Writer, director and producer N. Mabasa-Mathope has taken on the ambitious task of raising the cash needed to make his dream project. Donors can contribute via the international crowd funding site, Indiegogo.com. A wide range of donor perks are offered from a t-shirt to a starring role or executive producer credit.
ABOUT "Boyz Will Be Boyz"
After Tyrone–a “down-low” (closeted) bisexual rising NCAA basketball star–accidentally gets his heretofore unknowingly intersex boyfriend pregnant, he must contend with his scandalized conservative Christian mother, the near fatal disapproval of his fellow gang-bangers, his psychotically vindictive ex-girlfriend and the impending, catastrophically expensive—and potentially life-threatening–birth of…septuplets.
Epic, imaginative, explosive, riotously funny and groundbreaking–think "Broke Back Mountain" meets "Boyz N the Hood" with a mind-bending "The Crying Game" twist, remixed by Tyler Perry–the “Boyz Will Be Boyz” screenplay packs a wildly controversial premise, an arsenal of jaw-dropping plot twists, and a riot of hot-button issues. •
Though the Boyz Will Be Boyz campaign was pulled due to financial difficulties (funding an indie film is tough!), Mabasa hasn't given up the dream and is currently working in Los Angeles to make a name for himself in filmmaking. If you are interested in reaching him, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I will forward your message.
For the project we created a fake tabloid cover, which was a lot of fun (above and below).
See Mabasa in HIVPlus Magazine May issue and online here.