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Miles Maker, Nekisa Cooper Team Up For BDSM Psychological Thriller ‘Safeword’ – Watch Teaser

Miles Maker, Nekisa Cooper Team Up For BDSM Psychological Thriller 'Safeword' - Watch Teaser

Renaissance man (writer, producer, director, editor, etc) Miles Maker will make his feature film directorial debut with a BDSM-themed erotic psychological thriller, aptly titled Safeword.
Maker optioned rights to the Zoe Mavroudi-penned script earlier this year, and has attracted top-rising indie producers Nekisa Cooper (Pariah) and Diane Houslin (Yelling To The Sky) to shepherd the production, with German sales company Atlas International shopping the project at the American Film Market (AFM), which kicked off in Los Angeles this week.
Safeword tells a dicey tale of a renowned piano virtuoso who conquers debilitating performance anxiety, when she pursues a dangerous, submissive affair with a stranger who is sharply skilled at erotic knife-play.
With name actors currently circling the project – although no official casting news yet – Maker’s tentative plans are to start principal photography during the first half of 2014.
Ahead of that eventual production launch, Maker shot a no-budget teaser of Safeword in New York, a month ago, providing viewers with a glimpse at the film’s proposed pace and tone, which is now available online, and embedded below.
The popularity and success of 50 Shades Of Grey (itself soon to be a major motion picture) appears to have inspired a *new* public fascination and interest in BDSM – the acronym for a form of sexual activity that can include bondage, discipline, domination, submission, sadism and masochism, providing a sexually supercharged eroticism that BDSM sexual encounters can elicit. 
So I’ve heard.
It’s a world this writer is entirely unfamiliar with, but I’m certainly intrigued by Safeword’s premise, and seeming collision of worlds.
Given the aforementioned *new* general interest in BDSM, as it seems to now have gone much more mainstream (although maybe it already had, and I just haven’t been paying attention), it would appear that this is a project perfectly-timed. 
Scribe Zoe Mavroudi’s many accolades include: Producers Guild of America Power of Diversity Workshop selection, Best Feature Screenplay 2013 Berlin Independent Film Festival, 2nd Place 2012 London Film Awards, Honorable Mention 2012 Los Angeles Reel Film Festival.
To stay up-to-date on Safeword’s progress, *like* it on Facebook HERE, or follow on Twitter HERE.
Watch the 60-second teaser below:

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NO BRAINER

TRUTH, I mean LIE, you're ignorance and arrogance amuse me, let me just say. According to you and the other halfwits that parade this site, you need to have a film for your opinion to matter. I strongly disagree, not because you're an asshole, but because I'm simply a proponent of cultivated minds, and the opinion of any cultivated mind matters to me. So, go put yourself in a grave I can *iss on. Thanks.

RAMONA DUBYA

Many of these comments feel like they're from the people doing the film. like Scribe Tribe, Femme Sum, Pariah Person. Just let the people be the judge and relax. Good luck on the movie.

femme sum

Female writer,
2 Female producers,
Female lead.

We'll give the Director a pass if the DP + Editor are Female. There must be a story worth telling with all these ladies involved, starting with Writer who also wrote a play called BEAUTY IS PRISON TIME. I Love that title!

aisha

i've read the script; it's a good one. congrats to Miles and Nekisa!

scribe tribe

Who's this Zoe Mavroudi and why haven't we heard from her before? So many talented screenwriters out there and too many writer/directors in the indie world to bother to read our scripts. Best wishes to Zoe getting her screenplay made into a movie most of us are watching our work collect dust unless we make it ourselves. The script must be good it's won awards on 3 continents + Producers Guild recognition. I'm willing to bet there's more to this thriller than the teaser suggests, but the focus is on the one thing that gets everybody talking–sordid SEX.

Miles Ellison

Soak the trash in gasoline and strike a match, we're making hot garbage, mama.

CareyCarey

In the words of Sergeant Schultz (Hogan's Heroes) "I know nothing! Nothing!"

I know nothing, nothing about 50 Shades Of Grey nor BDSM… BUT, flipping through Netflix I ran across a film titled "Flock" starring Richard Gere. Okay, the other day I enjoy his film "Arbitrage" with Susan Sarandon, Tim Roth and Nate Parker in supporting roles, so what the heck, I had to give Flock a try.

OH MY, the "flock" was a culture/group of sex offenders who engaged in… **drum roll** … you guessed it, BDSM and several shades of gray. Richard Gere (Errol "badass" Babbage) was hell bent on stopping their nasty ways. And let me tell you, in that journey the viewer is taken into a world of freaks, freaks and mo' freaks. We're not talking simple "cutting", although some did get their rocks off by slashing themselves, we're talking cutting off limbs, leather whips, and pulling out teeth with crude instruments, and bondage while cutting… while having sex.

My lady looked at me and said (in a slow deliberate voice) "what-do-you-have-me-watching?". I had no defense, so I went on the offense. I said, "What… don't you wanna spice up the bedroom?". She snapped back, "Yes I Do! Go get the shotgun so I can blow your head off in the bedroom".

I am not making this up, but anyway, as someone said, different strokes for different folks. And, although Tambay said this is new ground for Miles Maker, I am reminded of an early scene in Pariah. Well, I think Miles was attached to that film which did have a scene that… was… ahh… well… how should I say this… it was something that might be slightly out of the norm for most folks.

Okay, we're all grown folks up in here so I'll just say it, somebody broke out a STRAP-ON D*CK. Hey, I got by that scene and enjoyed the rest of the movie. So who knows, Miles and the crew might be working with something?

Laura

Congrats Miles.

Lauren

Erotic knife play? Good grief there are some twisted people in this world.

Pariah person

Nekisa knows good cinema. If she read the script and she's onboard that says a lot. It must be worth her effort to make because no movie is easy to make no matter who you are or who's in it.

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