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July 16, 2013 12:00 PM
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Project of the Day: Film Cleverly Teases Plot Hook in Crowdfunding Campaign Video

Here's your daily dose of an indie film in progress; at the end of the week, you'll have the chance to vote for your favorite.

In the meantime: Is this a movie you’d want to see? Tell us in the comments.

"Come and Get Your Love"

Tweetable Logline: 

Two young, broke Manhattanites must confront the reality of their dreams as they hike from Harlem to the Village one fateful summer night.

Elevator Pitch:

With only a few dollars to their name, best friends Stan and Beasley embark on a journey by foot across the length of Manhattan on a night filled with the promise of personal liberation, romance and enlightenment. Trekking through the city's colorful maze of people and buildings, they make their way downtown where they meet two young women who will challenge their plans for the future, their notion of love, and even their friendship, making this a trip they won't soon forget.

Production Team:

Raul Barcelona – Director/Producer/Editor
Josh Robbins – Writer/Producer
Heidi Eklund – Casting director/Producer
Jordan Stone – Director of Photography
Diane Becker – Executive Producer
Pat Gallio – Executive Producer

About the Production:

"What better way to illustrate the struggle of young people to find personal liberation in a world dominated by money, greed and power than through a long, nightly walk through the streets of Manhattan? When you ditch the subway and resort to the power of your own two feet, New York City comes alive in all its glory. The city is beautiful, ugly, quiet, loud, kind, merciless, rich and poor—some times all in the same block. Trapped by debt, brokenhearted, hopeless—it doesn’t matter: as you pound the pavement and navigate the sidewalks no dream seems out of reach." -- Raul Barcelona

Current Status:


Pre-production.

For more information and to support this project:

Indiegogo Page
Film Website



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65 Comments

  • Aster Johnson-Gorosh | August 4, 2013 1:36 PMReply

    I can't wait to see it...haven't gone to the movies in years...but this one I wouldn't miss!!

  • Angel Valdes | August 3, 2013 8:59 PMReply

    A comedy nowadays? Great!. Come and Get your Love, sounds hilarious. Besides, after the reference in the Trailer, it will be a "must watch" Movie.

  • Alan | August 3, 2013 9:22 AMReply

    Very promising sounding. We need more upbeat movies and less special effects and explosions.

  • Dalila | August 2, 2013 9:18 PMReply

    I'm looking forward to seeing the movie!!

  • DB | August 2, 2013 3:32 PMReply

    Can't wait to see it

  • Deborah | August 2, 2013 3:29 PMReply

    Looking forward to this

  • Deb | August 2, 2013 2:19 PMReply

    Hilarious
    Hilarious

    Can't wait to learn the secret
    Can't wait to learn the secret

  • David Gallagher | August 2, 2013 2:15 PMReply

    Looking forward to this

  • Janet Mayes | August 2, 2013 10:24 AMReply

    Come and Get Your Love has my vote for this project of the month. Who doesn't remember their first explorations of Manhattan as a young person! And to be able to relive that passion and excitement on foot and all night, especially with the issues young people have to face today is a film I need and want to see right away. Please make this film happen.

  • Joy E. Reed | August 2, 2013 10:20 AMReply

    Sweet. Make it happen!

  • Jeri Hilderley | August 2, 2013 10:17 AMReply

    I vote for Come and Get Your Love to be chosen for Indiewire's project of the month! I really want to see a film about young people exploring Manhattan by foot and being challenged and enlightened by their experiences. Wow! It sounds refresing and very needed at this time to help us all see with open eyes to rekindle and inform passion and responsibility.

  • Vikki Allen | August 2, 2013 2:21 AMReply

    Sounds hilarious.

  • jchard | August 1, 2013 7:31 PMReply

    Too funny! A trailer with references to The Warriors, Hello Dolly & Redbone - I can't wait to see the movie!!!!

  • Brenda SHowalter | August 1, 2013 4:38 PMReply

    Can't wait!

  • Ciro Espinel | July 31, 2013 9:43 PMReply

    I want to go and get your love!

  • Nury Espinel | July 31, 2013 9:39 PMReply

    "Come and Get your Love" has the power and excellent theme to be the winner. Let's make it happen!

  • Lily orozco | July 31, 2013 3:58 PMReply

    Looking forward to this

  • Lily orozco | July 31, 2013 3:58 PMReply

    Looking forward to this

  • Lily orozco | July 31, 2013 3:57 PMReply

    Looking forward to this

  • Karen | July 29, 2013 11:41 PMReply

    Can't wait to see Love!

  • Karen | July 29, 2013 11:40 PMReply

    Can't wait to see Love!

  • Vikki | July 23, 2013 2:32 AMReply

    The writer is New York born and bred and has a great sense of humour, a knockout combination. I see the red carpet.

  • Marissa | July 22, 2013 12:58 PMReply

    Cannot wait to see this film. Seems creative and exciting. My kind of movie!

  • math anyone? | July 21, 2013 11:45 PMReply

    Finally a film about nyc and love and reality.

  • Cincinnati Cliftonite | July 21, 2013 11:31 PMReply

    Wow, what a great promo. Such creativity and love the use of a nyc park - a place where love is abundant.

  • Jack "The Drowner" | July 21, 2013 11:26 PMReply

    If the movie is anything like the promo, it will be very entertaining. I've seen other films by this director and found them enthralling and intelligent. Gets you to think.

  • mary blyth | July 21, 2013 5:19 PMReply

    This teaser has certainly stimulated my interest!!
    Can't wait to see how it all comes together. Love the
    storyline and backdrop. Feels like a winner!

  • Rosa Compain | July 21, 2013 2:34 PMReply

    I think this is going to be a fun movie to watch; wish you lots of luck in reaching your goal.

  • Bob Francescne | July 21, 2013 4:40 AMReply

    Looks good. Manhattan as a back drop is always evocative.

  • marilyn joe | July 18, 2013 10:14 PMReply

    Looks great -- traveling from one part of the city to another -- I could do that forever -- can't wait to see your creation!

  • andy schön | July 18, 2013 5:41 PMReply

    haha, love it!

  • curtis buxbaum | July 17, 2013 7:46 PMReply

    This movie sounds interesting, especially being a New Yorker. I would definitely look forward to seeing it.

  • KDVD | July 17, 2013 4:41 PMReply

    Would love to see this film!! Sounds like an amazing project!

  • Sarah | July 17, 2013 4:07 PMReply

    This sounds like a great movie!

  • D Swiac | July 17, 2013 11:52 AMReply

    LOVE it! Terrific promo piece... I CANNOT wait to see this!

  • lucille Krasne | July 17, 2013 10:55 AMReply

    An film using NYC adventures! I love this idea which is what much of NYC is to me: its richness in these moments! VERY clever use of "censored" in the promo--this part is a "must" to include in any final promotional plan! Am looking forward to being the first in line when it shows here!

  • Udo | July 17, 2013 10:28 AMReply

    The story sounds promising, and if the clip is indicative of the makers' skills this should be a great movie. No hook needed to reel me in.

  • Sean | July 17, 2013 9:59 AMReply

    I love this city. Such a perfect and beautiful NYC film idea!

  • Patricia Gallio | July 17, 2013 4:41 AMReply

    Getting Love -- Isn't that what we are all striving for? Come and Get Your Love -- a film I can't wait to see!

  • Raul gonzalez | July 17, 2013 12:01 AMReply

    This movie stimulates our senses and feelings. We can easily relate to these two friends doing the unthinkable to get their love. This director will make a truly enjoyable film.

  • Ralph | July 16, 2013 11:33 PMReply

    An incredibly funny story of love, friendship and adventure in Manhattan. I'd love to see it come to life in the skilled hands of this director.

  • Roger | July 16, 2013 11:05 PMReply

    I loved the clip. Sounds like a very funny movie with a catchy title. I'm dying to know the secret about the two friends.

  • Carolina | July 16, 2013 10:50 PMReply

    I'd like to see this project become a reality. As always, this directorwill shape the look and feel of this funny film into an exceptionally good movie.

  • Brenda | July 16, 2013 10:29 PMReply

    Everything about this project is exciting. A cocktail of fun, drama and secrets, everything to make a really entertaining, enjoyable movie in the skilled hands of director'Raul Barcelona.

  • Daniel | July 16, 2013 10:15 PMReply

    Great start with the promo video that got us all hooked. The story is hilarious and so absurd that it can only happen in New York. I'm sure this director will delight us again with his unique filmmaking style.

  • Robin | July 16, 2013 9:35 PMReply

    I think these two gentleman have proven they can make entertaining art, and not only make it but sell it! I would definitely check out this film and I hope it gets made.

  • Michael | July 16, 2013 9:28 PMReply

    Sounds interesting. Can't wait to see it.

  • Rachel | July 16, 2013 9:08 PMReply

    This looks so much fun! I love the faces of the people in the park when they hear what the secret plot element is—can't wait to see the film!

  • Anuja | July 16, 2013 8:36 PMReply

    I can't wait to see this movie. I think it has all elements to make it a success- a funny plot, adventurous characters, secrets to unveil and remarkable directing work;

  • Melina B | July 16, 2013 8:11 PMReply

    New York City is so beautiful at night, and as the backdrop for the story, it will be a striking character in this story. I think that we all remember magical nights, wandering the streets of our youth, and dreaming about what our lives might be while working out who we might become. The adventures of the young form the seeds of the future, which is pretty compelling. The basis is there and though I have not read the script, the previews and teases are interesting with a sense of humor. I see here some elements of stories that I have loved in the past. I look forward to this movie and will definitely see it. Good luck to the crew!

  • Katie | July 16, 2013 7:56 PMReply

    Yes! This looks amazing.

  • Lynne & Jeffrey | July 16, 2013 7:11 PMReply

    The trailer shows that these guys have real talent! Tell your friends!! This film will be fun!!!

  • Maria A. Lama | July 16, 2013 7:07 PMReply

    I think it's going to be a really funny movie and that this talented director will create yet another awesome film.

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  • Cynthia | July 16, 2013 5:21 PMReply

    Everything this director touches is timely and provocative. Cannot wait to see this new project!

  • Kathy | July 16, 2013 4:19 PMReply

    Timely topic. A fun way for me to keep up with all my younger friends! I, too, think this could be a classic.

  • Jessica | July 16, 2013 4:06 PMReply

    I'm really looking forward to seeing this movie! Walking through Manhattan is one of my favorite things to do and I can't wait to see and experience the city again through this film's characters. And WHAT is the plot twist?!?

  • Robert | July 16, 2013 3:42 PMReply

    I'm hooked already. I hope this film comes to my town.

  • Carol | July 16, 2013 3:08 PMReply

    Can't wait to see it and know what it is the hook on the film. Everyone in the promo video seems to be very excited about it!!!

  • Jeff | July 16, 2013 2:42 PMReply

    Looks awesome. Can't wait to see this!

  • Jen | July 16, 2013 2:19 PMReply

    I just watched the clip above- the project sounds like a classic and based on the twist they're keeping secret I can't wait to find out what happens!

  • Rabbi | July 16, 2013 2:16 PMReply

    Come and get your true indie cinema! Micro-budgeted to the core! Can't wait!

  • Phil | July 16, 2013 1:51 PMReply

    Sounds like a fun idea

  • Sabrina | July 16, 2013 1:49 PMReply

    This looks like a lot of fun. Sounds like a summer fun flick...you know the feel good film of the summer... and I am also so darned curious. I simply can't handle secrets.

  • Johnny Rodderick | July 16, 2013 1:47 PMReply

    This looks really interesting! Just watched the campaign video and I can't wait to find out what the secret hook is.

  • Cassie | July 16, 2013 1:41 PMReply

    I wanna know what the secret is!!! Guess I have to wait for the movie. This looks like a funny film. I love the video that they've put together. Very funny.