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by Bryce J. Renninger
January 3, 2012 11:16 AM
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Congrats to "Graceland," IW's Project of the Week!

A still from "Graceland."

Thanks to your votes, the kidnapping drama "Graceland" won this weekend's Project of the Week contest.

Congratulations to director Ron Morales. The filmmaker will receive a digital distribution consultation from SnagFilms and is now officially a candidate for Project of the Month. That winner will be awarded with a consultation from the Sundance Institute.

Here's what the project's about:
 

Marlon Villar, a family man, is the long-time personal driver of Manuel Changho, a corrupt politician in Metro Manila, Philippines. While driving Mr. Changho’s preteen daughter Sophia, together with his own daughter Elvie, the three become the target of a kidnapping attempt. When the wrong girl is taken, Marlon’s life takes a sudden and violent turn which propels him into a downward spiral of deception. As events unravel, Marlon, Mr. Changho, and their families become entangled in a web of lies and corruption that will leave no one innocent.

Four more Projects of the Day coming this week, with the next vote on Friday. Want your project to be considered? Tell us all about it.

3 Comments

  • Suzanne Bowen | January 10, 2012 4:06 PMReply

    Congratulations to all in front and behind the scenes on Graceland! Listen to the podcast we recorded with the director Ron Morales and the executive director Theo Brooks at http://techistania.podbean.com/2011/12/20/graceland-shares-human-element-of-trafficking-in-the-philippines-part-1/ and http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZAqB8ZTxVpE.

  • Rebecca Lundgren | January 4, 2012 4:26 PMReply

    This is a great project to support. Please read more about it on Kickstarter and help the talented cast and crew behind this film. The campaign ends in less than 43 hours.

    Click here to pledge: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1095300573/graceland-a-life-for-every-lie.

  • Rebecca Lundgren | January 4, 2012 12:22 AMReply

    "Graceland" is in the last stage of post-production. This feature film is depended on reaching its Kickstarter's goal of $18,000 that will end this upcoming Friday, January 6th at 11:56am EST. Donations start at $1. Please read more about this project please visit the Kickstarter page http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1095300573/graceland-a-life-for-every-lie.