New movie draws audience and industry support
SAN FRANCISCO (Friday, March 1st, 2019) — Director Shine Louise Houston of Pink & White Productions celebrates a successful crowdfunding campaign for her forthcoming adult film, Chemistry Eases the Pain. The campaign raising a total of $24,416, and marked the second time Pink & White incorporated crowdfunding in its production efforts, following its first independently-produced feature film SNAPSHOT in 2015.
The company is attracted to crowdfunding because it quickly generates a budget for larger film projects while retaining her artistic control and ownership. Campaigns attract pre-orders and perform double-duty as promotion, gaining press traction and teasing film festival excitement. It also connects Houston directly with her audience base and develops relationships within a global network of sexuality experts and adult entertainment artists, including other indie creators.
Backer rewards were donated from sponsors like sex toy stores Good Vibrations, Self Serve Toys, Early to Bed, The Smitten Kitten, She Bop, Feelmore, and Australian toy store Nikki Darling; toy makers Crystal Delights, Cherry Bombin’ Wear, OYXD Creations, ASLAN Leather, Stockroom, and New York Toy Collective; LGBTQ company Play Out Underwear; film festivals Cinekink NYC; and a sex education e-courses from The Center for Sexual Pleasure & Health and books Oh Joy Sex Toy’s Drawn to Sex, Coming Out Like a Porn Star, A Taste for Brown Sugar: Black Women in Pornography, Sisters in the Life: A History of Out African American Lesbian Media Makers. Vintage items of classic DVDs, books, and memorabilia from Annie Sprinkle and Beth Stephens, S.I.R. Video, Anna Brownfield, and Houston’s own out-of-print DVDs from her earlier work, as well as popular CrashPadSeries.com memberships, exclusive behind the scenes photo books, and Producer credits. Match donors jessica drake and Wicked Sensual Care, Austin Law Group, HotMovies.com, BrightDesire.com, Erika Lust, and GoodForHer.com pledged to match donations dollar-for-dollar. Combined, over 300 backers brought the campaign to 106% over its goal.
Notably, much of the support came from female industry peers and a strong queer fan base proving there is a thriving market for erotic stories by queer women of color with desires and discussions we relate to. Chemistry Eases the Pain stars Lotus Lain and Michael Vegas, with Mona Wales, Nina Hartley, Emperatrix, Valentine, Nicki Honey, and Jack Strano. With funding secured, the film will go into production this May in San Francisco. The campaign is now in IN-Demand, allowing those who have missed the deadline to donate for early access to watch the movie, to add their name to the credits, and other backer rewards before the film premieres in March of 2020. Interested supporters can donate here: https://igg.me/at/chemistryfilm/
Tags: Pink and White Productions, Shine Louise Houston, Crowdfunding, Adult Film, Queer Porn, Lotus Lain, Michael Vegas, Nina Hartley, Mona Wales, Emperatrix, Valentine, Nicki Honey, Jack Strano