Creators of Cult Indie Film Lumpia Look to Raise $50,000 in 30 Days to Fund Action Comedy Sequel
The award-winning filmmakers behind music videos such as the Black Eyed Peas “The APL Song”, “Bebot”, and Bambu’s “Old Man Raps” have launched their first-ever Kickstarter campaign to raise $50,000 in 30 days to fund the action comedy movie sequel to their “ultimate home made” film, Lumpia. Throughout the August 10 to September 10 pledge period, Writer/Director Patricio Ginelsa of Kid Heroes Productions and Editor/Producer A.J. Calomay of Xylophone Films will unveil updates about the Lumpia 2 sequel and release special promotional videos on their quest to reach their fundraising goal.
The revelation about the sequel is one of several celebrations throughout the year commemorating the original film’s 2003 debut.
Their Kickstarter campaign officially launched on August 10 following a sold-out 10th anniversary screening of Lumpia in Daly City, CA, where the movie was originally shot. Kickstarter is an online platform to raise funds for creative projects through crowdsourcing.
Ginelsa and Calomay look to engage the community in front of and behind the camera with their new project. Lumpia director Ginelsa says, “These are the types of films that can only be made by us. There’s a need for more Filipino-American stories and movies in our community. This campaign will hopefully help build and prove that there is indeed an audience out there for the movies we want to make.”
Named after the popular Filipino egg roll, Lumpia was shot in Ginelsa’s hometown of Daly City, CA with his neighborhood friends over a span of seven years beginning in the summer of 1996. Once it debuted in 2003, the original movie won over film festivals and community screenings, gaining itself a cult following while getting noticed by Hollywood. Entertainment industry source “Variety” hailed Lumpia as a film “taking low-budget to new heights!” Plans for Lumpia 2 include shooting once again in Daly City with most of the original cast.
According to Lumpia editor/producer Calomay, “The sequel will be an action-comedy, thriller, gangster-flick with sci-fi elements all mashed up all into one. Filled with the same silly humor charm and comic book super-hero stylings of the original, Lumpia 2 will distinguish itself with beefed up action choreography, visual effects, and much more sleek cinematography.”
The project will only be funded if at least $50,000 is pledged by Tuesday, September 10, 2013. You can visit LoveThatLumpia.com or check out “LUMPIA 2 - The Movie Sequel ACTION COMEDY” on Kickstarter.com to make your pledge and support the film today.
About Kid Heroes Productions and Xylophone Films: Both Los Angeles based Kid Heroes Productions and Xylophone Films are production companies with a network of talented partners and freelance artists. Their collaborations include the Black Eyed Peas music videos “The Apl Song” and “Bebot” as well as their award-winning videos for Bambu and the Native Guns. They have featured their work on television and in various film festivals having worked closely with clients like Columbia Tri-Star, USC Credit Union, L&L Hawaiian Barbecue, Direct TV and various independent musicians.
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