Archie, the owner of a road construction business dreads possible complications with his first child. Lost in worry, he loathes the notion of another roadside cross obstructing his crew. Meanwhile, a family, struggling with loss, is notified that their descanso must be moved. They rush to save their memorial before it is destroyed. Two roads cross as Archie learns how important descansos are, and that with every end, there is a beginning.
After being conceived by our youngest actor, 11 year old Christopher Garcia, Descanso was beautifully scripted by his father, Don Garcia. We soon realized this story really will be brought to life, thanks to the talented professionals (See the Crew here on our website) who have joined the team.
As film makers, we offer up this story, Descanso, as a living memorial to all families who have lost loved ones to the road. Unfortunately, over half of all roadside fatalities are alcohol related and thus, can be avoided. With these families in our hearts, we will donate whatever we raise over our $15,000, to MADD, Mothers Against Drunk Driving, so that they may continue remind us: Be responsible and always stay safe on the road.
To honor this film and what it represents, we must provide our cast and crew with the minimum that they deserve. We were (are) so nervous about crowd funding. We've never asked people for
financial support and have no idea how you'll respond. But the
reality is: Making a movie costs lots of money!
We're asking for $15,000 which sounds like a lot, but when you take into account: not only paying the crew for a week and feeding them, but also Insurance costs, equipment costs, locations, gas... It adds up so quickly!
When you support this film you will be honoring our story and all those that passed too soon. Help us spread an important message and make a young boy's dreams come true.
In keeping true to our film, a limited number of perks will honor our loved ones who we have lost in roadside accidents. Families can receive a personalized Plaque or Memorial Stone, or donate one to someone that can't afford a memorial of their own. Help us surpass our goal, and we'll donate anything over $15,000 to Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD).
If you would like to help but can't afford to donate, please email, tweet, facebook, blog, and call your friends and family that would be interested in a movie for the ones that matter most. From the Descanso family to yours: Always stay safe on the Road.