Mérida, Venezuela

LILI’S MIRACLE – A SIGN LENGUAGUE SHORTFILM

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A sign language short film about three young deaf women who work in a cocoa farm in a remote beach.
 
A sign language short film about three young deaf women who work in a cocoa farm in a remote beach. Lili’s miracle is a story about the fear to the unknow but also it’s a story about accepting yourself the way you are.
 
The Story
 
Lili, Soledad and Ofelia are three young deaf women, who live in La Casona, a cocoa farm located in a lost bay on the coasts of Venezuela that can only be reached by boat. The communication between the girls and Augusto; The farm owner; Is a constant uncertainty. He does not know how to speak in sign language and they don’t know how to read or write. In spite of this, the young women take care of all the domestic work in the Casona.
 
One day an accident happened in the cocoa farm and Augusto is forced to look for help in the nearest town. He meets Margarita, a hypoacusic photographer, an expert in sign language who thanks to a cochlear implant can speak and listen perfectly. She will have the difficult task of teaching each one of the girls to communicate through the Venezuelan sign language. However, the arrival of Margarita will encourage Lili, Soledad and Ofelia to start a revolution that will break with the orthodox rules of Augusto. The Girls will have to decide if they stay on the farm under Augusto’s rules or go out and discover what’s beyond the sea.
 

Fernando Moreno (Director), Photographer and film student at the School of Audiovisual Media of the University of Los Andes. Fernando says “Since I started school I have worked in awarded and recognized shorts and films that have been to national and international film festivals.
 
This is a story about the fear to the unknow but also it’s a story about accepting yourself the way you are. Why is this so important? Well, this will be a Sign language shortfilm and we want to create conscience about deaf culture, to encourage people to learn sign lenguague.”
 
In the creator’s own words: When I came up with the idea of ​​telling a story about a group of girls who live with auditory sensory diversity, but nevertheless are capable enough to keep a whole cacao farm afloat, I started to realize that deep down I was writing a story about discoveries.
 
Despite being a photographer, I have always believed that the script is the most important thing before making a film and for that reason I took the decision with Gabriel Marín; Co-writer, to dedicate as much time as possible to write the script. So, after a year of constant questioning about story and a lot of trial and error, we achieved a final version.
 
My intention with our film is to create awareness about the deaf culture so that the listeners learn to speak more with our hands and less with our mouth. That way we can realize that as much as we worry about learning another language, we can learn sign language too. And the same way try to speak with any foreigner, we take the time and effort to speak with our deaf brothers. Because deafness is not an inability but a lifestyle. And if they are able to overcome all their fears despite their lifestyle, why can’t we be able to overcome ours?
 
The Team
 
A passionate group of people fully dedicated to making this wonderful film.
 

Fernando Moreno has started a crowdfunding campaign with a goal of raising $5,000 in order to cover production and post-production costs of the shortfilm.
 
You’ve read this far. You’re ready to support. THANK YOU! But everyone loves perks. Take a look at what they’ve got to offer!
 
Perks
 

  • SOCIAL MEDIA MENTION
  • DIGITAL WALLPAPER
  • DIGITAL POSTER
  • DIGITAL PRESS KIT AND POSTCARD
  • DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHIC BOOK
  • VENEZUELAN COCOA
  • MILLED COCOA
  • DELICIOUS CHOCOLATE SWEETS
  • CHOCOLATE PRODUCTS FROM THE “HACIENDA LA PLAYA” IN CHORONI
  • CO-PRODUCER TITLE IN THE MOVIE!
  • BLU-RAY COPY
  • EXECUTIVE PRODUCER

 
Have a look at the Indiegogo link for more information:
 
https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/lili-s-miracle-film–3#/
 
Also please take some time to share this campaign across your social networks and encourage your friends and family to support.
 


$5,000

funding goal

Project Rewards
$1 USD
THANK YOU
Every single help is important to us, with this contribution you will be in the final credits of the film in the thanking section.
$5 USD
SOCIAL MEDIA MENTION
A one and only special mention in our social media, Facebook and Instagram accounts and you will be in the final credits of the film in the thanking section.
$10 USD
DIGITAL WALLPAPER
A one and only special mention in our social media, Facebook and Instagram accounts, you will be in the final credits of the film in the thanking section and a digital wallpaper of the film.
$20 USD
DIGITAL POSTER
A one and only special mention in our social media, Facebook and Instagram accounts, you will be in the final credits of the film in the thanking section, digital wallpaper and official poster of the film.
$50 USD
DIGITAL PRESS KIT AND POSTCARD
A one and only special mention in our social media, Facebook and Instagram accounts, you will be in the final credits of the film in the thanking section, digital wallpaper, official poster of the film, press kit and postcard.
$100 USD
DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHIC BOOK
A one and only special mention in our social media, Facebook and Instagram accounts, READ MORE
$200 USD + Shipping
COCOA SHELL + DIGITAL PACKAGE
Venezuelan cocoa and especially Choroni's are catalogued one of the best Cocoa in the world, READ MORE
$300 USD + Shipping
MILLED COCOA + DIGITAL P.
Venezuelan cocoa and especially Choroni's are catalogued one of the best Cocoa in the world, READ MORE
$350 USD + Shipping
100% COCOA + DIGITAL P.
Venezuelan cocoa and especially Choroni's are catalogued one of the best Cocoa in the world, READ MORE
$400 USD + Shipping
CHOCOLATE SWEET+SHOOTING DIARY
Venezuelas cocoa especially Choroni's is catalogued one of the best Cocoa in the world, READ MORE
$500 USD + Shipping
"HACIENDA LA PLAYA CHOCOLAT"
Venezuelas cocoa especially Choroni's is catalogued one of the best Cocoa in the world, READ MORE
$800 USD + Shipping
COPRODUCER
Co-producer title in our movie! All the cocoa products of "Hacienda la Playa", digital package and exclusive instagram stories from our private account.
$1000 USD + Shipping
COPRODUCER + BLU-RAY COPY
Become a Co-producer of this shortfilm! All cocoa products of "Hacienda La Playa" plus digital package, blu-ray copy and exclusive instagram stories from our private account.
$2000 USD + Shipping
CO-PRODUCER+PRIVATE PROJECTION
Become a Co-producer of this shortfilm! All cocoa products of "Hacienda La Playa" READ MORE
$3500 USD + Shipping
EXECUTIVE PRODUCER
Become a executive producer of our project! All cocoa products of "Hacienda La Playa" plus digital package, blu-ray copy, exclusive instagram stories from our private account and private projection in Caracas-Venezuela.
$5000 USD + Shipping
EXECUTIVE PRODUCER+PARTY
Become a executive producer of our project! All cocoa products of "Hacienda La Playa" plus digital package, READ MORE

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