Member Spotlight: Rachel Palumbo & Alex Cubis, creators of Rocket Man
by Molaundo Jones, Social Media Specialist at Fractured Atlas
Alex Cubis of Smarter Pictures and Rachel Palumbo of Creō Pictures have been members of Fractured Atlas since April 2018. They are the producers of Rocket Man, a film about an aspiring writer whose career is stagnant and his confrontation with an old friend who has become successful through unscrupulous means.
How has Fractured Atlas benefitted your artistic practice?
Fractured Atlas offered a legitimized process for raising funds for our film, Rocket Man. They were incredibly hands-on with ensuring that everything in our development phase was above board, including our email drafting, donation solicitation and marketing.
How has Fractured Atlas benefitted your revenue/income generation?
Fractured Atlas allowed us to seek tax-deductible donations, meaning contributors were more enthusiastic about supporting our film because it represented one part of a bigger community-driven project and ethos.
Which Fractured Atlas programs have you used?
Why do you think artists and organizations should become members of Fractured Atlas?
Artists and organizations should become members of Fractured Atlas because it will provide them with a supportive team who can answer questions about the fundraising process and they will also become members of a broader community of like-minded creatives.
Do you have any upcoming events that people should know about?
Stay tuned for festival screenings and showcases of our film in 2019!
What is your biggest accomplishment as a result of being a Fractured Atlas member?
Successfully raising enough money to fund our film and complete it to the high standard that we had envisioned for it.
About Molaundo Jones
Molaundo Jones is a visual artist, entrepreneur, and arts adminstrator. As Social Media Specialist, he creates strategies and content for social media marketing and works with our members to develop a comprehensive calendar of events. Molaundo is a New York native, earned his MFA in Fine Arts at the School of Visual Arts, and BA in Marketing at Morehouse College. He is founder of The Clever Agency, a communications consultancy and develops professional development programs for Queens Council on the Arts. He has also worked with the New York Foundation on the Arts' Immigrant Artist Mentoring Program and Artist as Entrepreneur Bootcamp and has served as a grant panelist for Bryant Park Corporation, Brooklyn Arts Council, and the Museum of Art and Design.