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BRINGING SEXY BACK
- Red Hot returns with an eyeful of 12 naked ginger lads to delight you throughout 2018
BRINGING SEXY BACK - Red Hot returns with an eyeful of 12 naked ginger lads to delight you throughout 2018
450 backers pledged £19,243 to help bring this project to life.

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▢ BUY IT NOW TO HELP FUND ITS CREATION

Now in its 5th year - with 4 calendars, 2 coffee table books and donations of over 50 thousand pounds to various charities under its belt, the global phenomenon Red Hot returns, bringing you the hottest British ginger lads in the buff for 2018.

This year, the calendar by photographer Thomas Knights and Art Director Elliott James Freize will raise funds for the Ben Cohen STANDUP foundation, a charity that helps connect communities and supports those doing real-world work to eradicate bullying, especially in the LGBTQ community.

The theme for 2018 is "British Boys" and for the first time we will get to hear directly from the models in exclusive video content. On each month of the calendar there will be a code that unlocks the model's video content, just for you.

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▢ WE ARE BRINGING TO YOU, BY REQUEST, THE HOTTEST RED HOT CALENDAR TO DATE! 

EXPECT:

NUDITY (not explicit) 

ALL NEW MODELS 

GORGEOUS BODIES 

BLUE SKY AND SUNSHINE 

And of course... RED HAIR 

▢ WHY BRITISH BOYS?

We plan to take this national calendar idea around the world and for 2019 shoot "Red Hot American Boys" then "Red Hot German Boys", followed by "Red Hot Australian Boys" and "Red Hot Dutch Boys". You get the idea...

 

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▢  ATTENTION! ✧✧✧MODEL SEARCH✧✧✧

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▢ ARE YOU A RED HOT BRITISH BOY? 

Our 2017 model search winner Rob Smith stars in the calendar, and now it is your opportunity!

We are looking for 9 buff ginger men based in the UK to join Rob, Alex and Chris in the 2018 calendar. You need to have a handsome face, great body and awesome personality, natural red hair and a British accent and also be available to shoot in London in July. 

To enter our "Red Hot British Boys" model search, submit a couple of images of yourself in the Red Hot underwear (available from here) in a message to our Facebook Page. Every week we will showcase 5 guys, the one who gets the most likes on our page will go into the online final at the end of June. The winners will be announced at the start of July.

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▢ COST BREAKDOWN:

Thomas & Elliott are not taking a wage to create the calendar, below is the breakdown of costs to show where the money goes:

  • £3,300 Calendar printing
  • £500 Shipping calendars to UK 
  • £200 Proofs 
  • £300 Shoot production costs
  • £250 Transport 
  • £400 Retouching 
  • £200 Calendar graphic design  
  • £500 Behind the scenes video 

= £5650

  • POSTAGE of Kickstarter rewards (estimate) = £2,625 
  • PACKING of KS rewards (estimate) = £875

= £3,500 P+P COSTS

+ Kickstarter fees (9%) = £824

  • TOTAL £9,974

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▢ HOW DID WE GET HERE?

Check out our first art book "Red Hot 100" that was successfully kickstarted in 2014, and raised over 10 thousand pounds for charity:

 

More recently we launched our most successful Kickstarter project for our second art book "Red Hot II" in 2016. It launched it in Rotterdam and raises money for the Diana Award and went on to have a critically acclaimed London exhibition at Beers Gallery in early 2017:


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Risks and challenges

The weather is one risk. The UK isn't famous for it's blue sky and sunshine days, but because we can shoot flexibly we can make it work.

We have given ourselves the whole of July (one of the sunniest months) in London (one of the Sunniest places in the UK) and just need 2 sunny days to complete the shoot.

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    Pledge £15 or more About $19

    EARLY BIRD CALENDAR

    ✧ 12 sexy ginger guys in the buff for 2018

    ✧ £5 off the RRP (£20)

    ✧ Get it before everyone else can buy it in the shops

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    SIGNED CALENDAR

    ✧ Calendar signed by photographer and creative director Thomas Knights, and art director Elliott James Freize.

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    SIGNED CALENDAR + UNDERWEAR

    ✧ Calendar signed by photographer and creative director Thomas Knights, and art director Elliott James Freize.

    ✧ 2 PAIRS of Red Hot underwear (RRP £40) !!

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    Underwear sent out when project is funded and funds received. Calendar sent out in October 2017

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    SIGNED CALENDAR + ART BOOK or CANDLE

    ✧ Calendar signed by photographer and creative director Thomas Knights, and art director Elliott James Freize.

    ✧ Choose either a signed Red Hot II Art Book (RRP £40) OR a Red Hot Ember Candle (RRP. £35)

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    PRODUCER CREDIT

    ✧ Be a Red Hot calendar Producer!

    ✧ Believe in us and help us make the project happen.

    ✧ Your name will be credited on the calendar as a "Producer"

    ✧ You will receive 5 signed calendars to give to your friends

    ✧ You will receive your favourite image from the calendar as a limited edition 18"x12" 45.7cm x 30.5cm print, signed by the artists

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    VIP HANGOUT

    ✧ Hangout with the Red Hot British boys at the London launch event.

    ✧ Spend 1 hour before the launch opens its doors exclusively getting to know the Red Hot British Boys and photographer Thomas Knights.

    ✧ The perfect opportunity to get the calendar (provided) signed by all the models.

    ✧ Bring a guest

    Launch date TBC - expected early November in a central London location

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    Pledge £350 or more About $449

    ATTEND A RED HOT 2018 SHOOT

    ✧ Come on the Red Hot British Boys shoot day in July with photographer Thomas Knights & art director Elliott James Frieze.

    ✧ Experience what it is like on a professional photo shoot.

    ✧ Get involved, we might even ask you to hold a light!

    ✧ Exclusive behind the scenes access NEVER granted before

    ✧ Meet the models on the shoot

    ✧ Once in a lifetime opportunity

    ✧ Half a day access (Morning or Afternoon)

    ✧ A digital photo of you with the cast and crew

    ✧ An assistant credit on the calendar

    ✧ A signed calendar (delivered in October)

    *Travel not included
    (Shoot will be in Goodge Street, London)

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    Pledge £1,000 or more About $1,282

    YOUR OWN RED HOT SHOOT ✧ OR XL ART PRINT

    ✧ A Red Hot 2018 calendar style photo shoot in London with photographer Thomas Knights and art director Elliott James Frieze.

    Pick a day suitable for you - ideally a blue sky day to get the 2018 calendar feel.
    (Travel not included)

    You will receive your favourite image from the shoot as a limited edition 18"x12" (45.7cm x 30.5cm) print, signed by the artists, and the digital file in high resolution.

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    ✧ A limited edition XL (40" x 30") 2018 British Boys Calendar art print of your choice.

    ✧ Produced to the highest professional standards on Archive Paper by Metro Imaging London.

    ✧ Signed by the artists Thomas Knights & Elliott James Frieze (1 of 10)

    Unframed & Shipped internationally

    ▢ BOTH OPTIONS WILL ALSO RECEIVE:

    ✧ A producer credit on the calendar

    ✧ VIP Access to the launch event in London

    ✧ A Signed calendar

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