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In 1987, Miguel repented of being gay as he was dying of AIDS. A personal documentary about family, faith, and the painful costs of prejudice.
Cecilia Aldarondo
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Brooklyn, New York
United States
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raised by 332 people in 1 month
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$40,000 USD goal
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This campaign ended on June 18, 2014
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  • $1USD
    The Big Thank You

    Thank You! Look for your name on our website as an official supporter of this film and get access to exclusive BACKER ONLY updates and blog posts. (fully tax-deductible)

    6 claimed
  • $10USD
    Personal Shout-Out

    All of the above + we want to give you an OFFICIAL Social Media Shout Out to show our gratitude! (fully tax-deductible)

    28 claimed
  • $25USD
    Own the Film!

    All of the above + You get to be one of the first to get your very own own Digital Download of Memories of a Penitent Heart in its entirety! (fully tax-deductible)

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  • $35USD
    Postal Service

    All of the above + we will bring it old school and send you real SNAIL MAIL. Cecilia will personally send you a handwritten postcard containing ORIGINAL ART inspired by the film. (amount over $3 is tax-deductible)

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  • $50USD
    Your Name in Lights

    All of the above + because we couldn't do it without you, your NAME will be in the CREDITS of our film for eternity! (minus the postcard) (fully tax-deductible)

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  • $75USD
    Private Q&A with the Director

    All of the above + you are invited to join our EXCLUSIVE VOKLE SESSION with Director Cecilia Aldarondo. Cecilia will answer your questions and give you insight into the process of making the film! (minus the postcard) (fully tax-deductible)

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  • $100USD
    For Your EYES Only

    All of the above + you get EXCLUSIVE access to BEHIND THE SCENES footage that no one else will. (minus the postcard) (fully tax-deductible)

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  • $150USD
    The Artifact Museum

    All of the above + you will get PRIVATE entry to an Online Artifact Museum that we've created, displaying a wealth of found archival material (pictures, letters, audio, and video) from which we craft Miguel's story. (Minus Exclusive Behind the Scenes Footage and postcard) (fully tax-deductible)

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  • $500USD
    The Full Film Treatment

    Everybody has a story that hasn't been told. Cecilia will lead a private ONE-ON-ONE session, in which she will help you to develop a treatment for your very own autobiographical documentary. We will comb through your home movies, pictures, letters and personal effects to determine the important facets of the story YOU wish to tell. (In-person for NYC residents, via Skype for out-of-towners; minus the postcard) (fully tax-deductible)

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  • $1,000USD
    Champagne Editing Party

    All of the above + a PRIVATE 1-hour editing session with Editor Hannah Buck, Director Cecilia Aldarondo, AND a bottle of Champagne in our Brooklyn studio. Watch us craft a scene before anyone else! If you are not in the New York area, we'll Skype you from the studio! (minus the postcard) (fully tax-deductible)

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  • $3,000USD
    Private Screening

    All of the above + Get your friends together or go one-on-one with Director Cecilia Aldarondo at a PRIVATE SCREENING of the film upon its completion. For those of you who can't make it to NYC, Cecilia will join via Skype! (Travel not included, minus the postcard) (fully tax-deductible)

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  • $5,000USD
    Associate Producer

    All of the above + Associate Producer credit in the film and on all our promo materials! As a thank you for being such a pivotal supporter, we will take you out for a VIP DINNER with Director Cecilia Aldarondo, plus 2 tickets to a PREMIERE screening. (travel not included) (amount over $103 is tax-deductible)

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  • $10,000USD
    Executive Producer

    All of the above + EP CREDIT and VIP SCENIC TOUR! Exec Producers make all the difference. As our most crucial champion, Director Cecilia will take you out for PRIVATE one-day TOUR of the places that Miguel knew and loved best in EITHER New York OR San Juan, Puerto Rico! We'll visit all the sites important to the film, and discuss it all over--lunch on us! If you have any questions about being an Exec Producer, contact us! (Cecilia's travel included; additional travel costs not included) (amount over $503 is tax-deductible)

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