A contemporary comedy about men and love -- told through the stories of five guys who start a website called "The Man's Guide To Love."
The Man's Guide To Love Movie
This project is an experiment in creating something we love. Two years ago, we set out naively with three young guys to talk to men all around the world about love. We asked them for one piece of advice that they'd tell another man. All this advice is collected on our website themansguidetolove.com. It turns out what we didn't know about love was astounding. This movie is about everything we've learned about love from the experience -- and it's about how much we have yet to learn. This movie is personal, cinematic, painfully honest, funny and ultimately emotional -- just like all the men we met on this journey.
The more time we spent writing this script, the more we realized this should not just be another disposable Hollywood romantic comedy. We are setting out to create an ambitious contemporary film about what it's like to live now -- in this new media age -- what love is like now -- what's real and what isn't -- how is love really defined -- and oddly enough, it all still ends up being a very entertaining modern romantic comedy. The movie has been described as "Adaptation meets Annie Hall" and "The Social Network for the 99%" -- a love letter to all those websites out there that don't end up becoming Facebook, but still change the lives of the people involved.
Join the community of this film. Read the script. Become part of the experience of making a movie in a truly unique way. Crowdsourcing the funding for this movie is a natural extension of the project itself. We crowdsourced the content from day one. We had no agenda, other than to learn the truth about what men have to say about love. Having witnessed the incredible candor of these men, we feel a unique responsibility to create a movie that rises to this level of passion, humor, honesty and integrity. To achieve this goal, this movie needs a true community of support.
We believe in having a good time, and if you become part of the community of The Man's Guide To Love Movie, we'll take you on an exciting and entertaining ride. We guarantee there will be pitfalls along the way, but together, we'll keep our sense of humor as we go -- and we'll send you updates and special behind-the-scenes videos. This movie is about sharing love -- and that's what we're going to do throughout the entire process of making it. We'll be open and candid and share the experience of trying to create a great movie.
We're also going to move fast. We commence photography on June 4th, wrap 24 days later, edit the film through July and August in order to deliver a preliminary cut by September 1st, 2012. To make a movie at this pace requires a little bit of crazy and a lot of support. We'll bring the little bit of crazy if you can give us the lot of support. With hard work and a great deal of love, together we can create a unique original movie that will make us all proud.
With deep affection,
Mark Levin & Jennifer Flackett
Want to check out some cool stuff?
Click here for the website themansguidetolove.com. Here's where The Man's Guide To Love landed on the New York Magazine Approval Matrix. That was a great day. Jezebel declared '"The Man's Guide To Love" Has Stolen Our Hearts.' Also awesome. These are just a few of our favorite videos:
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pledged of $200,000 goal
Funding Canceled Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on April 19, 2012.
Mar 20, 2012 - Apr 19, 2012
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Join us. Participate in the making of "The Man's Guide To Love" movie, and you'll get updates on the progress of production, special Kickstarter-only behind-the-scenes content, and our heartfelt gratitude.Estimated delivery: Apr 2012
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The Script. As a part of our team, get your own password protected link to the shooting script. This isn't just any ordinary script. It's filled with links to real men giving advice, so you can see how these clips interact with the movie. Share your thoughts and participate in the process.Estimated delivery: Apr 2012
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The Script + Movie. In addition to the unique interactive script, you'll get your very own digital download of the movie the same day the DVD is released wherever you live. Throw a Man's Guide To Love party, invite your friends over to see the movie that you helped create.Estimated delivery: Sep 2013
Pledge $45 or more
The Script + Movie + Soundtrack. For this contribution, we'll also throw in a download of the sure-to-be-awesome Man's Guide To Love soundtrack. Guaranteed to make you want to fall in love -- and start an internet company -- both at the same time.Estimated delivery: Sep 2013
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The "We Love You" Call. In addition to the Script + Movie + Soundtrack, Mark and Jen will call you themselves and tell you how much they love you for your supporting their project. There is nothing better than someone calling you and saying those three magic words -- unless it's two people! BEST VALUE!Estimated delivery: Apr 2012
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6 backers Limited (244 of 250 left)
Limited Edition Movie Poster. Okay, sit down for this one. Not only will you get the Script + Movie + We Love You Call, you'll get the official Man's Guide To Love one-sheet movie poster -- personally signed by the cast and filmmakers. Only while supply lasts.Estimated delivery: Sep 2013
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Your Advice On The Website. Give your own advice on love. In addition to the script and download, have your advice (or the advice of someone you love) live forever on themansguidetolove.com. We'll arrange with you to upload a video that will live permanently on our website as part of our collected wisdom on love.Estimated delivery: Apr 2012
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The MGL Book. Get the script, the movie, the Special Thanks in the credits -- plus your own copy of "The Man's Guide To Love" Book that will be coming out from Simon and Schuster. No bathroom would be complete without a book containing the advice of a thousand men sitting right next to the toilet.Estimated delivery: Sep 2013
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Official Crew Hat. If reading isn't your thing, how about an MGL baseball cap? You'll get the script, the movie, the soundtrack, the We Love You Call AND a handsome Crew Hat proudly showing off your affiliation with the movie for all to see.Estimated delivery: Aug 2012
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Your Name In The Credits. Receive "Special Thanks" at the end of the movie. This is permanent. And it comes with your very own iMDB page. You'll, of course, get this Special Thanks Credit in addition to Script + Movie + We Love You Call.Estimated delivery: Sep 2013
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3 backers Limited (27 of 30 left)
Personal Love Advice. We've learned a lot about love over the past couple years. For this contribution, Mark, Jen or someone from original themansguidetolove.com team will call you or Skype with you for fifteen minutes, and offer you the benefit of our wisdom on your personal matters of the heart.Estimated delivery: Apr 2012
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Friends and Family Screening. We'll host a private live stream of an early cut of the film, complete with a Q and A with the filmmakers. As part of the core community behind the film, we want your feedback on the movie before picture is locked.Estimated delivery: Aug 2012
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3 backers Limited (97 of 100 left)
Movie Premiere Tickets. You and a guest will join us for official exclusive premiere screenings in New York and Los Angeles. Walk down the red carpet as one of the backers of the movie and join the cast and filmmakers at the celebration afterwards.Estimated delivery: Sep 2013
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4 backers Limited (46 of 50 left)
Be In The Movie. The movie ends with a mosaic of men all around the world giving their advice on love. You or your husband or your father or your brother can be one of these men giving their advice over the end credits. We think this is a very special reward.Estimated delivery: Sep 2013
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Stay In Our Treehouse. Homey accommodations for the couch surfer crowd. You and a guest will walk across the suspension bridge to your private geodesic dome treehouse thirty feet off the ground. We'll provide sleeping bags, pillows -- and even electricity!Estimated delivery: Jul 2012
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4 backers Limited (46 of 50 left)
The Gotham Group, one of the top management agencies in Hollywood, will read your manuscript, look at your film, your screenplay, or your illustrated work, and one of the Gotham managers will call you personally and offer you counsel on how to turn your project into a success. (And we'll throw in the MGL Script + Movie + Soundtrack + Book as well. That's love!)Estimated delivery: Jul 2012
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1 backer Limited (9 of 10 left)
Propose to your significant other on themansguidetolove.com. Use the website to send a personal expression of love on your wedding anniversary, or use it to ask a secret admiree out on a date. We want The Man's Guide To Love help you express your love!Estimated delivery: Apr 2012
Pledge $900 or more
1 backer Limited (4 of 5 left)
Pitching Session. Members of Laurence Mark's development team -- seasoned veterans themselves -- will sit down with you at their office at Sony Studios, listen to your pitch, and help you hone it, so it can find its path to becoming a successful film.Estimated delivery: Jul 2012
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Mark's Orange Hat From The Movie. This will be an actual one-of-a-kind piece of memorabilia from the movie. On every film he and Jen direct, Mark wears a different hat for the entirety of the process. Contribute to the movie and his hat will be yours!Estimated delivery: Sep 2012
Pledge $1,500 or more
1 backer Limited (24 of 25 left)
Cameo. Be an actual on-camera guest at the climatic anniversary party at the end of movie. You (and one friend) can be our guests and featured at the actual party scene interacting with the cast. The scene will be shot in Los Angeles in late June. RSVP right away! Space is limited!Estimated delivery: Jun 2012
Pledge $2,000 or more
2 backers Limited (3 of 5 left)
Be a Crew Member On The Movie. Come to LA for the month of June and participate in the making of the film. You'll get exposure to every aspect of the process. A cross between film school and film camp. Once in a lifetime opportunity. (Crew housing not included.)Estimated delivery: May 2012
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2 backers All gone!
Lunch with Laurence Mark at Sony Studios. Larry's produced over forty movies, including "Jerry Maguire," "Working Girl," "I, Robot," "As Good As It Gets," and "Dreamgirls." He even produced The Academy Awards. He'll take you to lunch at the Sony Dining Room in Los Angeles, and his stories about the movie business are absolutely priceless.Estimated delivery: Aug 2012
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Anonymous Angel. You can always just contribute because you've made a lot of money, maybe you like us, maybe you're our long lost uncle, or maybe you'd just like to support a movie that sends good love vibes out into the world, expecting nothing in return. (You will still receive the "We Love You" Call -- unless of course you'd just rather not.)Estimated delivery: Jun 2012