US$45,879raised of $75,000.00 goal goal
Filmmaker Viola Voltairine and author Renee Lane are raising money for the production of the film adaptation of Renee's book about intense and loving female led relationship with her partner, Butler. The book challenges conventions and shows what is possible when living a lifestyle outside of the norm, commanded by a strong and creative woman. We've brought on well-known screenwriter Guinevere Turner (American Psycho, The Notorious Bettie Page, Go Fish, the L Word) for a screenplay that expands on the story to represent a wider sampling of real life Female Led Relationships.
Fans of the book will find the movie just as challenging and provocative. Let's get this story out to a larger audience in theaters all over the world and on streaming services!
Viola Voltairine, Producer/Director
Our initial pre-production crowdfunding goal was $20,000. Thanks to your contributions, we hit that goal, and were able to shoot and edit one short scene! Watch it here!
With the first scene shot, Your contributions at this stage will keep the ball rolling by helping to pay
for more scenes! With a great crew and marvelous actors on board, it will be
easier to find film partners and investors to fund the production of the full-length film.
All thanks to your generous contributions!
Now we are working toward raising more so we can keep the momentum going! The next stand-alone scene will be a real surprise to the audience as we've brought in collaborators from a mysterious D/s organization known since 1979 (more on this soon!).
Since shooting the first scene, we've gotten a couple of investors on board. We are have contractual commitments for 25% of the budget (contingent on raising the rest)! Those investments have enabled us to bring our stellar screenwriter Guinevere Turner on board! We are currently in the middle of a full rewrite to deepen the audience's experience of these amazing characters and their story.
Also, one of our investors so believes in this movie, that he has offered up $10K in additional funding for every $40K that someone else invests!
We've prepared a pitch deck and detailed investor package for those who'd like to become partners in the film, so don't hesitate to ask. A large investment now will mean cast and crew can work on this full time until we have a finished movie!
Amanda Graeff as Renee
In short, the more we raise, the more we can shoot! We've committed to shooting one additional scene when we reach $75,000 total raised here via crowdfunding. We'll keep shooting this movie in bits and pieces over many years until we have the full budget (through a combination of crowdfunding and investments from those who believe in this project and would like to share in the film's success).
For detailed info about the book and the filmmaker, go to the film's web site and sign up for updates on the filmmaking process. If you sign up, you'll also get early access to the film when it's available for screening, as well as exclusive interviews with cast and crew and behind-the-scenes images, videos, and other details.
Spread the idea of FLR to larger audiences, support female filmmakers! Your support is crucial at this stage to get the project off the ground!
Some changesUpdate posted by Viola Voltairine at 06:29 pm
This is, unfortunately, what all too often happens when women who flip male dominance on its head put themselves out there. We get harassed! We have to deal with people who either obsess over us or hate us, trying to insert themselves into our private lives and that of our. . . . .
Something brewingUpdate posted by Viola Voltairine at 09:39 pm
We now have a new goal and new plan.... something is brewing and it's our next shoot. The screenplay is done, and once we hit the $75K mark, you will get to watch behind the scenes as we shoot one of the most unique and moving scenes in the whole
What's going on with the film?Update posted by Viola Voltairine at 06:10 pm
The first scene has been shot. Contributing at this stage will keep the ball rolling by helping to pay for more! With a great crew and marvelous actors on board it will be easier to find partners and investors to fund production. All thanks to your generous contributionsOur initial pre-production. . . . .
How far are you willing to go?Update posted by Viola Voltairine at 07:08 pm
Now that we've raised enough for one scene, it seems a shame not to keep up the momentum while we have the cast and crew in place and raise funds to shoot a second! Why stop now? Let's see how far we can take it!
The movie is cast and we're on our wayUpdate posted by Viola Voltairine at 12:46 am
We are finally cast and have most of our crew in place for shooting. Finding Love: The First Test. This will be a "proof of concept" teaser for the larger film, just to show you what we can do with only a fraction of our total budget. OUR CASTAmanda Graeff. . . . .
Thank you giftsUpdate posted by Viola Voltairine at 04:22 pm
Those of you who have contributed $50 or more to the campaign should have received an e-mail from Ms. Viola (if you included your e-mail when contributing) with your thank you gifts! Please check the inbox of the account you used to donate!We are just $1525 away from pour goal!
getting your perksUpdate posted by Viola Voltairine at 06:21 pm
Just a quick reminder, if you contributed $50 or more and would like your perk, please e-mail [email protected] to receive your gift! It's the only way to be sure we have your correct contact info. If you don't e-mail no one will know to send you the interview or book. . . . .
Campaign movedUpdate posted by Viola Voltairine at 08:40 pm
After raising about $2000 we are now moving our fundraising campaign to this space! Thanks for your contributions!