If you’ve been following us, you probably know our story; we made two award-winning films about Cuba. One was a nine-episode docuseries called Startup Cuba about Cuba’s entrepreneurs. The other was a documentary called Craving Cuba about Cuban-American identity.
“…what we really want is your voice at the table. The film is about food but really, that means community. So we need you — our community — involved from day one.”
Fast forward 24-months, one pandemic, and many Zoom cooking classes later and we’re at it again. We’re making another film: a feature length documentary about Cuban food as a magical vessel for keeping traditions alive and for connecting the Cuban diaspora around the globe. From
beautiful sexy shots of bubbling picadillo and espumita laden cafecito to conversations with top Cuban-American chefs, abuelos and Cuban food fans, we plan to tell the story of the joy, and the heartache, that Cuban food represents to millions.
And this time we’re crowdsourcing the entire movie and want you to come onboard from day one.
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We’re not just crowdsourcing it because we want your money. I mean, yes, your financial support would mean so much to us (you can support us on Indiegogo). But, what we really want is your voice at the table. The film is about food but really, that means community. So we need you — our community — involved from day one. Look for surveys, events and both live and online meetups to talk with us as we produce the film.
Through the project we’re going to invite you and other supporters to come with us on set, join us for our creative meetings, provide input at sit downs with some of the world’s top Cuban-American chefs and of course… sample food tastings. Plus, we’re going to be giving away all sorts of cool merch, Cuban cookbooks and one-on-ones with us and the rockstar chefs featured in the film.
Oh, and some of you can choose to join us at film festivals if we’re accepted.
Again, give as little as $5 if that’s what you can. We’re grateful for any contribution. We just want you involved because there’s a lot to uncover as we go and we won’t have all the answers. Your investment in this project will enable us to involve you in creative and production discussions and incorporate your feedback along the way as the project unfolds.
Having you involved, especially as one of the supporters, for this Cuban food film would mean the world to us. For more information and to get on our update list, go here.
Gracias y abrazos! Watch this column for updates!