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Who does Cuba dance for?

A Cuban musical film with which the public will be able to identify, it is about the joy of the people despite the needs.

Antonio Arroyo

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Who is Cuba dancing for? Is an independent film musical comedy.

The film is about the absurdity, violence, chaos and shame characteristic of the Cuban, mixed with rumba and science fiction in Havana right now. Adorable characters in nice situations and sometimes not so much. Furthermore, they are voices that need to be made visible. Blacks almost never star in any story, be it in the cinema, television or theater, and this would be a great possibility to see blacks, mulattos and whites starring in a film about ordinary people who sing and dance in Cuba despite all prognosis.

Bendita Habana, 2017. Theater play directed by Antonio Arroyo. Photography Alexis Rodríguez García.
Bendita Habana, 2017. Theater play directed by Antonio Arroyo. Photography Alexis Rodríguez García.

Bendita Habana, 2017. Theater play directed by Antonio Arroyo. Photography Alexis Rodríguez García.
Bendita Habana, 2017. Theater play directed by Antonio Arroyo. Photography Alexis Rodríguez García.

About the rewards

How will we deliver the rewards?

We will deliver the rewards and merchandising materials by post or courier service to the address you indicate.

The other rewards we will communicate via social networks, email and phone.

About us.

We are a team of artists dedicated to cinema, theater, audiovisuals, television and radio. Cinema is a complicated process in our country, due to the impossibility of accessing it in an expeditious and transparent manner.

We have embarked on this journey due to the success of the musical "Bendita Habana", performed in 2017 with the same theme that you will see in the film.

Both ideas are under the leadership of Antonio Arroyo and are based on a novel that has two out of print editions, called "Mantilla? After La Palma ”, written by Arroyo himself.

"I tell you something. I saw a considerable queue to buy my book when it went on sale the first time. I couldn't believe it and there I thought it would be good to make a movie, then I forgot about it later. Ángel Bárzaga and Darlene Martínez, Art Director and Costume Designer respectively, are two young artists who have done a lot to make this idea come true. I have also had the unconditional support of David Ravelo Rodiles from his entire film company. And so we go."

Antonio Arroyo González. Screenwriter, Director, Producer. Graduated from Philology, 1987. “Bendita Habana” (novel, editorial Guantanamera 2019, Cuban Editions 2018). "Mantilla? After La Palma ”(novel, editorial Extramuros 2012 and 2014). “Let the music not be missing” (informative cultural program, 2018). "Let's love each other" (video clip, 2013). "Everything with Tony" (cultural magazine, 2012, 2013). "Bishop of Espada" (documentary, 2011).

Osvaldo Donatiem. Edition. Graduated in Philology, 1987. The films “Looking for Casal” (2018) stand out. "Mantis Nest" (2016). "Don Juan, Count of Barcelona" (2009). "Vertical Love" (1997). "Strawberry and Chocolate" (nominated for an Oscar in 1994).

David Ravelo Rodiles. Director of Photography. Graduated from the Faculty of Audiovisual Media (FAMCA) 1994. He has worked at the Cuban Institute of Radio and Television (ICRT), at the Cuban Institute of Art and Film Industry (ICAIC). Five years as Director of Photography for audiovisual companies: Proaction and Animation Art. He has directed video clips for Cuban musicians, campaigns for Christian Dior. Photography Direction "Let the music not be missing" (cultural magazine, 2012). "Variations" (short fiction). "Enriqueta" (docudrama).

Angel Luis Bárzaga Rosales. Art director. Manager Social Media & Verkami. He has worked as an art director, graphic designer, set and costume designer in film, television, audiovisual and theater productions. "Luces" (short fiction, 2019), "Toc-Toc" (play, 2019). "Death and the Maiden" (play, 2018). "Lives Crossed" (soap opera, graphic design, 2017). "Wake Up!" (2016). "De Amores y Esperanza" (TV series, 2015), "Cuban Trashion" (2015).

Darlene Martínez Caballero. Costume Design. She has worked as a costume designer, art direction in film, theater and television productions. "Luces" (fiction short, 2019). "Toc toc" (play, costume design, 2018), "Death and the Maiden" (play, costume design, 2018). “Vida cruzadas” (soap opera, assistant director, 2017). "Wake up" (show, guest designer, 2016). "Polski" (short film, 2015), "Ladridos" (short film, 2015), "Cuban Trashion" (creative project, 2014-2015). "Esteban" (film, setting design, 2012).

Gustavo Duchesne Álvarez. Sound Recordist. “Vidas Cruzadas” (Cuban soap opera, 2019). "On the trail" (police). “Let the music not be missing” (informative cultural program, 2018). "The next days of love" (documentary). "Puerto Lamargo" (2013, trailer). "Everything with Tony" (cultural magazine, 2012, 2013). "The skin as a canvas" (documentary), "Juanita Mateo" (documentary).

Tatu Fidis. Movie Poster Design.

Alexis Rodríguez García. Photographer.

What will we use your contributions for?

The musical is very expensive, your contribution helps us to concretize this idea precisely. For me it is a dream that great artists participate in the materialization of Who does Cuba dance for?.

The musical arrangements and the recording of the soundtrack, the casting of actors, dancers and extras, the rehearsals of the script and even the food, depend on your generous contribution to this campaign.

Bendita Habana, 2017. Theater play directed by Antonio Arroyo. Photography Alexis Rodríguez García.
Bendita Habana, 2017. Theater play directed by Antonio Arroyo. Photography Alexis Rodríguez García.

Planned schedule

Rehearsals and pre-filming are scheduled for December 2020. Filming will be in February 2021. Post-production will be from March to May 2021. The rewards will be given between July and August 2021.

Bendita Habana, 2017. Theater play directed by Antonio Arroyo. Photography Alexis Rodríguez García.
Bendita Habana, 2017. Theater play directed by Antonio Arroyo. Photography Alexis Rodríguez García.

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  • Rey Montesinos

    Rey Montesinos

    27 days

    Mucha suerte en este proyecto!!! Equipazo de lujo!!! Será un éxito👌

  • Marisu

    Marisu

    about 1 months

    Felicidades y que todo salga bien como te mereces

  • Antonio Arroyo

    Antonio Arroyo
    Author

    about 1 months

    Gracias a William Acea Viart, Liset Ciérvide, Ketty Casares, Ángel Izquierdo,Jean Christopher Nebel, María Pía Ibáñez, Odalys Caballero, Ricardo Olbera,Gina Val Leyva, Teresita, Guido y Alfredo, René Cueto y a Lia por sus aportes. Seguimos en la batalla. Muchas, muchas gracias, de corazón.

  • Wyllo

    Wyllo

    about 1 months

    Tony, te deseamos junto con tu grupo los más grandes exitos. Ah y prepárate para el Oscar. Ad&Will.

  • Liset Ciérvide del Sol

    Liset Ciérvide del Sol

    about 1 months

    Apostando y confiando, siempre, al profesionalismo, iluminado y guiado por el buen corazón. Felicidades a todo su bello elenco, empezando por mi querido y maravilloso, Antonio Arroyo. El éxito es un hecho, chicos !!! ❤❤

  • AJ Izquierdo

    AJ Izquierdo

    about 1 months

    Maravilloso! Me encanta! No me gusta ir a las salas de Cine. Por esta película si voy a ir. Desde la música, el baile y elenco. Todo me hace amar más mis raíces y mi cultura. Les deseo muchos éxitos al equipo completo y éste proyecto se logre de inmediato. Estoy muy lleno de expectativas y estático de sentir esa música vibrar en mi cuerpo. Qué colores, qué portada! Con los colores de la bandera cubana, los rótulos del título. Está lleno de cubanismo el portal. Gracias a quienes están trayendo nuestra identidad a la pantalla grande de un modo tan fantástico

  • Ketty McD

    Ketty McD

    about 1 months

    Buena suerte!

  • jc

    jc

    about 1 months

    Je vous souhaite beaucoup de succès

  • Odalys

    Odalys

    about 1 months

    Exitos

  • Ricardo Olbera

    Ricardo Olbera

    about 1 months

    Disfruto ver como la gente sueña y sus sueños se hacen realidad!!!

5€
4 backers
¡Cool! – That’s good. ¡Cool! It’s an oral expression with the best wishes of continuity for our movie and good intention for everyone.

Greeting card at Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

Estimated delivery August 2020
15€
2 backers
¡Sing with me! Let’s sing loud to open ways to success of our movie.

Movie viewing link.
+ Greeting card at Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

Estimated delivery July 2021
25€
6 backers
How to build a Cuban movie?

Know the experiences of the production team and get the link to see it.

Production manual: we will design a digital and illustrated book that brings together the experiences in the odyssey of making this film.
+ Movie viewing link.
+ Your name in the thanks of the film.

Estimated delivery July 2021
35€
3 backers
Who does Cuba dance for? Actors and writers will tell you about their experiences, you can read the script and wacht the movie.

Digital copy of the script.
+ Production Manual
+ Movie viewing link
+ Your name in the final thanks of the film

Estimated delivery July 2021
55€
3 backers
- Who does Cuba dance for? Behind the cameras. You will know how we made this musical with all details.

THE PACKAGE including:
Link to see the “making off”.
+ Production manual.
+ Your name in the final thanks of the film.
+ Digital copy of the script with exclusive interview with the writers.
+ Interview with the protagonists who will talk to you about working method and their experiences in the film.
+ Viewing movie link.

Estimated delivery July 2021
83€
100 left (of 100)
Enjoy! Get exclusive “Who is Cuba dancing for?” T-shirt and pins

T-shirt with an exclusive design
+ Pin with an exclusive design.
+ Sound track with the main theme of the film.
+ THE PACKAGE INCLUDING:
Making Of Viewing link + Production Manual + Your name in the acknowledgments + Digital copy of the script + Interview with the protagonists + Viewing link of the film.

Estimated delivery May 2021
95€
100 left (of 100)
An exclusive exclusive postcard will arrive at your house.

You will receive an original postcard / photograph of the locations or movie scenes.
+ THE PACKAGE including:
Making Of Viewing link + Production Manual + Your name in the acknowledgments + Digital copy of the script + Interview with the protagonists + Viewing link of the film.

Estimated delivery July 2021
100€
91 left (of 95)
To dance! Help casting and paying dancers for many scenes in the movie.

We will send you a digital photo of the general casting.
+ The initials of your name will be printed on the photo.
+ Your name in the exclusive credits of the movie as part of the team that financed the dancers.
+ Pin with an exclusive design with the image of the dancer you choose.
+ THE PACKAGE including:
Making Of Viewing link + Production Manual + Your name in the acknowledgments + Digital copy of the script + Interview with the protagonists + Viewing link of the film.

Estimated delivery July 2021
155€
49 left (of 50)
Now it did form! The original poster for the film, autographed, will reach your hands.

Movie poster autographed by the director and main actors.
+ THE PACKAGE including:
Making Of Viewing link + Production Manual + Your name in the acknowledgments + Digital copy of the script + Interview with the protagonists + Viewing link of the film.

Estimated delivery July 2021
275€
50 left (of 50)
Your name in the movie. Your name will be mentioned by a character in one of the scenes in the movie.

You will receive a photograph of the locations where it will be filmed and a poster of the film.
+ Collection of 5 pins of Who is Cuba dancing for?
+ THE PACKAGE including:
Making Of Viewing link + Production Manual + Your name in the acknowledgments + Digital copy of the script + Interview with the protagonists + Viewing link of the film.

Estimated delivery July 2021
330€
45 left (of 45)
Casting of Who does Cuba dance for? Make it possible to carry out a workshop that will allow our director to work with the final casting of the film with one / an "actor preparer" and also select the extras for the film.

You can choose the extras for "Who does Cuba dance for?", Through photos that we will send for your choice, or pay because a relative or acquaintance of yours from Havana and its surroundings, participates as an extra in the film.
+ Receive a T-shirt with an exclusive design from the film.
+ Video of personalized thanks from the protagonists of the film.
+ Your name in the exclusive film credits as part of the casting team.
+ If you are in one of the premiere countries (Cuba, Spain) when you release the film, you will get a special pass to be part of the Official Premiere of the film. (Transfer, food or other costs are borne by the taxpayer).
+ THE PACKAGE including:
Making Of Viewing link + Production Manual + Your name in the acknowledgments + Digital copy of the script + Interview with the protagonists + Viewing link of the film.

Estimated delivery July 2021
1.105€
15 left (of 15)
Damn! We challenge bureaucracy and fear, opportunism, heat and economic blockade. We defy all obstacles and win. Damn!

You have special sponsor credit within the ending credits of the movie.
+ An official production and direction certificate that verifies the scenes, resources or logistics that were real thanks to your contribution.
+ Special bag with the serigraphy of the poster of "Who does Cuba dance for?" with Cuban souvenirs.
+ Your name will be mentioned by a character in one of the scenes of the film.
+ If you are in one of the premiere countries (Cuba, Spain) when you release the film, you will get a special pass to be part of the Official Premiere of the film. (Transfer, food or other costs are borne by the taxpayer).
+ THE PACKAGE including:
Making Of Viewing link + Production Manual + Your name in the acknowledgments + Digital copy of the script + Interview with the protagonists + Viewing link of the film.

Estimated delivery July 2021
1.125€
12 left (of 12)
The music of the film. It helps to record the music of the movie.

Your name may be written in any of the compositions that we record.
+ We will send you an autographed CD with the names of the musicians and protagonists of the film.
+ Your name in the exclusive credits of the film as part of the team that will finance the recording of the music.
+ Pin with a unique design of the main theme of the movie's soundtrack.
+ THE PACKAGE including:
Making Of Viewing link + Production Manual + Your name in the acknowledgments + Digital copy of the script + Interview with the protagonists + Viewing link of the film.

Estimated delivery July 2021
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