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Phoebe is a lonely video game designer seeking a true connection in the modern world. Unfortunately, she doesn't relate to people like most in "normal society." So she starts seeing a therapist, she changes her diet and joins a book club. As her path to self improvement unfurls, some of her more eccentric interests lead her down a darker path. She meets a few men along the way, hoping to spark a love connection. But her perversions are hard to suppress. Will she be able to change? Or will she accept her fate as a female pervert?

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Female Pervert is a comedy that has been fermenting in my mind for a while, maybe my whole life. It's going to be realistically told with elements of the absurd scattered throughout. So far I've put together a great cast and crew, and I know that with your help we can all come together to tell a unique story.

Although this film is called Female Pervert, and although it will be dealing with subjects of a sexual nature, I want to be clear that I am not trying to titillate the audience. I actually want the opposite of that. I want you to feel almost as if you are the subject of unwanted advances. Imagine if you were being hit on by BEAVIS & BUTTHEAD or EASTBOUND & DOWN's Kenny Powers. Other influences include Park Chul-Soo's strange and evocative 301/302, the Dardenne Brothers' Palme d'Or winning ROSETTA and Adult Swim's superb absurdist television series EAGLEHEART.

There's a lot of talk in the media these days about the "war on women." Female Pervert is kind of a "war on boring women." I am a female filmmaker making a film about a female character, but I am also tired of seeing the same movie by female filmmakers over and over again. I want to create a character who you wouldn't want to be friends with. She would be disparagingly written about on the internet. Phoebe is a character who would be lauded for all the wrong reasons and she would get promotions at work and you would be jealous. I want to make a movie about someone who is lonely but confident and angry.

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Here are some links to talented people involved in the project.

Jennifer Kim - Lead Actress - http://www.imdb.com/name/nm3026487

Melodie Sisk - Producer - http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1461281

Alexander Sablow - DP - http://www.alexandersablow.com

Dave Bonawits - Editor - http://www.davebonawits.com

Joshua Mikel - Actor - http://www.imdb.com/name/nm2282254/

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Female Pervert is my most ambitious project yet, but we're still operating on a shoestring budget. We are planning to shoot this summer. The money will be use to pay:

-Cast and Crew ($3000)

-Equipment Rental ($2000)

-Food and Beverage ($1000)

-Transportation ($900)

I would be so grateful if you could help me materialize my imagination. 

Risks and challenges

We are planning to shoot the movie in 10 days in Atlanta, GA during the summer. Atlanta's summer is very fickle and hot, so we may struggle with outdoor shoots. Also, half the cast and crew are based in New York, so it will be a challenge scheduling a 10 day period which will work for everyone. Making movies is hard. We just want to make sure we have enough funds to make it through our measly shoot.

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