We put together a dynamite team of storytellers to create this heartfelt film from a story that evokes reflection of truth, trust and love. This is where you come in. You have an opportunity to be a part of this art creation process.
The Fantastic Santa Monaco is a narrative feature film about group of performance artists who are looking for love, connection and significance in Los Angeles. Their dream is to perform at upscale galleries and museums but for now they are performing on the street in Venice and Santa Monica. While in a bisexual relationship two of these women struggle with jealousy, comfortability in their own skin, wanting attention and feeling valued.
The project is inspired by my own personal experiences and the work of poet, D.H. Lawrence and the fables of LaFontaine. The scene is set in Santa Monica and the main characters Aqua and Becca are looking for a more authentic and deeper connection in their love life. Finally, they find it but only after they open themselves up to the universe, animal spirit guides, energy healers and tarot readers, where they find a meaning to their existence. Aqua has chosen performance art as her profession and Becca' is a fashion model with ambitions to be a fashion designer. Neither has any interest in the normal 9-5 white picket fence existence.
This is the ninth feature film that Anastasio has produced and the second narrative feature that she will be directing. This movie will showcase the artist’s experience of living and dating in Los Angeles with all the stigmas and pressures of society. With the inspiration from Cindy Sherman, John Cassavetes and Maya Deren, we take you through a journey, including jealousy, being comfortable in your own skin in their daily lives to expose a deeper sense of intimacy. Our goal is to inspire millions of millennials who seek validation in their self discovery and sexual identity.
Who is part of this project? Awesome world changers like cast members, Bria and Chrissy, Sasha Zimnitsky, Christina Linhardt, Brenna Gwyn Snowe, photographer, Kate Turning, associate producer, Alexandra Pyke-Bagrash, choreographer, Kerri Affronti, music by Pearl Anne Lyon and more!
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Contribute $10 and more - Thank you in the credits - Santa Monaco map, Get your name in the credits of the final film and a map/guide of where we filmed in Los Angeles in a PDF that will be emailed to you. Behind the scenes content streaming links.
Contribute $25 and more - Streaming Link of the Film Get Your name in the credits of the final film and a password protected streaming link to view at your leisure.
Contribute $50 and more - Signed DVD + Original Art Magic Postcard - Get your name in the credits of the final film, a password protected streaming link to view at your leisure, a Signed DVD by Alexia Anastasio plus an Original Art Magic Postcard by Alexia Anastasio.
Contribute $100 and more - Dance Video- Alexia will dance to your favorite song. It will be performance art gold. (cow outfit not included) plus streaming Links to The Fantastic Santa Monaco and Little Fishes
Contribute $350 and more - Get a Brainstorming Magical Session over Lunch or Skype with Director, Alexia Anastasio, Your name in the credits of the final film, a password protected streaming link to view at your leisure and a 3 Signed DVD's by Alexia Anastasio of Adventures in Plymptoons!, Little Fishes and The Fantastic Santa Monaco, original Alexia art postcard and have lunch with director, Alexia Anastasio in Los Angeles or a film festival that the film is playing in (travel and lodging not included)
Contribute $1,000 and more - Be an extra in the movie, Your name in the credits of the final film, a password protected streaming link to view at your leisure and a 3 Signed DVD's by Alexia Anastasio of Adventures in Plymptoons!, Little Fishes and The Fantastic Santa Monaco, original Alexia art postcard and Be an extra in the movie (travel and lodging not included)
Contribute $2,500 and more - Get Associate Producer credit, be on set for 1 days of production and shadow the director (travel and lodging not included) and original artwork by Alexia Anastasio
Contribute $5,000 and more - Executive Producer credit, be able to attend International Film Festival Premiere (travel and lodging not included) and original artwork by Alexia Anastasio