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A short film that shows why they don't make teen movies about girls wanting to lose their virginity.
135 backers pledged $10,252 to help bring this project to life.

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Superbad.

American Pie.

Weird Science.

Sixteen Candles.

Risky Business.

Losin' It.

Porky's 1-3

The Last American Virgin.

The teen sex comedy has always been about a young guy wanting to lose his virginity at all costs.

But why is it always he?

Why can’t it be a she?

Aren’t there teenage girls who want to lose their virginity just as much as the guys?

Why haven’t there been movies about that?

As my film Bloom will show, its because that movie would be very, very short.

With your help I can make this very, very short movie, one that looks much more professional than this video I’m making right now.

The money from Kickstarter will fund the hiring of a professional crew to help me shoot my film, including a line producer, director of photography, professional actors, editors, production designers, and whatever else is deemed necessary.

Thanks in advance.

I’m looking forward to making this a reality.

ABOUT ME:
By day, I am an advertising creative director. This is what I've done in that position:

http://www.tedmccagg.com

By night, I am a writer of fiction as well as an illustrator. For the past 6 years I've posted my work to the blog "Questionable Skills" where I try to do a drawing a day, or a chart, or a bracket, or, in one instance, the script to a short film showing why they don't make movies about girls wanting to lose their virginity. This is what I've done in that position:

http://www.questionableskills.com

in 2012, TNB Books published a collection of my drawings, called Paper Doll Orgy. (Available at Amazon.com)

Conan O'Brien had these kind-ish words to say about it: "Ted McCagg is a truly original thinker who really makes me laugh. And for that, I hate him."

Risks and challenges

PRODUCTION:
As an advertising writer and now creative director, I've been a part of many a television shoot. Name something troublesome and I've shot with it: donkeys, monkeys, children, babies, celebrities, even Carrot Top.
I'm aware of the perils of shooting and have tailored the script to bypass many of them.
It take place indoors, with adults, on one location, and, best of all, it is short. Very short.

All funding will go towards hiring a crop of professionals whose expertise lies in the logistics:
-Line producer
-Professional actors
-Director of photography
-Editor
-Production designer
-Casting
-Makeup/wardrobe

I will rely on these folks, plus friends in the film industry, to make sure this all goes as smoothly and professionally as possible and look much more professional than the web video I made asking you to help fund this.

Of course, there can always be hiccups. Actors get sick, locations fall through at the last minute, etc. I have set a June deadline so we'll have enough time to solidify as much as possible in advance, as well as establish backup plans should something unforeseen become, well, seen.

POST PRODUCTION:
Just because we've shot it doesn't mean we're done. That's where it gets really hard. I know that from past experience. That's why I'm going to work with an editor and music supervisor to create a defined calendar for putting all the pieces together. I will update all backers as to how we are doing in the process and give as many previews (set pics/clips/etc) to show our progress.

REWARD FULFILLMENT:
The film is the main reward, but the creation of all the posters/artwork/downloads/gifts that are part of backer's rewards will all be undertaken as far in advance of production as possible to ensure timely delivery. These are the fun parts, not only for backers, but for me as well, so the sooner I can take them on the better.

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    THE PRUDE PACK: -A digital download of the film upon release. -Your name in the credits

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    THE VIRGIN PACK:
    -A link to the film before it is officially released.
    -Free download of the original song from the film.
    -Your name in the credits

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    THE TEASE PACK:
    Same as above, PLUS:
    -An autographed "Bloom" movie poster.

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    FIRST BASE PACK: Same as above, PLUS:
    -Original Ted McCagg drawing entitled "Tips on Getting To First Base"
    -Your choice of a customized "Bloom" Matchbook Condom Holder or Pill Box.

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    SECOND BASE PACK: Same as above PLUS:
    -Original Ted McCagg drawing entitled "Tips on Getting To Second Base"
    -Visit the set (if you are in LA at the time of shooting)

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    THIRD BASE PACK: Same as above PLUS:
    -Original Ted McCagg drawing entitled "Tips on Getting To Third Base"
    -Co-Producer credit on film.
    -Pre-production Skype session with director/producer Ted McCagg to discuss the production of the film, as well as any lingering high school traumas.

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    ALL THE WAY PACK:
    Same as above, PLUS:
    -Executive Producer credit on film.
    -A walk-on in the film (if you are in LA at the time of shooting)
    -First three people can name the three main characters.

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    ALL NIGHTER PACK:
    Same as above, PLUS:
    -I will fly out to personally thank you and hand deliver all rewards above.

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