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Why Support
This Film?

Help Us
Make It!

'Papi' is a short film that follows Hector Jr., 32, a gay man and his relationship with his estranged family. With his father in critical condition fighting COVID-19, Hector Jr. must find a way to make peace with his father while remaining true to himself. 

In 2021, 'Papi' the short play won first place at the Nuyorican Poet's Cafe Theatre Festival.

It received rave reviews from the audience and multiple people suggested the story be adapted for the big screen. Ashley L. Canfield adapted the story for film to focus on Hector Jr.'s journey, adding layers to the already emotional story. 

'Papi' is the story of many people in the LGBTQ+ community. To write an authentic story, Ashley shared an anonymous survey with Latinx members of the LGBTQ+ community that asked them to describe their experiences coming out to their families. Many stories were heartbreaking. She used some of the answers of that survey to write what became a story of a young man seeking closure from his fractured relationship with his father. Our goal is to bring this story to a wider audience. The purpose of this story is to show everyone who has a difficult relationship with their family, as a result of them coming out, that they are not alone.   

Blended City has decided to produce this film because it reflects our mission.

We are currently in pre-production and seeking to raise additional funds to make this film the best it can possibly be. Thanks to our current Executive Producers we have $4,500 out of the $7,000 that we need. Note that Blended City is a qualified 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization and ALL donations received for the production of this film will be tax deductible. 

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Additional funds will be used for paying cast, crew, craft services, equipment, and post production. 

Any amount contributed towards this project is greatly appreciated. Additionally below are some incentives for specific donation amounts. 


$1,000 - Executive Producer IMDB Credit

+ Free Ticket to premiere

$500 - Associate Producer IMDB Credit

+ Free Ticket to premiere

$100 - $499 - Name in 'Special Thanks' in credits


Venmo - @BlendedCity

Cashapp - $BlendedCity

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Zelle - 917-407-0907

You can also donate to Blended City via check; please make your check out to

Blended City Creative Company Inc. 

and mail it to:


PO BOX 23403

BROOKLYN, NY 11202-3403

If you have any questions about our film or would like to chat further about how you can help feel free to send us a message at

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