Born This Way is a documentary non-fiction film of the life of famed adult actorMichael Brandon.
From Fast Food Manager to Porn Royalty. A span of the last 25 years of Michael's life.
Born in Southern California to becoming one of the biggest gay pornographic actors.
The life of Michael Brandon is one of confusion. From Raging Stallion Studios to 9x6 Pure Silicone, Michael Brandon has made a name for himself over the past two decades, but at what cost.
For the 1st time, famed Michael Brandon and the people in & out of his life will come together to bare the naked truth to the world, in this compelling, emotional journey of a Porn Star turn Porn Royalty ~ Celebrity turned Humanitarian ~ Weak turned Strong, Mr. Michael Brandon.
The Truth will be unveiled, guilt will be shown, pain will be true, deceptions will be fought and the real Michael Brandon will be seen.
This Documentary will be created having Interviews with Chi Chi LaRue, Ricky Sinz, Steven Richards, Michael’s Family including his Ex-Wife, Ex-Lovers, Friends, and Many More. OHP Films will also be reconstructing pivotal moments in Michael’s life with a talented cast to take you back in time to share these experiences.
What We Can Do Together
We have been active with this Documentary for nine months. Many interviews have been shot, from New York to Georgia, to Southern California to Northern California, and a few more need to be done.
Then we will go into a shooting schedule for the ‘Movie’ part of the Documentary where we will re-create critical points in Michael Brandon’s life, and capture them on film to interlace into all the other footage of the Documentary.
We are creating a Bio-Documentary which is historical, compelling, emotional, and devastating.
All monies raised will go for the Production & Post-Production of this film.
We still have to complete and pay for:
- Color & Audio Correction
- Film Transfer
- DVD/BluRay Pressing
- Marketing and Promoting
- Venues for Premiere and showings
- Music licensing and recording
- Licensing archival footage clips
- Insurance and legal fees
- Talent & Crew (Film (reenactments) Segments Of Michael's Life)
- Film Festival(s) Submission Fees
The first monies we had got us off and running for the past 5 months.
We still need to raise about $9,000.00 to see the completion of the Documentary's primary production shoot and partial Post Production completed.
Another $6000.00 will be needed to see this Documentary to full completion including all post-prodution and marketing.
"Be A Part Of This Incredible Film Project, Come Join Us And Michael Through This Journey"
A NOTE FORM THE DIRECTOR:
"I contacted Mr. Brandon because his past was intriguing, from a film makers point of view. I realized his story needed to be told and turning away from feature film making to my first Documentary, it would be an easy transition. I was wrong. For reasons I only in recent months realized.
There was more to this man than just 'Porn Star'. Through the past few months, this documentary has taken a path of it's own. Through the interviews of friends and coworkers and the personal interview(s) with Mr. Brandon, this project became something more then just telling the how and why of a man becoming a Porn Star. We found this documentary to be educational, riveting, and very deep. So a few months ago I decided this documentary would be incomplete even with all the amazing interviews we have already filmed.
This Documentary deserves the right to be a Feature Film too. So I decided to combine the two and every since then this film project has become it's own, guiding us all involved. We don't write scripts for this Documentary, as it is writing it's own scripts as we film it. It has become a very emotional and powerful project to film. I can just imagine what it will do for the audience viewing the Final Cut. In this way we have decided to let the people help fund it, and in return give incredible perks including being part of the filming process. This Documentary is not just about and for Michael Brandon, but us all. As Mr. Brandon exclaimed one day, 'We are each our own, we each are Born This Way'. "
~ C.J. Goodman, Producer/Director
Thank you all !
PART OF AN INTERVIEW WE FOUND THAT MR. BRANDON DID LAST OCTOBER:
Q: You recently let all your fans knows that there is going to be a film documentary about you. “Born This Way” The Journey of Michael Brandon. What made you decide to do this?
A: I’m hoping the documentary of my life’s journey will help and inspire others. I’ve put myself through the proverbial ringer. Left to my own devices, I could be dead from drugs and alcohol. Others battling addiction have been take from us. I believe it’s part of my destiny to share my experiences with others. Through my celebrity persona, I can reach the masses!! If my story saves one life!! Let’s roll with it. The documentary process has been quite intense. I’m facing demons that I locked away in my mind. Only to be reminded of them through the recollection of my friends and/or love ones interviews. In true Michael Brandon style, this documentary will have visual (reenactments of pivotal periods of my life) in addition to the typical interview style!
Q: How is it all coming along?
A: It's coming along pretty well. Quite cathartic. I'm really looking forward to the release!! You can find us on Facebook: Michael Brandon Documentary to keep UP with the progress! behind the scene talk and pics!!
Q: When can we expect to see it?
A: I'm hopeful to have it ready for premiere at first of year. That will mark 25 years in the adult entertainment industry. Can't think of a better way to celebrate it.
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