Projekte / Film / Video
A journey through a day in a cowboy's life, and through his inner world. Shot entirely on 8mm, with "Sundown", The Macuto Collective wishes to honor classic western films, staying true to their unpredictable way of storytelling. Shot on both color and black and white film, TMC manages to merge fantasy and reality in a very original way, very far from arty experimental endeavors, yet beautifully original. An exciting counterpoint of a cowboy's ordinary life with his ardent inner world.
951 €
950 € Fundingziel
Projekt erfolgreich


Finanzierungszeitraum 02.09.11 10:19 Uhr - 03.10.11 23:59 Uhr
Fundingziel erreicht 950 €
Stadt Berlin/Barcelona
Kategorie Film / Video

Worum geht es in dem Projekt?

What is this project about?

The Macuto Collective is on the verge of filming its fourteenth short film, "Sundown", a tribute to the western genre staying true to the spirit of Macuto. "Sundown" tells the story of a cowboy dealing with his daily chores as well as with an inner world full of vivid visions. Two worlds that make up two parallel stories each of which ends with its own very particular twist. Critics close to the project consider that if TMC pulls this through, they might outdo themselves. The film will be shot in Finkenkrug near Berlin on Kodak Kodachrome 100D and Kodak Tri-X Films.

Was sind die Ziele und wer ist die Zielgruppe?

What is our goal and what is our target group?

Our goal is to be able to finance this film. Our budget is very reasonable and it comprises only material costs such as film cartridges, film developement, film digitalization, costumes, props, gas and food. Every cent that we make over that budget will be distributed amongst all our collaborators who started working on this project with no guarantee of payment. To put it bluntly, out of trust, respect and firendship.

Our target group is mainly our fan base, but also everybody interested in films that don't follow formuli, films done for their own sake and not for commercial success, films made to please individuals and not markets, films done for the love of cinema, and most of all, films made for the fun of it, something that we hope to share with all our audience.

Warum sollte jemand dieses Projekt unterstützen?

Why should you suppot this project?

We can just go back to the previous point; if you are interested in films which don't follow formuli; in films done trying to explore the medium in original ways; in films done out of artistic and aesthetic curiousity; in films which, far from denying their origins, wish to honor and reexplore them; if you're interested in all that, well, then, you should probably support this film.

Was passiert mit dem Geld bei erfolgreicher Finanzierung?

What will happen with the money once the project is successfully financed?

Our budget at this time is of 950 EUR, with which we would pay for film material, developement, digitalization, costumes, props, gas and food. This budget doesn't include any financial retribution to our collaborators, which, of course, is a shame. But every cent that we receive above the sum asked will be destined to that end. And if we get even more, we could start financing our new project!

Wer steht hinter dem Projekt?

Who is behind this project?

The Players:

Wild Dog Fred: El Perro Salvaje
Jule Jewels: Juliane Kampf
Limpin' Monty: Mauro Paglia
Morning Wood: Miguel Ángel Verde
Horse: Nobel

Camera: Mauro Paglia and Sven Salazar (Special Thanks to Aldo Montesano)
Editor: Henriette Kühne
Sound Recording: Alan Gleeson
Credits and Illustrations: Nicolas Pappaterra.

Photos: Krum Chorbadzhiev (

Original Score and Sound Post-Production by Matthias Schuster (

Pilot, chef, handyman...Factotum: Guille González

Dogsitter and Production Assistant: Klaus Füves

Written, directed and produced by The Macuto Collective



Dearest contributors, We are very happy to let you know that a first cut of "Sundown" will be sent this afternoon to Hamburg where the great Matthias Schuster will begin to work on the original score. We wanted to let you know that we hadn't drunk all your money. Actually, production costs increased on the way and we had to come up with more money. Planning the hit took us sometime, but it was a great success. We will get back to you once the film is ready. Once again, our eternal gratitude. THE MACUTO COLLECTIVE


....and some more pictures...very soon you'll get an introduction to the cast....


Dearest fans and supporter, We have just published a set of warm-up pictures on "Sundown"s Facebook page... Check them out... There's a lot more coming...


IMPORTANT NEWS!!! Macuto took Hungary by storm! We are very honored to announce that our film "The Eye" won the prize for Best Short Film and both "Devotion" and "The Eye" took audience prizes at the Sziget International Super 8 Short Film Festival. Fuck yeah! It is no coincidance that it was the land of Michael Curtiz, Peter Lorre, Bela Lugosi, Brassai, Capa, Bartok, and, of course, ghoulash, that first recogized our unique talent. We are seriously considering to move there to open the TMC Central European Headquarters in Sziget. Köszönöm szépen! Just wanted to let our supporters know...this way you know your money is not going to waste...


Hello dear supporters! We are currently working on a teaser that we will post for you r enjoyment early next week. Don't miss it...!


The Macuto Collective counts with the generous support of our good friends at Sputnik Kino Berlin, where all our films have and will always premiered.

We also count with the support of Freiluftkino Insel im Cassiopeia where we show our films every summer if the weather allows...

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