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“The Toymaker” crowdfunding campaign has ended.

This past October 25th, THE TOYMAKER finalized its crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo.com. The team is very happy with the results obtained. Even though the initial goal was not reached, the funds raised will allow the production of the film to continue. It also means the team will count with more time to keep searching for funds through other national and international film financing. THE TOYMAKER TEAM wants to thank all the people who backed, shared and liked our campaign. We Read More...

Mario at Shelton Art Gallery of Florida

Next October 6th, in the Shelton Art Gallery of Florida, Mario Calderón will be exhibiting a sample of his handmade wooden toys including the following series: traditional toys, Venezuelan traditions, circus and The Beatles. This prestigious gallery run by artist Carlos J. Tirado is located at: 11300 NW 41st St., Doral, Florida, 33178-01. Don't miss the chance to see this beautiful exhibit. See you there!   For more info: (305) 5999967 Read More...

THE TOYMAKER starts its crowdfunding campaign

Venezuelan toys on their way to the big screen Its creators define it as “a true story told by toys”. THE TOYMAKER is a unique cinematographic project that joins documentary, fiction and animation. It is about the life of the musician, collector and awarded Venezuelan toymaker Mario Calderón; a film about the importance of keeping alive our inner child. The crisis in Venezuela affects the filmmaking industry, yet for Óscar Quintero and Marzel Ávila, the directors of THE TOYMAKER, this crisis Read More...

Prize of the Jury – The Audience Awards

This August 10th started the annual contest of The Reelpitch Challenge of The Audience Awards where filmmakers are able to present their projects for the audience to vote and select their favorite. This year, for the first round 195 projects from all around the globe were selected to compete in four different categories: Pre-Production, Production, Post-Production and Distribution. The Toymaker project participated in the Production category and was selected along other 20 projects to go to the finals round, which Read More...

Last Saturday on Convencion Hotel

Last Saturday, 16th at the Convencion Hotel Boutique in Mérida, Venezuela started the great Toy Exhibition of the Maestro Mario Calderón, one of the most important toymakers in Venezuela with a career of more than 30 years. The exhibition commemorates the children’s day in Venezuela which was celebrated on the 17th and  will last a moth. Read More...

For the fifth time

For the fifth time, Mario Calderon was invited to participate in anual International Folk Art market in Santa Fe, NM. This market is the most important one of its kind in the world. There, Mario was able to share his handmade toys and we were able to spread the word about our project The Toymaker movie Read More...