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This project was successfully funded on October 9, 2012.
About this project
Don't know us? Catch up on SEASON 1 CLICK HERE <<<<<
We're asking for you to PRE-PURCHASE your digital download of the film. It's $15 and reserves your digital copy in advance.
If all of our friends, fans, and family do this we will exceed our goal!
Of course we have other perks as well for over and under $15 - Every dollar counts!
Also- be sure to LEAVE A COMMENT telling us which CITY you're from.
We will film an episode of Season 2 in the city with the most contributors and invite you all to be part of the episode as well!
You will only be charged at the end of the 30 days when we have raised the entire $25,000.00 so go ahead and jump in the game now. This amount will KickStart the project and anything over helps us to complete the film.
Thank you! All of our friends, fans, and family from all over this world have made this possible. A successful season 1 and now...
For those who don't know, The Couple is our popular web series on the Black&Sexy TV Network. We are set to create a feature film based on the series.
In the film we will be dealing with some very real life issues as we win a large sum of cash ($750,000.00 to be exact) and have to navigate how that changes us and those around us...or more precise, brings out who people really are.
In the series we have been dedicated to giving you slice of life- even voyeuristic sensibilities of what our relationship is truly like. No pretense- no fantasy land. The movie will be the same - with the higher stakes of a new tax bracket and our dreams on the line. Hilarious - honest- with some unexpected twists.
We invite you to meet our team and participate with us in making this film:
If you're just getting to know us you can catch up on SEASON 1 HERE
Dennis is a Sundance Film Festival 2008 Alumni and Gotham award nominee for Breakthrough Director. His feature film debut A GOOD DAY TO BE BLACK AND SEXY is distributed by Magnolia Pictures, licensed by Showtime and can be seen now on Netflix. Dennis is also creative head of WWW.BLACKANDSEXY.TV which produces and distributes The Couple, The Number, That Guy, & Roomieloverfriends (in co-venture with Issa Rae Productions) amongst others, weekly.
Jeanine Daniels is series co-creator and on the writing team of The Couple. She is also the writer/creator of THAT GUY (a new series from Black&Sexy.TV) and is a creative partner of the network at large. She serves as an executive producer of the film.
Brian lensed Dennis Dortch's first short film HONEY - a Slamdance Official Selection - and followed up with A GOOD DAY TO BE BLACK AND SEXY, Sundance 2008. He also shoots for The Couple and The Number from WWW.BLACKANDSEXY.TV. He recently was DP on Mouse Ward a transmedia film project. As a Visual Effects Supervisor he has worked on the The Vampire Diaries, Smallville, and The Sarah Connor Chronicles. Other visual fx credits include Game of Thrones, Breaking Bad, and Michael Jackson's "This Is It".
Nikki Love hails from Chicago and is now a LA Based filmmaker. She recently produced the multiple award winning film THE LAST FALL with Lance Gross and Nicole Beharie and was also was a producer on Dysfunctional Friends, starring Stacey Dash, Terrell Owens & Meagan Good.
Those are the key members of our team.
We will have a small crew. We will keep this film intimate and most of all independent. Our plan is to distribute it directly to you - the same as we have done for all of the series at WWW.BLACKANDSEXY.TV
So again, we invite you to join our family. September will have new content from The Couple all month long. After that-- this movie will be the next time you see The Couple and we cannot do it without you!
It's all or nothing. We MUST raise the entire $25,000 or we won't receive a dime. So please don't wait!
Thank you, again. We can't wait to start shooting and share this movie with you all.
Chick & Dude (The Couple)
It says payment will be made to Roomieloverfriends, LLC. I like that series, but I want my money to go to The Couple Movie.
Roomieloverfriends is our business name for the bank. Your money is designated for production of The Couple Movie only.
Pledge $5 or more
NAME THE COUPLE- any contribution $1 and up grants you the opportunity to NAME us! We've been Chick and Dude for the entire first Season. As soon as you contribute head over to the COMMENT section and leave your name suggestions...they will later be put to a VOTE.
You will also receive a Thank you credit in the film.Estimated delivery:
Pledge $15 or more
MOVIE DOWNLOAD - Here it is! Buy your digital download virtual movie ticket in advance! If all of our friends, fans, and family do this we will EXCEED our goal. You will also receive a Thank you credit in the film.Estimated delivery:
Pledge $25 or more
MOVIE + MUSIC PACK - Love The Couple? Really love the music? Get your movie download and original soundtrack now. The best indie artists will be on this collectors item. You will also receive a Thank you credit in the film.Estimated delivery:
Pledge $35 or more
***NEW REWARD!!!*** DVD + SOUNDTRACK PACK - For those who have been asking for a physical DVD of the film--Here it is! Snag your Movie on DVD and get the Soundtrack on CD. You will also receive a Thank You credit in the film.Estimated delivery:
Pledge $50 or more
The BLACK&SEXY PACK - The movie download- the incredible original indie soundtrack AND a Black&Sexy Tshirt. You will also receive a Thank you credit in the film.Estimated delivery:
Pledge $100 or more
THE COUPLE PACK - The movie download- The original indie Soundtrack- The Black&Sexy Tshirt AND a DVD of Season 1. All of the episodes -minisodes - and bonus footage. Makes a great gift too.. You will also receive a Special Thank you credit in the film.Estimated delivery:
Pledge $250 or more
VIDEO SKYPE DATE (or Phone call) - with Chick or Dude - Score a 30 minute personal video Skype Date or phone call with your choice and everything in THE COUPLE PACK and a Thank You credit in the film.Estimated delivery:
Pledge $400 or more
0 backers Limited (1 left of 1)
THE MOO MOO - The ONE AND ONLY Moo Moo garment from Chick's closet worn in the popular minisode "The Moo Moo" ( http://youtu.be/R8xwCqQPeig ) You will also receive everything in THE COUPLE PACK and a Thank You credit in the film.Estimated delivery:
Pledge $500 or more
ASSOCIATE PRODUCER. Thank you! This significant contribution makes you an associate producer on the film. You will receive onscreen credit as well as IMDB. You will also receive everything in the COUPLE PACK above.Estimated delivery:
Pledge $750 or more
CHARACTER NAMED AFTER YOU - Fictional character in the film will be named after you, plus invitation for you and a guest to the private premiere screening of The Couple - The Movie in Los Angeles (*Travel and accommodations not included), Associate Producer Credit and everything in THE COUPLE PACK.Estimated delivery:
Pledge $1,000 or more
0 backers Limited (5 left of 5)
DOUBLE DATE! a solid grand gets you a double date. You and a guest will join THE COUPLE for dinner and dessert in Los Angeles. (travel/accomodations not included) We will pick you up in a Limo- take you somewhere swank and have you as a VIP guest to our private premiere screening as well. You also receive an associate producer credit and everything in THE COUPLE PACK. (above)Estimated delivery:
Pledge $1,500 or more
2 backers Limited (1 left of 3)
SPEAKING ROLE - not only are you joining us in making the movie but you will be IN the movie - not as an extra - but a full fledged speaking role. You will receive credit on the film - an invitation for you and a guest to the private premiere screening of the movie in Los Angeles (*Travel and accommodations not included for all), Associate Producer Credit and everything in THE COUPLE PACK.Estimated delivery:
Pledge $2,500 or more
CO - PRODUCER - this generous contribution has just made you CO- PRODUCER on the film with an OPENING SEQUENCE credit as well as IMDB. You are also invited to the set with a guest for one day and will be our VIP guests at the premiere screening private premiere screening of The Couple - The Movie in Los Angeles (*Travel and accommodations not included for all), You will of course receive everything in the THE COUPLE PACK (above) as well.Estimated delivery:
- (30 days)