Miami Indie Film After The Wedding Launches All-Or-Nothing Fundraiser

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Get ready to see yourself on the indie screen, Miami. After the Wedding, an independent film written and directed by Claudia Cifuentes -- one of three sisters behind Pink Forest Films -- will start production in the 305 this summer.

There's only one thing. They can't do it without our help.

After the Wedding is a dramedy that follows newlywed Diego Diaz (Nick Puga) as he heads down to Miami for a few weeks to finish his latest novel before his wife (Edy Ganem) comes to meet him to attend a friend's wedding. But when he becomes emotionally intimate with a sexy bartender (Krizia Bajos) upon his arrival, he and his new wife are left to examine the true state of their young marriage.



Sounds good, right? (We're just about ready to pass the popcorn.) But here's the challenge: Unless the sisters raise the funds to back it up, they can't start production.

It's a good thing moviemakers no longer have to rely on big movie production companies to make a movie. With help and support from the community, little guy moviemakers can fund-raise their own production budget with Kickstarter, the all-or-nothing fundraising strategy that has worked for over 10,000 projects since the website launched in 2009. But like all good things that seem too good to be true, there is a catch. If Pink Forest Films are able to reach their goal of $75,000 within the time period set, then their project is funded. But if their project fails to reach it's goal, then they get nothing.

The Pink Forest Film sisters are hoping to attract support for Latinos in Hollywood. After The Wedding is being made by a Latina writer and director, Latino producers, and features an all-Latino cast. Compared to the past, Latinos are enjoying an bigger presence at the box office; however, they are still underrepresented in front of and behind the camera. The Cifuentes sisters are also proving that the world of filmmaking is not just a man-dominated world. With big-name movie directors like Scorsese and Spielberg running the show nowadays, Sofia Coppola and Kathryn Bigelow are making feminist history with critically acclaimed films. And now, the ladies behind Pink Forest Films are also wearing the pantalones and showing the world who's boss.

We chatted up After The Wedding screenwriter and director, Claudia Cifuentes to talk about the film as well as her fundraising efforts.

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Aldo Applesauce
Aldo Applesauce

After the Wedding is a great film but it seems this one is a very different story, yet just as captivating. The obviously very talented Cifuentes sisters are incorporating Indy film, a culturally diverse cast and using a traditionally neglected area of Miami as a backdrop, I fully support!

Anonymouse
Anonymouse

i believe there already is a film called After the Wedding and a really good one, too. other than that, i hope the Cinfuentes sisters all the luck in the world. i've been saying for years that the design district, downtown, and wynwood are ripe for an indie film renaissance.

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