Some Guys Are Bigger Than Others - A short film Made In SI

A short film made in Staten Island, NY about a guy named Jim who enters an amateur Luchador competition to prove to his friends he can wrestle.
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Geoffrey Celis
Film
Staten Island, New York
United States
1 Team Member

Donate to the short film “Some Guys Are Bigger Than Others”

Thank You for your interest and support for the movie “Some Guys Are Bigger Than Others,” a story about a “Morissey” fan named Jim who is just trying to prove to his friends that he can wrestle.  It’s a story about self worth, and how sometimes good things can happen, even to people who don’t believe they deserve it.

This movie is a chance for talented Staten Islanders and professionals to create a silly and entertaining story.  We’ve already received a $2000 grant from Staten Island Arts, but we need your help to get the remainder of our $13000 budget. With your contributions, we hope to make this movie and send it to festivals all over the country and hopefully to show that Staten Islanders can make some great films.

Our crew is partly comprised of talented professionals (mostly from Staten Island) who have been involved with successful TV shows, such as Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, Who Wants to Be a Millionaire, and Impractical Jokers, as well as established networks such as Comedy Central and TruTV.

What We Need & What You Get

Many of our crewmembers have been generous in donating their time and energy to this film, but making a movie involves a lot of resources. 

First and foremost, we need a location that we can use on weekends. Unfortunately renting a warehouse is no simple task. We also will need to build some sets so our art budget on this project is substantial.

Also since people are donating their time the least I can do is feed people properly.  We are looking to feed over 100 cast and crewmembers over the course of production.  If you’ve ever planned a wedding, you realize that this number can add up pretty quickly.

This is our breakdown:

Location = 50%

Food = 20%

Sets and Art = 10%

Film Festivals = 5%

Insurance = 15%

PERKS

No Habla Espanol $5

As a momento of how your money helped a bunch of aspiring moviemakers, you will receive a sticker of the movie poster designed by the photograher Mike Shane.

Pelicula? $10

For your contribution, you will get the movie sticker, but also a link to a downloadable digital copy of the finished movie. Nice right?

The Little Luchador Contribution $25

Not only do you have our gratitude to help "Some Guys Are Bigger Than Others," you will also receive a "Made In SI" tote bag that will remind you how your contribution helped make a film in Staten Island

 

The Made In SI Contribution $30

You will receive you very own handmade "Made In SI" t-shirt with your choice of color, cut, and size.  Check www.madeinsi.com for options and let me know your color, cut and size. (Just the shirt, no tote bag)

 

The Geoff Celis Collection Contribution $40

With this contribution, you will receive a DVD copy of "Some Guys Are Bigger Than Others," but also a copy of another movie Geoff produced, "Rising Up: The Story of the Zombie Rights Movement" starring Kevin Allison of MTV's The State.

 

The "Tacos, Tacos, Tacos, Tacos" Package $60

Four items in one package. The Made In SI tote bag, a "Made In SI" Shirt, a DVD Copy of "Some Guys Are Bigger Than Others" as well as a DVD copy of "Rising Up: The Story of the Zombie Rights Movement" - Please specify shirt options

 

The "Heuvos Rancheros In Your Face" Package $100

The four items from the Tacos Tacos Tacos Tacos Package as well as a "Make Heuvos Rancheros at home" kit, delivered to you personally by Geoff or one of the lead cast members (as long as you live somewhere in the 5 boroughs of NYC) - Please specify shirt options

 

The "Warriors Of Wrestling" Contribution $200

Two tickets to Staten Island based " Warriors of Wrestling" match and two custom "Made In SI" shirts. - Please specify shirt options

 

The "Made In SI NIGHT OUT" Contribution $200

Two tickets to a Staten Island Yankees games in July or August as well as two custom made "Made In SI" Shirts only. - Please specify shirt options

 

The "Lucha Libre Gran Campeon" Package (Only 6 packages available) $500

The Warriors of Wrestling package combined with the Tacos, Tacos, Tacos, Tacos package, and one of the Luchador Masks actually used in the Movie - Please specify shirt options

 

The "EYE OF THE WRESTLER" contribution $1000

Director of Photography Eythan Maidhof has offered his services as well as use of his RED EPIC cam package for one day of shooting - A STEAL!!!!

 

The "HEFFE - THE HANDSOME DIRECTOR" Package $1000

Director Geoff Celis has offered his services as a director, use of his Panasonic HPX-170, and 1 round of editing for any video 5 minutes or shorter.  This can be anything from a music video to a commercial for your business.

 

The "LUCHA LIBRE ALLSTARS" PACKAGE $1000

You and a guest get to be taken out for dinner and drinks with Cast Members of the film at their favorite Mexican restaurant on Staten Island.

 

 "EL PRODUCER" Package $5000

Just imagine your name in during the credits "EL ______ - Producer" as well as the Lucha Libre Gran Campion package (Your choice of Made IN SI night or Warriors of Wrestling package) - Please specify your shirt size

The Impact

This film will hopefully inspire other filmmakers and artists to make better films and art in Staten Island and the country.  The crew and I have always wanted to make a film here in our home and your contributions can help make that happen.  Who knows, maybe I can help you with your project!

Other Ways You Can Help

Not all contributions have to be monetary.  We need supplies, a few locations, and also a bunch of extras to sit and be in the crowd in the movie!  If you have resources like food, locations, or building art supplies like lumber, Christmas lights, or empty liquor bottles please contact me at Geoff.celis@gmail.com

 

If you are interested in being an extra in the movie on one of the weekends we are filming (summer 2013 -june or july) please contact gmimozo@gmail.com

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  • $5USD
    NO HABLA ESPANOL

    As a momento of how your money helped a bunch of aspiring moviemakers, you will receive a sticker of the movie poster designed by the photograher Mike Shane.

    3 claimed
    Estimated delivery: August 2013
  • $10USD
    Pelicula?

    Not only will you receive the movie poster sticker designed by Mike Shane, but you will also receive a digital downloadable copy of "Some Guys Are Bigger Than Others" when we are finished

    10 claimed
    Estimated delivery: September 2013
  • $25USD
    Little Luchador

    Not only do you have our gratitude to help "Some Guys Are Bigger Than Others," you will also receive a "Made In SI" tote bag that will remind you how your contribution helped make a film in Staten Island

    16 claimed
    Estimated delivery: August 2013
  • $30USD
    Made In SI

    You will receive you very own handmade "Made In SI" t-shirt with your choice of color, cut, and size. Check www.madeinsi.com for options and let me know your color, cut and size.

    12 claimed
    Estimated delivery: August 2013
  • $40USD
    Geoff Celis Collection

    With this contribution, you will receive a DVD copy of "Some Guys Are Bigger Than Others," but also a copy of another movie Geoff produced, "Rising Up: The Story of the Zombie Rights Movement" starring Kevin Allison of MTV's The State.

    10 claimed
    Estimated delivery: August 2013
  • $60USD
    "Tacos, Tacos, Tacos, Tacos"

    Four items in one package. The Made In SI tote bag, a "Made In SI" Shirt, a DVD Copy of "Some Guys Are Bigger Than Others" as well as a DVD copy of "Rising Up: The Story of the Zombie Rights Movement" - Please specify shirt options

    18 claimed
    Estimated delivery: August 2013
  • $100USD
    Heuvos Rancheros In Your Face

    The four items from the Tacos Tacos Tacos Tacos Package as well as a "Make Heuvos Rancheros at home" kit, delivered to you personally by Geoff or one of the lead cast members (as long as you live somewhere in the 5 boroughs of NYC) - Please specify shirt options

    8 claimed
    Estimated delivery: August 2013
  • $200USD
    W.O.W. tickets or SIYanks

    Two tickets to Staten Island based " Warriors of Wrestling" match OR Two tickets to the staten Island Yankees and two custom "Made In SI" shirts. - Please specify tickets and shirt options

    1 claimed
    Estimated delivery: June 2013
  • $500USD
    Lucha Libre Gran Campeon

    The Warriors of Wrestling package combined with the Tacos, Tacos, Tacos, Tacos package, and one of the Luchador Masks actually used in the Movie - Please specify shirt options

    0 out of 6 claimed
    Estimated delivery: August 2013
  • $1,000USD
    EYE OF LUCHADOR or EL HEFFE

    Director of Photography Eythan Maidhof has offered his services as well as use of his RED EPIC cam package for one day of shooting - A STEAL!!!! OR Director Geoff Celis has offered his services as a director, use of his Panasonic HPX-170, and 1 round of editing for any video 5 minutes or shorter. This can be anything from a music video to a commercial for your business.

    1 claimed
    Estimated delivery: July 2013
  • $1,000USD
    LUCHA LIBRE ALLSTARS

    You and a guest get to be taken out for dinner and drinks with Cast Members of the film at their favorite Mexican restaurant on Staten Island.

    0 claimed
    Estimated delivery: August 2013
  • $5,000USD
    EL PRODUCER

    Just imagine your name during the credits "EL ______ - Producer" as well as the Lucha Libre Gran Campion package (Your choice of Made IN SI night or Warriors of Wrestling package) - Please specify your shirt size

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    Estimated delivery: July 2013
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