We have been graciously offered an opportunity by Ms. Rhonda Moretti to premier our Big Red Friday short film / trailer / teaser / sizzle reel (pick the term you like) at the Tucson Model Magazine Awards Gala.
The event will be held downtown at Tucson’s beautifully restored Fox Theater on December 11, 2014. The party starts at 6 pm with the model awards, moving to the Big Red Friday premiere and capping the night with bands and booze and socializing. It’s a black-tie event and guarantees to be a fun night.
It will be quite amazing to see what we have done so far on the big screen.
Let me introduce you to some of the cast and crew for Big Red Friday.
There’s not a hat in the film world that Scot Litteer hasn’t worn; producer, director, photographer, graphic artist, editor and musician.
He blends all of those elements of the filmmaking tradecraft together magnificently on Big Red Friday and in doing so highlights who he truly is as a professional in the industry – a storyteller through the use of moving (motion) pictures.
Well before others in the industry embraced today’s ultra-modern filmmaking technologies Scot understood the impact of what was to come and jumped ahead of the competition. He opened shop at Litteer Films and twenty-five years later has lead dynamic film projects coast to coast and internationally as a cutting-edge technician.
At the 2013 the Napa Film Festival, Litteer Films was invited to participate in their “fifty-hour film challenge”. With brand new technology unfamiliar to the competitors, they were given two days to write, shoot and edit a five minute short film. Here is a glimpse into the contest (look for Scoty doing his thing):
Some of Scot’s work can be seen here as well – http://www.LitteerFilms.com
Big Red Friday is blessed to have a veteran of sound recording and mixing, Fred Porter of Porter Sound. Fred is that guy on set who is the voice of reason, the calm in the storm, and the clear head, all-the-while recording every pin-drop with the finesse of a Swiss watch maker. Not only will you see a beautiful film, with Fred on our team you will hear one as well.
Domini Giuntoni is the Special Effects Artist and still photographer for Big Red Friday. All of the BRF pictures, posters and promotions you see are of Dom’s creation.
During Big Red Friday Dom delivers her distinctive English blend of wicked realism to help create some remarkable – and startling – images.
She owns DGFX Photography, a full service photographic company and operates a controlled access website – The Darklife – http://www.thedarklife.com
Busy, busy – Dom is also in the process of publishing a coffee table book titled “SHUSH” which will showcase her photos and unique insights to the creative process.
Lou Pimber has become “the acting face of the southwest” gaining notoriety for his roles in film and television on shows like Breaking Bad and Gang Related. His short film Duress which he produced, co-wrote and starred-in has received overwhelming positive attention.
Lou plays the role of “Pim” in BRF, a young and cocky hotshot undercover agent.
Lou’s performance in Big Red Friday is remarkable, but then, a look at his past reveals he’s not faking it. Lou’s path to acting and modeling came after a successful career as an undercover narcotics officer. A violent event on that job and the injuries he sustained steered him in a new direction and as the survivor he is, he’s made the most of it.
More on Lou can be found on his website – http://loupimber.com/
Louis Quinonez was raised in a “cop” family in South Phoenix and there is no aspect of police work or the personal drama’s it creates that he hasn’t experienced first-hand. He spent his entire adult life as a federal agent first hired by DEA at twenty-one years of age.
Later, as an ATF agent he performed covert assignments in the underbelly of society, polished-up for supervision assignments, fulfilled a passion in several training assignments and retired after a tour in Mexico City during the narco-terroristic Cartel wars as a U.S. liaison to the Mexican government on violent crime.
With an incredible talent for musical performance and creative writing, he translates all those life events into a flair for acting as well as he play’s “Weegie” in Big Red Friday – an agent torn between two adversarial partners. As you will see, like Pimber, it’s not an act for ‘Q’.
Listen for the song Hailstorm in the film, performed by Louie under his musical stage name of Son of the Bad Life.
Another sick song that will be featured is from a local band known as Arizona Dirtnap. They are powerful.
Tamara Mack is gorgeous, glamorous and smart as she plays the ex-wife of an undercover agent who’s past zealousness for street work and out of control lifestyle train-wrecked their relationship beyond repair. She really is “all-that”.
“T-Mack” is one of Tucson’s most recognizable personalities not only for her acting but also for her community service, as a clothing designer and, for her successes as a fitness competitor / model and record-setting performances as a powerlifter.
Where to begin for this lady? http://www.tucsonmodelmagazine.com/?p=1427 http://www.swatfitness.com/tamaramack.html http://www.tamaramack.com/ http://allsportstucson.com/tag/tamara-mack/
Several other “fresh faces” to the big screen will make their film acting debut in Big Red Friday.
Look for brilliant performances from Rafael Estrada, a.k.a. Cuete Lok (stage name for his musical performances, one of which is featured in BRF), Frank Aguirre, Dee Felix, Liz French, Raydeance and Jaime Vanessa.
You will be amazed at how great they perform. Wonderful, wonderful, wonderful to work with. I am so blessed they are helping me tell this story.
A very cool fight sequence was orchestrated for Big Red Friday by stunt expert Amos Carver (first pic standing on the left) – an ass-beating extraordinaire! If you are from Tucson you will be sure to recognize many of the actors in that scene. I won’t call them “extras” because they all played an active hand. Everyone worked!
I am Jay Dobyns. I wrote the above bio’s for my peers and friends.
In Big Red Friday we have a flashback sequence to 1995. The picture above is a demonstration of Dom’s SFX work. On the left is me in 1995 and on the right, faking it present-day for the film. Feel free to comment on the nut-wedgie / cameltoe – you’re going to anyway so I might as well grant advance permission.
“Chicks dig me, because I rarely wear underwear and when I do it’s usually something unusual.” 1981/Stripes – John Winger/Bill Murray
Anyway, in BRF I wrote a screenplay based on the real events of my life as a twenty-seven year federal agent and borrowing a few other stories from my undercover partners.
Although the story is told in a fictional format it will be authentic and true to the lives that undercover operatives lead.
That is all I set out to do; cut through the fluff and bullshit we are fed about who those people are, what they do, how they do it and taking a harsh look at how it affects them as people and, the people they care about – unflattering, unglamorous, unsexy, unsettling.
The leads taking a break on the set – Pim, Jaybird and Weegie.
Stay tuned for more… We’re just getting started.