LOS FUERTES is a film with a very personal starting point. I wanted to tell a love story between two young men who live in contemporary Chile, in an honest and emotional way. We have all gone through relationships of our own, but not all of us get to see our experiences portrayed in film, and I think that this movie makes us see how we all share things like romance, intimacy and the search for our place in the world.
It is also a story about bravery and freedom. I wanted to make a film that celebrates the strength they both have. Lucas and Antonio come from very different backgrounds, but their relationship is what lets them find what they want about their future.
What is the story of the film?
Lucas travels to visit his sister to a remote town in southern Chile. In front of the ocean and the fog, he meets Antonio, a boatswain in a local fishing boat. When an intense romance grows between them, their strength, their independence and their adulthood become immovable in front of the tide.
Why this campaign?
LOS FUERTES is a film that reflects a relationship between two men in a quotidian and intimate way. There are not enough stories with this point of view, sadly. From the beginning, we knew that a story like this would require the support of many friends, service providers, and a team of people who were fully committed, and believed in the story we are telling.
LOS FUERTES had the support of the Film Promotion Fund from the Ministerio de las Culturas in Chile, and also from NYU Production Lab in New York. With these resources, we could shoot the film in the Los Rios region in Chile, in April 2018. Now, we need your support to be able to finish the film. The funds we are looking for will be destined for image post-production, for sound post-production, and the music rights.
If we reach our goal of $10.000.000 pesos, we will be able to premiere the film in 2019!
And we will be able to share this story with all of you.
We want to thank you in advance for all the support you may give to the project. We are sure that the film will have a broad impact in Chile and other countries, and we hope to be able to present it soon. See you at the theaters!
Omar Zúñiga, writer and director
José Luis Rivas and Dominga Sotomayor, producers
Can I increase my pledge once it's been made?
Not the same one, but you can make a new one!
Can we exceed the goal?
Yes! Exceeding the goal would help us pay for more of the film's distribution costs.
Is my pledge amount publicly displayed?
No. Only you and the film will be able to see your pledge amount.
I'm not in Chile, can I still pledge?
Yes, you can pledge from anywhere via Paypal.
What happens if the money isn't raised completely?
We will make our best effort to put the word out about LOS FUERTES !
But if this happens, we will still keep the amount raised, since we deeply need it to finish the film.
Why REGALOS UNIDOS?
We partnered with Regalos Unidos for this campaign, since it’s a service we love and we want people to know about them. Regalos Unidos has donated the use of their platform and their commissions to the campaign, allowing your contributions to go directly to LOS FUERTES without the discounts that other crowdfunding sites make.
Again, we thank you for your support!
How can I contact you?
You can send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.