Culture

Culture is an award winning short film about a Mexican immigrant who stands witness to a new culture taking over his community.
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Manuel Montanez
Film
Los Angeles, California
United States
1 Team Member

Watch the entire short up above!

 

Synopsis

A Mexican immigrant, living in a predominantly Latino neighborhood, stands witness to a new culture taking over. Things worsen when his only son begins dating a girl form the other side. Now he must choose to accept their relationship or put an end to it. 

Culture and The Community

My name is Manuel Montanez, I'm the writer & director of Culture.  When I had original wrote this story it was for the purpose of entertaining and getting a laugh out of the audience.  Somewhere along the way it evolved into something more.  It gave viewers an unorthodox perspective of how different cultures, living within the same neighborhood, can have an affect on each other.

Even more it showed how a single group of people can have both a positive and negative impact on a community, whether knowingly or not.  I feel that all of us can relate to this story and that it should be shared with the world.

What we're trying to do

Culture was featured at the Pasadena City College Film Festival and went on to win the Audience Favorite Award and Second Place in the Advance Film category.  With a tremendous amount of positive reviews and support I feel that Culture has what it takes to be featured in more festivals.  If you watched the short film and feel the same way we do...

Join our Campaign and help give Culture a chance to get into the Film Festival Circuit!   

Your support will cover:

  • Submission Fees (Festivals can charge anywhere from $20-$70 per entree)
  • Promotion Materials (Posters, Postcards, T-shirts, etc.)
  • DVD Production (Blank DVDs, Labels, etc.)
  • Postage (Fees and Packaging)

By helping us get into the Film Festivals you'll also give exposure to an extremely talented cast and crew.

Cast:
Jaime- CARLOS FLORES
Carlos- PETER MENDOZA
Veronica- LUCY SERRANO
Linda- ANITA LIAO
Alex- JEREMY BARAJAS
Alice- SHAREN CERVANTES

Crew:
Director- MANUEL MONTANEZ
Producer- REBECCA RYDEN
Director of Photography- SID MASCARDO
Screenplay- MANUEL MONTANEZ
First Assistant Camera- ALVIN OCTOMAN
Editor- VALERIA ALCARAZ
Assistant Editor- MANUEL MONTANEZ
Production Sound & Design- MATEO MEDINA & DAYA AHUMADA
Music- THE SASUKE THEORY & FREESTOCKMUSIC.COM

 

Other Ways You Can Help

If you’re unable to contribute financially don’t worry, you can still help!  Please share our Indiegogo page on facebook, twitter, tumblr, via email, etc.  Help us get the word out!

Thank you for taking the time to check out our campaign and thank you for your support.

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  • $10USD
    I THOUGHT THEY ONLY DRANK TEA?

    Our eternal thanks and a social media shout out on our facebook page! (via a digital screen shot from the movie with your name on it)

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  • $25USD
    THEY'LL CHANGE YOU!

    All of the above and a digital download of the movie!

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  • $35USD
    YOU MEAN LIKE TACO TRUCKS?

    All of the above plus a postcard of the movie poster and a signed copy of the script by the writer/director!

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  • $50USD
    DO YOU WANT TO DRIVE A PRIUS?

    All of the above and a DVD of Culture.

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  • $100USD
    I LOVE YOUR RICE!

    All of the above plus a DVD of the director's previous short film,"What's The Last Thing You Remember?" and a full size poster of "Culture."

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  • $300USD
    HABLAS ESPANOL?

    All of the above and an Executive Producer credit in the movie and future IMDB page.

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