Psychic Bunny Productions/Special to the Daily Sun
Left to right, the actors in this coffee-drinking scene from the independent feature film “All Sorts,” set in an office environment, are: Maria Galvan, Yakima, Eli Vargas, Los Angeles, Greena Park, Los Angeles, Luis Deveze, Los Angeles, Benjamin Vargas, Kennewick and Clayton Bussey, Yakima
As of Friday, August 3, 2018
YAKIMA Granger’s Rick Castaneda, who lives in Los Angeles, is working the post production part of the second independent feature he is producing in the Yakima Valley.
Like many independent film producers, Castaneda invites you to be a part of this project by donating to production costs. He said such participation helps show the Yakima Valley to the world.
“Not all producers have a ton of money to work with,” Castaneda said. “Everbody involved contributes time and money, hoping to break even.”
“All Sorts” is a film about an underground folder filing competition — yes folders into a filing cabinet — filmed for three weeks in the Yakima Valley in late February and early March.
Castaneda and his associates are seeking community support through Kickstarter to complete the post production process.
This is Castaneda’s second time filming a movie in the Yakima Valley. He also wrote and directed “Cement Suitcase,” which was filmed in Granger, Sunnyside, Prosser, Wapato, Toppenish, and Yakima. That film had a sold-out premiere at Yakima Cinema, went to 10 film festivals, won multiple awards, and was distributed on cable, Amazon and Hulu.
The All Sorts Kickstarter campaign was launched June 19 and will run through Friday, July 20. Castaneda is hoping to raise $21,500 through crowdfunding to pay for special effects, audio sweetening, music scoring, festival fees, marketing, and distribution costs.
“That means every dollar contributed to this project will be spent making it look and sound its best, or to help it reach a larger audience,” Castaneda said.
Kickstarter is an all-or-nothing-based platform. If 100 percent of the goal isn’t reached by the deadline, Castaneda’s project will be awarded nothing.
“This is an awesome way to help finish a movie, get a legitimate film credit and have a chance to attend special screenings and parties with the cast and crew” Co-producer and Davis High School alum Sophia Gutierrez Perez said. “One of the best parts of these campaigns is the connection and ability to loop in our supporters with the process, including special email updates showing them how their money has been utilized. And, of course, the swag”
Support levels start at $5, with rewards ranging from personalized digital mementos to copies of the finished film, to executive producer credit and opportunities to attend film premieres.
“With so many filmmaking resources in Los Angeles, people always ask me why I would choose to film in Washington,” Castañeda said. “It’s my home and my community. I honestly don’t think I could find support like this anywhere else on the planet.”
The feature-length film stars Eli Vargas, Greene Park, and Luis Deveze, and features a diverse cast and crew from Central Washington, Seattle, and Los Angeles.
To become an All Sorts supporter, to go:
To learn more about the film, follow “All Sorts” on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram @allsortsmovie.