All Out Dysfunktion is a mix of Project X, Boogie Nights and a touch of Requiem For a Dream. It’s a dark comedy that turns to tragedy, that exploes the underbelly of Hollywood in an over-the-top but very shocking at times way.
The film stars an array of up and comers as well as Hollywood veterans including Angelica Chitwood, Melinda deKay, Jenn Pinto, Dan Sanders-Joyce, Arsh Singh, Rene Rosado, Vincent dePaul, Yul Spencer, Bridgette B, Isaac C. Singleton Jr., Ron Jeremy and Gerry Bednob.
Basically, six Hollywood wanna-be’s are all renting rooms in a huge mansion in the San Fernando Valley.
They’re all trying to pursue their "dreams” but can’t seem to get out of their own way.
The day starts out like any other day for the five roommates, rife with animosity toward each other.
Carrie, the drug-addicted, aspiring-model-without-a-conscience roomie, hastily cuts a deal with a sleazy promoter to host an underground rave party at the run-down Hollywood mansion they call home.
With the plan already in motion, Carrie must persuade her roommates to go along with her scheme in order to prevent Clarelle, (their elderly landlady) from finding out.
Tensions rise as each seizes their own narcissistic agenda.
DJ-driven house music soon takes over and the steamy side of life quickly explodes in. Aspirations collide when their infatuations with money, drugs, the red carpet, mainstream porn stardom, and getting into each other’s pants takes over.
Producing is really all in.
For those that don’t know what a producer does, Film producers fill a variety of roles.
Producers plan and coordinate various aspects of film production, such as selecting script, coordinating writing, directing and editing, and arranging financing.
Basically the producer is the “boss” of the set.
That requires a tremendous amount of focus because every department answers to you and all operating decisions of the film go through the producers.
With all that being said, there is also a lot of fear in the position because a movie is so many moving parts…and as a producer you control many of them, but you have zero control over weather, actors' health, crew personalities, acts of God in general, etc., and if anything goes wrong on a set, the buck stops with the producer.
So with me it takes a ton of prep to be prepared for up to a daily 30 to 50 person crew that we have to command to make sure the movie stays on time and on, or under budget.
Films in the indy world on average cost about $5,000 an hour to make.
Studio films like a Batman vs. Superman, with a $150 million dollar budget can cost up to $90,000 an hour to make.
So fucking up is not an option.
You lose sleep and are constantly under a tremendous amount of pressure, but you can’t show that on set.
You have to be a gentleman and treat people well.
Because you want to be a coach, not a boss.
Honestly if people are interested in that check out the OFFICIAL MAKING OF at this link...
I produced it and put it together.
It's a good look at what the process is like.
I’ll start by saying that I wrote the first draft of the script in 2009.
We shot it in August of 2014.
It’s finally about to release in three weeks.
Even in the OFFICIAL MAKING OF video, we only scratch the surface.
You have to be a warrior.
You have to know from the moment you put your idea on the page that you WILL see it through by ANY MEANS NECESSARY.
Failure and non-completion is not an option.
What are we put on this planet for if we are not going to see our potential to its fullest?
Our ancestors would curse us out.
Also, know that there is a lot of Rochester, NY in this script.
I was a rave promoter in Rochester from 1995 to 2001, and one of the biggest promoters in upstate NY for many years.
Without that experience I wouldn’t be here right now.
My experience of turning warehouses into all out massive 50,000 watt parties was the foundation for me as a film producer and at the time I had no idea.
The mechanics are the same, except instead of doing it as a one off event, in the film the event lasts 14 days.
Speaking of which shout out to DJ Wizz Da WaxKutta from WDKX.
He’s my ace and life long friend.
I used to manage him back in my rave days in the ROC and he’s still with me today.
In fact he’s in All Out Dysfunktion, cutting up the turntables in a really cool scene!