What a long, strange trip it’s been. After a year of production, and two additional years of heartbreaks, rejections, a pandemic, and finally, little victories, it brings me immense pleasure to announce that The PIzzagate Massacre, originally titled Duncan, has finally found placement on a number of streaming services thanks to the wonderful people at Archstone Entertainment and Raven Banner Entertainment. The film, which was written and directed by the Austin-based artistic treasure that is John Valley, takes a deep and unflinching look at a Pizzagate-like scenario where danger is actualized rather than avoided, resulting in a cautionary tale that is seemingly becoming more and more relevant with each passing year. While there are more than a few big films releasing this weekend, if you can find time time and a few extra bucks, jump into a viewing of The Pizzagate Massacre so you can say you were down before the masses jumped on board the hype train. The image above lists streaming services where the film can be viewed, and clicking the image will take you to my DOOMonFILM blog where I share my thoughts on the finished product.
During the weeks leading up to the recent production of John Valley‘s first feature film, Duncan, a crowdfunding campaign was created in hopes of making the production as smooth and beneficial for everyone involved as possible. The support garnered was overwhelming, and among those who supported was current Austin resident and recording artist Kae Astra. Due to the tier of donation she took part in, John Valley stepped up to the plate to direct visual art for Kae Astra in the form of Medicate. Words do not do this song and video justice… take a few minutes to check it out for yourself, share it around for others to do the same, and leave a like and/or a comment to help boost the visibility!
2019 promises to be an exciting year for many creatives, myself included. Exhibit A : John Valley and his debut feature film, Duncan. After a successful crowdfunding campaign via Seed&Spark, Valley and crew shot the film, and going into festival season, it appears we may have something in the works that could potentially make some noise. Working on this project was a blast, and I’m honored to be a part of it in any capacity. Stay tuned to Duncan on your favorite form of social media, and be there when this one hits, because it feels like it’s going to hit big.
Austin-based music video and film director John Valley is about to take a huge step forward in his creative life. This past Monday, the Seed & Spark campaign begin for his upcoming independent feature film Duncan. The film is a slightly embellished re-creation of the events surrounding Pizzagate, with a bit of a ‘what-if’ scenario thrown in for good measure as a reflection on the ‘fake news’ culture that runs rampant these days. The campaign to get this film made is an important one… every bit of money and equipment donated not only will help ensure this film’s completion, but 1,000 likes will ensure the project moves to the next round, where the possibility of $60k and production credits from the Duplass Brothers becomes closer to reality. As a member of the cast, I would certainly appreciate, and I don’t find it presumptuous to say that the rest of the cast and crew would feel the same.
Protextor has perfectly captured what it must feel like to be on the outside looking in, and feeling helpless. Police brutality, social-economic prejudice and privilege are all issues that have been just beneath the surface of our radars for ages. Heatstroke is a very unique take on the entire situation, and another amazing video from Shift. Props to John Valley and his crew on a masterful piece of cinema.