ABOUT THE PROJECT
“Otros cuatro litros” is a comedy film that born from the creative mind and imagination of the screenwriter and director Rodolfo Espinosa. It will be filmed in Panajachel, Sololá, Guatemala. Surrounded by the Lake Atitlán, the most prestigious lake in Guatemala and one of the most beautiful lakes in the whole world.
It should be pointed out that historically it would be the very first Guatemalan film recorded in Panajachel and therefore by edges of the Lake. This leads to talk about some social and environment issues.
Unfortunately, the lake is being polluted each day more and more, which makes the lake get extinguished slowly. Even though this film will not threat the issue that the lake lives day by day, it will contribute in two ways:
- Firstly, this film will try to make the Guatemalan public aware, by some certain mocking scenes and critics, of why it is important to keep the Lake.
- Secondly, this film will contribute as historical reference of how is the Lake nowadays. This film will be part of the audiovisual and cinematographic Guatemalan patrimony.
The Guatemalan film industry keeps growing and getting stronger. There are about 3 to 6 films at the year, approximately. Therefore, make our film industry more trustworthy and competitive at the height of the international film industry. And it is good to say that is a strong fount to invest and to generate employment.
This film is not an exception; it is pretend to be done with a great narrative and technical quality, that way it could be exhibited and it could be competing out of our borders.
Three friends: Chente, Linares y Mijo, going through the crisis of the thirties, set out on a journey to Lake Atitlán, about 93 miles away from Guatemala City, to fulfill the last wish of his recently deceased childhood friend, Chacha, which is to throw his ashes to the lake and drink the last four beers in his name.
On the highway, a few miles away from their destiny, the three friends knock down a police. Nervous and thinking that the police is dead, they put him into the trunk. The situation gets harder: Linares pretends to throw the policeman into the lake, taking advantage of the fact that they have to throw Chacha´s ashes too; Chente decide to go for a forbidden love; and Mijo is “kidnapped” by independent filmmakers who are making a documentary.
In their own adventure and danger, each of them overcomes their existential crisis. And then, recognize the friendship, the love, and the care of the environment that surrounds them, which is the biological and cultural diversity that offers the Lake Atitlán.
WHAT FOR WILL BE USED THE COLLECTED FUNDS?
The funds will be designated for a part of the shooting in Sololá, Panajachel; production expenses (lodging, catering, gas, professional fees), among other expenses. So as, the fees for using this Crowdfunding platform, PayPal´s commissions, bank´s commissions, and the prizes’ shipping costs.
REMEMBER: If we get 2,000 Euros more than the main goal of 12,000 euros, we will help the lake by making a Documentary Short Film for helping the Lake Atitlán.
If we get it those extra funds, will be designated for the post production process.
(More information in “Our commitment with the Lake Atitlán”)
OUR COMMITMENT WITH THE LAKE ATITLÁN:
This film, as we mention before, it pretends to make aware with some scenes, but not just that:
- If you contribute this project, you will be helping to put a sign against pollution in a vulnerable area of contamination.
We will put a sign for each contribution of 100, 250 and 1100 Euros.
AN EXTRA GOAL: If we get 2000 Euros more than the original goal, we will film a Documentary Short film.
The documentary pretends to give a sense of responsibility, education, and belonging to the habitants of Panajachel. It will talk about the pollution, the care, the importance of the lake, among other topics.
The documentary will be presented in schools, Cultural centers, and other areas, such as Cafés, restaurants, among others.
(Sings: “Would you imagine this place without a lake? Do not throw trash, the lake belongs to everyone.” “The lake is everyone´s responsibility! Keep clean the lake and its environments.” “Please, do not throw garbage. We want alive the lake forever.”)
SOME OF THE REWARDS:
From top to bottom: films, soundtracks, oficial dvd, postcards, oficial poster.
From top to bottom: Hats, t-shirts, book bags.
Name: Otros cuatro litros
length: 90 min
Location: Panajachel, Sololá, Guatemala, Centro América
Producers: Teresa Jiménez y Carlos Lux
Director: Rodolfo Espinosa
Screenwriter: Rodolfo Espinosa
Cinematographer: Melanie Dent
Sound direction: Alejandro Hernández
Starring: Carlos Hernández "El Gordo"
Carlos del Valle
ABOUT THE SCREENWRITER AND DIRECTOR
A Guatemalan screenwriter and director, whose work have left a mark in the Guatemalan film industry.
He has studies in Galileo University, Guatemala; in the New York Film Academy, and in the Philadelphia State University. He began with short films like “Prohibido cortar rosas”, which motivate him to open his film producer “Me llega films”, and then make his first film “Aquí me quedo” recorded in Xela, Guatemala; released in 2010.
In 2014, released his second film named “Pol”, which won an Ícaro for best screenwriting, in the XVII Ícaro International Film Festival. The Film was well received by the public, that in its premier fulfill the Miguel Ángel Asturias National Theatre.
This year by his very peculiar style of comedy, he is producing his third film, Otros cuatro litros
The principal cast is formed by the independent singer, musician, composer, and actor Carlos Hernández, El Gordo (artistic name) who will play “Linares”.
El Gordo made his debut in the big screen in “Aquí me quedo”. He has had another appearances in other Guatemalan films like “Puro Mula”. Mainly, he is more recognized for his music: Soundcloud El Gordo
The actors Carlos del Valle and Elvin Santiagos will be making their debut. Carlos del Valle, who is a filmmaker, will play ”Chente”.
Youtube: Carlos del Valle
And Elvin Santiagos, who will play ”Mijo”, is also a filmmaker; is a graphic designer, and is in charge of the Film Producer Cinemayic.
ABOUT THE FILM PRODUCERS BEHIND THE PROJECT
ME LLEGA FILMS
A film producer dedicated to make comedy films. Is in charge by the great and original Director, screenwriter, and producer Rodolfo Espinosa. This would be the third film for the independent film producer, after releasing “Aquí me Quedo”, (2010) and ”Pol” (2014); that makes it, one of the most important Films Producers in Guatemala and Central America.
Link: Me llega Films
Is a young company that surges of the fusion of two female producers, each of them has 8 years of individual experience in several ways of production. It is in charge of the actress and TV presenter Tatiana Palomo.
Is a young film producer, which is, more specialized in Photography and Cinematography. Leaded by Melanie Dent, who has professional studies in Buenos Aires and in Guatemala.
Link: Dent producciones
Is a young film producer that initiated in the 2012. The producer generates corporative and institutional audiovisuals; Video clips, publicity, and specially is dedicated to make documentaries and fiction film projects. Between its most important works are the spots to promote an initiative of the film law in Guatemala.
November/December of 2014 to January the 19th of 2015
January the 19th to February the 15th of 2015:**
March, April, May and June of 2015.
July and August of 2015: In social media, press, TV, internet.
September of 2015 and forward: In cultural spaces, movie theaters, and cafés. So as, international distribution.
FOR MORE AND FURTHER INFORMATION
E-MAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org / Produccion@cinemayic.com
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