My name is Numa Perrier. I'm an artist and filmmaker living and working in Los Angeles. I'm raising finishing funds to get me through post production on my first feature film.
This is my story.
When I was 19 years old, I had to crash with my sister, my brother, my sisters boyfriend, and her 3 year old son, in a tiny studio (furnished weekly rental) apartment in Las Vegas, NV. Our Mom was in the last days of her life due to diabetic complications. When she died we all went scrambling. What would we do next? And more urgently - how would we get next weeks rent paid?
My sister, who was a phone sex operator at the time, suggested I try "internet modeling" at a fetish site. This was the very early days of the internet (remember dial up?) which completely caused a surge in the adult industry - much similar to the tech boom that came a few years later.
I was hired as their only black girl and I actually liked working there a lot. I learned a great deal about myself, men, and my sexuality. I also connected with people who were just lonely like me and looking for someone to talk to.
One of them is a special person who is still part of my life today. Yes, 15+ years later.
This somewhat bizarre sexual coming of age story is what the film Jezebel is all about.
This is my first feature. We filmed 5 days in Las Vegas and another 4 in Los Angeles.
Making a feature is a FEAT.
I've had to juggle money. I've had to borrow money. Some loans are long, some are short. I have cast and crew to pay and post production to get through- editing, music, etc, as we are on the fast track to film festival deadlines.
Many of you have asked how you can get involved.
Come with me. Join me. Fund me.
See you at the movies
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