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About this project

Antinous will be a feature film directed by world renowned artist Mark Beard. The screenwriter took a somewhat modern approach to the ancient story, giving it a similar vibe to what Baz Luhrmann did to Romeo + Juliet in the 90's. The film focuses on Antinous' point of view.

For Antinous, the screenwriter was inspired by the pressures of being a young man, and his struggles with having an absent father growing up. His goal was to bring more awareness to this subject in the hopes that it will inspire young men to stay strong.

MEET THE CREW:

DIRECTOR: Mark Beard

Signed on as official director of Antinous is world renowned artist Mark Beard. As a successful artist, Beard brings a unique perspective to the overall aesthetic of the film. Beard's natural ability to understand the physical and emotional expressions of a young man are sure to create a lovely version of Antinous.

With collaborations like Abercrombie & Fitch, Ralph Lauren, Gucci, Harvard, Princeton, and Yale, Mark Beard has made a lasting impression in the art world, and is ready to make his directorial debut in film. Beard is inspired by Tom Ford, who is living proof that an artist can successfully crossover into feature films.

It is important to note that Mark Beard often uses the artistic persona 'Bruce Sargeant'. All of the artwork featured on this page is by Mark Beard.

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 Designer Ralph Lauren is also a private collector of Beard's work!

 

SCRIPT SUPERVISOR: Mark Ilvendson

Seasoned writer Mark Ilvendson has signed on as the script supervisor. With a number of successful projects under his belt, Mark is also a writer over at MGM Studios. He brings the experience and knowledge of great storytelling to this project, and is determined to keep historical accuracy to this film.

MAKEUP DEPARTMENT: Gabriela Cardenas

Celebrity and film makeup artist Gabriela Cardenas is signed on as the head of makeup for the film to ensure it’s authenticity to the artwork of Mark Beard.

The funds raised here will go towards:

Equipment costs

Filming locations

Editing

Color correction

Sound design

 

Risks and challenges

"The most beautiful people we have known are those who have known defeat, known suffering, known struggle, known loss, and have found their way out of the depths. These persons have an appreciation, a sensitivity, and an understanding of life that fills them with compassion, gentleness, and a deep loving concern. Beautiful people do not just happen."
- Elisabeth Kübler-Ross

Yes, there will be risks and challenges, but we will overcome them. Anyone who is involved in an independent film (including you) knows in their heart that it is in fact a passion project. We don't show up to set everyday because of a paycheck. We're there because we love movies... and sometimes making a movie takes patience and flexibility. Here are some examples of the obstacles that could arise:

SHOOTING SCHEDULE: The actors that we have in mind could currently be filming other movies or television shows so it will be important to cater to their schedule needs.

COMPLETION: Due to unknown factors ahead, the timeline for completion is still to be determined. But we will be able to complete this film because of you.

We owe it to Antinous to overcome any production adversities. He deserves to be heard nearly two thousand years later. All obstacles have a workable solution.

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    We would all like to say THANK YOU for your contribution and more importantly, for believing in this project! We are very passionate about this film and appreciate you helping us make our vision come to life. We would like to extend the option of receiving our weekly "Behind the Scenes" email. We will provide weekly photos, stories and video footage of the production to those that wish to join the email list!

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    Feel like a part of the cast and crew with this limited edition Antinous production t-shirt! Antinous and Hadrian will even sign it for you! We'll be in contact for your t-shirt size.

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    Lights! Camera! Action! We would like to invite you to be on set with us as an extra in the movie! This reward includes flight, and hotel.
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