H.O.M.E. Part I

Seeking financial support for the 1st vignette "D, F & #1" of our feature length project, H.O.M.E.
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Daniel Maldonado
Film
New York, New York
United States
5 Team Members

H.O.M.E. Part I is a sponsored project of Art for Progress, a non-profit arts organization. Contributions for the purposes of H.O.M.E. Part I are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law.

Our Journey

Myself, Daniel Maldonado and Producers, Ingrid Matias & Giselle Rodriguez welcome you to our feature film project H.O.M.E.  We've been in development for some months now and are ready to start our fundraising campaign!!  To make things easier for us in terms of execution, we've decided to set up our fundraising strategy into two phases. This being the first.


H.O.M.E. -  definition-   n- the place in which one's domestic affections are centered; adv-deep; to the heart; vto navigate toward a point by means of coordinates other than those given by altitudes.


The word HOME has many meanings to many people which is why we've used it as an acronym. The feature length film will comprise of 3 character driven and distilled vignettes tied only in theme, dealing with issues of urban alienation and being lost, both physically and spiritually. All of the stories take place in New York City through the immigrant perspective. 


D, F & #1

The first story, "D, F & #1" , inspired by true events, tells the story of Danny, a young man with Asperger's Syndrome ( high functioning autism) who's disappears for 2 weeks while living in the New York City subways. The story we are telling documents his unique journey in the maze-like underground world


The Plan  

We are planning to shoot on location in the New York City subways at the end of July. Since we will be working with a small cast & crew and limited equiptment, we've been able to keep  our budget relatively low. However, given the nature of this costly medium, we are seeking monetary support to assist us in covering  general production expenses as well as post production costs.  Our intentions after the film is completed is to have a premiere and a limited film festival exhibition run. We'd like to hold off from a full release since this will serve as one third of our full length project and want to preserve the film for the larger platform. 



The Impact of  "D, F & #1" 

Asperger syndrome (AS) is a developmental disorder on the autism spectrum. An estimated two out of every 10,000 children have the disorder ( 1 child in every 110 are diagnosed with autism)   Boys are three to four times more likely than girls to have AS.   There is no single best treatment package for all children with AS, but most professionals agree that the earlier the intervention, the better. Diagnoses of autism are on the rise, fueled in part by a better understanding of symptoms by doctors and parents but in the Latino community, there is little information about how common autism is.


If we don't reach our fundraising goal we miss an excellent opportunity to raise awareness on a disorder that affects millions of children who are misdiagnosed every year and miss the chance of early detection to get the necessary treatment required for the chance to live a normal life with special needs.

 

What We Need & What You Get

We need to raise $18K to fund the entire production of the first vignette for our feature film H.O.M.E. We've got some great perks for our donors, such as a featured walk-on role, Associate Producer credit, invitations to festival premieres as well as collectible art work related to the film. We are also offering tax deductions on all PAY PAL donations through our fiscal sponsor, Art For Progress, a 501(c) 3 non profit organization. http://partners.guidestar.org/controller/search...


 Please note that you do not have to have a Pay Pal account in order to donate but can do so as a "guest" with your credit or debit card. 


Other Ways You Can Help

Please help us get the word out to share and make some noise about our campaign. Be sure to check back for updates on our progress. We are currently in the midst of casting for the lead role!

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  • $10USD
    The Thank You xx

    Credit as Supporter (on Gashouse Films website - homepage)

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  • $25USD
    The DVD Collector

    - DVD of “D, F & #1” & Credit as Supporter ( on Gashouse Films website homepage)

    33 claimed
  • $50USD
    The DVD Collector *plus

    - Signed DVD of “D, F & #1” with bonus features & Credit as Supporter ( on Gashouse Films website homepage)

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  • $100USD
    The Film Buff

    - Signed DVD of “D, F & #1” w/ bonus features + Signed poster art of “D, F & #1” & Credit as Supporter ( on Gashouse Films website homepage)

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  • $250USD
    The Social Film Buff

    - Signed DVD & Poster art of “D, F & #1” + Behind the scenes photo still + Invite to private cast & crew screening party (transportation not included) & Credit as Supporter in film’s end credits.

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  • $500USD
    The Actor

    - Signed DVD & Poster art of “D, F & #1” +Walk on role or featured extra in the film (transportation not provided). Spend the day on the set and get your picture taken by our on set photographer, to document your experience + Invite to private cast & crew screening party (transportation not included)

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    The Producer

    - Credit as Associate Producer in film's end credits (including DVD & poster) + Scheduled visit to set (including lunch, transportation not included) + Invite to private cast & crew screening party (transportation not included) & Limited edition, signed fine art photo "D,F & #1" still by Daniel Maldonado (unframed)

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    The Producer.. & art collector

    -Credit as Co- Producer in film's end credits & all related material (including copy DVD & poster), + Scheduled visit to set (including lunch, transportation not included) + Invite to Private Cast & Crew screening party (transportation not included) + Invitation to festival premiere (including pre dinner party & reception-transportation not included) & Signed limited edition fine art photo book on “ D, F & #1” by Daniel Maldonado

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    The Executive

    - Credit as an Executive Producer in film's end credits & all related materials ( w/ DVD & poster) + Scheduled visit to set (including lunch, transportation not provided) + Invite to Private Cast & Crew screening party + Invitation to festival premiere (including pre dinner party & reception) & One of a kind – Featurette- Art video of "D, F & #1" by sound artist Mike Vernusky & Daniel Maldonado

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