How to Plan an Orgy in a Small Town

A feature film by Jeremy LaLonde starring Jewel Staite, Ennis Esmer, Lauren Lee Smith and many more!
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We faced our fears, we shaved our beards, and we even ran naked - all to raise money to make a hilarious comedy!  And now we’re back to reach our final stretch goal of $135,000!

Original campaign video is below:

Why are we back InDemand???

We shot the film in November, but as you can imagine every little bit helps in the world of indie filmmaking.  And as we head towards the finishing line of post-production we need to additional funds to help us secure a damn fine soundtrack for the film while at the same time amping up our film festival and initial marketing budget.  We want to make sure that this film that you’ve all helped to get made gets out into the world loud and proud!  As you can see by the press and coverage below we’ve already got some buzz going through our initial campaign, including The Crowd Life’s crowd funding campaign of the year and write ups in publications from Variety to the Hollywood Reporter:

***We were named The Crowd Life's campaign of the year (2014) - check it out here.
***The Toronto Film Scene did an interview with Jeremy & Jewel, read it right here.
***Culture Toronto did an interview with Jeremy - read it right here.
***We got a lovely little mention in both the print and online version of VARIETY.  Check it out here.
***We were named one of Tonight At the Movie's 5 Campaigns "worthy of your dollars": check it out right here.
***We got a thumbs-up review from The Crowd Life blog on our campaign, check it out right here!
***Jewel did an AMA on Reddit - if you missed it you can get it right here!
***Here's an indepth interview Jeremy did with Two Geeks Talking podcast!
***We were featured in a crowd funding article in the Wall Street Journal!

***Check out the KickCast podcast here which gives our campaign a big thumbs up.  We kick in around the 25 minute mark

***We've been named Crowd Funding Campaign of the Week by the Toronto Film Scene

***Our casting announcement in the Hollywood Reporter and Playback

***An article by writer/director Jeremy LaLonde in the Huffington Post on why he thinks crowd funding is here to stay!

Jonas Chernick recently skyped with writer/director Jeremy LaLonde about his fears of making the film:

 

We said it you helped us hit our initial goal by Sept 2nd, we'd face our fears.  You did - and we did.  Check out the video evidence below:

Writer/Director Jeremy LaLonde and actress Lauren Lee Smith discuss her sex scenes in the film:

We said that if you got us to 50% by Aug 14th that writer/director Jeremy LaLonde would let his kids shave his beard of ten years.  You did and he did!  Video evidence below:


See Ennis Esmer & Tommie-Amber Pirie hit the streets of Toronto to promote the growing trend of Small Town Orgies:

     

              

HOW TO PLAN AN ORGY IN A SMALL TOWN is a comedy feature film about accepting that it’s okay to be who you are and not worry what others think about you amidst the hilarity of watching friends and neighbours bumble through the most awkward situations possible.  It’s a comedy with a great big hard-on. … Er, I meant heart.  

My name is Jeremy LaLonde, and I’m here because my last film SEX AFTER KIDS was almost entirely funded through IndieGoGo (the trailer for the film is embedded below).  That film screened at almost a dozen film festivals, winning awards and packing theatres - including five sold-out screenings at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival.  It’s been released around the world and was nominated for 7 Canadian Comedy Awards, winning both Best Screenplay and Best Direction.  All of that happened because people like you supported someone like me.  And it’s the reason I’m in a position to make my next film, and that’s why I’m back here.  

The most positive thing that came out of my last campaign wasn’t the funding (though it was crucial), it was the people.  And so we want to give you the opportunity to come along for a crazy ride with us and become an important part of this film.  We can’t do it without you, and we wouldn’t want to.

     

We need to hit our final goal of $135,000 to help us with our costs in finishing the film - mostly to allow us to have a kick-ass soundtrack for the film - but also the additional funds will help towards film festival costs and our initial marketing push once we go to release the film.   We want you with us from the ground floor up all the way to the finish line - whether it’s just getting our exclusive updates, a copy of the film, or one of our awesome perk packages,  we want our audience to be our partners on the film.

Even if you can’t contribute financially your support means everything.  Spreading the word is every much as important as contributing itself!  

As you can see by clicking on my own personal profile below, I’m a crowd funding enthusiast.  Having personally backed dozens of campaigns on various platforms I truly believe in the power of artists being able to directly connect with their audience.  Not a day goes by that I don’t interact with someone who contributed to my previous campaign and it means the world to me that they believe in the work that I do, and that it’s held some meaning for them.  That’s what drives me personally as a filmmaker - connecting with others, and there’s fewer better ways to do it than through places like IndieGoGo.  Because of you, this film will happen and it’s success will be your success.  Because of it’s humble beginnings on IndieGoGo my last film SEX AFTER KIDS is now being distributed in almost a dozen countries (with more coming) and has had a very successful theatrical and VOD release in North America.  None of that would have been possible without our backers, and the same will be true for this film.  

        







    As we mentioned above - money is great - but we want your support whether you can contribute financially or not.  Please get the word out about our campaign.  Share our videos and check back for all our updates, of which there will be many!  And with our awesome referral program you can help us help you!  

    Use IndieGoGo’s share tools and help us make some noise.  

    Welcome to our orgy - we hope you have a blast!

    If I contribute, when can I redeem my perks?

    We will be shooting the film this fall and finishing it by the spring in anticipating of starting our festival season in Fall of 2015.  If all goes to plan we will be releasing the film to the public in the spring/summer of 2016 and will be sending DVDs and the bulk of our perks at this time.  To make sure that as much of your contributions can go towards making the film as possible, we want to minimize the amount of shipping.  Digital perks will be released as soon as they are ready! This seems like a long time, we realize, but this is fairly standard in terms of the length of time it takes from production to release - we appreciate your patience!

    What if I don’t want a perk, I just want to contribute?

    You’re an amazing and self-less person!  This is no problem, there is a button that you can select if you don’t want a perk.

    I contributed and forgot to include the shipping cost!  What can I do?

    No problem!  Click on the 'contribute now' button and add the additional amount and select 'no perk'.  Thanks for catching that!

    Can I increase my pledge once it’s been made?

    YES!  Once you donate to our campaign, you may want to change your incentive perk to a different one, or increase your pledge amount to upgrade.  Go for it!  Send us a quick note letting us know what you’d like to do and we’ll take care of it on our end.  This happened quite a bit with our SEX AFTER KIDS campaign and it’s not a problem at all!

    What is a “limited availability” perk?

    This is a perk that we can only offer in limited quantities, so once they are gone, they’re gone!  In instances where your pledge level includes “all of the above” from previous reward levels, these will NOT include limited perks.  If you need clarification don’t be shy in checking in with us!

    Can I gift an incentive?

    YES!  That’s very awesome of you.  If you would like to donate to the film but give the perk to someone as a gift, go through the normal process of making a donation in your name.  For billing purposes, this action must be in your name.  After our deadline, we will send a message to you through IndieGoGo to the email address you provided.  We will request your address from you at that time.  Please reply with the information of the person who should receive the perk, and we will make sure it gets to them.

    What region will the DVDs be?

    Region free!  Play it anywhere.

    How can we contact you?

    Glad you asked!  You can touch base with us through this page, or any of the contact spots below (Facebook, Twitter, etc…)  Hit us up with any thought or question you might have - we’re here for you!  You can also e-mail us at howtoplananorgy@gmail.com 

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    This project is selected by the Canadian Film Centre as part of their exclusive partnership with Indiegogo. A charitable organization, CFC is committed to promoting and investing in Canada's diverse talent; providing exhibition, financial, and distribution opportunities, industry collaborations and creative partnerships for top creative content leaders. While the CFC is supportive of this project and campaign, it is in no way responsible for the campaign and it's deliverables. You can view other Indiegogo campaigns selected by the CFC here.


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    $136,400CAD
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    Original campaign was 176% funded on September 13, 2014
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    on April 14, 2015
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    • $10CAD
      Peeping Tom`

      Want to see behind the curtain? You’ll get a sneak-peak of a finished scene from the film and also a link to the trailer before its official release. We’ll also send you our desktop poster and give you a sexy thank you on the film’s website and a personal shout-out on Facebook & Twitter, and all the filthy, naughty updates.

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    • $25CAD
      Internet Porn Edition

      Pixels are sexy! Get a digital download of the finished film, the first-look at our exclusive behind-the-scene video updates, and you’re going to get our Porno eMag - which includes the script, bios, behind the scenes photos and stills, and more! You’ll also get all the lower priced non-limited edition perks!

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      Old Fashioned Porno UPDATED

      Kick it old-school with the DVD by the film’s director and cast. We’ll also make sure you get to live-stream the finished film on the same day as its festival world premiere. You’ll also get all the lower priced non-limited edition perks! (include an additional $10 for shipping)

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    • $100CAD
      Supersize Porno Ed. UPDATED

      Now you’re talking sexy! You get an autographed DVD, but for this we’re going to throw in a bonus disc with 5 short films by director Jeremy LaLonde PLUS whatever bonus features can’t fit onto the regular disc. Plus you get a special behind the scenes video from a day on set. We’re also going to thank you in the film’s end credits! You’ll also get all the lower priced non-limited edition perks! (include an additional $10 for shipping)

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    • $150CAD
      Key Party Edition UPDATED

      You really like to watch! Be the very first to see the film at our cast and crew screening in Toronto - and bring a friend! We’ll send you a personalized autographed cover of the script signed by the writer/director and star Jewel Staite, not to mention the double-disc DVD and all lower priced non-limited edition perks! (include an additional $10 for shipping) (travel and accommodation not included)

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    • $200CAD
      The Reach-Around UPDATED

      You help us, our writer/director will help you! Get detailed script notes, and at least 1hr of phone/Skype consultation on your own script or project with director/writer Jeremy LaLonde. And you’ll also get the double-disc DVD and all the lower priced non-limited edition perks! (include an additional $10 for shipping)

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      Old Fashion Porn Mag! UPDATED

      Keeping it classy! You’ll get a beautifully designed book that gives a behind the scenes glimpse at the production from beginning to end. It will include a personalized inscription from the writer/director. This is an absolute crowd funding exclusive that will never be available after. You’ll also get the double-disc DVD, two tickets to the cast/crew screening and all lower priced non-limited edition perks! (include an additional $20 for shipping)

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      Associate Producer UPDATED

      You came to party! Have dinner (on us) with the director and members of the cast. You’ll get an autographed copy of the film’s poster as well as an Associate Producer credit in the film and on imdb.com. You’ll also get all the lower priced non-limited edition perks! (include an additional $20 for shipping) (travel and accommodations not included)

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      Exec Producer UPDATED

      There is no one more orgy worthy than you. You get to be an executive producer on the film, and every single other perk that comes above. You’ll get to see an early cut of the film and can join us at a film festival of your choice! (shipping is on us) (travel and accommodations not included)

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