Reinas de Los Angeles

Reinas de Los Ángeles explores the lives of Latina immigrant women who produce, host, and perform drag shows in LA.
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Byron
Film
Los Angeles, California
United States
1 Team Member

Reinas de Los Ángeles

Engage in the world of performances, wardrobes, dancing, and singing as only these women can deliver.

Reinas de Los Ángeles explores the lives of Latina immigrant women who produce, host, and perform shows throughout LA.

This film will serve as a tool to narrate some of the oral hystories of the Spanish-speaking "drag" scene of LA. The stories captured explore the social, political, and artistic worlds of a community that has been thriving for the last 20 years. Your support of this film will fund the creation of a space and medium to narrate, document, and dialogue with the queens of the LA night scene.

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Byron Jose is a performance artist, writer, educator, and filmmaker in LA. As an immigrant in Los Angeles, he engages in various endeavors to deconstruct norms, vices, and discourses. Through his work, he presents byproducts struggling to be free. He uses video projections, his body, and ordinary occurrences, to create artistic pieces that combat monotonous expectations of art, while challenging constructs around process and form.

Artist Statement and Funding

The production and development of this film is aligned with the filmmaker's political and artistic vision regarding access, resources, and capital. The $6000 goal for this crowd-sourcing campaign takes will fund interviewee stipends, a stipend for Director of Photography, equipment, food, materials, and transportation. The budgeted goal is a realistic figure that seeks to spend the least amount possible while ensuring that individuals involved in this project are compensated for their time, and receive a small honorarium.

 

Inspired by the women interviewed in this film, who practice a model of self-determined work with respect, dignity and fair compensation, revenues generated from this fundraiser that exceed the target goal will be re-distributed to cast and crew members.

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$3,040USD
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    Thank You!

    Thank you for your support! Acknowledgement on official film website.

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    Invitation to Film Reception

    Invitation to a Reception with Filmmaker and stars of the film in LA. Acknowledgement on official film website.

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    Estimated delivery: May 2013
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    Autographed Postcard

    Autographed postcard by film director. Acknowledgement on official film website.

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  • $30USD
    Ticket to Film Premiere

    1 Ticket to the Film Premiere in Los Angeles. Autographed postcard by film director. Acknowledgement on official film website, Facebook, and/or Twitter.

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    Film on DVD just for you.

    1 DVD copy of the film mailed directly to you. Autographed postcard by film director. Acknowledgement on official film website, Facebook, and/or Twitter.

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    Estimated delivery: September 2013
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    3 Tickets to the Film Premiere in Los Angeles.* Autographed postcard by film director. Acknowledgement on official film website, Facebook, and/or Twitter. *or 3 tickets to any festival screening outside of Los Angeles.

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  • $200USD
    Night out with Film Director

    You will get special access to the world of performances covered in the film. Meet and greet with Topacio, hostess and producer of Topacio's Fantasy Show. Backstage access and meet the various personalities on and off the screen. Drinks included. Acknowledgement of contribution on official website, Facebook, and/or Twitter. *Although limited to people in Los Angeles, arrangements can be made if Director is traveling to a city near you.

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    You can have all the previously listed perks. Acknowledgement of contribution on official website, Facebook, and/or Twitter.

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