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We are working on PURE - a project where models get body painted to become the the characters of the graphic novel and film.
We are working on PURE - a project where models get body painted to become the the characters of the graphic novel and film.
45 backers pledged $8,646 to help bring this project to life.

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THE ONLY WAY WE CAN MAKE THIS MOVIE IS WITH YOUR HELP!

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CHECK OUT THE EXTENDED TRAILER:

We want to make PURE into a live action movie. PURE is an epic tale of engrained racism and the evils of inequality - a project where models get body painted to become the characters of a graphic novel and a feature length movie.

The movie is based on a fumetti style graphic novel named PURE. A story built around the small nation of Seyns. It's governed by 7 feuding Western defined families (Baum, Cassidy, Dolle’, Kindris, Rome, Mundi and Slaven); each with unique characteristics (heritage, social norms, cloning, ethical values, traditional customs, religious beliefs, political systems, artifacts and technologies). They don the ornate clothing and jewelry of money, beauty, and corruption. Their golden exterior and sky blue eyes belie any preoccupation with altruism, for the commoners serve as mere stepping-stones to money, power and useless things. 

The Others do not fit in to society due to a substantial shortage of earthly possessions, sex, race or class. The Others cannot camouflage their destitution. They live out side of Seyns and can only enter the nations walls to serve. 

CHECK OUT OUR 1-4 MINUTE SHORT CLIPS:

 

 

 

How we will use the donations is as follows: 20% costumes, 10% locations, equipment 30%, post-production 20%, travel 15% & misc. 5%. If we obtain our reach goal of 8,500 will insure us filming in Denver. Once completed in September, we plan to put it in several film festivals.

Some of the festivals we are considering are the following: San Diego Film Festival, San Diego Black Film Festival, FilmOut San Diego, LA Film Festival, San Francisco Black Film Festival, SF Indie Fest s, Philadelphia Film Society , Philadelphia Independent Film Festival , qFLIX Philadelphia, The oldest independent Film Festival in our nation's capitol , Provincetown International Film Festival: Film Festival, Tribeca Film Festival and NYC Independent Film Festival.

If completed in time, I hope to show it at San Diego Film Festival (OCT 4 - 8, 2017) and Film Festival 25 - Philadelphia Film Society (OCT).

 

This is a professional production, and will be shot in Washington D.C., San Diego and Dever. We do the best we can to cut costs. It takes a lot of time, equipment, people and money to make a fantasy/comic book movie look as good as it does. So, we are asking for a lot of money from you. We need as many people to give as possible.  

$5,500 is the minimum we need to make our movie. But we are really shooting for $9,000. We shoot just like a feature film, out of sequence with dozens of characters, multiple locations, original music, and even special effects. 

We guarantee high production values, a great script and hilarious performances, but we can only do it with your help!

CHECK OUT THE MAKING OF PURE:

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 We have an amazing team ready to make this movie. ASSISTANTS Cat Smith & Greg Tinsley PAINTERS Jessica Ramos, Dortch, Yamina & Ben  COSTUME: Sam FASHION House of Canney ILLUSTRATOR DeSantos PHOTOGRAPHER Puhl, Weal, Val Mar, Rice, Meji, & Yogabear Studio SCREEN WRITER Ben SONG WRITER Jerred Coleman MUSICIAN Adjustment Center & Con Rome VIDEO Rivera & Davey EDITOR Andy

In 2009, I began working on a fine arts series called The Privileged Series. I traveled to Tybee Island, GA to work with fashion designer Anthony Canney, Tim Cabel and Julie Simser to do the first shoot. The goal was to represent the differences between the rich and the poor through a surrealistic art form.

In 2010, The Privileged Series was exhibited at Touchstone Gallery (Washington, D.C.) and soon after traveled to galleries around the United States.

In 2012, The Privileged Series was displayed at Distinction Gallery near San Diego, CA. I partnered with Keifla Antonio and his team to paint models, bringing the outrageously colored characters from canvas to live performance. 

In 2013, I created the first pilot comic book called PURE. The project used real people with a wide variety of body types to portray the characters in the story. 

In 2014, when I met Michael Coslow, PURE exploded into an ongoing series with talk of making the first short movie. A small team traveled to Europe and across the United States. We painted people for multiple short five minutes films.

By 2015, I released the first official fumetti PURE: graphic novel. I also collaborated with Yogabear Studio; once in Washington, D.C. and again in San Diego, CA. Our collaborative efforts produced two books of nude body painted models portraying PURE characters.  

After a stroke in 2016, I thought the project was over. But thanks to the interests of friends, we have new plans to join with a distributor and film our first short film.
 

 

Q&A With Tony Dortch

Written by: Lauren Grant

http://www.nerdcaliber.com/qa-tony-dortch-creator-pure/  

Painted By Numbers

Written by: Scott McGlothlen

https://www.bareinkslinger.com/mainblog/painted-by-numbers

 

 

 

 

Sam Bentley produced the poster and T-shirt.
Sam Bentley produced the poster and T-shirt.

In 2014, Sam was selected as one of 13 finalists in high profile comic creator Todd Macfarlane’s ‘Lucky 13’ fan art contest.This work was subsequently included in the 250th issue of the Spawn Comic book.  

All Over T-shirt designed by Yogabear Studio.

 We value your contributions and go the extra mile to ensure that our products will arrive to you in pristine condition. 

We bubble wrap and box all of our books so they will not be crushed by the Post Office.   

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Thank you so much for visiting our Kickstarter campaign, and please message us if you have any questions.    

Risks and challenges

The major challenge to this project is filming in three different locations and finding the needed staff to help. We can always use more body painters. How we are combating this is building three separate crews led by the director and creator to make everything seamless. We plan to deliver some amazing scenery for this feature film.

I don’t have a studio behind me. It’s just one guy that survived a stroke and wants to create art. Anything and everything can still go wrong, from weather, illness to any kind of emergency. But, my team has produced several successful shorts. We love making them, and are confident PURE will be bigger and better than ever!

IT’S GOING TO BE AN AMAZING RIDE! BE A PART OF IT!

And thank you for believing in and supporting this project!

Important information about the rewards:

Kickstarter must be available in your country to participate. If Kickstarter is not available where you are located and you would still like to help, please contact us for more information.

Delivery dates are estimates only and some reward levels contain items with multiple availability dates. Our schedule is subject to change, but we will keep you informed.

To attend any of our video shoots be it DC, SAN DIEGO or DENVER, you are responsible for your own transportation and accommodations, but we will make sure you have fun!

Additional paperwork may be required to be a part of a PURE video shoot. For producing credits, appearances on camera, visits to set etc. signed legal agreements will be required for your protection and ours.

You must be over 21 to attend any of our shoots!

PLEASE DONATE RIGHT NOW! AND SHARE THIS LINK WITH ALL OF YOUR FRIENDS! WE REALLY CAN'T DO IT WITHOUT YOU!!!

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    Thank You

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    Your NAME listed in the first printing of PURE #3 on the THANK YOU PAGE devoted to our backers. Plus, regular email updates on the production!

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    Digital

    PDF of PURE #1-3. Plus, regular email updates on the production!

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    Movie Poster

    Limited Edition, High Quality 11x15 print with gloss finish. Plus, regular email updates on the production!

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    All 3 City Sets of Postcards

    12 5x6 in. Yogabear Studio postcards from DC, San Diego or Denver. Plus, regular email updates on the production!

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    4 comics

    Kindris #1-2, Mischling #1 and Essex#1 - As I was developing the idea these. There is Illustrated NUDITY in some of the books. Plus, regular email updates on the production!

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    Name in credits of PURE: The Movie

    Your NAME will be featured in PURE: The Movie digital CREDITS. PDF of PURE #1-3. Plus, regular email updates on the production!

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    Print: PURE #1: graphic novel

    A signed (by Anthony Dortch) physical copy of PURE#1 and 5 misc. Yogabear postcards. Plus, regular email updates on the production!

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    Pure: Yogabear Artistic Nude Books

    See how the collaboration began. You will receive two nude art books, PURE: Yogabear Studio: 2015 & PURE: Yogabear Studio: Denver. Plus, regular email updates on the production!

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    Cast: All over shirt

    Yogabear Studio Designed T-shirt with cast. These premium quality all over print shirts feature original art from seam to seam. The cotton-soft 100% polyester wicks moisture and maintains a rich color throughout. All over print tees are unisex fit, so women should make size selections accordingly and order a minimum of one size smaller. Please Note: Every shirt is uniquely produced using a sublimation process that can create anomalies in some areas, typically under the arm, that leaves small portions of fabric white. Plus, regular email updates on the production!

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    Print: Pure: Behind the scenes

    Find out all the juicy details of what it takes to create a short film in this book - includes Pure: the movie graphic novel. Plus, regular email updates on the production!

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    Print: PURE #1-3: graphic novel

    A signed (by Anthony Dortch) physical copy of PURE#1-3. Plus, regular email updates on the production!

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    Bronze Print Bundle

    Physical copy of PURE #1-3 plus PURE poster & PURE: Behind the scenes. Plus, regular email updates on the production!

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    Silver Print Bundle

    3 Comics! 1 T-shirt! 1 Prints! 3 Sets of Postcards! PURE:Behind the scenes! Plus, regular email updates on the production!

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    Be in a Indie Movie

    You'll get to be an EXTRA IN PURE:the Movie! We need LOTS of fun people for background scenes. Be a part of our show! Meet the cast and crew and possibly see yourself on screen! (You must provide your own travel and accommodations and be available to shoot in San Diego (April 2017), DC (May 2017) or Denver (June 2017). Shoot days are confirmed and will vary between weekends and weekdays. We will do our best to fit you into our schedule.) You'll also receive the movie digital, the poster, and movie t-shirt. (We will contact you.) Plus, regular email updates on the production!

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    Gold Bundle

    3 Comics! 2 T-shirt! 1 Poster! 3 Sets of Postcards! PURE:Behind the scenes! 1 copy of PURE: the movie! Plus, regular email updates on the production!

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    • Your name listed in PURE #3
    • 12 Yogabear Studio Postcards
    • PURE #1-3 hard copy
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    • Yogabear Studio Cast Shirt
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    Who will you be?

    I will write and illustrate a 22-24 page PURE comic book for you to star in. I will travel to you, body paint you, and create a fumetti style comic book with you the star. (We will contact you.)

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    PURE ORIGINAL PAINTING

    You'll receive an ORIGINAL PAINTING of an abstract PURE character created by Anthony Dortch! Dortch's a talented artist and his work is becoming more and more popular every day! You'll also receive the movie digital, the poster, movie t-shirt and you name in the movie credits. The canvas (minimum size of 24 ft. x 48 ft.) will be shipped in a tube. (We will contact you to find out your choice in the Fall.) Plus, regular email updates on the production!

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    ASSOCIATE PRODUCER

    You will receive an ASSOCIATE PRODUCER credit on screen, in the feature-length movie, as well as an official IMDB CREDIT! You'll also have the opportunity to visit the set during production of PURE! (You must provide your own travel and accommodations and be available to shoot in San Diego (April 2017), DC (May 2017) or Denver (June 2017). Shoot days are confirmed and will vary between weekends and weekdays. We will do our best to fit you into our schedule.) You'll also receive the movie digital, the poster, and movie t-shirt. (We will contact you.) Plus, regular email updates on the production!

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    • Movie T-shirt
    • Pure: the movie digital
    • Pure poster
    • 12 Yogabear Studio Postcards
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    CO-PRODUCER

    You will receive PRODUCER credit on screen, in the feature-length movie, as well as an official IMDB CREDIT! You'll also have the opportunity to visit the set during production of PURE! Exclusive set visit privileges come with being a part of our team. (You must provide your own travel and accommodations and be available to shoot in San Diego (April 2017), DC (May 2017) or Denver (June 2017). Shoot days are confirmed and will vary between weekends and weekdays. We will do our best to fit you into our schedule.) You'll also receive the movie digital, the poster, and movie t-shirt. (We will contact you.) Plus, regular email updates on the production!

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    • Movie T-shirt
    • Pure: the movie digital
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    EXECUTIVE PRODUCER

    You will receive EXECUTIVE PRODUCER ccredit on screen, in the feature-length movie, as well as an official IMDB CREDIT! You'll also have the opportunity to visit the set during production of PURE! Exclusive set visit privileges come with being a part of our team. (You must provide your own travel and accommodations and be available to shoot in San Diego (April 2017), DC (May 2017) or Denver (June 2017). Shoot days are confirmed and will vary between weekends and weekdays. We will do our best to fit you into our schedule.) You'll also receive the movie digital, the poster, and movie t-shirt. (We will contact you.) Plus, regular email updates on the production!

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    • Pure poster
    • Pure: the movie digital
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    • Pure: Behind the scenes book
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Funding period

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