Nice to wake up to so much love and support. The TLA Gay Award nominations are out and Titanmen got a bunch of nods and so did some of our best friends in the industry.
Francois Sagat’s opus Incubus 2 got a nod in Must-Own Gay Movie of the Year. This would add to Francois’s recent win at the XBiz Awards where Incubus took home Best Gay Movie for parts 1 & 2.
Trenton Ducati was named in both Best NewComer and Best Performer categories. Trenton made his debut in Francois Sagat’s Incubus… more proof of what a fantastic movie it was.
Titanmen Exclusive Jesse Jackman was also nominated for Best NewComer. You’ll remember that he also appears in Incubus. Both in an incredible hardcore scene with Christopher Daniels that’s been called “the closest thing to Clash of the Titans porn.” He also appears in an uncredited role as Francois’s evil doppelgänger in the jaw-dropping Underwater Wrestling scene from Incubus part 1. (check out Jesse’s blog here)
Topping it all off, we at Titanmen are very proud to get nominated for Content Producer/Studio of the Year.
But that’s not all…
In the most fun category, Most Entertaining and/or prolific Twitterer category, Francois Sagat is mentioned one more time along with guys whom have appeared in a bunch of Titanmen movies like Cavin Knight, Spencer Reed and Christopher Daniels.
We were also excited to see that regular Titanmen director Joe Gage got a nomination for his movie Dad Goes To College. Congrats to everyone. It’s been a great year for porn, especially here at Titanmen.
Cast your ballots here. Your last chance to vote is March 31, 2013 at 11:59pm ET.
We couldn’t possibly be more proud of Francois Sagat and the entire team here at Titanmen who came together as a team to produce the Incubus movies. Francois came to Bruce Cam and Brian Mills in early 2011 with a few rough ideas for a movie that would become a massive effort on all parts of our studio.
From the numerous special effects that our video editing and production team needed to plan, the many bridge-scenes that had no sex but involved hours of planning and production, rope-tying specialists, makeup artists, costume designers, prosthetic horns, ariel cameras, night-vision, head cameras and as far as we can find, the first-ever porn movie which used a GoPro head-camera to shoot someone walking naked around a desert, stopping and taking a piss (watch video of the making of that scene).
Brian Mills and Bruce Cam joined in on the underwater wresting scene that incorporated 5 camera men (two of them underwater), two body doubles and thousands of watts of lights(watch the making of that scene). Logistically we had to plan out shooting a movie that used three locations plus our studio, shot in two cities and using a cast of 13 porn stars and 20 extras.
Then TP Deaux took over 100 hours of raw footage, a rough script and the ideas on paper and created a porn movie that looks like nothing anyone had ever seen. Jasun Mark shot the even more hours and hours of footage of the making of the whole epic so we got to see the process of putting it together.
Watching a scene like the Bacchus scene and how it was made demonstrates just how much work and attention to detail and special effects. It was also nice that the gods of thunder and rain cooperated and gave us the perfect touch of a storm while we were shooting.
If you haven’t seen this clip of Brian Mills being interviewed about Francois’s transition from star to director while Francois is tied up in ropes to be suspended for the Video Demon scene, check it out.
More than just everyone doing their own jobs, the set was abuzz with people coming up with ideas on the fly, suggesting things, figuring out how to make them happen and joining in the whole creation of Incubus.
But to diminish the role of Francois in all of this would be a crime. He’s a creative genius and just watching this movie shows that from start to finish. And we’re very proud of Incubus.
You can get both DVDs on sale at Titanmen’s DVD store here.
More from the Brian Mills Head Cam Production Diary.
People often ask about the shot from underneath when fucking in a porn movie. It’s always one of the hardest shots to get… here’s a complete, unedited clip.. you can hear the camera operator telling Francois to move his leg, Titanmen director Brian Mills yelling out to repeat lines to make sure they’re recorded. And yet… the guys keep on fucking…
This is some unedited footage from Incubus. The kind of thing that just gets incorporated into the movie. But this clip has been circulating the office for a couple weeks and considering how many times I’ve had to um… excuse myself and watch it on my iPad in the supply closet, AND considering how popular Francois is here, I figured this would be something that you’d all want to see.
Titanmen director Brian Mills had a lot of fun with the new head cam he’d gotten to shoot parts of Incubus with Francois Sagat.
So he spent a couple days wearing it on his head to do some work and show people what he saw and did while shooting a porn movie. What he captures is… a mind-blowing and fascinating look into the making of Francois Sagat’s incredible movie.
You can watch both movies in the Incubus series at Titanmen.
It’s been a year since Jesse Jackman joined us here at Titanmen. And almost a year since I did. So we’re kinda bonded that way.
It’s been great to see him have so much fun performing in his movies, falling in love with Dirk Caber and going around having fun meeting people in pubic, putting on shows and showing you all of it on his blog and his Mancast channel. And there will be more… oh yes… there will be more…
Taking a picture of an ass isn’t just pointing and shooting, there’s an art to it. And the more beautiful the ass, the more care and thought you have to give to it.
This is a clip we haven’t seen before from the still shoots for Francois Sagat’s movie Incubus.
You can see the finished movie here. WELL worth it.
Yesterday Jesse Jackman posted an article on his blog, complete with an accompanying video clip, about how he’s asked ALL the time how one gets a job as a “fluffer.” It’s a bit of a running joke in the porn industry how we hold open auditions for that job every Thursday afternoon (or it’s a running joke in my own office cubicle, anyway).
Francois Sagat also posted a short clip from that still shoot on his blog, chatting with Jesse and Christopher on set and over on Jasun Mark’s blog, there’s a rather hilarious clip of director Brian Mills telling the story of the shoot that seems more like Kafka.
But here’s what they were all REALLY here to do, which is have their promo shots for Incubus 2 taken, along with some “male bonding” that results from having to be hard and needing some… help.
Almost from the start of shooting, rumors about “the scene with the grapes and the rain storm” were circulating around the adult industry. The performers themselves – Christopher Daniels and a then-unknown Jesse Jackman – had shot the scene that started in the blistering sun and was interrupted (but not stopped) when a freak thunder and lightning storm (almost unheard of in Palm Springs where half the movie was shot) opened up and dumped on the cast and crew.
Francois Sagat took it as a sign that the gods up in the mountains above the set approved of the action and he kept going.
The end result is the stunning visual assault of colour and light and sound and a sexual energy that explodes out of your screen. Jesse Jackman is a massive, muscular hunk, sucked, pissed on and fucked by the god Bacchus who (in a rather amazing visual effect) rises out of a huge pool full of red wine. It looks like the gay porn version of Wrath of the Titans. A bit ironic when you consider what studio Francois trusted to bring his vision to life.
But don’t let the surrounding mystique distract you from what is a mega-hot sex scene with four big cumshots, big cocks, big muscles and shows just why Jesse Jackman has gone from a totally unknown performer to one of the biggest names and Multiple Grabby Award nominee in a few short months.
Watch a trailer for the full Incubus 2: The Final Chapter here.
More pictures from this scene after the jump…
Today is the LAST DAY for the Titanmen 60% off Sale… more about that at the end of this post…
It’s finally here.
Such amazing men all in one movie. And I think I finally “get” it. This is Francois Sagat’s statement on Francois Sagat. Which probably sounds as confusing as watching the entire movie. But FUCK is it worth it.
Francois Sagat directs the second (and he says final) installment of Incubus, this time seemingly giving his word on what being a porn star does to a person. At times Francois is in the middle of a huge party, surrounded by lights and action and sound and people, the next moment he’s naked and alone, lost in an empty dessert alone. At times he quietly watches a private romantic tryst at night by a pool, other times, he’s bound in ropes, put on display and taunted by his own image. Suspended up in the air one minute after being pulled under water and drowned, Francois is both the victim and the assailant.
But none of the narrative ever gets in the way of the hardcore action and the sex scenes are incredible. Multiple cum shots, the muscles and hair and sweat and piss flying… don’t think this isn’t one of the best porn movies ever made.
And that was just part one.
Part 2 opens with Francois modeling for still pictures. The scene is beautiful until he gently whispers “I want to kill you” into the ear of Junior Stellano. Francois looks like the man we’ve all jerked off over a thousand times but looking into the mirror, he sees himself become a monster. Seeing that the professional photo shoot has become a photographer having sex with his models, it will finally dawn on you just where Francois has been going with this series and just what he’s been saying…
The polished camera work and editing in this opening sequence is jaw-dropping and TP Deaux, the guy who put it all together and wrote the score, has actually managed to put on screen what most of us have long-assumed was going on inside Francois’s head.
A trip through the disjoined mind of Francois brings us to a sun-drenched location, this time Jesse Jackman (who’s been blogging a lot about this scene and posting some really great video from the production), in a lavish, expensive poolside location. A big man, surrounded by grapes and wine, the scene conjures up images of gluttony, excess and alcoholic abandon. Excessive everything. Christopher Daniels seems to magically appear out of the pool (a few BTS clips explains that the simple shot of him walking out of the pool took a lot of planing and practice, you’ll understand when you see it). Francois takes the voyeur role again, this time watching from the bushes as the men drink, eat and piss all over each other and fuck.
While the two men are in full-on fucking mode, the sky opens up and it begins to rain and thunder and downpour. This was just dumb luck, it gives the scene an energy you’d expect to see in something like The Immortals or Clash of the Titans, but Brian Mills and Jesse have both told the story of how the thunder and lightning storm was totally real and not expected. Francois said it was the gods on top of the mountain giving their approval of the action. It’s hard to disagree with him, Jesse Jackman is one of the most stunning men you can imagine. Huge and solid muscle with a dick that defies description. He gets fucked into submission by Christopher Daniels.
But the final scene is where Francois earns the Oscar and seems to give his final word. In one of the most convincing CGI/Blue Screen/Body Double scenes I’ve seen, Francois wrestles with himself, both tops and bottoms for himself and finally wins the battle against himself that he’s been fighting since the opening scene.
I won’t give away the final moments but Francois wraps his statement on the adult industry and his notoriously conflicted relationship with his own fame together with amazing men, amazing imagery and a team that brought this idea to life. But it’s just the kind of thing you’d expect from Francois.
Incubus is out on DVD (you can join the Titanmen DVD club and get not only their new movies released every month but also a membership to the Video on Demand site and have full access to every movie in the huge Titanmen Online Catalogue).
Today is the last day for the Titanmen 60% off sale… get 180 days for $69 or a full 365 for $120. And that’s a lot of masturbation. Plus, and I guess I won’t be giving anything away, you’re not going to want to miss the movies that Titan has coming out this year…
Don’t miss the big gallery of stills after the jump…
Incubus 2: The Final Chapter will be taking up the story where part 1 ended… with Francois waking up to see he’s been manipulated by his evil side into murdering Hunter Marx in a sex club.
Above you’ll see Jesse Jackman getting a look at the final editing and polishing job done to the video and all the effects and tricks added. You’ll see just how much care and work went into this movie.
And Jesse looks SO handsome in his button down shirt and glasses.
It’s been a long time coming and having been given an advance screener to watch so I’d know what to write about… WOW.
Francois Sagat returns with the second half of his Baffling-But-Riveting porn opus “Incubus,” this time it becomes more clear that this is Francois’s statement about how the porn industry captures, ensnares and devours it’s stars.
Divided again in three sections bridged with imagery of forced bondage, stark emptiness and raging storms, Incubus 2: The Final Chapter never lets the art and stunning visual explosion over-shadow the sex scenes which – let’s face it – is what porn is all about.
Scene 1 shows Francois being sexually objectified (and possibly harassed) by a sleazy photographer played by David Anthony, scene 2 shows a picture of decadent abandon as a massive and muscular Jesse Jackman eating and drinking until he halucinates bottoming for Bacchus, the Roman god of wine and intoxication in the middle of a violent thunder and lightning storm. (the storm was real… If you watch the behind-the-scenes clips I’ve posted before, you’ll see and hear the storms while they shot the scene).
Scene 3 depicts Francois battling himself, finally. We saw a short preview in Part 1 with a clip of Francois wrestling himself under water in a sort of breath-control, Auto-erotic asphyxiation scene (not a lot of those in porn), but here we see a full wrestling and hardcore scene. Francois actually fucking himself is a sight to see. But the real stars here, aside from Francois who delivers a bang-on performance even for him, are the editors who really do convince you that you’re seeing Francois and Francois together in a porn scene.
It started out as the secret project that Titan was working on, whispered rumors about the return of Francois Sagat, performers quietly relaying stories about intense late night shoots, costumes and set design that none had seen before, CGI, body doubles, and an army of consultants and production crew.
When Francois Sagat’s Incubus finally debuted late last year, the anticipation was deafening and Titanmen unleashed a porn movie that not only brought porn movies to a new level and created a new career for it’s star, it also turned in some of the hottest performances from porn mega stars like Spencer Reed, Shay Michaels, Aymeric Deville and Sagat himself. Incubus wasn’t genre-busting, it was a genre-creating movie that fans and porn blogeratti debated, deconstructed and ultimately hailed as the movie that would change everything.
Titan used the movie to launch their new, and extremely successful, website and, if I may be so bold, brought in your new friend Finn Brooks (aka me) to give you a before-unseen view of the production process. Unlike a lot of porn movies shot in a matter of days, Incubus and it’s soon-to-be released second part took nearly 6 weeks to shoot, bringing crew from the crack of dawn, late into the night and even a 4 AM surprise session when Francois’s mentor, Titanmen director Brian Mills shot tapes full of the violent thunder and lightning storms that blanket the film.
Notoriously media-shy and more interested in letting fans try to make sense of his madness on their own, Francois further surprised the porn world when it became known he’d allowed the entire production process to be documented and captured on video. For the first time fans were not only able to see him performing in his final creations and performances, they got a glimpse of a Francois they hadn’t seen before… casually laughing with his crew over breakfast, expressing doubts in his own abilities as a director and even talking frankly about the way he saw himself. A “Pre-Production” documentary shows him in Paris, hanging out with friends, taking part in a video conference meeting with the Titanmen production team in San Francisco and preparing for the next chapter in his life.
Francois’s blog was filled with countless Behind-The-Scenes video showing everything from him shopping at Home Depot to directing his first scenes and even giving fans advice on how to give the best blow job. Showing an unexpected comedic side, his blog has become a hugely-popular destination for fans.
What he didn’t do was really explain the whole meaning behind the visually stunning movie he’d just released. That’s apparently about to change. Sagat promises that with Incubus 2: The Final Chapter, fans will finally understand the narrative he’s been showing. Wether or not that’s true remains to be seen but the newly-released trailer for Incubus 2 shows him one-upping himself; In Incubus, he wrestled himself underwater in a beautiful a mind-fuckingly hot scene (which reportedly took four cameramen, a massive bank of lights and a Francois Sagat body double who sat through two hours of makeup to have all the signature tattoos applied to him). In Incubus 2, Francois battles himself in a real wrestling match on the mat and fucks “himself.”
This is also where we finally get to see the scene that Jesse Jackman has been talking about on his blog with “about a hundred pounds of grapes.”
I’ll have more later. A lot more. Hope you enjoy the trailer…
Here’s a cool “making of” clip from Incubus Part 1. After the editors went through the hundreds of hours of footage shot while Francois and the crew were making Incubus parts 1&2, they found enough that we’ll be able to show you every aspect of making the movie from preproduction to costume design to the shoots and still shoots and even how they did some of the special effects like the green screen body doubles and some of the really wild sequences like the rope tying and the score.
So you can still get full and unlimited access to Titan’s HUGE online catalogue streaming beautifully to your iPad, iPhone and computer (and with an Apple mobile device and an AppleTV, you can use airplay to stream to your big screen TV).
Incubus Part 2 is out in March…
This clip is beautiful the way that the water is lit and glistening off François’s muscles and how the sound of the crickets and the water in the pool make it feel so secluded and intimate.