Post-Production : Tango Shalom by Claudio Laniado

Claudio Laniado

Tango Shalom

I hope this is the right place to post this... Discussion: any ideas about how to get postproduction done with limited funding? Maybe get a post-production company who might have an interest in our project to provide post-production in exchange for points...or possibly pre-sales..? It's for our movie Tango Shalom with Lainie Kazan(from My Big Fat Greek Wedding at its sequel), Renee Taylor(from The Do Over with Adam Sandler), Joseph Bologna, Jos Laniado(from Jessica Jones and many others.), Claudio Laniado(a multiple awarded Indy character actor), Judi Beecher(Taken 3), Karina Smirnoff(the longest standing dance competitor from Dancing With The Stars), Marci Fine(Saturday Night Live) . Written by Oscar nominated writer Joseph Bologna, Jos Laniado, Claudio Laniado Directed by : Gabriel Bologna(the son of Joseph Bologna and Renee Taylor). Gabriel is a multiple awarded director and protégé of John FRANKEHEIMER). Producers: several..such as Joel Zwick(the maker of My Big Fat Greek Wedding).See imdb for list..and our Facebook page. tagline: No one wants him to dance the tango...except G-d!!! Summary: A Hasidic Rabbi named Moshe gets a calling to realize his dream to dance the tango. Ultimately, the movie is about the importance of family, connecting with others that are different than us, G-d is everywhere, and getting toward G-d is a personal journey. The movie has a message of peace and religious tolerance. It will be a PG-13 Family Comedy/Dance movie marketed for a worldwide audience. My Big Fat Greek Wedding and it's sequel: family comedies with lots of heart. The first one made around 300 million.. and the sequel , has already made 47 million in about 2 weeks since its release. Tango Shalom: family comedy, lots of heart, and dance movie(for dance lovers around the world), with dazzling dance sequences, which bring peace, one step at a time. Claudio Laniado actor/producer/screenwriter/psychiatrist Convivencia Forever Films

Stefan LaToure

Honestly, with those types of names in your film, I would find an Editor, such as myself, and do a trailer and raise money on one of the fundraiser sites to pay the Editor, Colorist, Sound Design, etc... that you need. Stefan LaToure International Award Winning Editor

Claudio Laniado

thanks for the feedback..the only problem with that all this takes time.. we want to complete the movie as fast as possible. the movie has already been transcoded..but we have one more day to finish filming.. then we need to solve postproduction part. We hope to have a faster solution to the problem...but if we don't we might follow your advice..

Vasco Phillip de Sousa

Edit it yourself. Then you'll know how to talk to editors next time. And, maybe a distributor will like your rough cut and pay a proper editor. You could also talk to a film school, and have some students edit it for college credit. However, please understand that the reason they're working for free is that they don't know what they're doing. Once they know, they'll charge for their time. But, if you want to make money from the film, get some venture capitalists involved. You need money to make money. Blair Witch may have cost 25,000 to make, but it cost over 300,000 when you include marketing, post-production, pre-production etc. (Source: Louise Levison, who wrote their business plan.) If you're unwilling to look for venture capital, write it off as a loss. I made some micro-budget films. If it has commercial potential, you'll get venture capitalists interested. If you can't get investors, getting distributors will be a hundred times more difficult.

Samuel Estes

Curious to see what your budget was for the film, and why budgeting for post-production was not included, or at least a plan for a second round of fundraising? I would highly recommend finding and editor to put together the film to get investors on board, so you can afford the services of things like, color correcting, editing, music, dialog editing, dubbing, mixing, and everything else that involved our post-production world. Post-production is equally as important as production... and should never be an afterthought. My two cents... Good Luck on your film though, sounds fun and interesting!

Dan MaxXx

Curious why dont the filmmakers or actors invest their own $$$$ to finish the movie? If u say the movie is like The Big Fat Greek Wedding and u have one of the Stars, ask the Writer/Director of Big Fat... to finance the post, make her a Producer? She s loaded$$$$. How much post production money do u need to complete? I know filmmakers who took out loans on their houses to complete movies. Use credit cards. Borrow. If the movie is gonna make millions, why not spend $20-$50K to finish?

JD Hartman

@Dan Max Always wondered the same thing. If it has such great potential, why aren't the "above the line" people investing their own money to finish it?

Ben Sledge

I certainly don't understand it at the level this project seems to be at... but in the micro budget world, which I'm in, we've spent about $10k developing our short project, a Twilight Zone inspired scifi short... about $4000 of which came through crowdfunding. That said, we're finishing off the film in post production now and will probably spend another $1,000-$2,000 on remaining post, and we've already spent $1,000 in festival submissions with probably another $1,000 ahead. It all adds up. I think, at the level I'm at, a lot of filmmakers are risk adverse because they don't know the film landscape so well and are sort of learning by doing. I'm still struggling to get to that place where I have some interest, backers and mentors to work with to help me see how to identify the risk and find a place to be successful with my projects. It's always hard on the outside looking in. And it is difficult to reconcile those two perspectives.

Stefan LaToure

It's been a month @Claudio, where are you in the process? I could have edited a trailer and you could have been up on a fundraising site for 3 weeks already.

Vasco Phillip de Sousa

If we look at people "learning by doing" in Silicon Valley, they approach investors before doing the hard stuff. They brag about their stuff being "in a perpetual state of Beta." Even when their business is in a garage, they find some venture capitalist early on. I don't know why it has become trendy for filmmakers to self-fund everything. I guess it's those stupid "used car film" and "guerilla film" books we all started buying a few years ago. Were Facebook and Google and Uber funded on credit cards [or deferments]? Was Disney or any Charlie Chaplin film? Where did we go wrong?

Claudio Laniado

Thx for all the feedback. Update: Was able to get a great editor who loves the project .. We are maxed out w loans and are not in the position of taking more loans . We are looking into investors and exploring possibilities. Our concern was getting to film some of our A list actors prior to them being unavailable... they cost a lot and had to get TLC. But we are happy we did it. We are almost there and we will be looking into possible postproduction people in LA who might finish our project for backend.. If that fails, then crowd funding could be a possibility once we get a great trailer..

Samuel Estes

Good luck Claudio! I don't envy your position or the choices you've had to make - it's tough making those line item decisions and hope for the best.

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