#MenToo

'#MenToo' is a nonprofit musical comedy which follows the journey of four Meninists- a van man, an academic, a Broga instructor and a start-up entrepreneur- attempting to save their community space from becoming the first Women’s Health centre in the UK. Set to all-original songs such as 'The Brotest' and 'A Catcall for Help', Brian, Dave, Casey and Quest brave the obstacles of a post-#MeToo world

£2,407.00
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#MenToo

Genre
Film
Seeking funding for
Production
Scope
Feature
Campaign type
Flexible Funding
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THE STORY: 

Angry and alienated from so-called 'woke culture', meninists Brian, Casey, Quest and Dave exist on the fringe of society. Frustrated by the turn towards rewriting 'her-story', Brian is a washed-up academic unable to find his footing in the university halls that he once reigned over. By day, start-up wizard Casey rules over the entrepreneurial world, but can't secure a second Tinder date by the time Friday evening rolls round. From the beanbag in his mother's basement, Quest (real name, Daniel) runs a conspiracy podcast unpacking the perceived injustices of the post-#MeToo world. Dave, our small anti-hero, spends the days catcalling women from a white van, unsure of himself and, perhaps, his sexuality.

Every Tuesday at 5pm, these four men leave their separate worlds for Broga. All hell breaks loose, however, when they discover their studio is to be replaced by the county's first Women's Health Centre...

 

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DIRECTOR'S STATEMENT: 

I wrote #MenToo in order to explore the damage of toxic masculinity through an absurd and surreal musical avenue. I have often found film, tv and theatre which focuses on injustices against women to be re-traumatising or overly-didactic in its delivery, reminding audiences how horrific the world can be. #MenToo was created to avoid these tendencies, providing avenues for introspection and education without causing fear. I want to display these behaviours within a performative frame that stands against them: a camp musical theatre space in which characters sing and dance their misogynistic perspectives, undermining the violence of their own words in the process. #MenToo is intended to explore the men who reinforce patriarchy as a result of their own internal conflict to live up to what they perceive to mean ‘being a man’. And what better way to explore one’s identity than to do it through the medium of song?

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Why make '#MenToo' now? 

#MenToo was created by a group of female writers, musicians, producers and filmmakers in response to the weaponization of identity politics that we've witnessed over the last 5 years. In combining dark, diabolical satire with the glitzzy aesthetic of musical theatre, we wanted to portray offensive, deeply flawed individuals in humorous and unexpected ways.

TEASER TRAILER: 

The teaser trailer was shot pre-lockdown in September 2020. It was put together by our Heads of Department as an insight and mood guide for what our finished film will look and feel like.

Teaser crew:

· Director: Thea Elmsley

· Filmmaker and Editor: Meg Wriggles

· Producer: Marnie Breadin

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WHERE IS YOUR MONEY GOING?

BUDGET & COSTS:

The pre-production and shoot for ‘#MenToo’ £1650. Whilst we have managed to deliver our cast headshots and teaser trailer for free, we now need to raise funds to ensure that our production value is the highest quality to be submitted for Festival consideration.

 

The costs will go to the following departments and services:

• Crew fees (Sound and Lighting Technicians)

• Location Hire & Permits

• PPE and Health & Safety

• Equipment hire (Camera, Lighting, Sound)

• Cast and Crew Expenses (incl. travel & catering costs)

 

OVERALL COSTS

The overall costs of the film will amount to £2,000. The additional £350 will be needed for post-production (editing, colour grade and sound mixing) and fees for Fringe Festival submission. As a team, we strongly believe that ‘#MenToo’ has a potential for a rich afterlife. Currently, we are in conversations about adapting the show for a theatrical run at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2022. Any and all contributions (however big or small!) will help us get there. Of course, we are aware that the ongoing COVID-19 crisis has had a huge affect on everyone's finances and may well make a financial donation to our project impossible. If this is the case, please know that a share on social media can be just as valuable these days! Share, post, story, tell your mum, your dad, your SO and your nan about '#MenToo' and help get us up and running....

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From the entire team of '#MenToo'.....

Thank you for generous contribution to our project. However big or small, we can assure you that your donation gets us one step closer to our goal. 

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£2,407.00
raised of £2,500.00 goal
10 Days left
68 Backers

Pledge without reward:

You can make a pledge to support #MenToo without a reward. The minimum donation is £1.00.
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£5 GOES A LONG WAY

Thank you so much for your contribution to '#MenToo'. We are so pleased you believe in the project as much as we do.

Please do get in touch with our Instagram page and we will give you a shout out.

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£5.00
£10- EXCLUSIVE STILL FROM THE FILM

Thank you for you kind donation! Please do send us your email and expect to recieve:
- A digitally signed thank you letter from our cast and crew
- An exclusive still from our editing room
- A personalised shout out on our social media pages.

(38 remaining out of 50)
£10.00
VIP RECORDING OF ONE OF OUR ALL-ORIGINAL SONGS

Thank you for your kind donation!

For you special early birds, we'll be recording and sending on a recording of one of our original songs. With titles like 'The Brotest' and 'A Catcall for Help', we can promise you won't be disappointed.......

(48 remaining out of 50)
£25.00
VIRTUAL SCREENING AND Q&A

We will organise a virtual screening of the film following by a Q&A with the cast and crew.

For your kind donation, you can expect all the previous rewards to apply, with an extra sweetener of our screening and Q&A.

(59 remaining out of 60)
£45.00
'#MENTOO' PACKAGE

If you're keen to jazz up your IMBD credentials, why not chose our digital production package?

With this perk, you'll be given an IMDB credit in our special thanks section to thank you for your generous contribution and your support (as well as a personalised thank you video from our cast, in-character!)

(19 remaining out of 20)
£80.00
BECOME AN ASSOCIATE PRODUCER

Wow! Thank you so much for your generous contribution to '#MenToo'. We are completely blown away. As part of the crew, you will officially be credited on IMDb and you will receive all previous rewards.

INCLUDES:
• Social Media Shoutout
• Digital thank you card
• VIP Release of our trailer
• Digital copy of the film
• Digital signed poster
• Signed script by cast and crew
• Personalised thank you video from cast and crew
• IMDB credit

(2 remaining out of 4)
£150.00
BECOME AN EXECUTIVE PRODUCER

Become an Executive Producer! With only 5 of these rewards on offer, we'll be working in close quarters on the edit and post-production process, wherever you are in the world. 
All the other rewards still apply: 

•IMDB credit as executive producer
• Social Media Shoutouts
• Digitally signed exclusive still
• Special Thanks in the credits of the film
• VIP Release of our trailer
• Virtual tickets for the film screening + Q&A
• Special thanks video from cast or crew
• Digital copy of the film
• Digital thank you card
• Digital signed poster
• Signed script by cast and crew

(2 remaining out of 5)
£200.00