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Pornography -- A gay porn star's mysterious disappearance becomes an obsession for both a writer and another adult film star, leading them into dark supernatural corners that were never meant to be explored.
Pornography -- A gripping psychological thriller, PORNOGRAPHY is about the mysterious disappearance of adult film actor Mark Anton at the height of his fame.  Years later, a writer unearths an underground tape that may have captured his final minutes. But as he searches for the truth, he finds the lines between his life and the fantasy of adult entertainment blurred. At the same time, a cocky LA adult film actor starts his directorial debut about the final days of Anton, but supernatural events threaten to doom both the production... and possibly him.

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David Kittredge (written by)
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8 July 2010 (Germany) See more »
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A gay porn star's mysterious disappearance becomes an obsession for both a writer and another adult film star, leading them into dark supernatural corners that were never meant to be explored. | Add synopsis »
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Cast

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Matthew Montgomery ... Michael Castigan
Pete Scherer ... Matt Stevens
Jared Grey ... Mark Anton

Walter Delmar ... William / Jason

Dylan Vox ... Jason Steele
Nick Salamone ... Billy

Wyatt Fenner ... Student / Angel

Larry Weissman ... Harry

Akie Kotabe ... Jeremy / Adam

Steve Callahan ... Urinal Guy / Jerome
Rasool J'Han ... Realtor / Therapist (as Rasool Jahan)

Jon Gale ... Brooklyn Mover / Rex
Jake Christian ... Bishop Scott (as Bret Wolfe)
Joe Langer ... Dr. T

David Pevsner ... Photography Professor

Jeremy Owen ... The Figure
Len Irving ... NYPD Detective
Amy Seeley ... Mailbox Clerk / Porn Receptionist
Sean Abley ... Porn DP
Bob Koenig ... Porn Lighting Designer (as Bob 'Bobaloo' Koenig)
Buck Hakes ... Porn Gaffer
E.J. Manning ... Strangled Boy
Mike Justice ... Ghost Story Actor / The Voice
Alan Alessandro ... DVD Dealer
Matt Mishkoff ... Drug Dealer / Server
Philip Sanchez ... Photography Student #1
Benjamin Kaufher ... Photography Student #2 (as Ben Kaufher)
Stephen Clay ... Porn Auditioner #1
Enrique Currero ... Porn Auditioner #2
Julian Fornatora ... Porn Auditioner #3
Carlton Douglas ... Snuff Club / Industry Club Extra
Mike Lee ... Snuff Club / Industry Club Extra
Jeff Luhman ... Snuff Club / Industry Club Extra
Aaron Aldorisio ... Video Store Customer
Gary Cotti ... Video Store Customer

Alonso Duralde ... Video Store Customer
Chris Gardner ... Video Store Customer
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Directed by
David Kittredge 
 
Writing credits
David Kittredge (written by)

Produced by
Sean Abley .... producer
Rob McClary .... associate producer
 
Original Music by
Williamson C. Robbie  (as Robb Williamson)
 
Cinematography by
Ivan Corona (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Mike Justice 
David Kittredge 
 
Production Design by
Doug Prinzivalli 
 
Art Direction by
Robert Broadfoot 
 
Set Decoration by
Benjamin Kaufher 
 
Costume Design by
Rebecca M. Graves  (as Rebecca Graves)
 
Makeup Department
Gage Hubbard .... key makeup artist (as Gage Munster)
Gage Hubbard .... special makeup effects artist (as Gage Munster)
Liz Mendoza .... makeup artist
Kazuyuki Okada .... assistant makeup artist
 
Production Management
Sean Abley .... unit production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Sean Abley .... second unit director
Mike Drobinski .... assistant director
Bob Koenig .... second assistant director (as Bob 'Bobaloo' Koenig)
Rachel Montgomery .... second assistant director
 
Art Department
John Wrightson .... assistant property master
 
Sound Department
Brett Butler .... sound designer: Sonicpool
Brian Curley .... sound mixer (as Brian Patrick Curley)
John W. Frost .... sound re-recording mixer: Sonicpool
 
Visual Effects by
Charles Quinn .... visual effects
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Sean Abley .... director of photography: second unit
Christina N. Jin .... gaffer
Graham Kolbeins .... still photographer
Jennifer Lai .... assistant camera
Jon Lyga .... second assistant camera (as Jonathan Lyga)
Jeremy Owen .... key grip
Marlen Schlawin .... assistant camera
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Benjamin Kaufher .... wardrobe assistant
 
Editorial Department
Savvas Paritsis .... colorist: Postworks
Savvas Paritsis .... on-line editor: Postworks
 
Music Department
Justin Hosford .... composer: additional music
Justin Hosford .... performer: score
Justin Hosford .... performer: songtrack songs
Chris Munger .... music supervisor
Williamson C. Robbie .... performer: score (as Robb Williamson)
Williamson C. Robbie .... score producer (as Robb Williamson)
 
Transportation Department
David C. Cobb .... vehicles
 
Other crew
Heather Casterlin .... script supervisor (as Heather Casper Casterlin)
Jim Dobson .... publicist
Kevin Franzen .... script supervisor
Buck Hakes .... production assistant
Kevin Kirner .... production assistant
Bob Koenig .... production coordinator (as Bob 'Bobaloo' Koenig)
Justin Wineburgh .... production counsel
 
Thanks
Phillip J. Bartell .... special thanks (as Philip J. Bartell)
Matthew Beighley .... special thanks
Brett Butler .... special thanks
John Carrozza .... special thanks
Michael Cudahy .... special thanks (as Michael 'The Millionaire' Cudahy)
Michael Dancheck .... special thanks
Jim Dobson .... special thanks
Alonso Duralde .... special thanks
F.j. .... special thanks (as FJ)
John W. Frost .... special thanks (as John Frost)
Brice Gaeta .... special thanks
Laurie Gold .... special thanks
Brian A. Kates .... special thanks (as Brian Kates)
Krystal Kennedy .... special thanks
Lisa M. Kittredge .... special thanks
Paul Knepper .... special thanks
Steven Levy .... special thanks
Rob McClary .... special thanks
Matt Mishkoff .... special thanks
Bill Neil .... special thanks
Russell Pachman .... special thanks
Savvas Paritsis .... special thanks
Michael Todd Pozycki .... special thanks
Charles Quinn .... special thanks
Melissa Ray .... special thanks
Domenic Rom .... special thanks
Stacie Rose .... special thanks
James Roy .... special thanks
Jacqueline Santillan .... special thanks
Jeffrey Schwarz .... special thanks
Peleg Top .... special thanks
Stephen Twardokus .... special thanks
Risa Wolf .... special thanks
 

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113 min | Germany:115 min
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In one of the first few scenes, just after the first crossword puzzle shot, when Mark Anton, portrayed by Jared Grey, is walking through the seemingly empty porn studio offices, we see porn promo posters on the walls, and VHS porn video boxes ready for shipping. None of the titles on the posters or boxes were actually produced porn movies, only made up titles, as well as made up porn actors names, just for the purposes of this movie. Also, since the setting of the opening scenes is supposed to be 1995, accurately the videos are VHS tape format, and not DVD disc format.See more »
Goofs:
Audio/visual unsynchronized: When Harry calls Michael's cell phone, to tell him about the busted old video tape that he restored for Michael, the call is disconnected, and Michael clearly hears a fast busy or "phone off the hook" signal. "Phone off the hook" signals are not heard on cell phones when the other party disconnects, the line just goes silent and the call is ended.See more »
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5 out of 8 people found the following review useful.
Three Incomplete Movies in One, 28 August 2011
Author: John Nail (ascheland) from United States

"Pornography: A Thriller" starts off as a story about Mark Anton (Jared Grey), a porn star trying to get out of the biz, whose last gig turns out to be the last time he's seen, ever. Fifteen years later Michael (Matthew Montgomery), a writer working on a history of gay porn, and his boyfriend, move into a "New York City" apartment that becomes less and less fabulous as Michael uncovers clues—like "old" camera mounts that just happen to fit modern camcorders— that link it to Mark Anton's disappearance. Things get really spooky until—cut to Los Angeles, where present day porn icon Matt Stevens (Pete Scherer) is determined to make "The Mark Anton Story," surprised to discover Anton was a real person when the whole story came to him in a dream. Weird! Things get weirder as the movie goes into production and Stevens becomes unhinged. One of his stars mysteriously disappears. He starts seeing things. Reality and fantasy become blurred. Will re-enacting Mark Anton's end also be the demise of Matt Stevens? Would some full-frontal nudity help?

Writer-director David Kittredge had some promising ideas for three possible movies. Unfortunately, he failed to finish any of them and tried to cover it up by imitating David Lynch. Several actors occupy dual roles, most prominently Walter Delmar as Michael's boyfriend and Stevens' co-star/lover. Michael receives mysterious photos in the mail, the same photos that were taken by Anton, who was studying photography at the time he disappeared. Then Michael receives photos relating to Anton's murder, and after that, photos of himself in his apartment looking at these photos. There is a ring with a symbol on it, a symbol that links to some underground snuff film producer that may or may not be real. People spout lines of dialog that I'm sure were meant to be profound—like Anton saying he likes doing crosswords because puzzles "have no ambiguity"—but comes off as pretentious horses---t. Viewers will also see nods to David Croenenberg's "Videodrome" and more than a few scenes reminiscent of "Saw."

Many of the people involved in making "Pornography: A Thriller" were also involved in the gay sci-fi/horror "Socket." By comparison, "Pornography" has slightly higher production values—and I emphasize slightly—with stronger acting and some moody cinematography, though much of it looks flat and cheap. Truth be told, there are actual porn videos made with more finesse, which left me wishing Kittredge and crew just collaborated with, say, the folks at Raging Stallion or Titan Media, making an experimental porn video instead of a rambling "art" movie. At least a porn movie would have a climax. Several of them, in fact.

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