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.
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 such as Netflix and Amazon Prime!
Ms. Viola and Ms. Renee seated on Butler
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 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!
Since shooting the first scene, we've gotten a couple of investors on board. Those investments have enabled us to bring screenwriter Guinevere Turner (American Psycho, The Notorious Bettie Page, The L Word) 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 for every $20K raised here, 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 detials.
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!