The Men Next Door is a fast-paced comedy about a 40-year-old gay man (played by Eric Dean) who finds himself dating two equally lovable men - a secure 50-year-old (Michael Nicklin) who came out later in life, and an adventurous 30-year-old (Benjamin Lutz) who wasn't looking for a relationship. What he doesn't find out right away is that the two men are, in fact, father and son. And as they say, wackiness ensues.
The Men Next Door will be the sixth gay-themed feature film from production company Guest House Films, writer/director Rob Williams and producer Rodney Johnson. Our previous films have included Role/Play, Make The Yuletide Gay, 3-Day Weekend, Back Soon and Long-Term Relationship.
All of our films have secured distribution in the United States and abroad, and we hope that, with your help, The Men Next Door will be just as successful.
We love connecting with our fans and giving them a chance to be part of our films. Whether you want to see your name in the Special Thanks section of the film, to get a DVD signed by writer/director Rob Williams, to come to a screening of the film (or have a private screening), or to actually be on set, you can find a reward level to meet your needs.
What We Need & What You Get
The funds we raise through IndieGoGo will go directly into the production of the feature film. This includes the following expenses:
- Cast and crew salaries
- Equipment rental
- Props and wardrobe
- Location fees
- Catering and craft services (gotta keep the crew fed well!)
- Editing / music / post-production (if we exceed our initial goal)
- And all the miscellaneous fees and costs that go into making a movie
Our total budget for the film is more than the $25,000 we hope to raise on IndieGoGo, but if we can reach our goal here, we can get through the actual production and get us into post-production quickly.
If everything goes as planned, we will begin production in May 2012. Then, we hope to hit the major U.S. gay film festivals before a DVD release in December 2012.
We always move fast on all our productions, and we are being very ambitious with our plans for this movie. Your support will make a huge impact on our ability to get this film made and get it out to the world!
Other Ways You Can Help
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