Soñador

By Che Guerrero
$4,085 raised (8% of $50,000)
53 supporters
16 days, 22 hours left
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To humanize the undocumented experience and celebrate the resilience of the undocumented community with love and humor.
Soñador
TV

We are telling OUR story. Nuestra historia finally coming to light. 

 

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Seventeen-year-old Miguel is an intelligent kid with a vivid imagination who can create comedy clubs out of thin air to get himself out of trouble. But, when Miguel finds out he’s undocumented, his friends, mixed-status family, and a shady immigration lawyer help Miguel deal with the trauma and find his voice onstage and in life.

 

 

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Centered in Woodhaven, Queens, and Manhattan, NY, Miguel journeys from his inner-city John Adams high school to towering immigration offices, gloomy USCIS cubicles, and even glitzy Manhattan comedy clubs. At the end of the season, Miguel’s comedy takes him across the border to Canada, where he encounters his estranged and dangerous father. Everything around Miguel feels too big to handle, and bureaucratic settings loom over him like a threat at every turn.

 

 

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The funds go to the creation of this story of a young undocumented person trying to find their place in the U.S. in Obama's America. 100% of the funds will go towards the production of the series, specifically for locations, actors, meals, wardrobe, props, and transportation. Additionally, our mission is to hire as many people touched by the undocumented experience for this project. From craft services to writers, the undocumented community will be represented. 

 

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Once you become a fellow Soñador in this project, you will be updated frequently on how the project is moving forward and how your support is helping make this series a reality. 

 

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We love you and thank you so much from the bottom of our hearts.

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Che Guerrero
co-creator Writer

Appearing on BET, MTV, and XM Radio, Che Guerrero​ has spent 16 years tackling race, politics, and family ​dynamics through stand-up comedy. Che's style is rooted in his ​personal experiences growing up undocumented​ which has been the catalyst of his success on TikTok and Instagram, earning him over half a million followers. A revolutionary voice on the modern comedy scene, ​his sense of humor and command of the stage is the result of obstacles often unseen by the average American.

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Alyssa Al-Dookhi
Co-Creator/ Writer

Alyssa “Dooks” Al-Dookhi (they/them) is a Kuwaiti-American comedian, educator and activist living in Philadelphia. Al-Dookhi has been featured on CNN's United Shades of America and was a contestant on the Netflix karaoke game show Sing On!

 

By day, Dooks teaches stand-up comedy and is Head Writer at Abortion Access Front, a non-profit that uses humor to destigmatize abortion and fight for reproductive justice.


 

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Alan Manzo
Writer/Director

Alan Manzo is a 10+ year filmmaking professional with experience in film, television, branded content and music videos. Manzo has been trained in film at the prestigious USC School of Cinematic Arts and Chapman University, and holds a degree in Chicano Studies and Sociology from UC Santa Barbara.

 

His latest directorial projects, Following Kanika, Romp and Running the Code have been well received at film festivals around the country. He has produced and DP’d other independent projects as well Grillin’ (producer), and Tax and Pizza (cinematographer). 

 

His most recent film, SOMOS, is his most timely piece he has made since being a father.

 

Manzo has worked in the production offices of films and TV series: American Horror Story Season 10, Hollywood Season 1, Pearson, Shooter, Unsolved: The Murders of Tupac and the Notorious B.I.G., Wilding, The Cloverfield Paradox, Made in America, The Coroner Season 2, The Mayor, The Get Down, John Wick: Chapter 2, and What About Barb? He currently works with eOne as an Assistant Production Coordinator for the ABC show, The Rookie.

 

 


 

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