James Deen, star of Bret Easton Ellis and Paul Schrader’s upcoming film, “The Canyons,” is onto another project. To make it happen, he is taking to popular fundraising platform KickStarter.com. Deen is producing “Cowboys & Engines,” a short film by writer / director Bryn Pryor, and he is taking The future festival piece is an exciting steampunk western starring Jeff Cannata (“The Totally Rad Show”) and Walter Koenig (“Star Trek,” “Babylon 5”).
For more information about “Cowboys & Engines,” or to make a donation, please visit http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1865079920/cowboys-and-engines-a-steampunk-western.
“From the moment I heard the concept behind ‘Cowboys & Engines,’ I was hooked,” says James Deen. “I am honored to take on the role of producer to try and make Bryn’s vision a reality. KickStarter is the perfect platform for us to win over fans and work with them to breathe life into the movie.”
KickStarter.com is a vehicle for emerging artists to finance projects from music to fashion to films. Visitors to KickStarter.com are able to view thousands of projects in various states of production and opt to donate money to support the completion.
“Cowboys & Engines” is an ambitious steampunk adventure following Cade Ballard (Jeff Cannata), the war-weary former ambassador from the nation of Texas, as he meets Guinivere Wheeler (Libby Letlow), a woman who proves to be as dangerous as she is charming. When they encounter Professor Nicholas Timéon (Walter Koenig) and learn his temporal engine, a machine with incredible destructive power, has been stolen by would-be conqueror Dr. Clay, Cade and Guinivere set off to save San Francisco from total destruction.
Per the creative team behind “Cowboys & Engines,” it is “an attempt to create something truly amazing; a dynamic, entertaining work of art for its own sake. A film that demonstrates without compromise that the people making it, irrespective of their professional backgrounds, are artists capable of working far beyond the narrow constraints of public expectation.”
One of the perks of KickStarter.com, is donators are treated to fantastic prizes depending on the size of their contribution. Prizes for “Cowboys & Engines” include: a comic book one-sheet, original props and wardrobe, the opportunity to be an extra in the film, premiere passes, and joining James Deen in a producer credit.
In addition to producing “Cowboys & Engines,” James Deen will be appearing on the silver screen soon opposite of Lindsay Lohan in “The Canyons.” The feature film is written by Bret Easton Ellis and directed by Paul Schrader.[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SxShyePUF_I?rel=0]
Despite his mainstream success, Deen maintains his loyalty to the adult industry, which he calls “a dream job.”
About James Deen:
As soon as James Deen turned 18, he knew he was destined to have sex with girls on camera. In his early years in the porn industry, peers warned him his skinny body type and boyish looks were not fit for porn, but within a few years Deen excelled to become the top performer in the industry. He is the youngest male to ever earn Male Performer of the Year honors at the AVN, XBIZ, and XRCO awards shows. Deen’s honest passion for all kinds of sex, both on and off camera, is displayed in the array of movies to his credit (over 3000). Whether filming hardcore BDSM or straight gonzo and feature adult films, James is always the most captivating male on screen. In addition to his XXX achievements, he was noted as one of the top 100 Jews in Heeb magazine in 2009, and has been featured on CNBC’s special “Porn: Business of Pleasure,” ABC’s “Nightline,” Good Magazine, The Goodmen Project, GQ Magazine, Rolling Stone, E! Entertainment, TMZ, and many other mainstream media outlets. Though his career has only begun, James Deen appreciates every ounce of the successes he has, exclaiming, “Seriously – I am the luckiest boy alive.” For more information, visit www.JamesDeenBlog.com or www.Twitter.com/JamesDeen.