THE VANESSA DEL RIO FEATURE FILM PROJECT
It's "Boogie Nights" meets "Taxi Driver'" - Michael Rooker, lead actor "The Walking Dead"
The Vanessa del Rio Feature Film Project is a full-length feature film for theatrical release.
The film follows the wildly exhilarating life of the legendary adult film icon Vanessa del Rio, set against the backdrop of organized crime-controlled Times Square during the 70s & 80s.
THE FILMMAKING TEAM
The film is written and directed by Thomas Mignone, best known for his previous feature film "On The Doll", starring Brittany Snow and James Russo ("Django Unchained"). Mignone has also directed award-winning music videos for Slipknot, Mudvayne, System Of A Down, and Sepultura. http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0586017/
Executive Producer is Andrew Drapkin http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1905050/
Associate Producer is Sean Fernald ("Red Velvet") http://www.imdb.me/seanfernald
Casting Director is Anne McCarthy ("Requiem For A Dream") http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0565056/
Original score is composed by Paul D'Amour (TOOL) http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1035256/
Film Consultants are Bill Margold, Cass Paley & Vanessa del Rio.
Vanessa del Rio's story is very unique and special. She fully embraced the sexual revolution lifestyle but never allowed herself to become a victim. The organized crime elements percolating underneath all the fun Vanessa and her friends were having set up a dramatic and often vicious narrative backdrop for the story as seen through Vanessa's young, rebellious eyes.
Our goal is to produce a high-quality, full-length feature film that is authentic and true to Vanessa's story in a way that the typical Hollywood studio system would not allow or even consider. We feel crowd funding allows us to create the kind of film you the audience truly wishes to see. We have a very dedicated production team that has worked on many film and video projects together, and we have an extreme level of passion for this project. We recognize your help and support provides us with the opportunity to really bring to life a story that's never been told in the right way, with no blinders on.
Our Indiegogo promo video was made possible with the much appreciated help of these creative and talented people:
Director Of Photography - Peter Leininger & Peter Derylo
Editor and Visual EFX - Janette Lopez
Photographer - Ricardo Cuevas
Color Correction - Andrew Drapkin & Samantha Noon
As our campaign progresses, we'd like to say a very special "Thank You" to everyone who's helping to make our film project a reality. We truly do appreciate your support. To those who wish to remain Anonymous we also express our heartfelt thanks!
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Thank you all !!!