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30 years after writing one of the greatest love stories of our time, we explore the tragic, unbelievable story of Julio Cortazar and Carol Dunlop.
Tobin Dalrymple
711 Facebook Friends
Montreal, Quebec
8 Team Members

Every dollar donated now until we hit 50% of our target will give you one chance to win a very rare first edition Cortazar novel, Libro de Manuel.
Once we hit $6250 the winner's name will be drawn and announced here and on our Facebook.
See flyer below for more details or visit Facebook.com/cortazarmovie

The tragic four year relationship between the masterpiece novelist Julio Cortazar and Carol Dunlop, a forgotten Canadian writer.

Julio and Carol is a feature documentary that pieces together the unbelievably inspiring and heartbreaking story of Carol Dunlop and Julio Cortazar and the road map of love they left for the world in their book Autonauts of the Cosmoroute.

Our project has already attracted thousands of fans on Facebook and international press coverage, while millions of fans (literally) celebrate the 100th anniversary of Cortazar in 2014. We keep being told how amazing this story is. But we are out of cash – and we need your help to finish editing and animating our documentary.

Sobre el proyecto

Una historia de amor enterrada por 30 años. Un escritor famoso, Julio Cortazar. Una mujer joven, escapando de su pasado. Un hijo, abandonado. Un director, en la búsqueda del significado del amor real, que sigue sus pasos para encontrar respuestas. Y lo absurdo y épico de la novela que une todas estas piezas.

Julio y Carol es un documental que relata la increíble y demoledora historia de amor de Carol Dunlop y Julio Cortazar, siguiendo el mapa que ellos dejaron para el mundo en su libro Astronautas de la Cosmoruta. Nuestro proyecto es una forma de agradecimiento por sus enseñanzas e historias, y nuestra meta es lograr que esta historia de amor y tragedia recorra el mundo. Queremos mostrar el mapa. Revelar el secreto de un gran amor, e inspirar con él a millones de personas de todos los continentes, en nuestro humilde homenaje. Para esto precisamos su ayuda, para lograr este sueño realidad, y el de nuestros miles de seguidores.

What’s in it for you:

1. Part of the Team: All supporters get their name on the official website and in the Thank You section of the end credits. Plus, you get membership to our special club, which offers exclusive updates from the directors, deleted content and VIP access to premieres, contests and more.

New! Support today and receive a limited edition sticker. Available to the first 100 contributors only! 

2. The Film: Whether it’s a digital download or the DVD itself, only IndieGogo supporters will get access to this special edition director’s cut of the film, that includes bonus scenes and extended interviews. Every copy will be numbered and signed.

3. Merch: This magical story makes for perfect swag. Show you care and sport the awesome t-shirt or tote bag or hang the poster at your home or office. Only for IndieGogo supporters. 

4. VIP and Producer: Be the first to see a live screening of the film in Buenos Aires, Toronto or Montreal or add your name as producer. Get total access with the directors and share your input as we put it all together.  

What We Have

We've spent 11 months pouring our souls and personal savings into this project. We have full HD interviews with Julio and Carol's friends and family in Argentina, France, Switzerland and Canada. We re-traced their voyage from Paris to Marseille, and we even camped on the highway too! We collected hours of archival footage, hundreds of photos and boxes of letters. Now we've just got to put it all together and make magic :)

Where Your Support Goes

We are breaking down our fundraising goals to help us build the support gradually, and the momentum, as we crowdfund this entire film. The final budget will be well over $32,000 but for now we are starting simple.

Our goal of $12,500 will let us complete the interviews and primary shooting of the film. Most importantly, it will give us everything we need to put together a 10 minute preview of our doc to use to raise the remaining funds with another campaign and more traditional investors.

After that, we will have various stretch goals to help us finish our project even faster, such as hiring animators, producers and paying for post production.

About the Directors:

Tobin Dalrymple is the writer behind Love Drive, a collection of literary travel and short stories syndicated by Filler Magazine with over 200,000 monthly readers. He came across this story last year after picking up the Cosmoroute book, and quit his job in marketing in order to tell it.

Poll Pebe Pueyrredon is a Argentine-Peruvian filmmaker living in Paris, with over seven years of professional film production and teaching experience. He has a expansive filmography and has worked on numerous feature and short film productions. 

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$12,500 USD goal
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This campaign ended on April 23, 2014
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  • $1USD

    You show you believe in the project and you want to see it made. We give you virtual props and a shout out on our official website, cortazarmovie.com

    4 claimed
  • $9USD
    Club Cronopio

    Cortazar was the great Cronopio – now you can be one too. You get your name in the final credits AND on our official website. Plus you get newsletter updates and exclusive content, like extended interviews, rare photos and deleted scenes. When the film is ready, you get a nice PDF of the final script.

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    Estimated delivery: March 2014
  • $25USD
    Digital Download

    Be the first to see JULIO & CAROL. We give you a link to download the full-length film before theatrical release. Includes all Club Cronopio perks.

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    Estimated delivery: September 2014
  • $25USD
    Tote Bag (Bolso)

    To help you carry around all your favourite Cortazar and Dunlop books. Includes Club Cronopio perks Shipping: Please add $10.

    6 out of 80 claimed
  • $30USD

    Be the first to own a special-edition DVD of Julio & Carol. Available only to IndieGogo supporters.

    4 out of 150 claimed
    Estimated delivery: December 2014
  • $44USD

    Bring the magic of the cosmoroute with you with these beautiful t-shirts, based on original art work of Stephane Hebert, Carol’s son and the illustrator of the Autonauts of the Cosmoroute. Tell us what colour and size. Includes Club Cronopio perks. Final design may vary. Only 200 available. Please add $10 for shipping. $15 for international.

    4 out of 75 claimed
    Estimated delivery: June 2014
  • $50USD
    Movie Poster

    Limited edition movie poster with original art by Carol Dunlop's son. Includes all the club perks.

    0 out of 50 claimed
    Estimated delivery: September 2014
  • $100USD
    Montreal Screening

    Explore the cosmoroute adventure with an intimate crowd of supporters and the director. Final cut of the film to be screened at a location in Montreal – Carol's home town. Meet and greet with the crew. Transport not included.

    4 out of 30 claimed
    Estimated delivery: October 2014
  • $100USD
    Toronto Screening

    Explore the cosmoroute with an intimate crowd of supporters and the director. Final cut of the film to be screened at a location in Toronto. Meet and greet with the crew.

    9 out of 30 claimed
    Estimated delivery: September 2014
  • $150USD
    All the Swag

    Todos los chiches! A $200 value, you save 25%. Gets you Club Cronopio membership, tote bag, poster, t-shirt and DVD. Available to the first 50 backers only. Shipping please add $30 USA and Canada, $40 for International.

    3 out of 35 claimed
    Estimated delivery: June 2014
  • $150USD
    Small Business Sponsor

    For a limited time, pay only $150 for the $300 sponsorship package. Includes logo on CortazarMovie.com, share your link to our Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr and Email followers, special deals for your customers, and 3 VIP screening tickets. See gallery for full details.

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    Estimated delivery: March 2014
  • $500USD
    La Maga: Producer Credit

    As a producer, your name is added to the end-roll credits, and you are invited to our monthly conference calls as we complete the film. Plus you get an early digital download of the film and all Club Cronopio perks.

    3 out of 5 claimed
    Estimated delivery: September 2014
  • $1,000USD
    Golden Sponsor (50% off)

    For a limited time, pay only $1,000 on this $2,000 value package. Includes all the perks of Small Business sponsor plus: we put your logo on our homepage, the DVD cover and future promotions, you can an extra 5 VIP tickets, a second social call out to our fans at anytime, and a targeted email campaign. See flyer in gallery for details. Pick up this 50% offer as spots last.

    1 out of 10 claimed
    Estimated delivery: March 2014
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