Creeps: A darkly comedic feature by Guinevere Turner

Two queer best friends decide to quit drinking and doing drugs for a week so they can have great skin for a party. Sometimes best friends are the worst.
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Guinevere Turner
Film
Los Angeles, California
United States
3 Team Members

We have snowflake ornaments for the holidays! Not only are they a great gift but they are made with love by Guinevere Turner herself!!

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Thanks to our amazing cast and guests for coming to the staged reading!

Creeps in the Press! 

Videos/Podcasts

Back to the Movies Interview (UK based)

The Sheena Metal Experience 

The Cathy Debueno Show

Flicks and Swizzle Sticks

Articles/Interviews

Huffington Post

John August Blog

AfterEllen

Same Same (Au publication)

SheWired

Indiewire

Backstage Casting

The Gay UK (UK Based)

Filmmaking Stuff

One More Lesbian

Planet Etheria

New Perk!! "Into the Creep Blue Sea"

We've added a new incentive-lunch with Guinevere Turner! For those of you who have wanted to pick her brain and stare into her deep blue eyes, here's your chance. Check out the perk "Into the Creep Blue Sea." Lunch can take place anytime starting today in Los Angeles. They are limited so get yours today.

So what is Creeps?

Creeps is a movie that follows the highs and lows of Mona and Freddy, two queer best friends who decide to quit drinking and doing drugs for a week so they can have great skin for a party. The movie follows them and their group of friends through TV nights, dinner parties, drug binges and break ups. And that's just in one week.

Mona has recently found out that her ex-girlfriend has become a successful artist and is having a big art opening in a weeks' time. Of course they MUST attend, look fabulous and have the sexiest arm candy in sight. They sadly agree that the only real way to accomplish this is to form a pact: 7 days of sobriety. By the time they make it to the opening, they aren’t speaking, they’ve barely slept, and disaster ensues.   

Mona is a newly single advice blogger, and Freddy works in academic publishing - both are bored and usually up to no good. Their friends are Xiamora, a professional dominatrix, Art, a newly minted transguy, Jeanette and Suzette, lesbian twins who are club promoters and DJs (and rivals), and Vicky, the perennial wanna be singer who is always forcing them to come see her shows. Together they are a Big Homo family, however dysfunctional.

Why Creeps Now?

In 1994 I made a film called Go Fish with director Rose Troche. Back then our mission was to show that we homos are like everyone else- we date, and have friends - we have dinner parties and jobs. Now, almost 20 years later, my mission is quite the opposite: I feel we’ve graduated in LGBT cinema to be able to REALLY show that we can be like anyone else: flawed, mean, lonely – in other words real.  That said,  Creeps is a comedy, and a celebration of how far we’ve come on the big and small screens as LGBT people and filmmakers. But it’s going to be fun, don’t get me wrong. You will laugh. And hey, if Walter White, Dexter Morgan and Hannah Horvath can be heroes, then so can Mona and Freddy.

Where does Creeps come from?

Creeps comes from the joyous collaboration of José Muñoz and Guinevere - they share a story by credit on the screenplay. Friends since 1986, they decided to map out this creepy tale while he was on hiatus in Los Angeles, and laughed a lot in the process. José Muñoz is a writer and a scholar living in New York City. He teaches at NYU.

Who else will be working on Creeps?

Director of Photography: 

Alison Kelly has been the Director of Photography on award-winning films such as Make A Wish, Hummer, and Fourteen, all of which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival. She is currently filming "Blue," a series for the WIGS channel on Youtube. Guinevere and Alison have worked together on numerous projects such as The Owls and Who's Afraid of Vagina Wolf and are very excited to work together on Creeps.

Production Designer:

Michael Fitzgerald is a production designer who uses his visual heart and his theatrical background to make compelling stories come alive. His credits include Without Men with Eva Longoria and Christian Slater, Blayne Weaver's romantic comedies 6 Month Rule and Weather Girl, and Jordan Robert’s wacky and irreverent 1.2.3. Frankie Go Boom with Ron Pearlman, Charlie Hunnam, Lizzy Caplan, and Chris O’Dowd. More recently he worked on Darren Stein's GBF, as well as Life of a King starring Cuba Gooding Jr. He was also the puppeteer and set designer for the Creeps reenactments.

Producers

Valeria Lopez is a Los Angeles based artist, producer, and fixed gear bike enthusiast. Since 2010, she has been making steady waves in Hollywood working on independent features and new media content production. She has produced several web series' including "Lesbian Cops," "The Sketchy Chicks" and "On Empty." Her film credits include Assistant Production Coordinator and Location Scout on Life of a King and Gravy, Art Department Swing on In Security, and Location Manager on the Sundance Labs feature Life Partners. She received an MFA from Tufts University/SMFA and a B.A. in Political Science from Yale University. 

Shari Greicar has a B.A. in Education from Southern Illinois University and a Master's Degree in Film and Directing from Columbia College Chicago. Upon graduation she was selected to join the Semester in LA Directing Program on the CBS Radford Lot where she was mentored by professional working Television and Feature Film directors. She went on to become a casting associate for the award-winning casting director, Felicia Fasano, CSA (Training Day, Bad Santa). Together over 5 years they cast several television series and independent films, including the Golden Globe and Emmy nominated series, "Sleeper Cell" and "Californication" for Showtime. Shari is the creator and producer of OutSet: The Young Filmmakers Project from Outfest and LifeWorks currently in it's third year mentoring Los Angeles LGBTQ youth through a filmmaking lab. 

The Impact

•  This 200K will go directly to funding the production of the film, and will in fact make production of the film a reality. Here is a rough breakdown of what the money will be used for.


•  Look at our perks to the right! We've gone out of our way to be original and fun, in the spirit of Creeps itself. Treat yourself, and help us. 

Last But Not Least

There are many ways to help out if you can't contribute with money. Go and Like our Facebook page: Creeps the Movie. Tweet to us: @CreepstheMovie. We will tweet right back to you! Talk about how awesome we are and hint to your friends: "If only I had a little money, I could be a part of this awesome movie Creeps..." then trail off wistfully.  Bring us up as a non-sequitur in conversation – people will think it’s cool.

Details

If all goes well with this campaign, we start shooting in April 2014 in Los Angeles. But there's always a possibility that the dates will change. For those of you visiting our set, we will make sure to keep you updated so you can plan your trip accordingly. The same can be said about the screening of the first cut of the film and any other movie screenings.

• If you become a featured extra ($5,000 reward), you must be a US citizen or have a US work visa, and not be a member of SAG/AFTRA.

• You must be over 18 or accompanied by a parent or legal guardian (who will count as your plus one) to attend the premiere or visit the set. Extras must also be over 18.

• Some rewards may require additional paperwork. If you or your pet are appearing in the film, you will have to sign a release.

• The final cut is up to the discretion of the Director and Producers. 

We will work hard to keep our deadlines and include all of your creativity in our movie but we cannot guarantee that your pet, yourself or your graffiti will make it in the final cut of the movie. If there are any reasonable conflicts, we will work in good faith to give you a substitute perk.


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  • $5USD
    Creepy Time

    You are now an official Creep! Personal shout out on Facebook and website.

    34 claimed
    Estimated delivery: November 2013
  • $15USD
    Creep-O

    Exclusive online access to behind the scenes footage of the filming of Creeps. You will get to be part of the Creeps action without having to go anywhere.

    61 claimed
    Estimated delivery: July 2014
  • $20USD
    Crafty Creep

    Get your own handmade crotched snowflake ornament by yours truly, Guinevere Turner! Not only is she an actress, writer and director but she also an expert crotchetier. It's a great gift for the holidays.

    35 claimed
    Estimated delivery: December 2013
  • $35USD
    Creep Thrills

    Pick one of two designs for the Creeps t-shirt! You can creep around the world with one of these and show your support for Creeps.

    20 claimed
    Estimated delivery: March 2014
  • $50USD
    Super Creep

    Signed PDF of Creeps screenplay by the writer, me! You will get to read the original lines before the movie comes out. Plus everything above.

    42 claimed
    Estimated delivery: February 2014
  • $50USD
    Creep on Creepin On

    Downloadable playlist compiled by me. What am I singing out loud to in my car? Now you can sing along with me. Great personalized Christmas gift for a loved one. Plus everything above.

    32 claimed
    Estimated delivery: December 2013
  • $100USD
    Go Off the Creep End

    I will tell you a joke.That's right, a video that will actually make you laugh. Either with me or at me. For an example, check out the pitch video. Plus everything above.

    20 claimed
    Estimated delivery: December 2013
  • $100USD
    Creepalicious

    Online access to the official Creeps teaser. You will get to see a glimpse of what the movie is before anyone else! Plus a thank you in the on-screen credits. And everything above.

    27 claimed
    Estimated delivery: October 2014
  • $250USD
    Creeptastic

    What's the best part of using a bar bathroom? That's right, the graffiti! Your artwork, name, drawing, or whatever can be part of our set design. Pretty cool right? We think so.

    7 out of 50 claimed
    Estimated delivery: May 2014
  • $250USD
    Wolf in Creeps Clothing

    A photo of you on a wall in the movie. One of our characters likes to take pictures of her sexual conquests and display them on her wall. This could be you! I have to approve it of course, but there aren't really any rules to this one.

    8 out of 30 claimed
    Estimated delivery: May 2014
  • $500USD
    Creep What You Sow

    Are you a writer? Or attempting to be? Well, here's your chance to have an established writer read your script and give you notes! Yup, I will read your screenplay and give you thoughtful notes. Get it while you can.

    1 out of 20 claimed
    Estimated delivery: January 2014
  • $1,000USD
    Little Bo Creep

    Ever wanted to see Mr. Snugglebunny or Myrtle the Turtle on the big screen? Well here's your chance. Your pet will be featured in the movie. We will write your pet goldfish or iguana into the script. Travel and accommodation not included.

    1 out of 15 claimed
    Estimated delivery: April 2014
  • $1,000USD
    Into the Creep Blue Sea

    Lunch with Guinevere Turner! That's right, you'll get to dine with her and share intimate secrets. Lunch will take place in Los Angeles any time. Travel and accommodation not included.

    2 out of 15 claimed
    Estimated delivery: October 2013
  • $2,000USD
    Creep Impact

    Special lunch with the cast (TBD). You will get to chat about the day and ask them all the questions you have ever wanted to ask. Filming will take place in Los Angeles. Travel and accommodation not included.

    0 out of 10 claimed
    Estimated delivery: April 2014
  • $2,000USD
    Creep Impact-The Prequel

    Invitation to the wrap party. Come join the cast and crew for a night of fun and revelry. After long weeks of filming we will surely need to let our hair down. Party will be in Los Angeles. Travel and accommodation not included.

    0 out of 30 claimed
    Estimated delivery: June 2014
  • $3,500USD
    Creeptastic

    You will be invited to a special screening of the first cut of the film. And you will also have a chance to speak to the Director and Producers about the first cut. How cool is that? Screening will take place in Los Angeles. Travel and accommodation not included.

    0 out of 10 claimed
    Estimated delivery: September 2014
  • $3,500USD
    Creep-A-Boo

    Go on a yarn bombing adventure with me. Don’t know what that is? Check it out http://on.fb.me/17YPbTm. Come and join me as we give the Griffith Park bear a new outfit.

    0 out of 10 claimed
    Estimated delivery: March 2014
  • $5,000USD
    Creepalisimo

    You will get an Associate Producer credit on IMDB and final credits of the film; you will get unlimited set visits, 2 tickets to any official premiere and after party, and get to see the first cut of the film. You really will become part of the Creeps family. All events will take place in Los Angeles. Travel and accommodation not included.

    1 out of 5 claimed
    Estimated delivery: September 2014
  • $5,000USD
    Creepalisimo II-The Walk On

    You will get to be a featured extra! We will write you into the script. It's your moment to shine. You will also be invited to the wrap party and the special screening of the first cut of the film. All events will take place in Los Angeles. Travel and accommodation not included.

    0 out of 5 claimed
    Estimated delivery: September 2014
  • $10,000USD
    Deep Creep

    You will be an Executive Producer for this film, which means a credit on screen as well as on IMDB.com. You will have unlimited set visits, 2 tickets to the official premiere, after party and you'll be invited to the screening of the first cut of the film. You'll be invited to an intimate dinner with cast, Director and Producers. All events will take place in Los Angeles. Travel and accommodation not included.

    1 out of 5 claimed
    Estimated delivery: April 2014
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