"My honey for your money / It's an exchange of power.
I am a corporation / I get paid by the hour.
It's my gift to the world / Voyeuristic invasion,
I am a role model / Voice of a generation."
- from I Made a Sex Tape, Reema Zaman's debut single.
People have been talking . . .
"A terrific and shocking commentary on all that is wrong with our culture."- Melissa Ericco, Broadway Extraordinaire, mother of Victoria, age 5, and twins Diana and Juliet, age 3.
"It. Just. Needs. To. Happen." - Jennie Withers, world renowned Macrobiotic Chef, mother of Victory Alexander, age 2.
"Not only is it amazing - it's extremely brave. Instead of being just another pretty face . . . she's choosing to question the game." - Naheed Brown, Demi-Goddess, 1st grade Teacher, mother of Shehtaaz, age 24, Raya, 16, and myself, 27.
"And if the moms are behind it, you know Oprah will be too. " - Chooses to Remain Anonymous (Hint: She lives in a big House. It is White.)
Ever wondered what would happen if Angelina Jolie and The Lonely Island had a love-child, and Lady Gaga, in all her Mother Monster glory, was the midwife?
Without further adieu, presenting Reema Zaman and her debut single, I Made a Sex Tape. Both puppeteer and puppet, a genre-bending, border-blending artist of unprecedented nature who wants and will, do it all. Combined with a song that is satirical and smart, part performance-art, part pop, part rap, part club hit, and 1000% awesomeness, we guarantee that you have never seen, heard, or felt anything like this before. We have already recorded the song ... What we need now is a phenomenal music video. And for that, we need your help.
Come be a part of a global sensation.
Your contribution will help with:
You will not be funding:
- Salaries, Personal Fees or Rates
The entire team of professionals are fully committed to this project pro bono. This is because we absolutely believe in the inevitable success of I Made a Sex Tape, and in the strength of each others' work. We have finalized our timeline, shoot-dates, locations, and crew. We have drawn up our storyboards. We have signed and dated each perfect, divine costume design. All we need is a little nest egg. Our project goal is $7,000. Any contribution is valuable and greatly appreciated. (The above teaser video was shot on Reema's iPhone, and edited on iMovie '09 - simply imagine what we will do with an actual budget.) Were we to raise more than our project goal, those funds would also be extremely beneficial, and will be used for distribution, promotion and other post-production needs.
To reiterate, this project is complete satire and pop-culture commentary. I Made a Sex Tape is part of a larger body of work that I have been cultivating over the last two years. My larger game-plan, if you will. This song and music video serve as a prologue to a television series I have been developing this past year entitled Empire of Me. It is the consequent life and times of "Sex Tape Girl" (whose name is "Gigi", by the way). The show explores the deliciously gruesome underbelly of the acting, music and modeling industries. There are also four other fully-realized and written songs that are part of this package. The goal for this music video is that it will serve as a diving board, and will grab the attention of the necessary/appropriate studios, investors, etc. We will use that momentum to continue producing the other projects.
Therefore, the music video has been thoroughly, delicately conceived, art directed and story-boarded. Our music video will directly reflect our larger creative motivation and business trajectory: to produce work of meaning, quality and intelligence. Our artistic agenda as a company is to create pieces that deal with powerful iconography, ideas and messages.
Furthermore, this song and music video is the first project that bears the Reema Zaman brand. I am fully aware of the fact that it must be planned, packaged and executed with the utmost care and meticulous attention to detail. By "it" I mean the video, my company, my brand, my public image, look and persona. I would never, ever dishonor my family nor compromise my integrity and that of my team members' by producing work that does not uphold certain ideals and standards of intelligence and sophistication. I recognize and respect the tremendous responsibility that comes trying to produce a project, and a brand, of this scope and scale. I have been thinking about this and working towards these goals since I was 14 years old.
Thank you so much for your time and support.
Allow me to introduce . . .
Reema Zaman - Artist, Writer, Producer
Born in Bangladesh, and raised in Hawaii and Thailand, Reema learned from a very young age that in order to make one's goals and dreams come true, great lengths must be traveled. Whether it was playing the eponymous role of Medea in Taipei at the age of 17, or from the age of 14 through college, working in a Thai orphanage for children with cerebral palsy, she has always been cognizant of the fact that hard work, when paired with compassion, has the power to transform a person's day. She holds a Double Bachelor's Degree in Theater and Gender Studies from Skidmore College, graduated Summa Cum Laude, and has worked professionally as an actress, writer, model and singer since 2006. She speaks Bengali, French, Thai and English, and, with two parents who are teachers that run marathons on the side, and another parent, a United Nations' diplomat, she has been schooled in tenacity, elegance, public service, and socio-political affairs. Conveniently, the skill set needed to become a cultural ambassador, a Bond Girl, and a global sensation. For more information, please visit www.reemazaman.com.
Graeme Montgomery - Director
Graeme Montgomery is one of the world’s leading beauty and fashion still life photographers whose career has recently turned to making films. He has worked for many of the worlds leading fashion brands including Prada, Burberry and Dolce & Gabanna . His still photographs regularly appear in W, Numero, Arena, GQ and Another Man and he is a contributing editor to Tatler. His recent film “The Ice Queen” commissioned by Nowness was nominated for the AOP awards in London.
His personal work includes “Mysore Style” a book about Ashtanga yoga, its guru Sri K Pattabhi Jois and his students many of whom are the worlds leading practitioners and teachers. Other books include Femme Fatales, Duo and Triptych. He is currently working on a book of ‘real life’ nudes - shooting 100 people who have replied to an advertisement in Time Out.
He spends his spare time practicing yoga, trying to ride horses and doting on his 2 year old boy Victory. www.graememontgomery.com
Alex Bilowitz - Music Producer, Composer
NYC based Producer/Composer Alex Bilowitz has worked with artists such as Diane Birch, Jose James, Leighton Meester, Stephen Jerzak and Maiysha. His music has appeared internationally as well as on multiple Grammy nominated recordings. He currently works out of Eusonia Studios, NYC.
Jeremy Clayton - Art Director, Costume Designer
Jeremy Clayton is a Renaissance Man. Equal parts performer, designer and director, he has been involved with theater, music and art since an early age. Jeremy graduated from Skidmore College with a Double Bachelor's Degree in Music and Dance. He has performed on the national tours of Oklahoma!, The Drowsy Chaperone, Happy Days: The Musical and Dr. Seuss' How The Grinch Stole Christmas as well as off-Broadway in Take Me Along, Anne of Green Gables and Side Show. His work as a designer, choreographer and director has been seen all over the country in various musicals, ballets, short films and music videos.
Alissa Alter - Choreographer, Dancer
Alissa Alter is so pumped to make a Sex Tape with this supremely talented and inspiring group of people! Alissa has been dancing for 25 years and has studied and performed a range of techniques, from ballet and pointe to flamenco, tap, hip hop, jazz, lyrical and so much more! She has performed with the national tours of A Chorus Line and Guys and Dolls, as well as regional theaters, including Goodspeed Opera House and North Shore Music Theater. She has taught throughout the northeast, as Skidmore College and various dance schools. At Skidmore College, she choreographed Hair, Cabaret and various concert dance pieces. For more information, please visit www.alissaalter.com.
We all thank you for taking the time to visit our site. If you would like to contribute but would like to listen to the full song before making a pledge, please feel free to contact Reema at firstname.lastname@example.org, or (917) 232-8987. We want you to feel confident and exhilarated about our project.
Thank you so much for your generosity, enthusiasm and support! We are honored and thrilled to be sharing this journey with you.
With love and gratitude,
The IMAST Team
Notable Events in Sex Tape History:
1988 - A sex tape of actor Rob Lowe and two young women, one of whom was underage, is leaked to the press.
1990 - Madonna's music video for her song Justify My Love is released. Though technically not a sex tape, it essentially and quintessentially is.
1998 - Pamela Anderson and then-husband Tommy Lee had various interludes from their honeymoon placed online by Seth Warchavasky of the Internet Entertainment Group. in 2005, Pamela Anderson and Bret Michaels had a sex tape released as a DVD. Pammy, the ever-enterprising bunny.
1999 - Robert Richie aka musician Kid Rock, and Scott Stapp, singer of the band Creed, appeared in a sex tape where the two have sex with four groupies. California pornography company Red Light District planned to release the tape in 2006, but one of the women involved file to block it. Ritchie filed an injunction, called Stapp and "idiot", and blamed him.
2003 - Paris Hilton and then boyfriend Rick Saloman recorded themselves having sex in a hotel room, shot in night vision. Hilton initially attempted to stop the distribution of the tape but now receives profits from the distribution of the video. This footage, along with additional full-color footage, was released commercially under the title 1 Night in Paris.
August 2005 - Actor Tom Sizemore releases approximately eight hours of him having sex with various women.
January 2006 - Actor Colin Farrell and Nicole Narain release a 13-minute sex tape. A short, short, short film, of sorts.
2006 - Actor Dustin Diamond, of Saved by the Bell fame, authorized a release of a 40-minute sex tape in 2006 in the hopes that it would bring in profits and help boost his career.
2007 - Malaysian Health Minister Chua Soi Lek was secretly videotaped having sex. Two resulting DVDs were distributed freely and anonymously to various homes in Batu Pahat. On January 2, 2008, Chua announced his resignation.
2007 - Kim Kardashian and then-boyfriend Ray J have a sex tape that is "leaked" onto the internet. Her sex tape arguably led to her and her family's numerous reality shows, various endorsement deals and business ventures. The American Dream comes true . . .
2008 - Aerobics Mogul Gene Simmons actually has sex, films it, and it is released as a sex tape.
2010 - Former Senator and Presidential candidate John Edwards had a sex tape surface depicting him having sex with his mistress Rielle Hunter, reportedly while Hunter was pregnant with their sex child. On February 5, 2010, Judge Abraham Penn Jones ordered the tape be turned over to the court as part of a case to determine if hush money paid to Hunter by Edwards' 2008 Presidential Campaign constituted a violation of campaign finance laws.
2012 Spring - Reema Zaman's debut single I Made a Sex Tape is launched. It is an inevitable success.
2012 Summer - Rick Santorum's sex tape of him and a 14 year-old lady-boy is released on the internet. Santorum's comment to the press: "Splurge macsplurge mac splee splee."
Thank you Wikipedia.
- (42 days)