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Adult Content: The Movie

A mockumentary about the making of a low-budget porn movie, Adult Content is the darkest, funniest film of the year!

Adult Content: The Movie

A mockumentary about the making of a low-budget porn movie, Adult Content is the darkest, funniest film of the year!

£2,467
pledged of £89,000pledged of £89,000 goal
32
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Thu, June 26 2014 7:27 AM UTC +00:00
Last updated June 26, 2014

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The Limited-Edition poster
The Limited-Edition poster

My name is Dan Hedley. I wrote Adult Content, I'm producing the film and I'll direct it too. And probably end up making the tea as well. 

- So you're making a porn film?

Nope. I'm making a film about the making of a porn film. Think somewhere between This Is Spinal Tap, The Office and Boogie Nights.

- Will there be lots of sex, then?

There will be some nudity, but we're focusing on the comedy going on behind the camera.

 - What happens in it?

We follow a (fictitious) documentary crew as they try to get a behind-the-scenes view of a porn film. You can read a detailed synopsis of Adult Content by clicking on this link.

- And what are you going to spend the money on?

Making a whole film. We're asking for £89,000 to cast, shoot and edit a feature film, ready to be entered into film festivals or (hopefully) given to a distributor, who will get it into cinemas. 

- But what exactly are you going to spend it on?

Casting, rehearsals, crew salaries, actors' salaries, hiring camera, sound and lighting equipment, feeding cast and crew, locations, props, insurance, a voiceover session, editing... Actually, why don't I just show you this handy pie chart:

Oh, and in case you were wondering, here's what I won't be spending the money on:

Paying me (all my time as the writer, director and producer is completely unpaid); special effects; CGI; chase scenes; prosthetics; flowers for the artist; music (the delightful Marcus O'Neill is waiving his fee for us). The actors will even be wearing their own clothes for the shoot. Hopefully they already dress like porn stars.

- What happens if you make your target?

I'll be very, very happy. And eternally grateful to you. We'll kick things off right away: casting will take place in late June; rehearsals will happen in July; the shoot will take place over the last three weeks in August, filming six days a week; post-production will be in September and the private first screening will (fingers crossed) be in October. After that, we will approach sales agents and distributors, as well as preparing for the film festival circuit in 2015.

If we raise more than the target, the excess will go into post-production (grading and sound design) to make the film as beautiful as possible, as well as film festival entry fees.

- So have you ever made any films before?

I certainly have. You can check out my short films on my website here. This will be my first feature film, so I'm glad that I'll be working with an experienced crew: they're the guys who helped me make the trailer you can see at the top of the page. 

My Director of Photography will be the very talented Mark Kuczewski, who, as well as being a DoP is a filmmaker in his own right and a lecturer in Media Production. 

We've also got the amazing Tom Kennedy doing sound, Zoe Kettel doing our hair and make-up, and singer-songwriter Marcus O'Neill is providing the soundtrack.

- How about actors? 

We have had a few casting ideas already, including some outrageous cameo performances from some well-known stars of stage and screen. 

- Say I pledge money. What do I get out of it?

Apart from instantly becoming younger, smarter and more attractive, you'll get rewards. They range from a copy of the film on DVD to a walk-on part and an executive producer credit, with something for every budget. Have a look on the right of the page to see what you can go for. 

Risks and challenges

- You're filming in the British summer. It's going to rain every day of the shoot, isn't it?

Probably. But most of our scenes will be shot indoors. We've also budgeted for a contingency day of extra shooting in case of rain/snow/tornadoes. So we'll be fine.

- Isn't it really risky to shoot a whole feature film in just 18 days? What happens if you overrun?

I've chosen such a tight schedule because it means I can make the film as cheaply as possible (and, therefore, ask people for less money!).
I'm working with a very professional crew - who have worked together before, with me - so it's going to be very focused on set.
I've set aside 13 days for rehearsals before we even shoot a frame, so the actors are going to know their characters and the script inside out before they step onto the set.
So, it's highly unlikely we'll have any serious overruns. But if we do, there is a 10% contingency in the budget, as well as the contingency day, to use if we need them.

- What about releasing the film? Won't it only be shown in porn cinemas?

Although the film is about a porn film, it isn't a porn film by any stretch of the imagination: the audience will see a few bare breasts and a naked male bottom, but otherwise, there is no nudity or sex shown on camera. So if the film gets a cinematic release, as we hope, it won't get an R18 rating. It's more likely to be a 15.

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    Pledge £10 or more About US$ 13

    THE DVD PACKAGE

    1) A DVD of 'Adult Content' (even if the film never makes it into the cinema!).

    2) Membership of 'The Making of Adult Content' private blog, with regular updates and behind-the-scenes photos.

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    THE T-SHIRT PACKAGE

    You'll get an exclusive T-shirt emblazoned with a quote from the film: "It's not porn. It's art."
    It's the perfect thing to wear to work, to church or for that awkward first dinner with the future in-laws!

    You'll also get membership of the private 'The Making of Adult Content' blog.

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    THE CREDITS PACKAGE

    During the closing credits, your name will appear in the "With thanks to..." section.

    You'll also get a copy of the DVD and membership of the private blog (see above).

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    THE SCRIPT PACKAGE

    A copy of the first draft of the screenplay of 'Adult Content', signed by the writer (that's me, Dan Hedley).

    You'll also get a 'With thanks to...' credit on the film, a copy of the DVD and membership of the private blog.

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    THE EXTRA PACKAGE

    1) A part as an extra in the film! This can be for you or as a gift to someone else.*

    2) A limited-edition poster for the film, signed by the director and cast members. We're only making 99 of these, so they're very exclusive!

    You'll also get all the preceding rewards.

    (*Because our schedule is so tight, we can only offer a limited choice of filming days for you to appear as an extra. You'll also need to arrange your own accommodation, where necessary, and transport to our set in London.)

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    THE PREMIERE PACKAGE

    A pair of tickets to the first screening of the film!

    You'll be with the cast and crew as they watch the completed 'Adult Content' for the first time at a private screening in London. You'll also join us at the after-party!

    Not only that, but you'll get a part as an extra in the film, a limited-edition poster (signed by the director and cast members), a signed first draft of the screenplay, an 'It's not porn. It's art.' T-shirt, a copy of the DVD of the film AND membership of the private 'Making Of...' blog.

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    Pledge £5,000 or more About US$ 6,323

    THE PRODUCER PACKAGE

    Be credited as an Executive Producer of the film!

    You'll be credited as an Executive Producer in the closing credits of the film and on IMDb.com

    You'll also receive all the preceding rewards: tickets to the first screening, a part as an extra in the film, a limited-edition poster (signed by the director and cast members), a signed first draft of the screenplay, an 'It's not porn. It's art.' T-shirt, a copy of the DVD of the film AND membership of the private 'Making Of...' blog. Bargain!

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