Our film captures the dual pandemic of COVID-19 and racial injustice through the eyes of two young artists — a Black man and a White woman — living in a state that has been ground zero for both.
Trace the Line doesn’t shy away from the intense challenges and heartache we face, but it also offers a transformational narrative of unity and hope. The film reconciles with this moment and shares a bold vision of what our future could hold, while reminding audiences what it means to be human. Trace the Line gives Madison the chance to share a transformational story of resilience and hope on the international stage when many will be trying to reconcile with the events of this year. The filmmakers plan to submit Trace the Line on the film festival circuit in the coming months, but right now they are trying to raise funds to finish editing and post-production.
Donations made to Trace the Line through Arts Wisconsin, a registered 501(c)(3), by December 31 are tax-deductible. The production provided jobs to 19 diverse families — who lost work due to the pandemic — with help from initial donors, foundations and grants.
Director Alejandro Miranda and producer Noel Miranda live and work in Madison, and their short film Fantasy in D Minor won Best International Short Film at the Oxford International Film Festival. Miranda shot Trace the Line in 21 days without any COVID-19 incidents.
The production provided jobs to 19 diverse families with help from donors, foundations and grants. We are now raising additional funds for post-production through Arts Wisconsin, a registered 501(c)(3) — all donations are tax-deductible.