Do you want to see your name on the big screen?  We are looking for investors, grants, scholarships, and donations for our final student/independent film at Chapman University.  To help promote our cause, we're offering a HIGHLY exclusive, limited-time opportunity to view our recent films in their entirety, free of charge.  If you can provide financial support for our student/independent senior thesis please contact us directly at If you wish, you may also donate through paypal below. Thank you. (More Information)

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Raymond & Joseph Cinemato

For those interested in financially supporting this endeavor, we would like to make contact to discuss details.  Some benefits include:

  • Credits in Film
  • IMDB Credit
  • Advertising
  • Worldwide exposure for you and/or your organization
  • Copy of Film
  • Referrals
  • Philanthropy

Some Background Info:

Last December, two brothers who go by the name "The Cinemato Bros" began brainstorming plans for their next independent/college senior thesis project: the capstone of a Bachelor of Fine Arts in the Film Production program at Chapman University.  This competitive program requires students to develop, pitch, produce, and market a film production over the course of their senior year.  Only one hurdle remains before they may begin.  Turning to the community, the two brothers hope to raise the budget to produce their film by their mid-July deadline.  They are looking for investors, grants and sponsorships to make their dream a reality.

As children, Raymond and Joseph pursued careers of Lego-building and tree-climbing.  When Legos failed to afford them the tools necessary to realize their imaginative adventures they turned to the written word.  But when they found pictures, words seemed a thousand times more restrictive, so at 24 pictures per second (the frame rate of film) they didn't even know what to do with themselves.

From that fateful moment, the Cinemato Bros began their more reputable career as filmmakers.  They received their first film award when only 12 and 11 years old and continued this tradition straight through Marina High School, Orange Coast College, and Chapman University through awards, sponsorships, festivals, and most recently Academy considerations.  Their latest film entitled, "1:03AM" had its world premiere at the Newport Beach International Film Festival (51,000 people in festival attendance), where it opened to great reviews and response.  The film has also gone on to be selected as the showcase piece of the Fox Fullerton Film and Music Festival, as well as being considered for the Academy Award for best Student Film.  The winner of this award goes on to be considered for the 2010 Academy Awards Best Short Film.

Raymond and Joseph Cinemato look to share the experience with those who want to embark on this journey.  If you are interested in offering your financial support for their student senior thesis project, contact them at or visit their production company's website at