Religious and sexual submission are explored in a movie about a Muslim Dominatrix in need of an exorcism. Seeking finishing funds.
Profane is a feature length motion picture about a young Muslim Pro Domme in the midst of a spiritual crisis. It's explores the idea of submission from a religious, psychological and sexual perspective. It's also a horror film about possession by a jinn. Jinn are the Islamic equivalent of demons. According to the Quran, Allah (God) created humans from clay, angels from light and jinn from smokeless fire. They are equally good and evil, and it is said that each of us has one of our own. Profane is an inverted exorcism. The main character, Muna, has lost her jinn and is trying to bring it back into herself in order to feel whole again. She also struggles to understand the culture and religion from which she has been alienated. In the meantime, she journeys through a maze of indulgence, excess, and altered reality to find that her true self has been whispering to her all along.
Principal photography was completed in March 2009, and a rough cut of the movie has been made. Finishing funds are needed for the following:
- final edit
- color correction
- sound mix
- title sequence
- transfer to tape
- press screener DVDs
- posters, postcards, and PR
- festival entry fees and shipping
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A $3000 gift makes the contributor an Exucutive Producer on the film with the appropriate credit, plus a DVD press screener (the entire director's cut), up to 20 signed movie posters, up to 6 VIP passes to the premiere and after party (in Chicago or NYC), a set of one-of-a-kind Jinn drawings by the director, and a private dinner with the director and the film's star Manal Kara.
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