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Vecinos Films - Pitch Deck

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Elevator Pitch
Vecinos Films is a homegrown collective of female filmmakers who strive to make character-driven features, short films, documentaries, web and commercial content. We strive to pave the way for young women and minority filmmakers and expose variant points of view in popular cinema. Our company includes development and production of in-house and optioned stories.
Market Opportunity
Market Problems
The Ask:
Capital Raise/Uses
The Team
Vecinos Films - Pitch Deck
Kate Payne
Inés Michelena
Nastasia Humphries
Mana Handel
When Mana was 13, her vocal chord was paralyzed in a surgery mishap, making her voice hard to hear. That is, before Mana discovered filmmaking. With it, she feels encouraged to make herself heard, perhaps, because what she lacks in volume is made up with her ingenuity. Mana currently studies at FSU Film School and hopes to pursue editing and documentaries professionally. In her spare time, however, she simply enjoys petting cats and wondering why giraffes fight with their necks.
Venezuelan by birth, Ines got into film making because, much to her dismay, the U.S. Constitution would not allow her to run for president. Her formative years at the Florida State University College of Motion Picture Arts provided her with the experience needed to become one of Vecinos Films' own in-house screenwriters and cinematographers.

"There is a difference between navigating the world and explaining it."
- Ta-Nehisi Coates
If Kate had been born a boy, she probably would've been named Philip Marshall Payne IV and probably would've been able to live up to the family motto Malo Mori Quam Foedari (Death Before Dishonor). Instead she was a born a girl. When she was fifteen she lost her faith in God and gained her faith in humanty. Writing and producing with the Vecinos Films team helps her maintain it.
Julia is a Jewish Puerto Rican filmmaker from Lexington, MA. As a child, Julia lacked athletic prowess and a left brain, so she started to write. What were originally considered defects eventually brought Julia to Vecinos Films- where she now lives until somebody recognizes her and returns her to her parents. Approach her cautiously, she is scared of strangers.
Julia A. Friedman
Nastasia is a filmmaker whose work is greatly inspired by her parents, especially her mother's pursuit of the American Dream. Nastasia pursues her own dream of creating honest stories through her cinematography and documentary work at Vecinos Films.
“If you love something, let it go.
If you don't love something, definitely let it go.
Basically, just drop everything, who cares.”
Are we to paint what's on the face,
what's inside the face,
or what's behind it?
- Pablo Picasso
"It's never too late to have a happy childhood."
- Tom Robbins
And Existing Solutions
OUR SOLUTION
Market Fit/
Competitive Landscape
Major and mini-major studios.
Hundreds to thousands of film festival submissions to every major film festival.
Competing against a male-heavy industry that isn't going through any rapid change.
Competing in an industry that constantly seeks to put out unique, quality work.
We are trying to defeat this competition by making creative work with a solid voice that reflects our diversity and mission statement.
SWOT
Year One Year Two Year Three
CREATE CHANGE
TODAY!

hello@vecinosfilms.com
STRENGTHS
WEAKNESSES
OPPORTUNITIES
THREATS
Starting in our hometown:
many resources available
Tallahassee is inexpensive = lower overhead costs = quicker break even
Unique voices
Untapped market
Self-sustaining creatively
"Package Deal"
We don't currently have a collateral
Filmmaking is expensive and time consuming
revenues are delayed
Not many industry connections
Thank you for your time. We are eager to get the cameras rolling!

Target clients: IFM, Cinedigm, Focus Features
a la Medicine for Melancholy, Short Term 12, Boyhood
Establishing prominence in a male-dominated industry.
Veteran Filmmakers with more connections to festivals
Future dependence on continued success of work.


2013 - only
16%
of directors, producers, writers, cinematographers and editors were women
Making work that is relevant to multiple audiences.
Telling diverse stories in an ever-growing diverse nation.
We are working in favor of multiple unaddressed markets in an era of comic book movies starring white, male superheros.
WEBSITE
TWITTER
EMAIL
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EMAIL
WEBSITE
TWITTER
hello@vecinosfilms.com
Women make up 52% of the moviegoer population, yet only 15% of films star women (MPAA).
There has only been
one
Oscar-winning female director in the history of film.
TO MAKE THE CHANGE,
WE MUST BE THE CHANGE.
Vecinos Films believes it is time to hear from
UNDERREPRESENTED VOICES.
We want to pioneer a neglected market that currently exists solely in fringe cinema.
IN HOUSE
WRITER/DIRECTOR
IN-HOUSE DP/DOCUMENTARIAN
IN-HOUSE PRODUCER
IN-HOUSE
EDITOR
DOCUMENTARIAN
IN-HOUSE WRITER/DP
Hi, we're
Not only are we all ladies, but we come from many different background: Venezuelan, Thai, Japanese, Puerto Rican, Jewish, and Good ol' Southern butter.
This allows us to tap into a
MULTITUDE OF MARKETS.
"If there's specific resistance to women making movies, I just choose to ignore that as an obstacle for two reasons: I can't change my gender, and I refuse to stop making movies."
-Kathryn Bigelow
However, out of the top 100 grossing movies in 2013, films starring a female protagonist made more money than films starring a male protagonist.
ITS MORE THAN STATISTICS.
WOMEN WANT CHANGE.
PROBLEM?
EXPENSES
REVENUE
$217,000
$93,000
EBITDA
$124,000
$333,000
$129,000
$204,000
$514,000
$232,000
$282,000
FINANCIAL PROJECTION
Production Design
Catering
Equipment
Facilities Rent
Web Presence
Actors Salaries
Crew Salaries
Software
Insurance and Liability
Project Marketing/Publicity
Travel
Festival Entry Fees
USE OF FUNDS

Contact us via:
Nice to meet you!
OUR SOLUTION


It can take several years to produce a feature. But if we are able to
consistently create
music videos, commercials, and other forms of popular media that are seen by the masses on a daily basis, we may be able to project a wider perspective to
an already diverse demographic.

Aside from creating commercial and narrative content, we at Vecinos Films aim to
showcase artistic talent
that isn't being given the time of day.
$200,000
for the first year.
25 commercials
Six Music Videos
One Short Film
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