Argentinian director Marco Berger has produced a couple of fascinating gay-themed movies with Absent and Plan B (we chatted to him about those films, and you can have a read of that here). Now he’s hoping to put together a new one called Hawaii, and has launched a Kickstarter campaign to try and help bring the movie to the screen.
Here’s the synopsis (and remember it’s written by someone whose first language isn’t English): ‘Hawaii is a film about a helpless man that is reunited with a childhood friend who helps him, thus creating a bond that goes beyond friendship.
‘Martin seeks for an odd job at Eugenio’s house. When Eugenio recognizes Martin as a childhood friend, and realizes his current situation, he decides to give him work for the summer. Unintentionally, a power & desire game is generated and a strange relationship starts to grow, but it cannot flourish mostly because of the social differences that grew between them since childhood. This kind of barrier, typical in Jane Austen’s novels, is resignified in a contemporary story of social classes.
‘The film is about solidarity but also about the power game that is generated when one person is relying on another. The idea is to explore power, helplessness, social boundaries, brotherhood, desire and love.
‘Similar to Plan B, Hawaii is a small & simple story, easy to shoot independently. All the film takes place in summer, in a countryside house, and only two characters carry the story forward. Working with a small team, the film can be shot with $40,000. While reaching the goal would allow us to shoot the film, it would be great if the goal is exceeded and we can make things more comfortably. Maybe even recording the music in an actual professional studio! ;)’
Manuel Vignau & Mateo Chiriano are set to star. Take a look at the vid above to find out a bit more, and head over to Kickstarter to help get the movie made – Berger is a talent worth supporting, so it may well be worth giving a bit of cash.