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.
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 Photography: Chantel 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
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