Porn is a part of pretty much every gay man’s daily routine. Porn stars’ lives extend beyond the screen, through their social media interactions, behind-the-scene videos and guest appearances in clubs and sex shows all across the world. There is a real hunger to get to know and understand these stars, the world they live in, their private lives and personal fantasies. Gay audiences are particularly keen to come closer to the stars they’ve come to love throughout the years, and this series presents the perfect opportunity for that.
Pornumentary Experimenta – A Visual Exploration want to bring you, the audience, closer to some of your favourite porn stars. For that they need your help, so that they can make a “kick-ass film” that is not only a key to the porn star’s secret worlds, but also so that they can make something that looks amazing in the process.
They already have a wonderful and willing cast for the series: Paddy O’Brian, Jessy & Ricky Ares, Kayden Gray, Mickey Taylor, Logan Moore, Andrea Suarez and Bryce Cruiz have all agreed to be a part of the film. They are all particularly excited to be a part of something that will respect their different points of views, presenting their stories to their beloved audiences first hand.
What They Need + What You Get
The team want to make something of a high standard, and experiment with a number of different formats – all of which takes money. Also, they are firm believers that everyone involved in a project should be paid at least the minimum going rate – it finally reflects on the finished product, and they want this to be a special little gem.
About the project:
The project will be divided into 6 chapters that will work as a whole or as a separate videos. Each chapter will focus on one gay porn star with the chapters divided into the following subjects:
Chapter 1 will focus on memory and will look at it in terms of psychoanalysis
Chapter 2 will feature the Great Outdoors and the liberation
Chapter 3 will focus on the routine and the everyday life
Chapter 4 will concentrate on love and feature a couple and explore the boundaries between love and sex
Chapter 5 will focus on the basement and the fetish industry
Chapter 6 will focus on sex and what it means in all its different forms
There is a detailed budget in place, and here are some of the items that they need to cover expenses for:
Cast & Crew Fees – To make sure they get the best people and the best out of the people they get, they need to pay the standard rates for those involved.
Equipment – This will take a good chunk of the budget – they will be experimenting with all sorts of different formats, from Super 8mm film to stills stop motion, all of which require money, from hiring the cameras, lights and consumables to film processing.
Travel and accommodation – They are flying some of these guys from around Europe, so they need them to get to London and have a nice comfy bed for them to sleep in.
Locations – There are better places than their houses to film this – London is full of amazing places to shoot, but nice things don’t come free.
Art Department – Props and general dressing can bring the truth to the forefront, and they are a meticulous lot.
Production costs – from picking up and dropping off equipment to feeding all the cast and crew, they need to run the set to industry standards.
Editing – Somebody will be sitting in the dark for a good two weeks with all this material. You and I could think of worst ways to spend our days, but our lovely lady editor still needs to get that rent paid.
Music – No film is complete without the right, so they need someone to be making all the right tunes to go with everything else.
They are also going to be giving exciting perks for all those who are kind enough to lend a helping hand – whatever you can help them with, they will make sure to give a kind return; from especially designed post cards, T-Shirts and posters to personalised messages from your favourite porn star, premiere tickets or even the chance to visit the set as an Executive Producer, they will make sure you get something out of your contribution!
What They Aim To Achieve
There is so much porn out there, but they want to make something that hopefully will touch and educate people; something that will bring the truth of the porn industry to the light, but in a celebratory way. They don’t want to judge or point fingers, but rather understand what sexuality and eroticism means to those so closely involved in an industry enshrined with mystique.
Once made, they would love for the film to travel and be seen around the world in festivals. Once the film has travelled, they would like to share it with everyone through a dedicated page, so that our audience could get some of the love back!
Maurizio Von Trapp – Director & Producer
Maurizio has over four years in the film and television industries, having produced and directed a number of TV shows, promos and short films. His work has been shown across the world through broadcast media as well as a number of film festivals. He is passionate about the medium and its possibility to build bridges and open dialogue across the board.
Carolina Costa – Director of Photography
After competing her BA in Film at the University of the Arts London, Carolina moved to Los Angeles to pursue her MFA at the American Film Institute as a Cinematography Fellow. Her thesis film was nominated for the Student Academy Award, and another short film premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival. Her first feature film as a cinematographer, Las Elegidas, was produced by Canana and premiered at the Cannes Film Festival, and currently continues to travel the world in some of the most influential film festivals out there. She’s basically the bomb.
Other Ways You Can Help
We’ve all been broke students, or gone through periods of financial hardship: never mind, you can still help them by spreading the word and making sure as many people know about this project as possible! Tweet, Facebook, e-mail your rich granny! They need to work together to get this out to as many people as possible, and your help is vital for this!
The project will be divided into 6 chapters that will work as a whole or as a separate videos. Each chapter will focus on one gay porn star with the chapters are divided into the following; Chapter 1 will focus on memory and will look at it in terms of psychoanalysis, Chapter 2 will feature the Great Outdoors and the liberation, Chapter 3 will focus on the routine and the everyday life, Chapter 4 will concentrate on love and feature a couple and explore the boundaries between love and sex, Chapter 5 will focus on the basement and the fetish industry and finally, Chapter 6, will focus on sex and what it means in all its different forms.
To donate to the project, please see the IndieGoGo page here.