a short film
Directed by Zoé Salicrup Junco
Written by Tim Eliot
HOW DID THIS FILM COME ABOUT?
After the election, our writer Tim Eliot had a terrifying dream and producer Lauren Sowa had an eye-opening experience in an Uber, both of which influenced how the story unfolds. Marisol was born.
WHAT IS THE FILM?
Marisol is a bilingual short film that will be shot digitally. It’s about a young mother struggling to make ends meet. She takes a seemingly small risk and finds herself in her worst nightmare.
WHAT WILL THIS FILM DO?
We’re making this film so that people can experience the kind of courage it takes to live as an immigrant in this country. In all the debate about immigration today, we often lose sight of the people whom our attitudes and policies affect the most.
We want Marisol’s story to inspire people to engage with the immigration debate with a fuller understanding of what it means to be an immigrant here in the US. We are excited to be sharing a story that is timely and thought-provoking. As artists, it is important to us that the work we create be of use to the world – something that moves our collective narrative forward.
This film has the potential to move hearts and minds. By reaching both Spanish and English-speaking communities, we are speaking directly to people affected by events like that in our film.
WHERE IS IT IN THE DEVELOPMENT PROCESS?
We’re in the last stages of pre-production now, and we’re about to start casting all the roles! We’ve hired most of our crew, we’ve put together the budgets, we’ve planned out the shoot — and we start shooting in a month!
HOW CAN I SUPPORT THIS FILM?
You can donate to our crowdfunding campaign on Seed & Spark here: www.seedandspark.com/fund/marisol
If you cannot donate at this time, consider following the campaign for updates! Following is free!
You can also follow our social channels to stay up to date with the conversation we’re having surrounding immigration issues.
We’re crowdfunding this film because we’re hoping to find people who are as excited about creating and watching socially-relevant films as we are. We want to grow our audience and our community.
Form & Pressure Films is about creating art that speaks to the world we live in, and we’re hoping you’ll join us to help bring this story to life.
WHERE IS THE MONEY GOING?
We’ll be using all contributions to pay our cast and crew, feed them during shoot days, rent equipment, rent costumes, dress all our sets, and pay for insurance and permits.
With your help, we’ll make a beautiful, intense film that will open hearts and leave people thinking.
Gracias por su tiempo and thank you for joining us!
VISUAL INSPRIATION FOR ‘MARISOL’