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The amazing life of Vanessa del Rio, adult film icon in Times Square during the 70s & 80s. BOOGIE NIGHTS meets TAXI DRIVER - Actor Mike Rooker (Walking Dead)
Thomas Mignone
Burbank, California
United States
1 Team Member



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 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. 

The film is being produced through DOOM Incorporated, the production company behind over one hundred music video, commercial, and feature film projects. http://www.doominc.com 

Official Website - www.facebook.com/vanessadelriofilmproject

Inquiries - info@doominc.com



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!

Jack Spilberg

Jon Zeiderman

Joe Moe

Silke Fernald

Joseph Young

Amy Sundberg

Frank Lovece

Cathy Brown

M M Leonard

Jeffrey Hunter

Heather Hale

Donna Sozio

Russell Jaeger

David Vincent

Timothy Crawford

Geoffrey Scollard (2)

Audra Akin (2)

Mark Kernes

Thomas Dugan

Alex Conner

Quinn Moran

Nessa Moran

Beau Carneau

Ryan Carrol

Neil King

Jalyn Ide

David Peiser

Patricia Brooks

Rob Jaret

Maitland McDonagh

Craig Borders

Courtney West

Chris Ruiz

David Ben-Meir

Andrew Drapkin (2)

Sandy Richardson

George Ivanoff

Shawn Sankaran

Lisa Weissman

Basia Countney

Joey Gaskin Jr.

Daniel Altobello

Kayla Mouser

Vic Anthony

Suren Seron


Kern Saxton

Philip Sorsen

Michael Larsen

Adriana Kraft

Tony Page (2)

Okiko Saito

I Smell Sheep

Rose Haskins

Ana Julfyan

Sam House

Scott Givens

Jacob Haralambous

Gunter Ford

Mir Waiss Najibi

Charles Jackson

Thomas Mellet

Linda Veenpere

Edward Eden

Jason Lange

Clarence Kussner

Greg Fultz

Ryan Streat

Joseph Vieira

Mike Rainey

Fight On 555

Bernardo Dinunz

LaRunce Taylor

Benjamin Black

Brian Lauzon

Joe Misfit

Barry Weingart

Jade Blackmore

Colin Ebsary (2)

DJ Melowdee

Dannie Lennard

Sandro Cerilli

Kenneth Corch

Jacqueline Tellalian

Wolfman Jack

Barbara Nitke

Dean 80

Sylvain St-Pierre

Jeni Bartiromo

Kevin Penny

Andrew Rossiter

Jonathan Segure

Victoria Ford

David Beynon

Aaron Gray

Jonathan Tucker

Eric Lau

Cary Gordon

Peter Leininger

Homere Lesperance

Michael Sauers

James C. Hudson

Ameer Miller

Brian Leary

Kenneth Oppel

Tom Woodruff

Teresa de la Garza

Royce Farrell

Long Le

Michael Lee

Thank you all !!!


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  • $5USD
    Contributor Film Credit

    Receive our heartfelt thanks and have your name printed on our Official Website as a Valued Contributor to the Vanessa del Rio Feature Film.

    20 claimed
  • $20USD
    Digital Downloads

    You will receive digital downloads of the completed Vanessa del Rio Feature Film and its Special Edition poster as well as the above Contributor Credit.

    22 claimed
  • $50USD
    DVD or Blu-Ray

    You will receive your choice of a DVD or Blu-Ray of the Vanessa del Rio Feature Film as well as all of the above.

    22 claimed
  • $75USD
    Signed Storyboards

    You will receive a set of authentic storyboards from a scene in the film signed by both Vanessa del Rio and the film's director and all of the above.

    4 claimed
  • $100USD
    Signed Film Script

    For your generous contribution you will receive an authentic Film Script signed by both Vanessa del Rio and the film's director and all of the above. International Backers please add $15 USD for shipping.

    15 claimed
  • $100USD
    DANZIG Signed Shooting Script

    New Perk - For your generous contribution you will receive an Exclusive Limited Edition Shooting Script signed by musician Glenn Danzig and the film's director and all of the above. Please Note: This Exclusive Perk is Limited to 66 Authentic Shooting Scripts, each Signed and Numbered by Danzig himself. There will be no additional scripts made available after the 66 are claimed. Contributors may specify a name for whom the script is signed to. International Backers please add $15 USD shipping.

    17 out of 66 claimed
  • $350USD
    On Screen Credit

    For your generous contribution your name will be seen in the film as part of the Exclusive On Screen "Special Thanks" Credit and all of the above.

    2 claimed
  • $500USD
    Film Premiere Invite

    For you generous contribution you will receive 2 Tickets to attend the Vanessa del Rio Feature Film Premiere Screening and the After Party with the Cast and Crew. (travel and accommodations not included) and all of the above.

    4 claimed
  • $1,000USD
    Authentic Prop

    For your very generous contribution you will receive an authentic "Screen Used" prop from the Vanessa del Rio Feature Film (don't worry, we'll select a great one for you!) and all of the above.

    2 claimed
  • $2,500USD
    Film Set Visit

    For your very generous contribution you will receive an On Set Visit during filming in Los Angeles and an opportunity to meet with Vanessa del Rio, the film's director, and the rest of the Cast and Crew (travel and accommodations not included) and all of the above.

    2 claimed
  • $5,000USD
    Associate Producer Credit

    For your very generous contribution you will receive an On Screen Associate Producer Credit and Dinner with Vanessa del Rio and the film's director during filming in Los Angeles (travel and accommodations not included). Includes 2 Tickets to attend the Film's Premiere Screening and the After Party with the Cast and Crew and and all of the above.

    1 claimed
  • $10,000USD
    Executive Producer Credit

    We are very grateful for you generosity. You are truly our hero. We could not have done it without you. We'd like to really say thank you by offering you our VIP Top Tier Reward of an On Screen Executive Producer Credit, VIP Invitations for 2 to the Premiere Screening and After Party with the Cast and Crew, a personalized Thank You from Vanessa del Rio and the film's director via Twitter, and all of the above (excludes the 5000 Tier).

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