Pierced Angels Productions, LLC.
Pierced Angels: "It was the right turning
point in the universe".
Conducted by Phil Davies Brown
December 8th, 2006
Having acted extensively in a number of short films, feature films and TV shows, Jerry G. Angelo is now branching out into production.
With his partner in crime Jonathan Artemis Pierce, Jerry and the rest of the team intend to bring us some amazing new feature films.
The guys currently have eight films in various stages of production, so I thought it would be good to catch up with the guys and let you in on some of the cool genre flicks we can expect to se over the next couple of years.
Read on to meet the guys behind Pierced Angels Productions LLC.
What made you decide to set up your own company?
It was the right turning point in the universe, and in our lives.
Jonathan and I were already writing scripts together, and when we discovered that we worked brilliantly well together on set, the magic began to happen. My David Lynch/Quentin Tarantino twisted point of view combined with Jonathan’s epic Ridley Scott logic creates a unique and original force for filmmaking. We can take a toothpick of a story and nurture it into the Hangman’s Tree of Death.
How did you first meet your business partner Jonathan Artemis Pierce?
We first met at the screening of the short horror film I was in titled, “Nightshadows.” We became karaoke buddies, blending my tone deaf slaughterhouse renditions of Disney classics from “The Little Mermaid” in a way that didn’t harmonize AT ALL with his soaring operatic renditions of “The Killers.” It was a friendship based on disharmony and trust.
"Will this scene take the audience over the edge with us?".
Why do you feel the two of you work so well together?
We push each other over the edge, only to realize that we are chained together. Our stories reflect this. The first question that we ask each other when writing is, “will this scene take the audience over the edge with us? How do we up the ante?” Then we do it. Neither of us believes in dreams anymore. We do it. We live it. We write it. We film it. Then we sell it to all you sick f**kers.
How was your team assembled?
We build a platform for other people to work on. Then we push them off and see if they survive. Those that do are the ones who are now part of our team.
What types of pictures are you aiming to make?
Incredible pictures. Life changing pictures. The type of pictures that you will want to watch over and over again, and each time it changes you.
What genres will your features explore?
Out of the 8 pictures we have scheduled to shoot in the next two years, 5 of them are thrillers, 2 of them are horror, and one is a drama. They are all great stories. All character driven. They are all intense. You will care so much for each character that you are affected by everything that happens in the movie.
What can you tell us about your first feature Highway to Santa Fe?
Highway to Santa Fe is a touching story about a grieving father who encounters a mysterious stranger in the New Mexico desert. There is already controversy among the viewers about the Stranger. They want to know, is it a Convict? Is it an Alien? Is it an Angel? Is it a Ghost?
Is it the Walking Dead?
"We have the next big creature movie to hit the World".
What are some of the other features you are currently putting together?
We’ve got some great stuff coming up. We have the next big creature movie to hit the World, straight from Hollywood. We have an award winning team working behind this one, including an Oscar nominated actor, Emmy nominated special effects team, International award winning costume designer, and an award winning Cinematographer. Not to mention, you will get to see Jerry G. Angelo as an FBI agent leading an ensemble cast of respected actors into the dark realms of the unknown. You might even catch a glimpse of Jonathan Artemis Pierce in the shadows.
What are your plans for distribution?
Balls out. We are working with distributors from around the globe to do a world wide theatrical release of “Hichiboombichi.” Not only that, but there is a comic book in the works, if you dare to open the cover. So far three of the artists have mysteriously disappeared.
The company appears to be moving into the realms of new media with web distribution and VOD etc etc, do you feel this sets you apart from other companies?
Jonathan always gets a weird smile on his face when we get asked about distribution. I have to feed him chocolate to get him to give up his secrets. Absolutely this sets us apart from other companies. Duh.
What are your current thoughts on the state of horror and are you keen to change anything about the genre now that you are making movies?
Horror makes money. Do it poorly and your movie ends up in the discount bin at Wal-Mart. Do it well, and you’ve built yourself an Empire.
"Thank you ever so much for taking part in this interview Pierced Angels.
And we wish you the very best of luck in the future."