The Man's Guide To Love Movie
This project is an experiment in creating something we love. Two years ago, we set out naively with three young guys to talk to men all around the world about love. We asked them for one piece of advice that they'd tell another man. All this advice is collected on our website themansguidetolove.com. It turns out what we didn't know about love was astounding. This movie is about everything we've learned about love from the experience -- and it's about how much we have yet to learn. This movie is personal, cinematic, painfully honest, funny and ultimately emotional -- just like all the men we met on this journey.
The more time we spent writing this script, the more we realized this should not just be another disposable Hollywood romantic comedy. We are setting out to create an ambitious contemporary film about what it's like to live now -- in this new media age -- what love is like now -- what's real and what isn't -- how is love really defined -- and oddly enough, it all still ends up being a very entertaining modern romantic comedy. The movie has been described as "Adaptation meets Annie Hall" and "The Social Network for the 99%" -- a love letter to all those websites out there that don't end up becoming Facebook, but still change the lives of the people involved.
Join the community of this film. Read the script. Become part of the experience of making a movie in a truly unique way. Crowdsourcing the funding for this movie is a natural extension of the project itself. We crowdsourced the content from day one. We had no agenda, other than to learn the truth about what men have to say about love. Having witnessed the incredible candor of these men, we feel a unique responsibility to create a movie that rises to this level of passion, humor, honesty and integrity. To achieve this goal, this movie needs a true community of support.
We believe in having a good time, and if you become part of the community of The Man's Guide To Love Movie, we'll take you on an exciting and entertaining ride. We guarantee there will be pitfalls along the way, but together, we'll keep our sense of humor as we go -- and we'll send you updates and special behind-the-scenes videos. This movie is about sharing love -- and that's what we're going to do throughout the entire process of making it. We'll be open and candid and share the experience of trying to create a great movie.
We're also going to move fast. We commence photography on June 4th, wrap 24 days later, edit the film through July and August in order to deliver a preliminary cut by September 1st, 2012. To make a movie at this pace requires a little bit of crazy and a lot of support. We'll bring the little bit of crazy if you can give us the lot of support. With hard work and a great deal of love, together we can create a unique original movie that will make us all proud.
With deep affection,
Mark Levin & Jennifer Flackett
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