Phillips explained that using a real neighborhood would have also proven difficult because of the fire damage required for the film. They decide to let the party end naturally before moving in. Fact: Back in 2008, Delaney, who was then just 16 years old, by throwing a party while his parents were out of town. Nourizadeh explained to the producers how he would want to develop the script and how he would want the film to look and feel, and he was eventually brought from London to Los Angeles, for what he believed would be two weeks, but stretched to two years. The clip hit the web before Delaney had even told his parents about the party.
Thomas intends to limit the party to the backyard and pool house with the house guarded by Everett and Tyler, two young security guards hired by Costa. By morning, the boys return to their respective homes to discover what punishment awaits them. The film follows three friends—Thomas , Costa and J. Based on his promotion job, Vasovski was offered a summer internship by. It's hard to believe that Phillips wouldn't have come across Delaney's YouTube video while doing research for one of these films.
The film is presented as a from the perspective of an attendee using a camera to document the night's events. Alexis meanwhile flirts with Thomas throughout the night and eventually seduces him. We also really looked at how best to capture the size of this event and the level of destruction with our resources. However, more and more people begin to arrive and the party moves beyond their control and into the house. Within 24 hours, it had been viewed by over 900,000 people. And much of that success can be chalked up to, you guessed it, the power of social media, which makes it even more ironic than the mainstream media seems to totally hate the movie.
By the end of the shindig, over 500 strangers had arrived, leading to a wild bash so out of control that riot police were eventually called in to quell the commotion. However, traditional casting was still employed to allow actors with little professional acting credits to audition. Television hosts and cameo as themselves. Project X was filmed in style, only displaying the events of the film through the first-person view of the cameraman observing the party, to create the effect of the audience being in attendance at the out of control party.
The title Project X was initially a placeholder for a final title, but interest generated by the secretive title kept it in place. Costa's confident nature and backstory of being unwillingly moved to the film's setting of North Pasadena from was developed based on Cooper's auditions, where it was felt he gave the impression of being from New York City, despite originating from. The film is Brown's feature film debut. After his parents return, Thomas' father commends him for managing to throw the party because he thought he was a loser, but he uses Thomas' college fund to pay for the damages.
The noise and chaos of the party, which has now spilled into the surrounding neighborhood, receives televised news coverage with helicopters flying over the house. I hated spending 10 hours looking through bits of flip footage — people didn't press stop, it's like in their pockets. The film first received a wide release on March 1, 2012, in Australia, followed on March 2, 2012 by the United States and Canada. Archived from on December 25, 2012.
Project X Original Motion Picture Soundtrack No. It was subsequently banned as a result. Seuss as you can get. Archived from on December 25, 2012. On March 13, 2012, two separate parties were attempted in and , Texas. The film is primarily presented from the perspective of the character Dax and his camera, but Nourizadeh also obtained footage by providing the cast and extras with recording devices such as and to capture events occurring outside of the perspective or knowledge of the cameraman.
Archived from on December 25, 2012. Project X was listed as the number 1 most illegally downloaded film of 2012 on with approximately 8. Costa, however, awaits the results of three paternity tests. The house belonging to Thomas was situated directly opposite the house used by 's character Roger Murtaugh in the Silver-produced 1987 action film. The cast also includes: as college jock Miles; as Angry Little Person, a party guest; as drug dealer T-Rick; Rob Evors as Rob, Thomas's neighbor; and as Thomas's Mom and Dad respectively; as J. The remainder of the story was fleshed out in the following weeks.
Adding to the secrecy, producers decided to not send full scripts to any prospective cast member, instead providing only individual pages. The police return in force but are overwhelmed and repelled by the guests. The event gathered 4,500 teenagers who were sold alcohol. But yeah, it was great, man. The film was scheduled for release in November 2011, but in August of that year the date was pushed back four months to March 2012.