Pura Cepa is a Thesis Film from the American Film Institute scheduled
to start filming March 20 ,2007.
film project is written and directed by Javier Colon Rios. Javier
was born and raised in Puerto Rico. He finishes his BA in 2003 with
a degree in Telecomunications. In wich he participate in a lot of
films. In 2001 he spend a summer in NYFA. During the last couple
of years hes been working in a lot of projects in Puerto Rico.
His last short film, Error 1, won the second prize in the First
College Latin-American Film Festival of Puerto Rico
The film story:
In order to win the grand
prize in a game show, Sam must correctly answer one question: 'What
is a Puerto Rican?'
After being selected
as a finalist, he travels to his homeland for the first time in
over fifty years. Once there, he discovers that the game show --
and the question -- are more connected to his past than he ever
could have imagined -- and answering the question becomes a
matter of life and death.
How you can help:
The production needs
of De Pura Cepa are large and expensive. AFI give us a small grant
to help us start with the production. But in the end the future
of our film is up to you, our family and friends, business community,
corporate matching programs. We need to raise a sum of $64,000 to
be able to make this film.
We need your help your
contribution and generous support will be acknowledge in the film
credits. De Pura Cepa is our requisite to be able to
graduate from AFI with a Master Degree. We are the future storytellers
and we thanks you for helping us to make our dreams come true.
Javier A. Colon
Jae Woo Kim - Producer