Para Kay Pangga
A Reward Project
A short film about about loneliness, coping with loss and friendship. Help a group of passionate young filmmakers finish their first ever short film.
A Reward Project by Donna Formalejo
PHP 72,500.00
raised of a Php 65,000.00 goal
22
Backers
Concluded
Empathy
PHP 500.00 OR MORE

You feel us? Support the film with a value contribution of only 500PHP.

Rewards:

  • Be part of the film, see your name in the credits of the film under 'Special Thanks'
Limited: 1 out of 20 claimed
Introspection
PHP 1,000.00 OR MORE

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You're thoughtful if you've made it even this far to read our offer. Contribute 1,000PHP for the following rewards:

  • Be part of the film, see your name in the credits for 'Special Thanks'
  • Get private access to the finished film through an online link
Limited: 6 out of 15 claimed
Aspiration
PHP 2,000.00 OR MORE

69311518_2439312129482505_8201075309651427328_n.jpgYou long for something more, just like Senaida. With your 2000PHP, these rewards await you:

  • Be part of the film, see your name in the credits of the film as "Sponsor"
  • Get private access to the finished film through an online link
  • Digital Poster
Limited: 5 out of 10 claimed
Acceptance
PHP 3,000.00 OR MORE

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Accept the call to contribute 3000PHP to help fund day two of our passion project. Rewards await you:

  • Be part of the film, see your name in the credits of the film as "Sponsor"
  • Get private access to the finished film through an online link
  • Original Soundtrack & Digital Poster
Limited: 2 out of 10 claimed
Moving On
PHP 5,000.00 OR MORE

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Help us move on to finish day two of our production! Your 5,000 value contribution will fund talent fees and other logistic costs like food and permits.

  • Be part of the film; see your name in the credits as 'Sponsor'
  • Feature your logo / company logo alongside major sponsors
  • Get private access to the finished film through an online link
  • Special voice tape (casette tape & digital)
  • BTS photos, Original Soundtrack, Signed copy of official film poster with your name in the Sponsors list
Limited: 0 out of 4 claimed
Peace
PHP 10,000.00 OR MORE

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This is Kaloy. Fun fact: The actor for the role is the viral kid who said 'What's up madlang people?!' in Wowowin. Help our film transition from production to post production peacefully. Your 10,000 value contribution will fund editing, color grading & sound design.

  • Be part of the film, see your name in the credits as 'Sponsor' 
  • Feature your logo / company logo alongside major sponsors
  • Get private access to the finished film through an online link
  • Special voice tape (casette tape & digital)
  • BTS photos, Original Soundtrack, Framed and signed copy of official film poster with your name in the Sponsors list
  • Special mention from us on social media channels
  • Gain access to 1 screening if the film is featured
Limited: 0 out of 3 claimed
Happiness
PHP 20,000.00 OR MORE

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Secure the future of our short film. Welcome to the team. Co-produce "Para Kay Pangga" and get these rewards:

  • Be part of the film; See your name in the credits under the "Producers" at the end of the film
  • Feature your logo / company logo alongside major sponsors
  • Get private access to the finished film through an online link
  • Special voice tape (casette tape & digital)
  • BTS photos, Original Soundtrack
  • Framed and signed copy of official film poster with your name as co-producer plus written thank you messages from cast and crew
  • Special mention from us on social media channels
  • Gain access to cinema screenings if the film is selected for any film festivals where you live
Limited: 2 out of 2 claimed

The Story
"Para kay Pangga" is a story about Senaida, a cranky and lonely old woman, who spends her remaining days listening to old voice tapes of her husband. Her world is shaken when she meets a troubled kid.

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This is a short film about loneliness, coping with loss and friendship. It is a reminiscent film with the nostalgic sounds of a cassette, birds, and simple everyday life. Languages used are Bisaya and Filipino.

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Back in the '80s and '90s, some Filipino families were always looking forward to receiving their balikbayan boxes from their loved ones working abroad.  Chocolates, soaps, perfumes, shoes and other grocery items were the regular balikbayan items. Together with these items, a lonely OFW can hardly miss to include their voice tapes. This is one way they can express themselves and quench their longing for their family. The OFW will at the same time receive voice tapes from them--voice recordings of their wife or husband missing them and telling them the latest update of their lives and the lives of their neighbors, a song from their kids singing the alphabet when they were just learning their ABC's, or even a recording of an event they missed. 

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The voice tape may be excluded from the list of balikbayan boxes in the advent of internet-based technology. But just imagine listening to old voice tapes now! It will definitely make you remember someone or remind you how things were back in the good old days.

That's why we decided to create this film for everyone to be reminded that once there were voice tapes. That there were memories that once made you happy, sad and excited. But what if those are the only memories left?

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That's what inspired us to create the story of Senaida and Kaloy. It's a passion project film in between our day time jobs. We want to finish this film and we need your help! Have you ever wanted to produce a film? This is your chance. :)

Who's Behind the Film?
We are a group of creatives with day jobs in writing, design, music, fashion, entertainment and other forms of media. To preserve our sanity, we decided to create a short film to pour our creative energy into--no constraints or standards, just pure passion and desire to create something meaningful to us.

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My name is Donna Formalejo--a producer of the film. The story was written by Karen Israel, a colleague. It was her idea to create the short film with her co-workers from a writing group. This is actually our first time to work together and so far, so good. This is also our first short film. Ever.

Unfortunately, we weren't able to submit to our target film festival due to some budget and time constraits. So, we realigned our goals and looked at it as an opportunity for more time. With more time, we can really put our best foot forward. 

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Breakdown of Funds
We've finished day 1 of our shoot and we've almost run our budget dry. How did we fund our first day? We funded ourselves with our combined efforts. Now, we want to open it to you. The funds we need will fuel our last shooting day and secure post-production costs. Since this is a passion project, we've set 65,000 for this spark project reward program (films can cost 500,000 to 1M). Why? With day 1 of our shoot ending with most of us working for the sake of art, our paid talent worked at discounted rates. We want to make sure that all the talents we work with are fairly compensated. We want to keep the value of film alive, and this is our first try at it.

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Timeline of Project 
We need ideally a 1-2 months for fund collection. After that we may take another month for the day 2 shoot and post production. We hope to finish the film before the end of the year!

Delivery of Rewards 
We will shoulder the cost of shipping the poster and other rewards (if any). We will contact each backer for the link to the short film. 

Every contribution counts, no matter the size or the manner. The value you can help us with
can be in the form of deals, services, manpower and monetary--you name it. We are excited to make you a part of our film! Please see the rewards that come with your value contributions and we hope to chat with you soon!

For the love of cinema, we hope to carry on.

All the best, 
The Makers of "Para Kay Pangga"

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  • Does my contribution have to be monetary?

    Nope! The value can be for the shooting days worth of food, for example. Rental or editing fees can also be covered. We're open to ex-deals. :)

  • What's your priority for the fund?

    Fairly compensated talents. With the prevalent 'unfair treatment' and 'exploitation' claims in the creative industry, we really prioritize the outsourced talents who contribute the the quality of the film (actors, lighting, photography direction, color grading--things we can't do on our own). We make sure they are well fed, clothed, and compensated properly.

  • What happens if the target isn't reached for your Day 2 shooting day?

    We make due with what we have and squeeze out personal funds from salaries, friends and family--just like for Day 1 shooting day.

  • You're not making any money on this, why do it?

    This is really a passion project. It's our art and our creative outlet to grow as makers, producers, writers, etc. We want to contribute to the future of Filipino film by trying to produce our own from scratch. We feel that this will help us gain traction and create a community of support and collaboration with people who already believe in us, and people who do know us but want to contribute. It is the first of other stories we want to produce.

Maria Formalejo
Camille Anne Caparas
Den Bognot
Lawrence Caparas
Faith Villanueva
Rod
John Louie Caparas
Bien
Ely Mendez
Lina Coy
Bert Cuenca
DK
Jun
Dadai and Pol Gabrillo
Liezel Santos
Leonila Reyes
Amy Tizon
Dennis
Jaja Carino
Mike Marshall
Patch Dulay
Marky
PHP 72,500.00
raised of a Php 65,000.00 goal
A short film about about loneliness, coping with loss and friendship. Help a group of passionate young filmmakers finish their first ever short film.
Project by Donna Formalejo
22
Backers
Concluded
Empathy
PHP 500.00 OR MORE

You feel us? Support the film with a value contribution of only 500PHP.

Rewards:

  • Be part of the film, see your name in the credits of the film under 'Special Thanks'
Limited: 1 out of 20 claimed
Introspection
PHP 1,000.00 OR MORE

68452948_2513094465400400_7863850669596213248_n.jpg

You're thoughtful if you've made it even this far to read our offer. Contribute 1,000PHP for the following rewards:

  • Be part of the film, see your name in the credits for 'Special Thanks'
  • Get private access to the finished film through an online link
Limited: 6 out of 15 claimed
Aspiration
PHP 2,000.00 OR MORE

69311518_2439312129482505_8201075309651427328_n.jpgYou long for something more, just like Senaida. With your 2000PHP, these rewards await you:

  • Be part of the film, see your name in the credits of the film as "Sponsor"
  • Get private access to the finished film through an online link
  • Digital Poster
Limited: 5 out of 10 claimed
Acceptance
PHP 3,000.00 OR MORE

69202765_695840837603093_8863139931304755200_n.jpg

Accept the call to contribute 3000PHP to help fund day two of our passion project. Rewards await you:

  • Be part of the film, see your name in the credits of the film as "Sponsor"
  • Get private access to the finished film through an online link
  • Original Soundtrack & Digital Poster
Limited: 2 out of 10 claimed
Moving On
PHP 5,000.00 OR MORE

68578580_388809775158218_801712708733894656_n.jpg

Help us move on to finish day two of our production! Your 5,000 value contribution will fund talent fees and other logistic costs like food and permits.

  • Be part of the film; see your name in the credits as 'Sponsor'
  • Feature your logo / company logo alongside major sponsors
  • Get private access to the finished film through an online link
  • Special voice tape (casette tape & digital)
  • BTS photos, Original Soundtrack, Signed copy of official film poster with your name in the Sponsors list
Limited: 0 out of 4 claimed
Peace
PHP 10,000.00 OR MORE

69035909_676935629476783_3519654110557110272_n.jpg

This is Kaloy. Fun fact: The actor for the role is the viral kid who said 'What's up madlang people?!' in Wowowin. Help our film transition from production to post production peacefully. Your 10,000 value contribution will fund editing, color grading & sound design.

  • Be part of the film, see your name in the credits as 'Sponsor' 
  • Feature your logo / company logo alongside major sponsors
  • Get private access to the finished film through an online link
  • Special voice tape (casette tape & digital)
  • BTS photos, Original Soundtrack, Framed and signed copy of official film poster with your name in the Sponsors list
  • Special mention from us on social media channels
  • Gain access to 1 screening if the film is featured
Limited: 0 out of 3 claimed
Happiness
PHP 20,000.00 OR MORE

69404349_3134328223276544_3350141608333934592_o.jpg

Secure the future of our short film. Welcome to the team. Co-produce "Para Kay Pangga" and get these rewards:

  • Be part of the film; See your name in the credits under the "Producers" at the end of the film
  • Feature your logo / company logo alongside major sponsors
  • Get private access to the finished film through an online link
  • Special voice tape (casette tape & digital)
  • BTS photos, Original Soundtrack
  • Framed and signed copy of official film poster with your name as co-producer plus written thank you messages from cast and crew
  • Special mention from us on social media channels
  • Gain access to cinema screenings if the film is selected for any film festivals where you live
Limited: 2 out of 2 claimed
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