Breakneck

Latino-Review.com presents a micro budget man on the run chase thriller action film set in New York City.
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Umberto Gonzalez
Film
New York, New York
United States
2 Team Members

Breakneck gets coverage over on Deadline Hollywood!

Check out the article HERE

Breakneck also gets coverage in FORBES

This article dropped over the weekend which you can read HERE

4th UPDATE!

Check out the new video we shot previewing the world and locations of 'Breakneck' in the gallery section!

3RD UPDATE!

Just to be perfectly clear, the KINGS OF CON tier does in fact include a plus one! You can bring a guest with you!

2ND UPDATE!

We just created a new tier! The Guillermo Del Toro Tier! Read about it in the updates section & check out the tier below!

UPDATE!

Check out some footage! I just posted the 'Breakneck' Early Concept Super 16mm Sizzle Reel in the gallery section!

About the Film

Breakneck is a micro budget chase thriller action film about a New York City Bodega Clerk who must go on the run from both the cops and a Private Military Contractor for murders he didn't commit. Trapped in uptown Manhattan, our hero has to stay a step ahead of his pursuers and stay alive long enough to prove his innocence.

Presented by Latino-Review.com and startup Mayimbe Media, Breakneck is what we call our "Bourne in the barrio" movie. Breakneck will also be the feature directorial debut of writer/director Umberto Gonzalez.

About the Campaign

After months of planning, I am very excited to finally launch the campaign and share it with all of you. Many of you know me by my day gig as fanboy news scooper 'El Mayimbe' over on twitter and at film news website Latino-Review.com. Many of my colleagues over at other film news websites have created webseries, launched weekly video podcasts, and even produced movies. Inspired by them, I wish to take it a step further and not only produce a movie, but also self distribute the movie on Latino-Review.com through a partnership with digital distribution platform VHXWe are not interested in making a movie to flip to a buyer at a film festival, but instead self distribute the movie directly to our readership and our audience similar to the way Shane Carruth self distributed Upstream Color. Right now is an exciting time in the film business because the tools and platforms exist that enable filmmakers to be in complete control of how their movies are released to the marketplace. Another reason to self distribute is because I finally grew tired of watching distributors fumble one release after another that was geared towards English dominant Latino audiences. With your help and generous contributions, we can launch a startup to not only engage our intended audience, but build a community as well. The strategy is similar to what we done successfully on Latino-Review.com for the past decade - keep our perspective uniquely Latin yet universally commercial.

About Umberto

My background is in film production. After graduating from film school in the mid 90s, literally the day after graduation I went to work immediately on film sets throughout New York City where I spent the next few years making a decent living on commercials, music videos, and small independent features. I learned how to delegate and efficiently run a set, how to stay on schedule, how to stay on budget, and how to face challenges that arose daily. Film production in New York City during the mid to late 90s was a glorious time and I got quite the education. An opportunity arose in 2000 where I could relocate to Los Angeles and learn the creative side of the business. I would join Latino-Review.com shortly thereafter in 2001. In 2008, the website partnered with a mini distributor for a few years where I would also learn both acquisitions and distribution. Why should you trust me? Because I am also someone that has been throwing sponsored events at San Diego Comic Con for the past few years. In short, I know how to execute.

About where the money is going & breakdown of costs

I am aiming to not only build relationships and establish trust, but be completely transparent during both the crowdfunding campaign and filmmaking process as well. I'm not only interested in making a movie, but building a community as well. Every dollar contributed is not going towards me, but to the production and distribution of Breakneck. The goal is to make the film handheld on the Blackmagic Cinema Camera with a small nine person crew that can fit into a 15 passenger van with all our gear in the back. Film Production costs will include legal, locations, casting, scheduling, crewing up, art department and set dressing, food, equipment, permits and insurance, stunt coordinator, and visual effects.  We want to start pre-production after the campaign is over and shoot during the month of August with the hopes of getting into the film festival circuit in early to mid 2014.  We are aiming to release the film during the summer/fall of 2014. We are asking for $109,000 as a bare minimum because even micro budget film production in New York City, although doable, is an expensive venture. If we exceed our goal, the additional funds will go towards the distribution and marketing side ie: hiring a theatrical booker and a publicist. If we’re unable to raise the full amount and need additional funds, we could turn to outside funding sources. If we exceed our goal, I would be absolutely ecstatic!

About the Perks and Backer Fulfillment

In exchange for both your trust and generous support we are offering all kinds of cool stuff like exclusive email updates, a digital comic book, a shooting script making of ebook, digital downloads, signed DVDs/Blu-rays, movie posters, t-shirts and hoodies.

Here are a few:

  • Digital Prequel Comic Book
  • Shooting Script & Making-of ebook
  • DRM-Free digital download of the film 
  • Signed Blu-rays and DVDs
  • Special thanks on Latino-Review.com and in film credits
  • T-shirts & Hoodies
  • Poster
  • Associate Producer, Co-Producer, & Executive Producer credit

For backer and pledge management, we are going to use Backerkit when it becomes available to Indiegogo users this year. For fulfillment we are going to use Whiplash Merchandising Logistics. For DVD/Blu-Ray authoring & duplication, we are going to use Discmakers. For our T-shirt & Hoodie fulfillment we are going to use Teelaunch.

T-shirt rewards by Teelaunch

Important Note! None of the perks listed on this site include travel or accomodation.

The rest is up to you!

I can't do this alone hence why I am asking you guys to join us, and be a part of the movement. Lets build something together. Come alongside us on this journey, and partake of the full experience not only of the finished film, but of the entire journey it takes to get there. It would mean the absolute world and make quite the difference if you make a pledge. Every single pledge absolutely counts. So check out our tiers and find a pledge that makes the most sense to you.

Other Ways You Can Help

If you can’t contribute, that doesn’t mean you can’t help.

Here are a few ways you can help get the word out:

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$9,572USD
raised by 88 people in 29 days
9% funded
0 time left
$109,000 USD goal
Flexible Funding This campaign has ended and will receive all funds raised.
Campaign Closed
This campaign ended on July 16, 2013
Select a Perk
  • $1USD
    Digital Prequel Comic Book

    For one dollar you get a digital prequel comic book that takes place before the events of the film & exclusive backer updates.

    2 claimed

    Estimated delivery: August 2014
  • $5USD
    The Shooting Script ebook

    A digital ebook made for kindle & other digital readers that contains the complete Shooting script, Production notes, Storyboards, Complete cast & crew credits & Making of section. Also includes digital prequel comic book, backer updates, & a special thanks on Latino-Review.com

    1 claimed

    Estimated delivery: August 2014
  • $10USD
    DRM-Free SD Digital Download

    DRM-Free Standard Definition Digital Download of the completed movie & special thanks in end credit crawl. (Includes all previous rewards: digital comic, shooting script ebook, backer updates, & special thanks on Latino-Review.com).

    3 claimed

    Estimated delivery: August 2014
  • $15USD
    DRM-Free HD Digital Download

    DRM-Free 1080p High Definition Digital Download of the completed movie & special thanks in end credit crawl. (Includes all previous rewards: digital comic, shooting script ebook, backer updates, & special thanks on Latino-Review.com).

    9 claimed

    Estimated delivery: August 2014
  • $25USD
    Region-Free DVD

    Region-free DVD of Breakneck with special behind-the-scenes features, complete with Indiegogo-backer exclusive cover art. (Includes all previous rewards: digital comic, shooting script ebook, backer updates, digital download & special thanks on both Latino-Review.com & film's end credit crawl). International backers please add $10 for shipping.

    2 claimed

    Estimated delivery: August 2014
  • $35USD
    Region-Free Blu Ray

    Region-free Blu Ray of Breakneck with special behind-the-scenes features, complete with Indiegogo-backer exclusive cover art. (Includes all previous rewards: digital comic, shooting script ebook, backer updates, digital download & special thanks on both Latino-Review.com & film's end credit crawl). International backers please add $10 for shipping.

    3 claimed

    Estimated delivery: August 2014
  • $50USD
    Indiegogo Exclusive Poster

    Indiegogo Exclusive Breakneck Poster. This poster will not be available to the general public! (Includes all previous rewards: digital comic, shooting script ebook, backer updates, digital download, special thanks on both Latino-Review.com & film's end credit crawl, DVD or Blu-Ray). International backers please add $10 for shipping.

    2 claimed

    Estimated delivery: August 2014
  • $75USD
    Limited Edition USB Card Drive

    MACGUFFIN TIER: USB Card Drive as seen in the film. Movie & bonus content comes on USB Card Drive & replaces DVD/Blu-Ray. (Includes all previous rewards: digital comic, shooting script ebook, backer updates, digital download, poster, & special thanks on both Latino-Review.com & film's end credit crawl). International backers please add $10 for shipping.

    0 out of 500 claimed

    Estimated delivery: August 2014
  • $100USD
    Indiegogo Exclusive T-Shirt

    Indiegogo Exclusive Breakneck Backer T-Shirt & the poster from the $50 level signed by cast and crew. The shirt will not be available to the general public! (Includes all previous rewards: digital comic, shooting script ebook, backer updates, digital download & special thanks on both Latino-Review.com & film's end credit crawl, DVD or Blu-Ray). International backers please add $10 for shipping.

    0 claimed

    Estimated delivery: August 2014
  • $150USD
    KINGS OF CON SDCC Launch Event

    You'll receive everything included in the $100 reward PLUS a special VIP ticket to our yearly San Diego Comic Con Event on July 18, 2013. (SDCC badge not required to attend. Travel, lodging, & SDCC badge are NOT included for domestic or international backers.). Please note: this perk is NOT included in any other reward bundle. Must be 21 & over to attend. International backers please add $10 for shipping.

    59 out of 100 claimed

    Estimated delivery: August 2014
  • $150USD
    Indiegogo Exclusive Hoodie

    Indiegogo Exclusive Breakneck Backer Hoodie. The hoodie will not be available to the general public! (Includes all previous non-limited rewards: digital comic, shooting script ebook, backer updates, digital download & special thanks on both Latino-Review.com & film's end credit crawl, DVD or Blu-Ray, t-shirt, signed poster by cast/crew,). International backers please add $10 for shipping.

    1 claimed

    Estimated delivery: August 2014
  • $1,000USD
    Associate Producer Credit

    Associate Producer credit on the movie. Trade up your "Thank You" credit for an "Associate Producer" credit. You will receive on screen credit & an IMDB.com listing. (Includes all previous non-limited rewards: digital comic, shooting script ebook, backer updates, digital download, DVD or Blu-Ray, t-shirt, hoodie, signed poster by cast/crew). International backers please add $10 for shipping.

    0 out of 10 claimed

    Estimated delivery: August 2014
  • $2,000USD
    Guillermo Del Toro Tier

    Our good friend Guillermo Del Toro has provided us with the following AUTOGRAPHED goodies to give away to 1 lucky backer. Includes a splice maquette, Art of Hellboy 1 & 2, MAMA Blu Ray, & Strain Trilogy on Paperback. Again all these items are AUTOGRAPHED by the man himself! (Includes all previous non-limited rewards). International backers please add $10 for shipping.

    0 out of 1 claimed

  • $5,000USD
    Co-Producer Credit

    Co-Producer credit on the movie. Trade up your "Thank You" credit for a "Co-Producer" credit. You will receive on screen credit, an IMDB.com listing, & your logo in the end credits as a sponsor. We will work with you to put your logo or brand in the movie (where appropriate). I recommend you message me first if you're considering this. (Includes all previous non-limited rewards). International backers please add $10 for shipping.

    0 out of 5 claimed

    Estimated delivery: August 2014
  • $10,000USD
    Executive Producer Credit

    Executive Producer credit on the movie. Trade up your "Thank You" credit for an "Executive Producer credit." Open door invitation to drop by and observe during any aspect of production or post-production. Also, feel free to participate in any limited reward category. (Includes all previous non-limited rewards). International backers please add $10 for shipping.

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    Estimated delivery: August 2014
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