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ANTONI-A

An impactful LGBTQ short film

Antonia, a tormented transgender person is interrogated by Ana Frank, a caring detective, after one of Antonia’s closeted clients is found murdered in a motel. 

“What do you know about fighting for your life?”

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*Disclaimer: This movie contains mature content and it is not suitable for anyone under 18.

**Covid-19 Disclaimer: It is not mandatory the use of masks at the event. However, to help prevent the spread of Covid-19 virus, we encourage you to wear a mask. We will have masks available. The cinema will be disinfected. We will be checking temperatures at the door for everyone’s safety.

OUR GOALS

Increase the awareness about the social issues faced by many friends and family of those dealing with gender identity and sexual preference in the LGBTQ community. These individuals can experience trauma, depression, anxiety, among many other problems. Through our film we want to take a stand and share a message with the world.
As filmmakers we want to share the product of our hard work, our talents, our passion for film. We hope for our work to be appreciated and that it may encourage other LGBTQ projects.

WHAT WE NEED

  • Audio mastering
  • Submission to the Oscars, and therefore, theatrical screenings in qualifying theaters
  • Translations into a few languages
  • Several marketing and distribution expenses

INCENTIVES

Less than $25 Shout-out on every social media platform

$25 – $49 Shout-out on every social media platform + Digital copy of the movie poster

$50 – $99 Shout-out on every social media platform + Digital copy of the movie poster + midsize hard copy of movie poster

$100 – $249 Shout-out on every social media platform + Digital copy of the movie poster + midsize hard copy of movie poster + ANTONI-A logo embroidered cotton T-shirt + 2 tickets to the movie premiere + Thank you letter signed by the director  
$250 – $499 Shout-out on every social media platform + Digital copy of the movie poster + Full-size hard copy of movie poster signed by the director and main actors + ANTONI-A logo embroidered cotton T-shirt + 5 tickets to the movie premiere + Copy of the scripted signed by the director + Thank you letter signed by the director + Thank you credits on the film credit roll  

$500 – $999 Shout-out on every social media platform + Digital copy of the movie poster + Full-size hard copy of movie poster signed by the director and main actors + ANTONI-A logo embroidered cotton T-shirt + 4 tickets to the movie premiere + Copy of the scripted signed by the director + Thank you letter signed by the director + “Producer” credits on the film

$1000 – $2000 Shout-out on every social media platform + Digital copy of the movie poster + Full-size hard copy of movie poster signed by the director and main actors + ANTONI-A logo embroidered cotton T-shirt + 5 ANTONI-A logo printed T-shirts + 6 tickets to the movie premiere + Copy of the scripted signed by the director + Thank you letter signed by the director + “Associate Producer” credits on the film + Own the film in DCP format  

$10000 – and over In addition to the above + “Executive Producer credits + Your own private room screening at a deluxe movie cinema with oversized leather seats and cutting-edge video and audio technology where you can invite 20 of your friends for a catered event with champagne and food. But even more important your private Q&A with the director, producers and one of the talents and an exclusive opportunity to be part of the team on our next film project.    

We should have the freedom to be who we are and have no fear to show our feelings. We didn’t choose to be this way, but they chose to treat us differently. We deserve respect and we deserve to love and be loved #loveislove

Miguel Miller – Director

“Living with fear is not an option”

 

This dark short film portrays a shocking story that may not be too far from a possible reality that some transgender people have unfortunately faced or could face. The exclusion, misjudgment, confusion and frustration that the protagonist goes through, is something that the LGBTQ community can easily relate to and/or understand. However, there are misconceptions and sometimes not enough information about being transgender. Our main purpose is to bring awareness about this social issue.

SYNOPSIS

Antonia is being interrogated by Detective Ana Frank after the body of Mr. Silverman, her client, was found in a motel room. Detective Frank wants to understand what happened that evening allowing Antonia to relate her story. Antonia recounts that after leaving the male club, she encounters Mr. Silverman, whom she recognizes from her past. She feels nervous that he might recognize her. Antonia relives the past and tells Detective Frank that as a child she had fallen in love with a boy named Marco, Mr. Silverman’s son. In the motel room, Antonia can only think about Marco, and now she was having sex with his father. Once naked, Mr. Silverman recognizes Antonia as Antoni, the boy he once knew and angrily attacks her, triggering years of abuse by her father. Detective Frank understands, some people are forced to do things they don’t want to do.

“When the victim becomes the perpetrator”

 

ABOUT THE DIRECTOR

Born and raised in the Dominican Republic, Director Miguel Miller has developed a subtle yet nuanced and imaginative approach to the art of filmmaking. In the Dominican Republic, Miller grew up surrounded by the magical realism of the island. He instantly found an affinity to bringing images to life, evoking thought and emotion through them. He engages in all aspects of creating a film, from stories to characters, to narrative. Miller’s attention to detail and characteristically non-conventional approach to storytelling sets him apart as an accomplished filmmaker. Miguel Miller has years of experience working on over 100 film projects, of which he has taken on several different roles, such as: writer, director, producer, assistant director, director of photography and more. Some of the most important festivals in which his films have been screened include: Cannes Film Festival, The London International Film Festival, Berlin Flash Film Festival among many others.

GALLERY

CAST

Antoni/ Antonia
Jonny Atrocity

Mr. Silverman
David W. LeBlanc

Ana Frank
Karen Donohue

Young Antoni
Logan Anthony Pimentel

Marco
Niko Koch

Detective Walker
Walter Heilig

Antoni’s Father
William Newcomb

Jacob
Seth Harris Gordon

Nashia
Nyota Duey

 

EXTRAS

Paul J. Fournier
Scarlett Miller
Carlos Diaz
Victor Hugo Ferreira
Brooke Logan Stoner
Marvin Reyes
Laura N. Becerra
Josh Seibel
Criss Gomez
Jessie Godinez
Nick Bardin
Bianca Graciani
Ybi Savinon
Raquel Rivera
Juan Morales
Denis A. Moreira
Janette M. Zamora

CREW

Director

Miguel Miller

Assistant Directors
Carlos Diaz
Laura N. Becerra

Executive Producer
Miguel Miller

Location Sound
Nick Bardin

Boom Op
Francesco Senators

Script Supervisors
Jesse Godinez
Josh Bennet

Make-up & Practical FX
Bianca Graciani
Raquel Rivera

Producers
Carlos Diaz
Laura N. Becerra
Yuliette Ason
David W. LeBlanc
Victor Hugo Ferreira
Criss Gomez
Josh Seibel
Beverley Harris-Alvarez
Angela Betancourt

Prop Master
Christina Rodriguez (VIII)

Gaffer/ Grip
Marvin S. Reyes

Visual Effects Artist
Melisa Ramos

Sound Design & Mixing
Ernesto Suarez

Directors of Photography
Javier Lozada
Nathan Mikita
Miguel Miller

Assistant Director
Paradoxical Films

Editor
Joshua Seibel

Behind the Scenes Camera
Denis A. Moreira
Josh Seibel

Set Photography
Criss Gomez

Social Media Strategist and
Content Creator
Angelica Becerra

Thank you for taking the time to read about our project. We’d be happy to know you want to get involved with us by donating and spreading the word about this amazing work. The more we increase our audience the more you’ll all be helping our team to position this film in bigger stages!

Supporters

Andres Diaz
Carlos Diaz
Carlos Fernandez
Chris Miller
Jonathan Tavares
Joseph Lewis
Karen Donohue
Louis E. Perego Moreno
Marcela Herrera
Marco Carrion
Maria Eugenia Diaz
Maritza Ramos
Pola Sneekes
Valentin Miller
Victor Hugo Ferreira
Yuliette Ason
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Lorena Valentini

$55.00 September 21, 2021

Best of luck, Miguel and team!!!

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Marcela Herrera

$110.00 June 24, 2021

Keep shooting for the stars my friend...

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Andres Diaz

$550.00 June 14, 2021
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Pola Sneekes

$110.00 June 2, 2021

Fantastic

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Maria Eugenia Diaz

$100.00 May 27, 2021
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Joseph Lewis

$55.00 May 26, 2021
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Jonathan Tavares

$25.00 May 22, 2021
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Victor Hugo Ferreira

$275.00 May 19, 2021

Can't wait to see our wonderful film ANTONI-A on the big screen!!!! CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL THE ANTONI-A FAMILY!!!!

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Chris Miller

$27.50 May 15, 2021
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Maritza Ramos

$100.00 May 12, 2021
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Valentin Miller

$120.00 May 12, 2021
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Yuliette Ason

$27.50 May 10, 2021