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Cardboard Camera – SS 2014 Fest FINALIST

Cameron is a 10-year-old boy who can’t afford a video camera, so he creates a cardboard camera instead. Hoping to enter a kids film competition, he uses his imagination in order to create a movie with the help of his two friends.

Winner Emmy College Television Awards Children’s Program 2nd Place 2013 Official Selection “Irvine International Film Festival” 2013 Nominated for “Best Drama Short” Irvine International Film Festival 2013 Official Selection “San Diego Latino Film Festival” 2013 Nominee 34th Emmys College Television Awards 2013 Official Selection “International Family Film Festival” 2013 Cannes Court M├ętrage Short Film Corner 2013 Official Selection “Sacramento International Film Festival” 2013 Official Selection “Oceanside International Film Festival” 2013

Cast: Cameron — James Blakely Alexa — Sophia Viggiano Chevy — Ricky Martinez Jesse — Alex Long Armando — Arcadio Cadena Maria — Tania Gonzalez Film Teacher — Terasa Sciortino

Written and directed by – Carlo Olivares Paganoni Produced by – Carlo Olivares Paganoni & Justin Wells Director of Photography – Bradford Burdick First Assistant Director – Adam Leeman Production Designer – Amanda Lane Lead Animator & Character Designer – Michelle Cho Editor – Carlo Olivares Paganoni Music by – David Hlebo Associate Producer – Bret Zausmer Wardrobe Supervisor – Vanessa Gonzalez Casting by – Kate McClanaghan and Big House Casting Sound Mixer and Boom Mic. Operators – John Maynard Dan Kloch Tyler Blythe Sound Designer – Jimmy Guthrie Executive Producer -Carlo Olivares Paganoni Art Director — Maria Meehan

Director’s Statement: When I was a kid growing up in Mexico, I watched a movie on television about a boy who would shoot black and white movies with a Super 8 camera. I wanted to do a movie so much but I didn’t have a camera, so I did this small paper camera and pretended that I was shooting a movie with my imagination. This is the basis for the film. But, at the same time it mixes the passion for filmmaking and cinema, as well as the desire to never give up and follow your dreams. It’s main theme talks about how your imagination can lead you out of difficult situations and closer to your dreams. Considering the tough economical times families are going through nowadays, I believe this is a very important story to be told. Despite limited resources, there are ways to find creative solutions to problems as you pursue your dreams. This was done as my thesis graduation film at Art Center College of Design and I hope it inspires audiences and children around the world. — Carlo Olivares Paganoni (Writer/Director/Producer)