Profane received Best Feature at both the Boston Underground Film Festival and The SexyFilm Festival in Australia. Now, it's time to show it to a wider audience!
"Profane is an extraordinary visionary work from an accomplished filmmaker who is clearly now at the top of his game."
- Bad Lit
Torn between ecstasy and submission, Muna takes an unorthodox path to enlightenment, one that Profane dramatizes with documentary methods and psychedelic imagery. Alshaibi demonstrates that true reverence sometimes requires transgression.
-The Boston Phoenix
"Profane Like a bargain-basement version of Gaspar Nos Enter the Void, this Chicago-shot feature by Usama Alshaibi (Nice Bombs) uses a panoply of shock tacticsrapid editing, blurry superimpositions, drug use, and S-Mto evoke nauseous fascination with the sexual underworld. And like No, Alshaibi seems as curious about religious transcendence as degradation. The heroine, a Jordanian immigrant, works contentedly as a dominatrix but wants to reconnect with her Muslim roots; scenes of her lurid career alternate with a sweet subplot in which she befriends a religiously devout Middle Eastern cabdriver. Though certainly not for the squeamish, the movie is a striking story of life in the Arab diaspora, aided rather than undermined by its occasional narrative incoherence."
- Chicago Reader
We are now seeking funds to prepare Profane for theatrical and DVD distribution. Saw the movie and loved it? Or maybe you want to see it on the big screen in your town? Want to own it on DVD with lots of behind the scenes extras? Your donation can make it happen! If 100 people contribute $27, our goal will be met and the movie will be set loose on the world!
What We Need
Final Sound Mix and Output to HD: $1500
DVD Manufacture: $1200
What You Get
Other Ways You Can Help
Get the word out about this campaign by posting on your favorite social network, and also contact theaters in your town about doing a screening!