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Axel Braun attempts to crowdfund The Empire Strikes Back XXX

Axel Braun is attempting to raise $500,000 for his next movie. At a time when other companies are spending no more than $50k for their movies, I would say this is some bold ass move.

The question is, is it really worth spending $500,000 to make a porno in today’s market?

He claims that in 2011 he created a movie with “the biggest budget ever for an Adult parody” – which was $500,000, but I’m going to have to call bullshit on this one considering there have been a few who have spent as much or more including Pirates and Pirates II from Digital Playground and at least 2, possibly 3 movies from Bluebird Films.

In return for giving Axel Braun $500,000 to make his movie, he’s going to give it away for free.

Then again since his budget claims to be spending $84,000 alone on the cast and crew, apparently he plans on paying himself rather well. How many damn people are going to be in this movie? If you have a listed cast of 12, at least a crew of 5 – that’s 18 people / 84,000 = $4,668 per person.

That’s an INSANE amount of money for the crew of a porno. Even the top girls in porn today aren’t really making that kind of money per scene and someone like Riley Steele is under contract, as is Asa Akira so their fees are set by their contract. So with fixed rates he will get those two at a massive discount. So who the fuck is he paying all that cast and crew money to?

And that doesn’t mention how much of the $127,000 he plans on paying himself for the money allocated for studio and set fees. Since Axel Bruan owns the actual studio making the movie, and it probably wouldn’t cost more than $10 to $20k for the sets, he is looking at taking home another $100k in studio fees alone. And considering most of the sets are probably green screens since he has a massive budget of $59,500 for special effects. So he’s probably going to put most of that into “studio costs” which of course means a payment to his studio.

And that’s not to mention the $68,500 he set aside for “filming” cost. Considering filming is usually covers things like the director and sets, but those are paid elsewhere. That means he’s looking at another $68,500 for what? A camera guy that gets paid $500 a day? So he’s going to pocket another $68,000 there?

Damn … if this thing goes well, this might very well be the most money he’s probably ever been paid to make a single movie and people think he’s just giving it away for free? LOL Okay then.

Then again, so far he has only raised $3,830 and as a fixed funding campaign, it’s either all or nothing.

“Let me make one thing perfectly clear: every single dollar will go entirely to making the most amazing porn parody ever made. Okay, also to creating and shipping the awesome gifts we’re sending you. But mostly to the movie.”

Yeah I’m going to have to call total and complete bullshit on that one and so would anyone else who knows how much it actually cost to make a porno.

 

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