Cecil & Carl

$2,041 of $3,500 goal

Raised by 35 people in 18 months
Elvis León  AURORA, CO
"The documentary short ‘Cecil and Carl’ is everything you would want from the genre: a piercing snapshot of the human condition, affectionate and wryly humorous. It is a reminder of what the best of us are capable of: unconditional love."  FilmDebate review

We started the journey in 2013 to  make a short documentary film about a Denver treasure: Cecil and Carl, who at that point in time, had already been partners for 43 years, 8 months, 1 week and 4 days.

This film was indepedently produced and we could not have done it without the sweat equity and dedication of our small crew, all of whom worked without compensation to make it happen. 

It is now 2017 and the film is done. We are proud to announce that it has been accepted to the Academy Award qualifying New Orleans Film Festival . It has also been nominated for the prestigious Iris Prize in Wales .

Please support our project and contribute a few dollars - whatever you can! - to offset festival submission fees and travel expenses. You will be helping share this amazing love story with people all over the world while also supporting indepedent film makers! 

For any contribution, you will get a private digital download of the film.

You will also get updates on where you can see the film on the big screen. Please share widely! Thank you so much for your support!

2017 upcoming screenings in a city near you:

Ontario, Canada - (27 – 29 January)
College Station, Texas - (28 January)
London, UK - (8 February)
Cape Town, South Africa - (March 2017)

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Update 29
Posted by Elvis León
5 days ago
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Competition was fierce, but we won an award at the Beeston Film Festival! It was great to visit beautiful Nottinghamshire.

https://cecilandcarl.com/2017/03/20/best-documentary-boscar/
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Update 28
Posted by Elvis León
1 month ago
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Hey, everyone! We are preparing to submit Cecil &Carl to its last round of film festivals.

This is your last chance to be included in our Thank You credits, so if you ever considered donating, do it this week! We are working on final credits and would love to include your name.

And as always, you will receive a download of the film with any contribution.

Spread the love by sharing this post :-)



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Update 27
Posted by Elvis León
2 months ago
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Happy 2017!

Here is a current schedule of Cecil and Carl. Catch it in a city near you. We couldn't have made it this far without our supporters.

Ontario, Canada - (27 – 29 January)
College Station, Texas - (28 January)
London, UK - (8 February)
Cape Town, South Africa - (March TBA)

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Update 26
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2 months ago
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Happy New Year!

We would love to send our supporters a token of appreciation. Please send your addresses to us when you get a chance.

Here is a current schedule of Cecil and Carl. Happy 2017 everyone and thanks again!

Ontario, Canada - (27 – 29 January)
College Station, Texas - (28 January)
London, UK - (8 February)
Cape Town, South Africa - (March 2017)
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$2,041 of $3,500 goal

Raised by 35 people in 18 months
Created September 23, 2015
$500
Kevin Jameson
19 days ago

The Board of the Dementia Society of America supports the message that "Cecil & Carl" communicates: compassion, complexity and commitment. When it comes to couples, and the changing cognitive issues of Dementia, experiences can be stressful yet wonder-filled. Let's celebrate those that dedicate themselves to shine a light onto the lives of others in a meaningful way. Producers Elvis and Sasha understand this and the film succeeds in its' mission.

TB
$50
Tod Bethea
2 months ago

Mighty proud of my uncle bubba(Cecil)

$10
Anonymous
4 months ago
DB
$5
Daytona Barker
4 months ago

Sending you guys all the love from Colorado..keep fighting the good fight. ♥

KE
$80
Krista English
4 months ago
$20
Anonymous
4 months ago
$25
Anonymous
4 months ago
SB
$30
Sonal Bharadva
4 months ago

Donation from UCL's LGBTQ+ Equality Advisory Group

CC
$50
Chris Chopping
5 months ago

Looking forward to seeing the final movie. Very heartwarming and original.

JR
$75
Jaime & Isaac Ramos
5 months ago

Looks Great! Good luck! Love.

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