Orang-U: An Ape Goes To College


Home page for intended low budget feature comedy series.

Our plan is to make a feature length 90-minute comedy movie. We have a
script that has been edited and refined over the last year, we’re now
ready to start production. We already have plans to add additional
movies to the series if we’re able to make this one.

We’re releasing our movie, along with unedited footage and audio
under a Creative Commons license (Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0) too,
allowing for remixes and fan-dubbed translations, and more.

As of 2015-05-29 met initial crowdfunding goal of US$6000, but you can still back and get perks. An update says:

We’re hoping to shoot Orang-U in about a month from now, over 2 or 3 weekends around Boston. We had a casting session last weekend, and we’ll have another in the next week or two and then we’ll start making this.

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Happy to answer any questions people have about Orang-U too.

We’re hoping to shoot in June with some pick up stuff in July. We’re about $2000 short of our goal right now, which will certainly hamper things. I am quietly confident we can reach and even break $6000 with some support though.

$6000 roughly breaks down with our commitment to pay actors and crew, pay for required permits and insurances and buy some equipment and hire a location for some of the filming.


I’m looking fooward to sequels already, so I’ll be pretty disappointed if you don’t make the first goal. Good luck!


So filming is complete, and now we have to edit it, which will start in November.


Is there any plan to contact independent cinemas (such as http://www.princesscinemas.com) in order to attempt movie-launch screenings when Orang-U comes out? I think that would be very nice if there could be even a couple of events.


It’s something I am interested in. I’m joining the Austin Film Society and hope to have a screening in Austin, as well as a screening in Boston for the premiere.

We’ve also begun work on the sequel, in terms of writing an outline. The budget for the sequel could be about half the first movie.


That sounds great! If you’re interested in contacting any cinemas in the southern-ontario area I’d be willing to act as an on-the-ground resource if that’s helpful. I know the above-linked one and also http://www.bookshelf.ca have shown some pretty small stuff in the past (citizen four, iron sky, etc) so might be approachable.


Great news for free film, monkey business, or both?

Some news. I’m leaving @creativecommons and heading back to Boston in
September. I’ll be working on @orangumovie for the next few months :slight_smile:


Apparently a March 27 release date was set (I missed the update two months ago at https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/orang-u-an-ape-goes-to-college/#/updates) but according to https://www.facebook.com/allaboutmattl/posts/778762438948024 (not public) that date was set for LibrePlanet, which the showing was rejected from, so the new date is June 24.


Trailer, says July 8 release. There’s also a June 24 event.


Another way to support film: pre-order for $5 at https://vimeo.com/ondemand/orangu

Also: How I made a free culture monkey movie (part one)


Watched it. 47 minutes. Lots of small moments of hilarity or at least (probably) inside jokes, probably about what I’d expected. Unexpected: zero classroom scenes featuring the Orang, and not much of the Orang at all. Maybe in sequels. I’d support again. Movie website and public links coming July 8.


Website: https://orangumovie.com/ and related https://monkeymovie.org/

Watch: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Vn0LLMHQKw (& various other places)

Fund sequels: https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/orang-u-2-monkey-business-and-orang-u-3-movies/x/477019#/