"For The Record: The Story of Latin Hip-Hop” Documentary by Varona Productions and CUTM Entertainment
Featuring interviews with legendary Latino artists, OG Kid Frost, B-Real of Cypress Hill, "Poetic Justice" Producer Scoop Deville and many more...
Some would say that Latinos are a minority in Hip-Hop. Others proclaim that we've had a huge influence and play a large role in the Hip-Hop culture. We want you to decide for yourself. Our documentary explores these topics and more as several artists share their personal experiences and opinions.
For the Record is a passion project for independent director John F.U—creator of the Hip-Hop web broadcast "The Core Live". The project is produced by music video producer Sandra Varona of Varona Productions. Radio personality Cecilia The Mamacita from Los Angeles' Latino 96.3 is co-producing and also hosting the documentary. Raul Hernandez is now using his talents as director of photography on this project after working as a cinematographer on music videos for artists such as Ice Cube, Xzibit, and Young Jeezy.
This campaign is extremely important to us because we don't want to limit our interviews to just West Coast artists. We want to document the stories of legendary Latino Hip-Hop artists across the country.
What We Need
Most professional documentaries cost over $300k. We are a resourceful team of individuals who are asking for $100k to complete this project. Below are the major items that need to be paid for to create a professional documentary:
- Camera Gear
- Sound Gear
- Lighting & Grip
- Production Expendables
- Hard Drives
- Stock Footage/Archival Photographs
- Music CopyRights
- Crafty & Lunch
- Local Expenses
- Publicity Stills
- Promotion & Publicity
- Travel & Travel Accommodations
- Graphics & Motion Control
- Color Correction
- Post Sound
- Transfers and Duplications
- Closed Captioning
What You Get
We have a variety of musically inspired perks for you to choose from. Keep in mind that as we move forward with our campaign we will continue adding unique perks! Stay tuned.
A documentary of this magnitude hasn't been done before. It is time for the world to hear the stories from the artists themselves and to learn all about their journeys.
Other Ways You Can Help
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