Wednesday, August 3, 2011
Here is a first look at the unofficial movie poster of JUNKIE, starring Robert LaSardo and Daniel Louis Rivas.
Mr Ward is the co-producer of the film together with Charisse Sanzo, even though there were plans for him to play a part, but that didn't happen. Directed and co-written by Adam Mason and written by Simon Boyes. In post-production now.
A pitch black comedy about two heavily addicted, drug addled brothers, Danny(Daniel Louis Rivas) and Nicky(Robert LaSardo). When Danny decides he's going clean, Nicky reacts aggressively, driving Danny from one insane experience to another as a whole host of bizarre, surreal characters descend on their house, all with grievances to bear, debts to reclaim or trouble to cause. It quickly becomes apparent that Nicky is a malevolent influence on his brother, an impish nightmare hellbent on Danny's self-destruction.
As Danny's life spirals out of control he must fight tooth and nail to kick the habit and rescue himself from the personal hell Nicky has consigned him to, whilst simultaneously attempting to repair the deeply damaged relationships with his increasingly bizarre friends and family.
This movie will be at festivals soon! So watch out, more soon here!
Wednesday, November 24, 2010
Friday, April 16, 2010
Big exciting announcement... our underground narrative feature ALTAMONT NOW has been picked up for distribution by the awesome Brooklyn-based film and music label Factory 25!
Yes that's right, ALTAMONT NOW will be coming to DVD/digital download on July 27!!!
Friday, March 12, 2010
Sunday, November 15, 2009
Monday, September 21, 2009
How did you and Tony come to collaborate together?
We’ve know each other for eight or so years, and we started hanging out everyday a couple years ago, Brain storming for hours in my small Valley Village cardboard box. And one thing lead to the next, and we started co-producing and starring in a feature film together called One Lucky S.O.B. that’s going to be directed by Betty Kaplan...It’s loosely based on some of my experiences when I first moved to Los Angeles. As you know, producing a dark independent feature film in Hollywood is a grueling process. It’s never ending. Everyone hates you and no one invites you to Thanksgiving dinner until after it’s in the can. As we;re waiting for that to be greenlit, we started investigating the possibility of having a show of my paintings and Tony’s photo’s at Ghetto Gloss gallery in L.A. That led to collaborating on the same canvass and leaving the ego in the closet so to speak.
What is the inspiration behind your work?
Life, death, sex, re-birth and the meaning of why we are here. What we feel and what we think and the juxtapose of that combined on one work or art. Living lives with many masks on. The art brings us back to being flesh and bone.
one foot in the grave and one flying angry fist in the hope of living forever in truth. The hilarity of heartbreak. Tradition, Family, heritage and the DNA of our ancestors that lives in all of us. My sister inspires me. Tony inspires me. Gerard Rudolf inspires me. The great American dream inspires me. When life gives you lemons, you paint that shit gold. Not being an underdog, but an archetype. Shakespeare!
What do you like art wise?
Francis Bacon, The Thundercats, Early French Graffiti. Caveman art. Herman Brood, Diego Rivera, Marlon Brando...(even though Tony told him that he was a fat ass and he couldn’t hurt him). Oscar the Grouch. Shakespeare!
Does anything else come into play? Like music, fashion, street art, etc?
Everything influences me and nothing influences me. I am a an old dusty am radio looking for a channel that’s not fucking static y. Quieting heroin influenced me. Being able to express my feeling and inspiring others to do so inspire me. Being in the moment. Music inspires me most of all..From The Carpenters to Black Flag. Bob Dylan to The Ghetto Boyz. I like Levis Jeans & Calvin Klein underwear. Shakespeare!
Tell me about how your acting and modeling has influenced you, if at all and how do you balance all these things so well?
I have a lot of time on my hands...No: none of that really influences my painting..I was was just tired of eating Top Ramon with Ketchup. I needed another gimmick. I can’t even balance my checkbook.Acting is in my blood and painting is my groin. I have no choice but to listen to what my body tells me. I hope Hollywood catches up. I find Hollywood very racist and close minded. I’m lucky if I get a job where I don’t play a Mexican Junkie pimp male hustler doorman serial killer gang member. Come on, Steven Spielberg, I am also a Jew from the upper east side of New York! There are some amazing open minded people that hire me here that can see past my last name..But those movies are usually low budget. And I continue eating Top Ramen.
What is coming up in the future for you are wise, acting-wise?
Tony & I are developing a TV show on our art and our relationship. It’s going to be sort of reality and semi-scripted. “Jackass”, “Curb Your Enthusiasm” meets fine art...But better. We have been currently filming that in LA and New York. It’s being pitched to the networks in September.
What do you do in your down time or are you always working and creating?
I always work and create and think of new hustles. Even in my dreams. I don’t know how to have down time in my mind. I can’t live like them. What is down time? Getting drunk at a lame Hollywood night club and banging a million of chicks with daddy issues, give me a break. Only bored people are boring. I am just reacting. Blow anybody?