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Be a Lucky Bastard and Win Lucky Bastard on DVD

Posted by Steve Barton on June 23, 2014

Be a Lucky Bastard and Win Lucky Bastard on DVDThe much talked about NC-17 flick Lucky Bastard is coming home to DVD on July 1st so you know what that means! Yep, it's time to win a copy on DVD from us! Read on for details.

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This contest will end at 12:01 AM PT on July 3rd.

Lucky Bastard stars Don McManus (Grand Piano, Lovelace), Jay Paulson ("Mad Men"), and Betsy Rue (My Bloody Valentine 3D).

See what happens when the adult film industry and “found footage” mix in the indie horror-thriller Lucky Bastard when it becomes available on DVD July 1st.

When the adult website "Lucky Bastard" runs a contest giving the winner a night with a famous porn star, the outcome turns from fantasy to horror in a deadly nightmare no one could possibly have expected.

Synopsis
LUCKY BASTARD is the story of a shy young man who wins a contest to have sex with a famous porn star on an adult website. When the young man arrives at the porno house/set location, his every move is captured on the numerous “reality television-style” wallcams that are spread out everywhere in the house. It is the found footage from these cameras that tells the story of the inevitable and horrifying reality of what actually happened.

At the center of the story are: Mike (Don McManus), who owns the “Lucky Bastard” website; his top porn star Ashley Saint (Betsy Rue); and Dave G. (Jay Paulson), the unsuspecting shy young man who wins the contest.

The “Lucky Bastard” employees treat their work matter-of-factly. Mike once clearly had more serious artistic ambitions, but now he runs the company and directs all of the “Lucky Bastard” website’s content. Ashley, the website’s most popular performer, initially refuses to participate because she knows the winner will be humiliated by the experience but ultimately gives in when offered extra money. And the contest winner, Dave, an unassuming and shy young man, finds himself driven by shame and humiliation into committing the most horrifying acts imaginable.

LUCKY BASTARD crosses many genres—drama, comedy, suspense thriller, horror—without entirely belonging to any of them and implicitly comments on a society in which pornography is not only a common part of modern life but also a mirror reflecting the nature of intimacy in today’s world. The movie also reshapes in unpredictable ways the recent cinematic convention of “found footage.”

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Lucky Bastard Comes On VOD

Posted by Steve Barton on April 30, 2014

Meet the Lucky Bastard in Pair of Red Band ClipsThe much talked about NC-17 flick Lucky Bastard is coming home to VOD on May 15th so you know what that means! Yep, grab your tissues, a good tarp, maybe even a Tyvek suit. You just can't be too careful!

From the Press Release
See what happens when the adult film industry and “found footage” mix in the indie, horror-thriller LUCKY BASTARD when it becomes available On Demand starting May 15th.

When the adult website LUCKY BASTARD runs a contest giving the winner a night with a famous porn star, the outcome turns from fantasy to horror in a deadly nightmare no one could possibly have expected. LUCKY BASTARD stars Don McManus (GRAND PIANO, LOVELACE), Jay Paulson (MAD MEN), and Betsy Rue (MY BLOODY VALENTINE).

LUCKY BASTARD will be available on Cable on Demand, YouTube, Google Play, PlayStation Network, and XBox Live starting May 15th. Eager fans of indie horror and genre films will be happy to find that LUCKY BASTARD is now available for pre-order (both rental and EST) on Amazon Instant Video.

Synopsis
LUCKY BASTARD is the story of a shy young man who wins a contest to have sex with a famous porn star on an adult website. When the young man arrives at the porno house/set location, his every move is captured on the numerous “reality television-style” wallcams that are spread out everywhere in the house. It is the found footage from these cameras that tells the story of the inevitable and horrifying reality of what actually happened.

At the center of the story are: Mike (Don McManus), who owns the “Lucky Bastard” website; his top porn star Ashley Saint (Betsy Rue); and Dave G. (Jay Paulson), the unsuspecting shy young man who wins the contest.

The “Lucky Bastard” employees treat their work matter-of-factly. Mike once clearly had more serious artistic ambitions, but now he runs the company and directs all of the “Lucky Bastard” website’s content. Ashley, the website’s most popular performer, initially refuses to participate because she knows the winner will be humiliated by the experience but ultimately gives in when offered extra money. And the contest winner, Dave, an unassuming and shy young man, finds himself driven by shame and humiliation into committing the most horrifying acts imaginable.

The cast of LUCKY BASTARD includes veteran performers known for their work in movies, TV, and theatre, including Jay Paulson (familiar to audiences as Don Draper’s brother, Adam Whitman, in "Mad Men"), Don McManus (Grand Piano, Lovelace, The Congress), and lead actress Betsy Rue (best known from the horror hit My Bloody Valentine).

LUCKY BASTARD crosses many genres—drama, comedy, suspense thriller, horror—without entirely belonging to any of them and implicitly comments on a society in which pornography is not only a common part of modern life but also a mirror reflecting the nature of intimacy in today’s world. The movie also reshapes in unpredictable ways the recent cinematic convention of “found footage.”

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Some Lucky Bastard Is Going to Win Premiere Tickets and a Signed Poster!

Posted by Uncle Creepy on February 13, 2014

Some Lucky Bastard Is Going to Win Premiere Tickets and a Signed Poster!The much talked about NC-17 flick Lucky Bastard is gearing up for release in New York City this weekend, just in time for Valentine's Day, and we have your chance to win tickets to the flick along with a signed poster! Read on for details.

Be aware the contest is open to NEW YORK RESIDENTS ONLY. Note my usage of caps to denote just how important that is!

To enter for your chance to win, just send us an E-MAIL HERE including your FULL NAME AND MAILING ADDRESS. Winners will be notified FRIDAY MORNING, February 14th!

Gotham-based indie film distribution company CAVU Pictures will be releasing the NC-17 “found footage” feature film Lucky Bastard in theatres nationwide, beginning Valentine’s Day, February 14, 2014, in New York City at the Cinema Village (22 E. 2th Street, NY, NY 10003), and March 7, 2014, in Los Angeles at Laemmle’s NoHo 7 (5240 Lankershim Blvd., North Hollywood, CA 91601). The film will expand into additional cities throughout the spring.

The director and co-writer of Lucky Bastard is veteran television writer-producer Robert Nathan, best known for his Emmy-nominated work on "Law & Order," and who is also an award-winning novelist and journalist. Executive producer and co-writer Lukas Kendall is the founder and publisher of Film Score Monthly, a magazine, website, and CD label devoted to movie music. Since 1996 he has produced and released more than 250 CDs of classic film & TV music.

Synopsis
LUCKY BASTARD is the story of a shy young man who wins a contest to have sex with a famous porn star on an adult website. When the young man arrives at the porno house/set location, his every move is captured on the numerous “reality television-style” wallcams that are spread out everywhere in the house. It is the found footage from these cameras that tells the story of the inevitable and horrifying reality of what actually happened.

At the center of the story are: Mike (Don McManus), who owns the “Lucky Bastard” website; his top porn star Ashley Saint (Betsy Rue); and Dave G. (Jay Paulson), the unsuspecting shy young man who wins the contest.

The “Lucky Bastard” employees treat their work matter-of-factly. Mike once clearly had more serious artistic ambitions, but now he runs the company and directs all of the “Lucky Bastard” website’s content. Ashley, the website’s most popular performer, initially refuses to participate because she knows the winner will be humiliated by the experience but ultimately gives in when offered extra money. And the contest winner, Dave, an unassuming and shy young man, finds himself driven by shame and humiliation into committing the most horrifying acts imaginable.

The cast of LUCKY BASTARD includes veteran performers known for their work in movies, TV, and theatre, including Jay Paulson (familiar to audiences as Don Draper’s brother, Adam Whitman, in "Mad Men"), Don McManus (Grand Piano, Lovelace, The Congress), and lead actress Betsy Rue (best known from the horror hit My Bloody Valentine).

LUCKY BASTARD crosses many genres—drama, comedy, suspense thriller, horror—without entirely belonging to any of them and implicitly comments on a society in which pornography is not only a common part of modern life but also a mirror reflecting the nature of intimacy in today’s world. The movie also reshapes in unpredictable ways the recent cinematic convention of “found footage.”

For more information about the opening weekend release, which includes Q&A sessions with the filmmakers, head over to the Cinema Village website.

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Some Lucky Bastard Is Going to Win Premiere Tickets and a Signed Poster!

Posted by Uncle Creepy on February 13, 2014

Some Lucky Bastard Is Going to Win Premiere Tickets and a Signed Poster!The much talked about NC-17 flick Lucky Bastard is gearing up for release in New York City this weekend, just in time for Valentine's Day, and we have your chance to win tickets to the flick along with a signed poster! Read on for details.

Be aware the contest is open to NEW YORK RESIDENTS ONLY. Note my usage of caps to denote just how important that is!

To enter for your chance to win, just send us an E-MAIL HERE including your FULL NAME AND MAILING ADDRESS. Winners will be notified FRIDAY MORNING, February 14th!

Gotham-based indie film distribution company CAVU Pictures will be releasing the NC-17 “found footage” feature film Lucky Bastard in theatres nationwide, beginning Valentine’s Day, February 14, 2014, in New York City at the Cinema Village (22 E. 2th Street, NY, NY 10003), and March 7, 2014, in Los Angeles at Laemmle’s NoHo 7 (5240 Lankershim Blvd., North Hollywood, CA 91601). The film will expand into additional cities throughout the spring.

The director and co-writer of Lucky Bastard is veteran television writer-producer Robert Nathan, best known for his Emmy-nominated work on "Law & Order," and who is also an award-winning novelist and journalist. Executive producer and co-writer Lukas Kendall is the founder and publisher of Film Score Monthly, a magazine, website, and CD label devoted to movie music. Since 1996 he has produced and released more than 250 CDs of classic film & TV music.

Synopsis
LUCKY BASTARD is the story of a shy young man who wins a contest to have sex with a famous porn star on an adult website. When the young man arrives at the porno house/set location, his every move is captured on the numerous “reality television-style” wallcams that are spread out everywhere in the house. It is the found footage from these cameras that tells the story of the inevitable and horrifying reality of what actually happened.

At the center of the story are: Mike (Don McManus), who owns the “Lucky Bastard” website; his top porn star Ashley Saint (Betsy Rue); and Dave G. (Jay Paulson), the unsuspecting shy young man who wins the contest.

The “Lucky Bastard” employees treat their work matter-of-factly. Mike once clearly had more serious artistic ambitions, but now he runs the company and directs all of the “Lucky Bastard” website’s content. Ashley, the website’s most popular performer, initially refuses to participate because she knows the winner will be humiliated by the experience but ultimately gives in when offered extra money. And the contest winner, Dave, an unassuming and shy young man, finds himself driven by shame and humiliation into committing the most horrifying acts imaginable.

The cast of LUCKY BASTARD includes veteran performers known for their work in movies, TV, and theatre, including Jay Paulson (familiar to audiences as Don Draper’s brother, Adam Whitman, in "Mad Men"), Don McManus (Grand Piano, Lovelace, The Congress), and lead actress Betsy Rue (best known from the horror hit My Bloody Valentine).

LUCKY BASTARD crosses many genres—drama, comedy, suspense thriller, horror—without entirely belonging to any of them and implicitly comments on a society in which pornography is not only a common part of modern life but also a mirror reflecting the nature of intimacy in today’s world. The movie also reshapes in unpredictable ways the recent cinematic convention of “found footage.”

For more information about the opening weekend release, which includes Q&A sessions with the filmmakers, head over to the Cinema Village website.

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Meet the Lucky Bastard in Pair of Red Band Clips

Posted by John Squires on February 12, 2014

Meet the Lucky Bastard in Pair of Red Band ClipsThe much talked about NC-17 flick Lucky Bastard is gearing up for release in New York City this weekend, just in time for Valentine's Day. Because nothing says love like a found footage film about a dude banging his favorite porn star, am I right?

In preparation for the film's big, wet release, check out a set of new red band clips which tease the fun!

Gotham-based indie film distribution company CAVU Pictures will be releasing the NC-17 “found footage” feature film Lucky Bastard in theatres nationwide, beginning Valentine’s Day, February 14, 2014, in New York City at the Cinema Village (22 E. 2th Street, NY, NY 10003), and March 7, 2014, in Los Angeles at Laemmle’s NoHo 7 (5240 Lankershim Blvd., North Hollywood, CA 91601). The film will expand into additional cities throughout the spring.

The director and co-writer of Lucky Bastard is veteran television writer-producer Robert Nathan, best known for his Emmy-nominated work on "Law & Order," and who is also an award-winning novelist and journalist. Executive producer and co-writer Lukas Kendall is the founder and publisher of Film Score Monthly, a magazine, website, and CD label devoted to movie music. Since 1996 he has produced and released more than 250 CDs of classic film & TV music.

Synopsis
LUCKY BASTARD is the story of a shy young man who wins a contest to have sex with a famous porn star on an adult website. When the young man arrives at the porno house/set location, his every move is captured on the numerous “reality television-style” wallcams that are spread out everywhere in the house. It is the found footage from these cameras that tells the story of the inevitable and horrifying reality of what actually happened.

At the center of the story are: Mike (Don McManus), who owns the “Lucky Bastard” website; his top porn star Ashley Saint (Betsy Rue); and Dave G. (Jay Paulson), the unsuspecting shy young man who wins the contest.

The “Lucky Bastard” employees treat their work matter-of-factly. Mike once clearly had more serious artistic ambitions, but now he runs the company and directs all of the “Lucky Bastard” website’s content. Ashley, the website’s most popular performer, initially refuses to participate because she knows the winner will be humiliated by the experience but ultimately gives in when offered extra money. And the contest winner, Dave, an unassuming and shy young man, finds himself driven by shame and humiliation into committing the most horrifying acts imaginable.

The cast of LUCKY BASTARD includes veteran performers known for their work in movies, TV, and theatre, including Jay Paulson (familiar to audiences as Don Draper’s brother, Adam Whitman, in "Mad Men"), Don McManus (Grand Piano, Lovelace, The Congress), and lead actress Betsy Rue (best known from the horror hit My Bloody Valentine).

LUCKY BASTARD crosses many genres—drama, comedy, suspense thriller, horror—without entirely belonging to any of them and implicitly comments on a society in which pornography is not only a common part of modern life but also a mirror reflecting the nature of intimacy in today’s world. The movie also reshapes in unpredictable ways the recent cinematic convention of “found footage.”

For more information about the opening weekend release, which includes Q&A sessions with the filmmakers, head over to the Cinema Village website.







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Lucky Bastard Trailer Is Less Than a Minute Man

Posted by Uncle Creepy on January 24, 2014

New Lucky Bastard Trailer is Less Than a Minute ManA new trailer is here for the upcoming cinéma vérité effort Lucky Bastard, which managed to garner itself the dreaded NC-17 rating, and it's short and to the point. Kind of like a quickie minus the clean-up and need to pee afterwards. Check it out.

From the Press Release
Gotham-based indie film distribution company CAVU Pictures will be releasing the NC-17 “found footage” feature film LUCKY BASTARD in theatres nationwide, beginning Valentine’s Day, February 14, 2014, in New York City at the Cinema Village (22 E. 2th Street, NY, NY 10003), and March 7, 2014, in Los Angeles at Laemmle’s NoHo 7 (5240 Lankershim Blvd., North Hollywood, CA 91601). The film will expand into additional cities throughout the spring.

LUCKY BASTARD is the story of a shy young man who wins a contest to have sex with a famous porn star on an adult website. When the young man arrives at the porno house/set location, his every move is captured on the numerous “reality television-style” wallcams that are spread out everywhere in the house. It is the found footage from these cameras that tells the story of the inevitable and horrifying reality of what actually happened.

At the center of the story are: Mike (Don McManus), who owns the “Lucky Bastard” website; his top porn star Ashley Saint (Betsy Rue); and Dave G. (Jay Paulson), the unsuspecting shy young man who wins the contest.

The “Lucky Bastard” employees treat their work matter-of-factly. Mike once clearly had more serious artistic ambitions, but now he runs the company and directs all of the “Lucky Bastard” website’s content. Ashley, the website’s most popular performer, initially refuses to participate because she knows the winner will be humiliated by the experience but ultimately gives in when offered extra money. And the contest winner, Dave, an unassuming and shy young man, finds himself driven by shame and humiliation into committing the most horrifying acts imaginable.

The cast of LUCKY BASTARD includes veteran performers known for their work in movies, TV, and theatre, including Jay Paulson (familiar to audiences as Don Draper’s brother, Adam Whitman, in "Mad Men"), Don McManus (Grand Piano, Lovelace, The Congress), and lead actress Betsy Rue (best known from the horror hit My Bloody Valentine).

LUCKY BASTARD crosses many genres—drama, comedy, suspense thriller, horror—without entirely belonging to any of them and implicitly comments on a society in which pornography is not only a common part of modern life but also a mirror reflecting the nature of intimacy in today’s world. The movie also reshapes in unpredictable ways the recent cinematic convention of “found footage.”

The director and co-writer of LUCKY BASTARD is veteran television writer-producer Robert Nathan, best known for his Emmy-nominated work on "Law & Order," and who is also an award-winning novelist and journalist. Executive producer and co-writer Lukas Kendall is the founder and publisher of Film Score Monthly, a magazine, website, and CD label devoted to movie music. Since 1996 he has produced and released more than 250 CDs of classic film & TV music.

Executive producer and co-writer Kendall said: “Director Robert Nathan and I made a movie that takes place inside the world of pornography—but is not pornographic. It is actually a very personal story about humiliation and revenge, told against the backdrop of the adult film industry and in the thriller/horror tradition. In fact we knew we were walking a very fine line with the subject and style of LUCKY BASTARD so we felt strongly that not everyone should be allowed to see the film. That’s why we actively sought out an NC-17 rating as both the best way for us to signal our artistic intentions and to demonstrate our real desire to make a specific type of film for a specific audience."

CAVU’s co-founder/president of distribution Isil Bagdadi said: “As an indie film distributor, it’s been challenging working on a film that already had an NC-17 rating attached to it when we came on board. More than once we considered dropping the rating altogether, instead of having to adhere to the continual changes that the MPAA wanted us to make to our marketing materials, which for an indie film can be quite expensive. But the filmmakers felt strongly that they wanted an NC-17 rating so that they could keep their vision as raw and cutting edge as possible, so we just made it happen.”

CAVU’s president Michael Sergio added: “We’re excited to be releasing an indie film as unique and daring as LUCKY BASTARD. The filmmakers fought to make the film they wanted; now CAVU will fight to give it the release it deserves.”

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Lucky Bastard Gets an NC-17; Release Plans Announced Anyway

Posted by Uncle Creepy on February 28, 2013

Sex and violence are potentially too volatile a mixture for the MPAA to handle, and as a result everyone's least favorite parental guiders have slapped the upcoming cinéma vérité effort Lucky Bastard with the dreaded NC-17 rating. That's okay, though; it's still heading to theatres.

From the Press Release
Vineyard Haven, LLC, has announced the April 5, 2013, Los Angeles theatrical release of LUCKY BASTARD, a “found footage” thriller taking place behind the scenes of a porn website. The film is rated NC-17 by the Motion Picture Association of America for explicit sexual content.

LUCKY BASTARD is the directorial debut for Robert Nathan (Law & Order), the Peabody-winning, Emmy-nominated veteran writer. The film stars Don McManus (The Shawshank Redemption) as the proprietor of a website that invites fans to have sex with porn stars. Jay Paulson ("Mad Men") plays Dave, an eager young fan given a chance to have sex with the fabulous Ashley Saint, played by Betsy Rue (My Bloody Valentine). Everyone gets more than they bargained for from the seemingly mild-mannered Dave...to gruesome results.

“LUCKY BASTARD defies categorization in its blend of suspense, drama, social commentary and humor in the ‘found-footage’ format,” said Vineyard Haven’s Lukas Kendall, the film’s co-writer and executive producer. “We decided to take the film directly to audiences as it plays exceedingly well as a communal, theatrical experience.”

“LUCKY BASTARD is a mix of themes that epitomize independent filmmaking,” said Robert Nathan, also a co-writer and executive producer. “The film offers a reflective take on the deepest currents in our society: its preoccupation with sexual desire, the commoditization of sexuality, and humiliation as a product of commerce.”

The film carries the rarely used NC-17 rating. “There was a time when the most important and relevant pictures—Midnight Cowboy, A Clockwork Orange and Last Tango In Paris—were rated X, the precursor to NC-17,” said Kendall. “We have a long way to go to measure up to those masterpieces, but our society should have a place for thoughtful artistic dramas for adult audiences. Our film has less sex than the average late-night cable erotica—and no actual sex—but the rating is appropriate, and we proudly accept it.”

LUCKY BASTARD opens April 5, 2013, at Vintage Cinemas’ Los Feliz 3 Cinemas, 1822 N. Vermont Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90027.

Synopsis
Mike (Don McManus) runs the Lucky Bastard website; Dave (Jay Paulson) is a young fan given a chance to have sex with a porn actress, and Ashley Saint (Betsy Rue) is the porn star who reluctantly agrees to participate in the website’s “have sex with a porn star” contest. In the end everyone gets more than they bargained for when the seemingly mild-mannered Dave is irrevocably transformed by his experience. When, as Ashley predicted, Dave becomes humiliated, his personality is transformed; and he seeks revenge on his tormentors. In this world, where everyone is safe within its borders, an outsider poses the ultimate danger.

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Lucky Bastard Hellbent on Porn-Driven Revenge

Posted by Uncle Creepy on February 22, 2013

So wait... we have a found footage horror movie based on things going wrong in the porn industry? Yes, you officially have our attention. Bust out the lube, kids, and check out the first word, artwork, and trailer for Lucky Bastard.

Directed by Robert Nathan and produced by horror veteran Jim Wynorski, Lucky Bastard stars Don McManus, Betsy Rue, and Jay Paulson. Look for distro news soon.

Synopsis
Mike (Don McManus) runs the Lucky Bastard website; Dave (Jay Paulson) is a young fan given a chance to have sex with a porn actress, and Ashley Saint (Betsy Rue) is the porn star who reluctantly agrees to participate in the website’s “have sex with a porn star” contest. In the end everyone gets more than they bargained for when the seemingly mild-mannered Dave is irrevocably transformed by his experience. When, as Ashley predicted, Dave becomes humiliated, his personality is transformed; and he seeks revenge on his tormentors. In this world, where everyone is safe within its borders, an outsider poses the ultimate danger.

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