 13 days
114% funded
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$4,870 USD goal
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This campaign ended on February 15, 2013
Select a Perk
  • $5USD
    I Got 5 On It

    Respect. A personalized THANK YOU note from the cast and crew.

    27 claimed
  • $25USD
    Mama Said Knock You Out

    And thank you properly. The perk above + your name will be listed in the movie credits.

    20 claimed
  • $50USD

    Alright. Both perks above + you'll receive a DVD copy once the short is released.

    29 claimed
  • $100USD
    How They Reminisce Over You

    My God. Every perk above + poster signed by the cast and crew.

    6 claimed
  • $300USD

    You're officially in. Welcome to the fam. Every perk above + Associate Producer credit on IMDB.

    5 claimed
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