THE PORT

By Joel Roman
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This campaign has ended. It raised $15,000, reaching its minimum goal.
I want to transform the community's way of thinking in Bridgeport, so they won't fall trap. The stories that will be highlighted in this film will be therapeutic for everyone, helping clear a path for the next generation of dreamers.
THE PORT
Film

Logline


In Bridgeport, dock at your own risk, thrive or get left behind.

 

 

Synopsis


In the City of Bridgeport, too many people fall victim to the inner-city traps, symbolic of how many people in our cities are walking dead through life. El Nino's film aims to inspire and challenge the people of Bridgeport, a message from my heart to my city to contemplate that transformation is possible. The film's story walks through real-life events of a group of young men who grew up as kids from the East Side of Bridgeport. 

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Dock at your own risk as their lives will show you Rated R moments, without a care of saving themselves from their circumstances and how things can quickly change from being naive and comfortable to being uncomfortable and having to choose a path. What will it take to not become a product of their environment, can a brotherhood help break the chains, can they break free, or will some get left behind? 

                                                     

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Funding


The funds will be used to pour back into the community by hiring local crew and talent as well as renting space from local business owners for film locations. We will also use any funds as part of our stretch goal to market the film to get it into film festivals for bigger distribution. 

 

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Additional Information

 

This project has been in my mind for many years and from the moment I shared this idea to friends and strangers on social media it has taken off. Almost 600 people shared my post and many supporters have shared their stories with me and testimonies. Others in the community have already asked how they can help. This film will be very therapeutic for young and old alike, exactly what the city of Bridgeport needs, some light.

 

 

The Nitty-Gritty

 

The only challenge we have at this moment is not having the funds to make this film a reality. But I believe in the people of Bridgeport and Connecticut that together we can raise these funds and send a positive powerful message to the city.

 

 

Thank You


It is better to give than to receive, so we thank you for any contribution you can give us in helping us make this film possible. Again, thank you for being a GIVER today.

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Giovanni Alvarez
Team Member

Gio was born in San Juan, Puerto Rico and currently resides in Bridgeport. He is a father of 2 and is a happily married man. Gio is a certified little league baseball umpire with the city's Park League District 2. After being interviewed by Super Elite Entertainment he woke up to want to act. He's taken classes with NYC Latin Media and got cast in one of their movies Sin Senal. Gio is excited to be part of the team and help raise funds. 

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Mark Williams
Team Member

Mark was born in Stamford but was raised in Bridgeport his whole life and is thankful for the wisdom he has received from the streets of Bridgeport. He has had an Entrepreneurial spirit since the age of 23 when he opened up his own cell phone store with a friend and then they opened up a tow truck company business as well. He's been a bail bond and now currently a mechanic at an auto body shop. Mark is ready to bring his hard work ethic to this crowdfunding campaign with the hope of sharing his story one day.

$759 left to raise
Fri. March 4, 1:21 PM EST
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Special LIMITED incentive
Wed. March 2, 6:19 AM EST

The face you make when there's only 2 days left SUPPORTERS for our crowdfund campaign ?. Great news is we have enough to make the movie now we need $2,468 to make the mini series. Let your contacts know the first person to contribute $150 TODAY will be automatically cast in film

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Help us get to 150 SUPPORTERS
Wed. February 23, 8:16 AM EST
WE DID IT $10,000
Sat. February 19, 2:41 PM EST
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I will sing a love song on FACEBOOK LIVE for $10,000 this Sunday
Fri. February 18, 5:49 PM EST
MATCHING DONOR CHALLENGE
Fri. February 18, 5:46 PM EST
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SUPER SUPPORTER WEEKEND
Sat. February 12, 3:06 AM EST

Good MORNING, MY SUPPORTERS, please share this pic on your social media sites and encourage your family, followers, friends, colleagues, and strangers to please give to THE PORT fund as we are at 61 supporters and our goal is to get to 100 supporters by the end of the SUPERBOWL tomorrow. God Bless You and thank you for BELIEVING. The time to reach the OUTER CIRCLE is NOW.

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The road to 100 Supporters
Thu. February 10, 1:15 PM EST

Hello SUPPORTERS AKA BACKERS, we are having a SUPPORTER RALLY this weekend and the plan is to have 100 backers before the end of the SUPERBOWL. We have 54 supporters so far with a total amount raised 6,314. I strongly believe with all of your help spreading the word to your inner circle and sharing our post we can end this weekend with 100 supporters and $10,000 raised. Thank you for believing in me and THE PORT. Stay tuned for cool fun pics soon from the team.

Ahead of the game
Fri. February 4, 5:57 PM EST

Thank you contributors, for being the first to back us up the first 3 days which are crucial. Thanks to  you all we  are ahead $900. We are asking you to please keep spreading the word and sharing  our videos with  your circle of influence so we can meet our goals of $10,000, $15,000, and $25,000.

Incentives
($1+)
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Only 1 left!
Consultation ($25+)
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You will receive a one-hour session with Joel, where he will mentor you on the business as you ask him as many questions you want. Mentorship.
Unlimited supply.
Acting class ($50+)
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You will receive a one on one, one-hour free acting class with Joel Roman himself.
Unlimited supply.
Supporter ($84+)
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As a supporter you will receive a social media shoutout on Facebook and be allowed to spend a day on set or be an extra in the film.
Unlimited supply.
Name in the credits and social media shoutout ($100+)
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Your name will appear at the end of our cast credits under as a backer, and we'll shout you out on all of our social media platforms
Unlimited supply.
Associate Producer credit ($300+)
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Your name will appear at the end of our cast credits as Associate Producer and will receive a social media shoutout on all of our platforms
Unlimited supply.
Character named after you ($1000+)
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One of the characters from the film will be named after you, plus you will receive social media shoutouts on all of our platforms.
Unlimited supply.
Your Testimony ($1500+)
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A 1-minute video of your testimony will be played at the end of the credits. We'll also name a business of your choice into the film's dialogue.
Unlimited supply.
Executive Producer ($2500+)
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You will receive an IMDB credit and all the perks plus a T-Shirt of THE PORT, VIP experience of premiere and access to a final stream of film.
Unlimited supply.
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