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A heartfelt comedy about furries, office politics...and a love affair with a copy machine."

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Hello!

Welcome to the "Not Safe For Work" campaign headquarters! Thanks for dropping by. We are making a crazy COMEDY and would love to have your help.  Think "The Really Cool Show" but with fursuits and a copy machine love affair...all at the office of a dating website! I hope you will consider making a pledge to our film. If you have any questions, please feel free to email me ryan@ryanbalas.com

Thanks for your support!

-Ryan Balas

ABOUT THE FILM:

"Not Safe For Work" is the inaugural feature film from the new production collaboration THIS-IS-PINK, founded by Ryan Balas (Creator/Star of www.thereallycoolshow.com),  Danny Costa (Principal at distribution consultancy Delarge Films), and Thoma Kikis (Producer of DARKON, Co-Producer of ALPS, Co-Executive Producer of IT'S A DISASTER). 

With "Not Safe For Work" we're aiming to make an honest, funny, sex-comedy with heart -- and we need to raise production funding in order to bring our lighthearted examination of relationships and kink to the screen.

Our target audience with "Not Safe For Work" include: Fans of midnight genre movies, underground cinema, Russ-Meyer style B-movies, outrageous avant garde and sex comedies; All in all, though, we're looking to make a movie that anyone who has ever felt at odds with a part of their personality can identify with. 

A detailed story outline and passionate, seasoned bare-bones crew will allow us to shoot NSFW efficiently, and in the breakneck speed of 5 days here in NYC -- with your support, of course.


Thank you for considering our project!

About the Director:

RYAN BALAS is a filmmaker/producer and actor based out of New York City. His debut feature, EVERYONE SAYS I LOOK JUST LIKE HER premiered at the Indianapolis International Film Festival in 2010 and is currently in negotiation with distributors.  Ryan is the co-creator, director and star of the popular comedic web series  THE REALLY COOL SHOW which has over 18.5 million views online. Ryan has recently completed the thriller LOUISE AND HER LOVER which is currently wrapping post production. Most recently, Ryan co-starred in Joe Swanberg’s latest feature film, AMATEURS.

For more information: www.ryanbalas.com

About the Producers:

DANNY COSTA currently runs Delarge Films as it's principle.  Under the Delarge banner, Danny offers consulting services running the gamut from distribution strategy, film sales and contract negotiation to rights management, content acquisition and business development. Clients have included independent filmmakers, film & video distributors, content aggregators like The Orchard, Inc. and content-distribution facilitators like Gracenote (formerly CDDB) which aggregates data & information related to video and film content in an effort to offer better tools to increase packaged media and/or digital retail sales. All told, Danny has directly facilitated the distribution of over 25 feature films since founding DeLarge a little over 2 years ago.

For more information: www.delargefilms.com

THOMA KIKIS is a designer, filmmaker and entrepreneur based in New York City. He’s currently Co-Executive Producing IT’S A DISASTER, an independent comedy starring Julia Stiles, America Ferrara, David Cross & Rachel Boston. Thoma recently Co-Produced ALPS, the latest feature by Oscar-nominated director Yorgos Lanthimos (DOGTOOTH). Previously, Thoma co-founded Ovie Entertainment, where he produced Darkon, a real-life role play documentary which was purchased for remake by Brad Pitt’s Plan B and distributed by IFC. As a designer and branding consultant Thoma has worked at MTV Networks, Icon MediaLab, ERT among many companies on branding and design campaigns, one highlight is he was one of a small team to redesign MTV.com. Thoma holds a Bachelor of Science in Communications from New York University. He is also a member of MIT Enterprise Forum (NYC Chapter) and he attended the 2011 Summit Series. (See Forbes article Names You Need To Know In 2011)

For more information: www.thomakikis.com
Contact:
Ryan Balas (Email) ryan@ryanbalas.com
Danny Costa (Email) danny@delargefilms.com

Thoma Kikis (Email) thomakikis@gmail.com

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    For Producers/Filmmakers: 2 hour Film Financing consulting with Thoma Kikis (Co-Executive Producer - IT'S A DISASTER, Producer - DARKON, Co-Producer - ALPS

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