Old Stud (Canceled)
Old Stud (Canceled)
Independent comedy about a man who has one last chance to secure his legacy before the industry he devoted himself to passes him by.
Independent comedy about a man who has one last chance to secure his legacy before the industry he devoted himself to passes him by. Read more
About this project
NOT A PORNO
Old Stud is absolutely not a pornographic movie. It is a character-driven darkly comedic film about a man who fell into a job and accepted his station in life, passively transitioning from youth to middle age, and finally waking up to realize that life has all but passed him by. The reputation he has cultivated for two and a half decades is waning, and his personal life is in shambles. His circumstance is the result of 25 years of living for today without a thought of what tomorrow might yield. Desperate and depressed, he accepts an opportunity he knows to be an elaborate setup, the intent of which is humiliation, and attempts to seize the opportunity to solidify his legacy before the world that once loved him passes him by.
WHAT'S OLD STUD ABOUT?
Al Brinkman, better known to the world by his adult entertainment alter ego, Wangston Huge (the porno poet), arrives on set to perform in his first role in years. Aware that he is being set up for some kind of colossal humiliation, he wanders around the soundstage, waiting to shoot his scene and recalling the people and events that led him to where he is, on the cusp of obscurity, and fighting for one last chance to become a legend.
Old Stud is a comedy starring adult film legend Randy Spears in his mainstream feature lead debut. If you enjoy underdog stories like Eastbound and Down or The Wrestler, you'll love Old Stud.
SCENES FROM THE PILOT
Here are some scenes from the pilot that inspired the movie to give you a taste of the world of Old Stud and how great Randy Spears is as Al Brinkman/Wangston Huge. **some language might be NSFW
WRITER/DIRECTOR: RICK CAPLAN
PRODUCER: JIM MARTIN
A year ago, Jim Martin and Rick Caplan set out to produce an independent, half-hour comedy pilot/short film called Old Stud. On a tight budget, and with only 2.5 days to shoot, they managed to get through all 25 pages of the script. By the way, they landed legendary adult film actor Randy Spears to play the lead, and he nailed it!
After cutting the pilot together, they realized that the story of Old Stud would be better told in the form of a movie, so Rick and Jim laid out the beats, and Rick spent many nights and weekends refining the idea.
The project is important to Jim and Rick, in part because they have devoted two years to bringing the characters and world of Old Stud to life, but also because it's such a great story, and people deserve the opportunity to see Randy Spears shine as the lead. They are passionate about the project because it's a story that everyone can relate to, one about a person who is stuck in the past and a prisoner of his desire to have and be things that are no longer possibilities. It's a story of perseverance, much like the story of the making of Old Stud is, and in both cases, there are a lot of funny moments and unique characters to enjoy.
Now, they have a script and Mr. Spears is standing by, ready to reprise his role as Al Brinkman/Wangston Huge. All that's missing is you!
Rick and Jim want to make the best possible movie (for the lowest possible budget), but there's no way to get around some hard costs for talent, equipment, locations, etc. As much as they are proponents of the DIY approach to filmmaking, there's no question that it's a collaborative effort, and cashing in favors will only get them so far.
To produce the pilot/short film version, they stretched $10K out very far to cover the costs of actors, craft services (on-set meals), equipment rental, permits, insurance, props, and crew. That shoot occurred over 2.5 days.
In order to get the film version made, Rick and Jim need to shoot for 17 days. They'll need more actors and more locations, which will also require more days of equipment rental and key crew. Here's a general breakdown of how the budget will be used to make the movie:
- $15,000 - Actors
- $5,000 - Crew
- $2500 - Equipment Rentals (lights, stands, lenses, sound mixer, etc.)
- $2500 - Locations
Post-Production will be handled by Jim and Rick, as it was on the pilot/short film version.
The budget reflects the bare minimum required to get the movie made. If the goal is exceeded, that's just more money that can be spent on equipment and location upgrades.
Risks and challenges
As with any production, EVERYTHING can change from one day to the next. Fortunately, we've been through the process before. By the power of resourcefulness, creative problem-solving, effective planning during pre-production, and Greyskull, we were able to blast through 25 pages of material in 2.5 days, and with a budget of $10K, leaving us with great performances and coverage to spare in the editing room.
When making a movie, one of the biggest risks is the changing availability of actors or locations. To prepare for these possibilities, the script has been written in a way that affords Rick and Jim flexibility. There will only be two to three days involving a cast of more than three actors, and the rest of the time, the locations used will be ones to which they have unlimited access.
Because the budget is limited and things will happen that are beyond the control of Rick and Jim, their creative problem solving abilities and resourcefulness will serve as major assets to the production. They've been through it before when making the shorter version of Old Stud, and they are prepared to make the movie version amidst the same challenges and obstacles.
Working on Old Stud in any capacity is a labor of love for Rick and Jim, and they are intent to share the adventure with you via on-set pictures, videos, and updates.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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