Third person. Third person... John Painz began his artistic career at 16, when he found a long time friend in comic book artist Rick J. Bryant, who was kind enough to show him the ropes. From there, S.V.A., with a B.A. in Illustration. Then to graphic design, as computers became more prevalent in the design and illustration world. Yes. John remembers the days before the internet. "It was hell," he said. After a decade of pulling his hair out, he decided to do what artists have done since the dawn of time. He dropped everything and made a web series. Yay!
In February of 2011, 8 for Vegas was born. John was able to wrangle an amazing cast and crew, and shot a 9-episode mockumentary web series, released in September of 2011.
From there, a short film in February of 2012, The Difference Between, currently out at festivals. The web series Off Off by Stephen Bittrich. The web series Internet Affairs (being edited) by Johanny Mota. The web series (I'm seeing a pattern here) The Thing by acclaimed actor Marc Palmieri... and, finally, a music video for UK artist Northern Introvert... it's amazing that so many people trust me with their most precious vehicles. Him. Trust him.
Moving forward, John has a second season of 8 for Vegas starting production on August 26th, 2012. He is in the process of finishing a low budget feature film script, and hopes to begin production in April of 2013 (if, and only if, the Mayans were wrong...), and he's always looking for fun things to shoot. Have a project? Drop him a line.
She has since been an Executive Assistant, Post Production Coordinator and Development Associate and Producer on a wide variety of projects, including “The Cartel (2009),” a documentary by Bob Bowdon looking into corruption in public schools, “My Dog Tulip (2010),” a film produced by Norman Twain starring Christopher Plummer, based on the classic JR Ackerley book, and “8 For Vegas (2011),” an original scripted web series by John Painz, a comedy that follows pool team trying to reverse 10 years of bad luck.
For the past two years, she has been developing scripts for film, television and Broadway with Producer Norman Twain.