An original comedy feature film in the vein of Adam Sandler and Will Ferrell's greatest motion picture successes.
What is the Nude Truth?
THE NUDE TRUTH is a comedy feature film in the vein of Adam Sandler and Will Ferrell's greatest motion picture successes. Best described as ANCHORMAN meets CITY SLICKERS – UGLY TRUTH with a dose of AUSTIN POWERS.
LOGLINE: After getting fired from his hit BBC talk show, an eccentric British host builds a makeshift studio on a cattle ranch in Oregon and strives to take his offbeat and eventually 'all nude' cable TV show to the top – and in the process, win an outrageous bet against his longtime foe.
THE SCOOP: Set in London, England and then on a cattle ranch in Oregon, James Michael Watercress (former BBC talk show sensation) must do farm chores in exchange for investment capital and the use of a barn on his manager's family ranch. But for a guy used to wearing designer threads and eating Beluga caviar, James is a fish out of water. Snipping cow balls, shoveling manure, and cleaning mousetraps are a far cry from wine tasting and swing dancing. Ultimately, with help from his new rancher friends, his loyal manager / love interest, Zoe, and his kind hearted new-age minded Aunt, James strips away his superficialties and goes deep. He boldly rebrands his public access cable show, 'The Nude Truth!' No bull. No secrets. No clothes. Only after finally finding the balance in life and embracing love is James able to triumph.
With over six months of development, this feature film is designed to be a stepping stone for all parties involved. The script delivers a 'knockout comedic punch' according to Warner Bros. Script Reader / Story Consultant Nancy Blick, who also said: 'A brilliant blend of subtle and physical humor... hysterical setups and payoffs... a heartwarming, comedic story jam-packed with memorable characters and moments. '
Besides our experience working as writers, actors and producers on short films, features, TV pilots, promos, web series and stage performances, we plan to attach a 'sensational' director to the project – one whose unique vision and vast experience with indy filmmaking make him a true asset to our production. Details coming soon.
On top of that...
- We are assembling a talented, dedicated CAST and CREW
- We're shooting with top of the line HD cameras (Canon 7d, RED, HVX 200)
- And we have strong ties to distribution
With all of that said, we need your help to make it happen!
HOW DOES KICKSTARTER WORK?
We've already raised a considerable amount of our budget, but now need to complete the funding in order to make the film. The goal of this campaign is to raise a minimum of $75,000. If you decide to help, you can pledge whatever amount you want in exchange for great rewards. For example, a DVD of the film, a commemorative prop, your name in the credits, an autographed set piece or poster from the film... the list goes on!.
The more you pledge, the better the rewards! Take a look at the column on the right to see what's available.
If we make the goal by the deadline, your credit card is charged what you pledged (but not until then). We get to make a great movie, you get your great rewards, and everyone's happy.
The campaign has a hard deadline of 11:59 pm on Sunday, October 30th. If we fail to reach our goal, we get exactly $0.00. So please, give what you can. We greatly appreciate it.
In addition, please SPREAD THE WORD about our project! E-mail a friend, post it on an online forum, ask your Grandmother to tell her Bingo friends. For a project like ours to be successful, word of mouth is KEY!
Why a comedy feature film?
Given the state of things in the world today, we feel strongly that what the world needs now is love, sweet love. And who doesn't LOVE to LAUGH?! Let's all escape to a happy place for an hour and a half or so. We promise THE NUDE TRUTH film will be one hell of a joy ride!
Feel free to contact us with any questions by clicking on the ASK A QUESTION button below. We'd be happy to answer as best we can. Again, thank you so much for your support!
Special Thanks to Koo for his inspiration.
No. Only the three of us will be able to see your pledge amount.
That is totally fine. As you make your pledge, you can choose not to receive the rewards. Also, if you want some of the rewards but not everything listed, that's fine too. Having said that, why not take the rewards? Who knows, our signatures might be worth something down the road. And if not, the DVD makes a good Frisbee.
YES! Once you donate to the campaign, you may want to change your incentive reward to a different one, or increase your pledge amount. To do so, come back to this page and sign in. The green "Back This Project" button has been replaced with a blue "Manage Your Donation" button. Click it and you can enter a new amount, or choose a new incentive.
We chose Kickstarter because it is the BEST way to reach out to the creative community. Over the past year, each of us have contributed various amounts to Kickstarter campaigns. We have found several cool projects on this site - projects worthy of backing. For us, knowing that our contribution helped make those projects possible makes us feel all warm and fuzzy inside. :) In addition, we appreciate the connections we've made with other filmmakers and have been inspired by their success. We'd love for you to be a part of our creative journey and share in the excitement!
Rock solid! If we fail to raise the total amount by the deadline, we receive NADA. Which means it's back to table bussing, table dancing, and bussing table dancers. But hopefully that's not gonna happen cause this is America - the dream-making capital of the world! With your generous help, we can make this movie rock!
Here is a list of standard costs when making an independent feature film:
Film insurance, permits, equipment rental (including cameras, grip and electric, dolly, lights, silk screens, jibs, cranes, etc.), paying the crew (15-25 people total), paying the cast (7 main roles, 8 supporting, many extras), location fees, props, sets, stunts and craft service (food and drinks).
No, not in the official theatrical release. We plan to use the 'Austin Powers' gag to conceal implied nudity with props, etc. The movie will likely be rated PG-13.
Shipping to you is slightly extra; please add an additional $5 USD to your pledge if you live in Canada and $10 USD if you live in the UK, Ireland, Australia, or anywhere else in the world. Special thanks to our international supporters!
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THREE PIECE SUIT -- Our eternal gratitude. Every dollar helps. Thanks!Estimated delivery:
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LOOSEN THE TIE -- We will sing your praises to the Facebook community and on our brand new website, TheNudeTruth.com.Estimated delivery:
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UNBUTTON THE SHIRT -- A high-definition digital download of THE NUDE TRUTH film, plus we will sing your praises to the Facebook community and on our website.Estimated delivery:
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KICK OFF THE KICKS -- Accolades on Facebook and on our website, a digital download of the THE NUDE TRUTH film, PLUS a digital download of the soundtrack. This will contain at least 3 original songs as well as the original score. Get ready to rock!Estimated delivery:
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UNBUCKLE THE BELT -- The accolades, the digital download of the soundtrack, PLUS you will receive the official NUDE TRUTH commemorative BRACELET and a DVD of THE NUDE TRUTH film complete with special features and behind the scenes footage not available on the downloaded version. This includes interviews with the Producers and Stars as well as hysterical outtakes.Estimated delivery:
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SLIDE OFF THE SLACKS -- Everything at the $50 rewards level, PLUS two official NUDE TRUTH movie POSTCARDS - one signed by the main cast and the director!Estimated delivery:
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NO WHITE AFTER LABOR DAY -- The accolades, the DVD, the commemorative bracelet, the postcards, PLUS a hard copy of the movie soundtrack AND your name will appear in the credits under 'Special Thanks to.' That's right - Your name on the big and/or small screen!Estimated delivery:
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FEEL THE COOL BREEZE -- Everything at the $100 level, PLUS you will receive a limited edition NUDE TRUTH T-shirt designed by Diana. HINT: It's gonna look 'sensational!' Diana is a seasoned graphic artist with a keen eye for design. Welcome to SWAG CITY!Estimated delivery:
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THE COOL BREEZE STIFFENS -- Everything at the $150 rewards level, PLUS a 30 minute SKYPE with Todd, Diana, Matt and the actress playing Zoe. Ask any and all questions about the film, filmmaking, Los Angeles, acting, music, dating, whatever you like! You'll also receive 3 signed exclusive cast photos. (The pics and SKYPE are only available at this level)Estimated delivery:
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SLATHER ON THE SPF -- Everything at the $150 rewards level, PLUS a full-color autographed 8x10 photo with your name or initials branded on the official NUDE TRUTH COW! In addition, you will receive a 5x7 autographed photo of James battling 'El Pollo Loco' - the crazy chicken. No animals will be harmed in this reward. (Animal pics are only available at this level)Estimated delivery:
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SPF 500 -- Everything at the $150 rewards level, PLUS an ORIGINAL SONG written and performed just for you. That's right, you give us a topic and we will write and record a video of James, Zoe, or Trevor (or a combination of the three) performing the song in character! Just let us know the topic, the musical style and which character(s) you'd like and your wish is our command. We will also include the handwritten lyrics in your rewards package. (Song is only available at this level)Estimated delivery:
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SPF 750 -- Everything at the $150 rewards level, PLUS 5 collector's edition PRODUCTION STILLS signed by the cast and director AND 1 MYSTERY ITEM! Ooo, what could it be? You'll just have to take a chance and see. HINT: It's gonna be super cool!Estimated delivery:
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THE FULL MONTY -- The accolades, the DVD, the soundtrack, the commemorative bracelet, the movie postcards, the sensational T-shirt, your name in the credits under 'Special Thanks to', 5 collectors edition production stills signed by the cast and director, PLUS a VIP invitation to the exclusive NUDE TRUTH screening in Los Angeles! Rub shoulders with the cast and crew... Exciting!Estimated delivery:
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FULL MOON FEVER -- Everything at the $1,000 level, PLUS a unique commemorative PROP, the official NUDE TRUTH full color movie POSTER signed by the main cast and director, AND an Associate Producer credit in the film!!!Estimated delivery:
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CAREFREE AND LOVING IT -- Everything at the $2,500 rewards level, PLUS your own private screening of THE NUDE TRUTH. Wherever you like: your home, a theater, a community center... wherever. The Producers and Stars will arrive with the movie, do a Q&A after, and sign autographs for you and your guests. Impress your friends, use the screening as a fundraiser, it's up to you! (Lodging, travel and venue costs not included)Estimated delivery:
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CAREFREE AND LOVING IT -- PART 2 -- Everything at the $2,500 level, PLUS Matt, Todd and Diana will personally come to your house, cook you dinner, deliver your rewards package AND a copy of the script signed by the cast and director. Matt will shave his beard AND give you the trimmings... or just toss the hair in the trash. Your call! In addition, you will get a private Q&A session. (Lodging and travel costs not included if you live more than 2 hours outside of Los Angeles)Estimated delivery:
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TOP OF THE POPS -- Wow! You really want to see this film! Which is great, cause so do we! If you select this option, you will receive everything from the $2,500 level, PLUS your own private screening AND instead of an Associate Producer credit in the film, you will get an Executive Producer credit. You will also receive an invitation to join us on set AND be in the film! That's right, we'll even give you a line!Estimated delivery:
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