By Edwin Escobar
$5,770 raised (57% of $10,000)
93 supporters
10 days, 18 hours left
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Goal: $10,000
$1,000 minimum required to disburse funds has been raised!
The goal of this film is to show both, a glimpse of what a person with dementia might experience, as well as the challenges that come along for the sons and daughters of those afflicted by the desease or any mental disorder.




Mr. Grimes, is everything ok?

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A man starts to question his reality when his father vanishes from his home. 

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Production of this short film will require funding to support the full Production lifecycle. 


The funding will be used for:

  • Pre Production
  • Production
  • Crew
  • Cast
  • Craft Services
  • Post Production
  • Marketing 
  • Distribution 
    • Regional theaters
    • Streaming
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Additional Information


The concept for LƎFT came to me after visiting a nursing home for a music video set. Having a 101-year-old grandmother with dementia and watching people alone made me wonder what thoughts or nightmares go through one’s head as one ages with the disease. So I set out to write story about a man and his mental journey, purposely leaving some holes to walk the audience through what it could feel like to lose your memories, thoughts, and eventually your identity.



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The Nitty-Gritty




  • Raising money to shoot the short film
    • Scouting and clearing locations
    • Marketing costs for ad campaigns
    • Professional special makeup effects costs


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Thank You

We want to thank you in advance for helping the amazing cast, crew, and myself to produce a meaningful short film that touches on dementia. 


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Edwin Escobar
Director Producer

Edwin Escobar is a self-taught director and cinematographer based in Connecticut. He has offered video production services to developing artists of all mediums and small businesses for the last 12 years. Edwin has worked in over a dozen short films including 3 original award-winning projects. Escobar’s passion for travel has been an asset in assisting and directing projects all over the country and the Caribbean.


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Steven Edmonds

Steven Edmonds is a multi-media artist and actor born and raised in Bridgeport CT. Throughout his life he has been creating music, visual arts and was able to secure the leading role in the 2020 short film INVERTED. He’s played a slew of roles in music videos throughout the years as well as PA in multiple music video sets and films. He's current passion besides acting is painting and sculpture. 

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Maria Ruiz

Maria Ruiz is a 46 year old health care professional with multiple certifications. Her passions are Acting, food, travel, dance and communications. She has been in multiple skits, commercials and music videos playing a range of roles. 

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Will Fulton jr
Det. lacour

Will Fulton has always been drawn to the stage. As a teen, he fell in love with Hip Hop music and started a rap group. Entertaining is his passion, so he pursued a lifelong dream of becoming a professional actor. Debuting on stage at the Bijou Theater in Bridgeport CT in February 2020.

Will has played roles in community theater,  studio movies, digital drama series and independent films.
Most recently, he plays a reporter in an award-winning web series. In addition, Will was nominated for Best Actor in a 48-hour film fest. You can also see him on BET in a movie titled "Soul Santa".
Will is a big fan of sports, motorcycles and cars. His latest hobby is photography.

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Abe Perez
dr. charcmicahel

Abe Perez is a Latino-American born and raised in Bridgeport, CT. Abe served in the military 17 years before beginning a successful career in the tattoo industry. Abe has been published in two magazines and in 2022 embarked on a new career in acting, picking up his first role as a principle actor on the movie “The Port”.

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Rai’jona crear
ree / dee

Rai’jona Crear is a creative entrepreneur working to create, build and connect initiatives that serve minority voices, businesses and access. She is a model, actress, and speaker as well as a mentor to both young men and women.

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Chris cyr
receptionist chris

Chris Cyr is a comedian, writer and actor from Bridgeport, CT who has traveled all over this country providing laughs and venting about his perspective on relatable topics.

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Adriana medina
young gina

Adriana Medina has been acting professionally for about 6 years. She obtained her first role in a short film for the New Haven 48-Hour Film Project in New Haven, CT in 2017. Since then she has been cast in an array of short films directed by local indie filmmakers primarily in Connecticut where she’s from, most of them horror films that have been screened in short film festivals in and around New England. In 2020, she was cast in her first television role for the ID (Investigation Discovery) Network for “Evil Lives Here: Shadows of Death”. Her latest credit is the short film “The Port”, written and directed by Joel Roman of Bridgeport, CT which is now available on Lateflix.


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Baltazar fidalgo
gus (cna)

Baltazar Fidalgo Jr. is a 33 years old father of two (son and daughter). He was born in Bridgeport Connecticut where he still resides. Baltazar has been working in Retail Management for 14 years, his hobbies are writing and recording music, acting, and writing scripts. His passions are watching and studying the art of film and cinema and have been an actor in 2 award-winning short films, both TENANT and INVERTED.


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Tavis A. smiling

Tavis A. Smiling is a 27yr old Model & Actor and who has been doing modeling for roughly 7 years and Acting for 6. Within those times he was blessed enough to be In 6 music videos and 3 stage plays. Acting has always been a passion of Tavis’s and he continues to strive for growth in visual arts.



Helps us get to 100 supporters!!
Tue. February 7, 1:20 PM EST

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Help us get to 100 Supporters today! Make a contribution in any amount. Si se puede!

Almost 40%
Fri. February 3, 9:14 AM EST

As we get closer to the half-way dash, in just want to take a moment to thank each and everyone of you that has contributed in anyway! My goal is to hit 50% this weekend! 

Donor Match Accomplished and some!
Wed. February 1, 4:52 PM EST

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Alright!!! The bro Baltazar Fidalgo Jr.came through with the #DonorMatchand some! AND now we gotta match him with another $500!!!!! we have until midnight to get to $4200 bringing us closer to that 50% milestone!


Matching Donor Challenge
Tue. January 31, 9:55 AM EST

Great News!!! We have a Matching Donor Challenge!!! Every contribution that comes in will be matched by a generous supporter dollar for dollar until we raise an additional $1,000. We have until tomorrow night to unlock these additional funds. Please make a contribution in ANY amount. Thank you!!!

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12% raised! We on our way!
Fri. January 27, 8:51 AM EST

Yesterday was an exciting day as we were able to reach over 15 new supporters! we are at 12% of the main goal but I believe we will see a bigger jump in t he next few days!

As always thank you all for your continued support!

Minimal Goal unlocked!!!
Thu. January 26, 3:16 PM EST

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luis e. alarcon; Producer
Sun. January 15, 7:15 PM EST

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Luis E. Alarcon is a CCFPP sergeant, Greenwhich town employee and long music / film enthusiast. He enjoys travel, food, time with family and a good laugh. 

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