MADEIRA, M’DEAR – Short Musical Comedy of a Good Girl on Her 21st Birthday and Why Mother Warned Her to Stay Away From Red Wine

Spielberg wannabes give new meaning to the saying

Go For Broke”

 

Paul Boffano and Camille Coladonato

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When an exuberant yet naive young woman meets a kindly but lecherous old man on the night of her 21st birthday, she learns why Mother always warned her to stay away from red wine. “Madeira, M’Dear,” is a musical-comedy short film from husband and wife producing team Camille Coladonato and Paul Boffano.

The Orlando pair are hoping to raise $6,000 to fund their film production on Indiegogo. But rather than offer the usual walk-on role or invite to the premiere to those who donate, Paul and Camille are promising bizarre, useless junk such as toilet paper, used ballpoint pens from a strip club, and unicorn drawings to their backers.
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“We are starving artists, so the things we are offering have no value whatsoever,” said Camille. “I mean, if we had money, we wouldn’t need to beg to raise money for our film.”

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Paul and Camille met eight years ago at the Los Angeles Screenwriters Expo when Camille was just 23 and Paul was 50. Although the two swear “Madeira, M’Dear” is not a story about them, Camille does admit Paul enticed her with a glass of red wine during that first meeting.

 


Camille Coladonato
Writer, 1st Assistant Director, & Executive Producer
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“Madeira, M’Dear” is loosely based on the whimsically comic song “Have Some Madeira, M’Dear” written by Flanders and Swann and made popular in the 1960s by the group the Limeliters. The song’s lyrics tell the story of an elderly gentleman who encourages an attractive young girl to “tope” some sickly sweet Portuguese wine called Madeira in an effort to seduce her.

Media inquiries can be directed to Paul Boffano and Camille Coladonato at
paulboffano@centurylink.net.

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Check out the campaign here!

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Production on “Madeira, M’Dear” is set to commence this summer with a release in the fall, 2015.

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CONNECT WITH PAUL AND CAMILLE:

Indiegogo
@camillefilm
Facebook

 

BIOS:

Paul Boffano
Writer, Director, & Executive Producer

Paul Boffano has been in the entertainment industry since 1974.  Paul started his career as a musician/dancer for Walt Disney World. Shortly thereafter, he transitioned to the technical side of entertainment.

In his tenure as a Technical Director, he worked on and with many, major performers, shows, and production companies, including: Bob Hope, Kenny Rogers, Wayne Newton, Oakridge Boys, Seals & Croft, Joel Grey, Bill Cosby, Johnny Cash, Kelly Clarkson, Kathy Lee Gifford, Gloria Estefan, Charlie Pride, Eddie Rabbit, Loretta Lynn, Kris Kristofferson, Universal Pictures’ Jaws 3-D, ABC Wide World of Sports, Dick Clark Productions, ESPN, and Turner Broadcast Systems, just to name a few.

From a Technical Director, Paul transitioned to film and television as an screenwriter, actor, executive producer, and director.

Camille Coladonato
Writer, 1st Assistant Director, & Executive Producer

Camille Coladonato began her career in the entertainment industry as a screenwriter while living in Los Angeles in 2006. A year later, after joining a writers’ group and writing several spec feature film scripts, she attended the Los Angeles Screenwriters’ Expo to expand her skills and pitch her films.

Although her scripts were not picked up, her life was changed forever when she met her now husband and business partner, Paul Boffano, who was also there pitching a concept. She moved to Florida, where she began pursuing acting with Paul. Later, Paul and Camille teamed up to write and produce a spec pilot called “A Fine Mess.”
It was during this project that Camille discovered her love of film production. In 2013, Camille went back to school to get her degree in film production. Currently, Camille is an Advanced Film Production Technology student at Valencia College, one of the best film programs in the country that has been endorsed by Steven Spielberg. In August 2015, Camille will graduate with her A.S. In Film Production. After graduation, Camille hopes to become a D.G.A 1st Assistant Director, in addition to working toward having a successful career writing, directing, and acting in her own and other productions.