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"Exploitation" might be considered a bad word, but it is a genre of movies that encompasses B-movie horror and comedy.
"Exploitation" might be considered a bad word, but it is a genre of movies that encompasses B-movie horror and comedy.
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EXPLOITATION

    "Exploitation" is usually a bad word, but when it describes a movie genre, it's actually a relished by fans of that style. Well, it's not really a genre by itself. Horror, comedy, and thriller genres can fall into the (positive) category of "exploitation."

   But this is not a documentary that teaches you about movie styles.  Rather, "Exploitation"uses the movie-making setting as the environment for this tragi-comedy.

   Bill Zebub is not a genre purist.  He likes to mix things that aren't normally together.  His bizarre associations between seemingly unrelated concepts is what drives his stories.

   Bill Zebub does not have the budget of Hollywood, but he has independence.  He can explore subjects that are not considered good for mainstream stories, and he can depict situations that go far beyond mainstream sensibilities.  This doesn't mean that he is better than the mainstream - it means that he uses his freedom instead of being ashamed of his indie status.

   He only has his own money to lose, which makes him answer only to himself, not investors. 

The Movie

   Perhaps you consider comedy to be a social mirror.  Perhaps you prefer a more slap-stick approach.  Maybe you like sarcasmComedy has several forms

   Bill Zebub noticed that some comedy makes you laugh at failure.  This might seem cruel, but in such cases, laughter is a harmless release of negative energy.  Some evolutionary psychologists say that laughter was our pre-language way of communicating to other humans that the situation is not serious.  When a person slips and falls, you laugh because there is no injury.  But if there is an injury then there would be no laughter, unless you are sociopathic.

   This movie is about a director's failure.  It's not about the movie world, even though movie-making is the setting for the story.  Although the primary stimulus for laughter is the director's failure and total misery, there is enough sarcasm, dry wit, slap-stick, and other forms of comedy for you to at least smile once.

   Judgmental people may look upon the images or descriptions with condemnation, but knee-jerk reactions are immature.  Bill Zebub has spent his career fighting such prejudice. You keep hearing "Don't judge a book by its cover" -  Hopefully you are the kind of person who might read a few pages before deciding.

   Bill Zebub writes ugly scripts, and he challenges you to find the hidden beauty.

Supporting this movie.

   This movie is getting made no matter what.  In fact, a few scenes have already been shot.

   Why would you support this if it's going to be made even if no one contributes?  It is because every dollar that is raised goes toward making the movie BETTER.  Even if the just the minimum of $500 is raised, that means that more expenses can be afforded.  If $40,000 is raised, it still goes toward the making of the movie.  It's not going toward a luxurious car that will be written off as a company vehicle.

   Again, this movie is being made no matter how much money is raised, because the director has already set his own money aside to make the movie at the bare-minimum costs.  He has prepared for the worst-case scenario, and the movie has guaranteed distribution.

   What this means is that there is no guilt-trip being placed on you.  It also means that the director can stand on his own feet.  He does not rely on hand-outs. 

   If you participate, you get something real for your money.  A limited edition cover that will never be available outside of this crowdfunding campaign, available for the cost of a regular movie - that is something real.  If you want to re-sell it at a later date for an inflated price, they YOU will be the one who will befit from the investment. 

   Bill Zebub is You also get a chance to obtain some movie props from previous Bill Zebub titles.

   As for he credits that are available, they are not  fake :producer" credits which some campaigns offer.   "Associate Producer" or "Executive Producer" credits are bogus in such campaigns.  Go to the Producer's Guild website to learn that those are positions that do NOT mean "someone who gave money to the movie-maker." Those credits  mark you as a fool. 

   Actually, there is a part in the script that mentions this practice of hoodwinking people into getting "producer" credits.

Your help

   Whether you contribute in exchange of a DVD or something larger, every bit helps the movie.  You cna also help by spreading the world about this crowdfunding campaign.

Risks and challenges

This is a low-risk project because the director has already invested the minimum amount of money to get this movie finished. This crowdfunding campaign is to make the movie better than the bare-minimum budget version. If a low amount is raised, it goes toward a few more crew members for the difficult shots. Fund beyond that go toward renting better locations, hiring more help, getting more lenses and even a B camera. Contributions go toward any number of production costs. But again, the bare-minimum has been covered.
This is the first kickstarter campaign, but the sixth crowdfunder for the director. There were five previous crowdfunding campaigns on a different site (not sure if a competitor should be named). Each was successful and the movies were completed.

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    Exploitation DVD for Americans

    You get the autographed DVD with exclusive artwork for constrictors, hand-numbered and signed by the director. No shipping charge.

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    Severered Head from HOLOCAUST CANNIBAL

    This is the severed head from HOLOCAUST CANNIBAL - hand-painted, rigid foam that surprisingly does not weigh a lot. This comes with a "Holcoaust Cannibal" DVD as well as the "Expoitation" DVD.

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    Limited T-Shirt

    This is a full color design on a black t-shirt, and it will also b available in Baby-t for ladies. This shirt will only be available to contributors of this campaign. You can proudly wear it, especially at horror conventions, to show the world what you support.

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    Storyboards from previous movies

    These are storyboards for older movies. This is only of interest ot a die-hard fan. These were created by Bill Zebub.

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    You get to be listed as an "extremely cool person" in the credits of the movie.

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    10 DVD Mystery Box

    You get a box 10 Bill Zebub DVD's as well as the Exploitation DVD. No shipping charge. Enjoy these or give them as gifts.

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    Your Picture in the Credits

    You get to have your picture in the credits of the movie. Your name will appear with your picture. You also get an Eploitation DVD.

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    The Flesh Flute from "A Devil's Wind'

    This is the hand-sculptured silicone prop that was in A DEVIL's WIND. The prop was also used to depict the dicknado prior to the holes for the flute being carved in. This prop was also in HOLCOAUST CANNIBAL, the "member" that Lydia Lael cut off. The reason why it was used again in A DEVIL'S WIND is because Bill Zebub likes to reference previous movies when he makes experimental movies. The long history of this prop can be now yours to tell. You also get teh Exploitation DVD and the Holocaust Cannibal DVD.

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    Helmet from SCIENCELESS FICTION

    This is the steel helmet that Bill Zebub wore when he was a background character witnessing the fight between Steve and a barbarian. The helmet is actually a replica from the movie "Gladiator" but Bill Zebub was unaware of this when he purchased it from a Renaissance Faire. This perk also comes with the Scienceless Fiction Bluray, the Sciencless Fiction limited edition DVD, and the Exploitation DVD.

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    30 DVD Mysery Box

    Jumpstart your Bill Zebub movie collection, or get these for friends. No shipping charge, and you also get the Exploitation DVD

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    Dumdum Uniform from "Holocaust Cannibal"

    This is the "SS" Officer uniform for the Professor Dumdum character, but before you get offended (in case you don't know about this movie) - the actual jacked is an American military jacket. It was dark enough to pass as an SS jacket. Look at the cuffs - there is a yellow outline, not a white one (which was the SS color for that style). The officer's hat is a replica that was made in China, made in the same years as the movie, so it is a replica. Bill Zebub bears no superstition about clothing, but he did not want an authentic uniform because he made the movie as a comedy. It's not a re-enactment or historical fiction. Bill Zebub combined the cannibal genre with nazisploitation (yes, that is a genre).
    The set includes the jakcet, the arm bad, the officer hat, and whatever patches were sewn on for the movie (if you are a military aficionado then you will cringe at the wrong patches, but you might laugh)

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    Prince or Princess of B Movies Credit

    Your name in a ground-breaking movie like this deserves to stand out (and not to be ridiculed by people who know know how fake the ""associate producer" credit is) For this level of contribution, you need a unique title, one that shows your royalty - a person of significance who supports art in greater way than most. Movies are important to you - so much that you contribute at this level.
    For this grand level of contribution, you also get 30 DVD's with your photograph in the artwork, hand-numbered. Or you can get a 30-DVD mystery box instead.. You can also have your picture in the movie credits, and you have the option of having a video of you in the credits - you can tell the world why you support this movie, or just talk about why you are so cool. This is an option if you can deliver video in acceptable formats - to check, please Email bill@billzebubproductions.com - and of course, you can waive the picture and/or video options. You also will get an "I supported Bill Zebub T-shirt" as well as a second one that has YOUR picture on it.

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