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That is a WRAP! By that, we mean we are done filming and are now onto Post-Production!

Here are some fun pictures from the set of "Welcome Back". Thanks to you all, our team was able to make this film happen. However, the fundraising is not over! With your help we can make sure our post-production workflow is smooth. Please make sure to share our website and donate


“WELCOME BACK” is a short film inspired by a compilation of true stories from people of Venezuela. The political and economic situation in Venezuela is incredibly dire. There is no food, no medicine, and the INFLATION RATE IS CURRENTLY AT AROUND 1,000,000%. People are eating out of garbage cans, and it has become one of the most dangerous countries in the world.

With this film, we hope to shed light on the current crisis going on in Venezuela, while offering a different perspective on immigration. This story is incredibly relevant, important and deserving of being told.

All in all, we need your help to bring this story to life. Whether it is by donating, sharing this page, or spreading the word, your contribution will go an incredibly long way.


We are set to shoot in the END OF APRIL, and are in desperate need of any help to make this film a reality. All funds donated will go directly to the production of this film—paying for travel, hotels, locations, production design, equipment, food, transportation, and all other essentials needed to bring this film to life.

 “A new U.N. estimate has found that the number of people who have fled Venezuela in the country’s economic collapse and political chaos since 2015 has reached 3 million” 
The Washington Post

What For?


Most of the funds will go towards production which

takes place in April 2019. Our main budget will

go towards TRAVEL, FOOD, LODGING, and EQUIPMENT RENTAL (lights, camera, transport vehicles).


During post-production we are going to continue

needing to FEED OUR POST-TEAM as they will be working for hours to make this project the best it can be.


When the project ends and after we turn it into school, we will need to SUBMIT it to as many festivals in order to get the best traction possible. This is essential. 


How Long?



Over the course of 10 days, we will be shooting in 8 DIFFERENT LOCATIONS (not including the moving car shots we will need). 



APRIL 2019

We will begin principle photography in Ecuador on APRIL 27th – MAY 8th of this year. However, Flights and Hotels need to start getting booked now.




Due to its level of REALISM, we will be shooting in Ecuador. It immensely resembles Venezuela, and will provide a level of AUTHENTICITY we cannot attain anywhere else.


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