The Canyons starring Lindsay Lohan, Nolan Gerard Funk and James Deen is an upcoming movie that is scheduled to be released on August 9th 2013. This movie is directed by Paul Schrader and is about a young movie producer named Christian (Deen) who is trying to keep his trust fund intact by making films. While he is doing so his actress girlfriend Tara (Lohan) is having an affair from her past which Christian finds out. These events will put him within the dark side of human nature. So what is in store for us in this new movie The Canyons? Check out the latest article below
“The Canyons: A New Movie by Paul Schrader
The saga behind the making of Bret Easton Ellis’ modern-day film noir “The Canyons” is perhaps just as tawdry as the plot itself. Since the first day of shooting, “The Canyons” has been a dream come true for TMZ editors: naked scene shoots, screaming matches, porn stars and, of course, the media’s ever-present anticipation of Lohan’s next potential misstep.
Which begs the question: How do you market a film where the production overshadows the story?
First you have to have a writer, a producer and director willing to play with traditional concept of trailers. Then you given them some chutzpah.
But before there was marketing, there was financing, and the trio had to figure out a way to raise coin for their micro-budget pic.
In June, the first teaser trailer for “The Canyons” hit the Internet. Set to the music of the Dum Dum Girls, the slow rhythmic beat of the song “Coming Down” paired with iconic City of Angels landmarks to inspire Angelenos to pry open their wallets and give generously to “The Canyons’” Kickstarter campaign. In the end, 1,050 folks gave $159,015 to producer Braxton Pope, director Paul Schrader and writer Ellis to make their movie, which features the legit debut of porn stud James Deen.
“I worked with director Joey Valenti on the first trailer, and he brought a new dimension to it,” Pope says. “People wanted to know more about the song, the Dum Dum Girls and the movie, because at that point, it didn’t have a cast.”
In December, after filming was complete, the trio released a grindhouse-style trailer for “The Canyons,” which followed a 1970s exploitation-style template usually reserved for the likes of Quentin Tarantino and Robert Rodriguez.
“We didn’t want to be constrained by the usual movie trailer style,” explains Pope, who collaborated with Schrader and Ellis on the ensuing campaigns, in true DIY style. “Schrader thought misdirection would be interesting. We wanted it to be as non-traditional and unconventional as the movie. The trailers had to be different and experimental. So instead of an orthodox trailer used as a marketing tool, we wanted to play with genres and concepts, so that the trailers would lead to conversations. We didn’t want people to take us literally.”
The rest of the article can be read at Variety.
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