Heal the Boy and the Man Will Appear chronicles the true story of Raul Lopez Jr. who was abandoned at the age of 7 , thus spending the next 20 years of his life in and out of prison. After his last prison stay, Raul decided he wanted more out of life, and began the journey of becoming who he is today; a man who has become an authority in the field of Practical Psychology, Strategic Interventions and helping people create lasting positive change.
An extremely non-traditional aspect of this docu-series is the narrative shortfilm each episode will contain. All of the lessons taught in the docu-series come from real-life events that had a significant impact in Raul's life. Recreating these events in a narrative short-film approach will make this docu-series stand out from the crowd.
What We Need & What You Get
This campaign is seeking $350,000, to complete the ten-episode docuseries. In essence, each of the ten episodes is a combination of a documentary-style interview and a short film. In that, we have brought on a film production company that will be writing, shooting, editing and producing each episode. Each episode will feature A-List talent from film and television, in order to bring the story and lessons to life in the most impactful way possible. We have kept costs significantly low, and even at ten episodes, our budget reflects an amount much lower than an independent film on the same level.
The breakdown of the costs are what you would expect to see on a budget for a film. Hiring crew, cast, writing scripts, producing, editing and finally delivering the finished docuseries across multiple platforms.
Besides the perks, the return for anyone who backs this project can't be quantified by normal measures. This docuseries isn't about making a film to bring awareness to something. This docuseries is being created to actually make a difference and provide tools and training for those who watch it. Our goal is that this docuseries would become almost "required reading" for the juvenile and prison systems, and anyone devoted to helping out young men.
The goal and purpose of this docu-series is non-traditional. Instead of merely informing viewers of the story that we will lay out, by the end of the series 10th episode, viewers will have practical knowledge and tools that will help them live their own lives to the fullest, overcoming obstacles
and pursuing their true calling in life.
The core of my teaching is to help merge the scientific side of our bodies; our thoughts, our
emotions, our actions mixed with the understanding of God's teaching and word about who we are and how we are, can heal us tremendously. This docuseries will be part narrative and part
teaching. It will come with a curriculum so that after viewing, you can begin to do the real
work of healing. With God as the foundation, understanding the science of your mind and
body will change your life.
Risks & Challenges
The reality is, we live in a world where young men are being incarcerated at alarming rates. Most of, if not all of the time, the number one contributing factor is the lack of a father. Upon being released from prison, I decided I wanted to help young men who were and are in the same situations found myself in, and teach them how to overcome their problems in a way that will help them avoid jail, and learn to process their feelings at the same time.
Having said that, the risk is that young men continue to have little to no teaching or means on how to break the cycle that they are undoubtedly in.
Other Ways You Can HelpWe understand that launching a campaign during a pandemic is risky, but we are believing for this project to become fully-funded. So, if you aren't able to give financially, please share this campaign with your friends and family, and help get the word out.
HEAL THE BOY AND THE MAN WILL APPEAR PROJECT AT A GLANCE
PROJECT NAME: Heal the Boy and the Man Will Appear
TYPE and GENRE: Feature-Length Documentary Series
LOG-LINE: Heal the Boy and the Man Will Appear chronicles the true story of Raul
Lopez Jr. who was abandoned at the age of 7 , thus spending the next 20 years of his life in and out of prison. After his last prison stay, Raul decided he wanted more out of life, and began the journey of becoming who he is today; a man who has become an authority in the field of Practical Psychology, Strategic Interventions and helping people create lasting positive change.
DIRECTOR: Ricky Borba
STORY BY (Based on): Heal the Boy and the Man Will Appear by Raul Lopez Jr.
PRODUCERS: Ricky Borba, Charles Lago, Raul Lopez Jr.
HEAL THE BOY AND THE MAN WILL APPEAR SYNOPSIS
Heal the Boy and the Man Will Appear is based on the life-story of Raul Lopez Jr. This docu-series will consist of two main parts; a documentary style interview and short film highlighting the subject matter being discussed in each episode.
The tagline of the book of the same name, is "Learn the importance of undertanding and expressing your emotions." Through the docuseries, the interviews and narrative short films in each episode will bring the viewer into the world of Raul's struggles and mistakes as a young man, all the way to where he is now, one of the foremost experts and sought-after personal development speakers in the industry.
The goal and purpose of this docu-series is non-traditional. Instead of merely informing viewers of the story that we will lay out, by the end of the series 10th episode, viewers will have practical knowledge and tools that will help them live their own lives to the fullest, overcoming obstacles and pursuing their true calling in life.
The other non-traditional aspect of this docu-series is the narrative shortfilm each episode will contain. All of the lessons taught in the docu-series come from real-life events that had a significant impact in Raul's life. Recreating these events in a narrative short-film approach will make this docu-series stand out from the crowd.
HEAL THE BOY AND THE MAN WILL APPEAR POTENTIAL INTERVIEW SUBJECTS
A man who overcame much to achieve his own goals, his life-story has had a profound impact on Raul.
Tony's brand is recognizable around the world, and Raul has taken many of his courses to create his own brand.
Born into poverty and abandoned as a child, Les Brown has gone on to become one of America’s best-known and highest-paid motivational speakers. He is one of Raul's mentors.
Tom Bilyeu is a filmmaker and serial entrepreneur who chased money HARD for nearly a decade and came up emotionally bankrupt. He realized that the struggle is guaranteed, but the money is not, so you'd damn-well better love the struggle. Raul and Tom have spoken at events together.
Opportunities include playing a part in the series as an extra, join our team as an executive producer, showcase your business or offering a coaching session in one episodes. Click link for more details.
HEAL THE BOY AND THE MAN WILL APPEAR POTENTIAL CAST FOR NARRATIVE SHORTS
Robert Lasardo as Raul's cellmate
Hope for the Holidays
Michael Pena as Raul's father
Diego Tinoco as young incarcerated Raul
On My Block
Tom Sizemore as Fortune 500 CEO or Parole
Saving Private Ryan
Natural Born Killers
Eva Longoria as Raul's mother
HEAL THE BOY AND THE MAN WILL APPEAR FILMING IN SACRAMENTO
The production company helming the documentay, The California Capital Film Office, is located in Sacramento, California. Ricky Borba, the director, has called Sacramento home for almost two decades. In that time, he has developed relationships with not only local talent and crew, but businesses that will be helpful for the entire production of Heal the Boy.
Those things aside, another one of Sacramento's perks is how diverse and beautiful the surroundings are. Within 10 square miles of Downtown
Sacramento, you will find rural area, suburban areas, areas near lakes and rivers, and of course the beauty and diverse skyline that is Sacramento itself.
Finally, with the opening of the California Capital Film Office (Founded by Ricky Borba, Charles Lago) we have the resources and ability to make obtaining permits, acquire cheaper hotel rates, hiring local cast and crew and working with city entities like the police and fire departments much easier and streamlined than if we were merely just shooting here. The producers of Heal the Boy and the Man Will Appear are full-time residents of Sacramento and have now created the film office with the intent to bring more films to Sacramento, with Heal the Boy being the first.
HEAL THE BOY AND THE MAN WILL APPEAR PRODUCERS
Charles Lago, CEO of DTLA Entertainment Group, is a producer, talent manager, and owner of DTLA Entertainment Group based in downtown Los Angeles with an office in Sacramento as well. Charles started his career producing theater for many critically-acclaimed solo performers including Annie Sprinkle, Quentin Crisp, and others. His celebrity clients have include and have included Tom Sizemore, Sally Kellerman, Cloris Leachman, Britt Ekland, David Proval, Doug Hutchison and Robert Lasardo, to name a few. His film credits include The Talking Tree (2019), Blood Circus (2016), USA Motel (2016), PalmCSprings Confidential, documentary (2016), Operation Double Eagle, Documentary (2015) and It’s More Expensive To Do Nothing (2010).
Ricky Borba is film director, born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area. He has been involved with film and television in one way or another, for the last 30 years. in 2020, his film "My Brothers' Crossing spent 3 weeks in the box-office top ten, and an addition 3 weeks in the top 25. It has been received very well by critics and audiences alike, with a 92% on Rotten Tomatoes and an 8.2 on IMDb. Borba's other film, Hope for the Holidays" will debut at the end of 2020, and that film features a cast of Oscar-nominated and Golden Globe winning actors and actresses.