LIVE AT THE PARIS - SFSU Thesis Film

A Jazz trumpet player’s loyalty is tested after he is offered a management deal in a 1950's San Francisco.
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Salvador Jimenez
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Film
San Francisco, California
United States
3 Team Members

STRETCH GOALS 11/23/13:

Hey gang! Thanks to all 64 backers that have believed and contributed to this film thus far. consider yourselves a part of this film! It takes a village to make a movie, and whether you contributed financially or shared this page (in some cases y'all even did both), please consider yourselves a part of The Paris filmmaking village from now to forever! 

A few minutes ago we reached our goal of $5,000. Pat yourselves on the back for that! And accept a internet high-five from us all! Since we first drafted our budget, however, other costs have introduced themselves such as location rentals, and other equipment costs, among other things. The good news, though, is that one way or another we will be able to make this film thanks to you, but as I like to say about filmmaking: every little bit of help counts! 

***So feel free to continue sharing this page and please consider making a pledge until our campaign clock runs out!***

We'll see you at The Paris!

-Sal Jimenez, Writer-Director

1950's San Francisco. A young Jazz trumpet player's loyalty is tested after he is offered a management deal following a show at the infamous club called The Paris.

What's The Story?

Live At The Paris is writer-director Salvador Jimenez's senior thesis film for the year-long San Francisco State University cinema thesis course. The film, starring Tyler Speed as the talented trumpet-player Casey, touches upon the issue of race-relations during the 1950’s by providing a glimpse into the exciting, and sometimes dark, world of West Coast Jazz.


About Us

A Message From Writer-Director Sal Jimenez:

The idea for Live At The Paris first originated from my admiration for the old-wave of Jazz music, particularly that which was native to the West Coast during the 1950's, as well as a desire to engage audiences visually and emotionally through a story that deals with race relations, fame, success, and loyalty.

In recent years films such as Fruitvale Station and 12 Years A Slave have begun to encourage a dialogue among audiences regarding the under-represented topic of race relations in cinema. I hope that this film can also help fill that hole.

Stories have always captivated my attention from a very young age and we look forward to bringing this story to life with your help and support!

Will Casey take the deal, or remain loyal to his band? You'll have to watch to find out.

 Lead actor Tyler Speed (Casey) breaks-in his suit at a wardrobe fitting for Live At The Paris.

Our enormously talented production team includes:

Producer: Brooke Glasky

Producer: Justin Viz

Director of PhotographyChantel Beam

Camera Operator: Luke Lasley

Assistant Camera: Melody Huangfu

Gaffer/Lighting Technician: Laura Pearson

Costume Designer: Sibi Carini

Menswear: Chris Pizarro

Graphic Designer: Adam Juresko

1st Assistant Director: Ariel Sinelnikoff

2nd Assistant Director: Daniela Festa

Production Sound Mixer: Billy Walls

Boom Operator: Ian van Keuren

Production Designer: Andrew Barron

Art Director: Karla Barahona

Casting Director: Eliza Boivin

plus many more!

Actor/composer Ace West as JIMMY STYLES, the wild drummer at Club Paris breaks-in his wardrobe.

What We Need & What You Get

Live At The Paris will rely on exceptional performances, and authentic props and costumes. Our producing unit, headed by producers Brooke Glasky and Justin Viz, have budgeted the film and with your contributions we will be able to afford food for our cast and crew, acquire period-accurate props and costumes, cover equipment and location rentals, and make the process of submitting our movie to film festivals more feasible. 

Please Help: Make a Pledge!
 — This is a great opportunity to be part of an important new film. Live At The Paris is a significant San Francisco-centric film, a cinematic work of art and a unique document of the West Coast Jazz environment of the 1950's. 

Every dollar pledged makes an impact! A pledge of any amount will make the difference in enabling us to create, produce, and deliver a powerful narrative that will hopefully provoke and inspire audiences.  Please contribute now — even if you can only afford $10. Also make sure to CHECK OUT ALL THE GREAT INCENTIVES IN THE COLUMN TO THE RIGHT and give as generously as you can. It all counts! In order to make the world of the story feel as authentic as possible we need to hit our goal--and we can with your help! Thank you so much for being part of this important project.

Other Ways You Can Help

Help Spread the Word
 — The success of our campaign and film greatly depends on getting the word out as widely as possible. Even if you can’t make a pledge, please support us by sharing the link below with your friends via email, Facebook or Twitter. You can also LIKE us on Facebookcheck out our website, or check back here to stay up-to-date on the film. We'll see you LIVE AT THE PARIS.

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UPDATE 11/17/13:



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$5,050USD
raised by 66 people in 1 month
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This campaign ended on November 23, 2013
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  • $10USD
    THE BOUNCER

    A big thank you on our Facebook page, exclusive updates about the film, and a digital download of the shooting script.

    5 claimed
  • $20USD
    THE CLUB GOER

    A special thank you in the FILM CREDITS plus all of the above.

    4 claimed
  • $25USD
    THE OPENING ACT

    All of the above PLUS a free digital download of the film.

    23 claimed
  • $50USD
    THE ENTERTAINER

    All of the above PLUS a Special-Edition DVD copy of the film with a photo of the cast and crew included in the insert.

    14 claimed
    Estimated delivery: June 2014
  • $70USD
    THE BOOKING AGENT

    All of the above PLUS a Blu-Ray copy of the film, AND a photo of the cast and crew included in the insert. [Note: Blu-ray takes place of the DVD]

    3 claimed
    Estimated delivery: June 2014
  • $100USD
    THE JAZZ SINGER

    Exclusive VINTAGE CONCERT POSTER based on characters from the film PLUS all of the above. [Note: must specify DVD or Blu-ray]

    3 out of 20 claimed
    Estimated delivery: July 2014
  • $150USD
    THE LOYAL FAN

    Limited-edition 11"x17" THEATRICAL POSTER signed by artist Adam Juresko (http://nosupervision.tumblr.com), PLUS all of the above. [Note: must specify DVD or Blu-Ray]

    2 out of 20 claimed
    Estimated delivery: July 2014
  • $450USD
    THE HEADLINING ACT

    HAND CRAFTED NEON SIGN featured in the film that reads "CLUB PARIS" built by our lovely Art Director Karla Barahona. PLUS VINTAGE ZIPPO LIGHTER used in the film AND all of the above. [Note: shipping not included]

    0 out of 1 claimed
    Estimated delivery: January 2014
  • $650USD
    THE RECORD EXECUTIVE

    Associate Producer credit in the film, PLUS two beautiful VINTAGE ALBUM COVERS based on characters from the film designed by Patrick Sean Gibson (http://www.chocolatecoveredbraincells.com/), AND all of the above. [Note: must specify DVD or Blu-Ray. Neon sign and zippo lighter not included]

    0 out of 4 claimed
    Estimated delivery: July 2014
  • $1,000USD
    THE CLUB OWNER

    Executive Producer credit in the film, 2 tickets to a film festival. On-set experience, AND an appearance in the film as a featured extra. PLUS all of the above. [Note: must specify DVD or Blu-Ray. Travel and lodging not included]

    1 out of 2 claimed
    Estimated delivery: July 2014
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