Descanso: Where the road crosses over.

Two worlds collide as a jaded road worker discovers his spirit with the help of a lost child.
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Sha-marie Reid
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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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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 are not a studio, just a family trying to make a heart warming movie for other families. That's why we need your help to make it a reality.

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.
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    Our Gratitude

    We will be forever thankful for your donation

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    SHOUT OUT!!

    Shout out on our web site, Facebook, and a tweet and we will forever be thankful

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  • $10USD
    Holla!

    Get a signed Official post card. It will be signed by one of our stars, Plus the stuff above

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  • $50USD
    Grab Your Popcorn

    A digital copy of the movie. PLUS!! All the stuff above

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    Estimated delivery: June 2014
  • $75USD
    Your Name On The Big Screen

    A special Thank you at the end of the movie and a signed script. PLUS!! All the stuff above

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    Estimated delivery: June 2014
  • $100USD
    A Special Memorial

    A special dedication of your loved one at the end of the movie. This will include a picture of your loved one’s Descanso or a picture of your loved one. PLUS!! All the stuff above.

    2 out of 25 claimed
    Estimated delivery: May 2014
  • $250USD
    Engraved Memorial River Stone

    This is a large river stone (10 to 13” in length) that will be personally engraved. Up to 3 lines and 14 characters each line. It can be used as a Descanso or in your garden. Plus!! You will receive a Signed Postcard, Script, a digital copy of the movie and soundtrack, and a special thank you on the big screen.

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    Estimated delivery: June 2014
  • $500USD
    The Dolly

    This is our most valuable perk. Not Only will you receive a Special choice of memorial for your loved one, you will also receive the dedication to your loved one on the big screen and a special thank you, a signed post card and script, and a digital copy of the movie and soundtrack. THAT IS NOT ALL!! A special engraved memorial stone will be donated in your name to another family that can not afford one. This will be a family that is being helped by our MADD Victims advocate Dolly.

    1 out of 25 claimed
    Estimated delivery: June 2014
  • $1,000USD
    Associate Producer

    Receive Associate Producer credit on the movie and Join us for our first Premier. Meet our cast and crew at a dinner before the premier. Lodging will be provided. You will also receive all the above perks. A Plaque can be substituted for the memorial Stone.

    1 out of 10 claimed
    Estimated delivery: June 2014
  • $5,000USD
    Executive Producer

    Receive Executive Producer Credit on the Movie. You will get a round trip airline ticket from anywhere in the continental United States to the Premier Location. You will receive executive lodging and be the guest of honor at our premier dinner. Receive a Plaque from the cast and crew.

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    Estimated delivery: June 2014
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