Nicaragua: Film on Consequences of Leaked Sex Videos Seeks Crowdfunding

An award-winning team of producers and actors is coming together in rural Nicaragua to make a movie on the consequences of young people making an intimate video which then becomes public by mistake.  They are looking for extra funding to cover costs on location in Matagalpa, Nicaragua, and all the money raised will be spent locally.

Screenshot from the Broken Screen Fundraising Video

Screenshot from the Broken Screen Fundraising Video

The film, La Pantalla Rota (The Broken Screen) is the second film made in Nicaragua by the local independent film and video production company Camila Films. Last year, they released the first Nicaraguan film in 20 years, La Yuma, about a young girl who wanted to become a boxer: it became a hit nationally with jam-packed theaters and bringing more money in than Hollywood blockbusters screening at the same time.

Internationally, it was invited to dozens of festivals and has won more than 15 different awards. But this hasn't been enough to kickstart the Nicaraguan film industry, and that is why Frank Pineda and Florence Jaugey of Camila Films are turning to crowdsourcing to assist their funding, as Ms. Jaugey tells in the following indiegogo campaign video:

This second film is in the same line and aims to fill this void of identity caused by the absence of audiovisual production. Again we wanted to watch and talk about the world we live in. We were inspired by true facts, trying to find a definitely contemporary story to tell, set in the universe of young people.

This time we decide to turn our eyes towards country life, the northern lands, the country of cowboys, where predominant values are deeply rooted to land, tradition and a patriarchal model. In parallel with rural life, we wanted to venture into the cyber world, which governs social relationship of youth in the 21st century.

The campaign wishes to raise at least $35 000 USD to cover expenses on location for filming during January 2013, such as food for the actors, salaries for extras, props, scenery, accommodations and other needs: this money would stay within the community of Matagalpa.

Following is the trailer for La Yuma, the previous award-winning Nicaraguan film by the same director:

You can show your support for the film by collaborating in the funding process through the IndieGoGo page, by sharing the campaign through your social networks – both online and offline, by sponsoring the film through your business or enterprise and by writing about the project and spreading the word.

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