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Presyon Apparel’s Red Carpet Launch Event

On April 3rd, Presyon Apparel will have its much anticipated red carpet launch event at the swanky W hotel in the heart of Hollywood at 6250 Hollywood Blvd. The red carpet is from 6pm to 7pm and the event is from 7pm to 10:30pm.

Presyon logo

Our event host is the beautiful Vida Ghaffari, award-winning actress and blogger of SoVeryVida, who is an inspiring woman and the perfect fit on the red carpet and who can entertain our VIP guests with a few short segments in-between the program.

Presyon top and leggings

In addition to the red carpet, Natasha Capp of the famed Hollywood Improv will open with her hilarious comedy set. There will be a fashion show with athletic models dressed in Presyon. Hair and makeup will be by Cinema Secrets Pro. The runway director is established Hollywood makeup artist and stylist Andy Calero. There will also be exotic and luxury cars (Rolls Royce, Ferrari, and Mclaren) on display to add to this splashy event.

WHO: Celebrities and VIPs expected:

Event host and actress Vida Ghaffari (The Mindy Project), Traci Bingham (Baywatch), Shanna Moakler (former Miss USA), fashion icon Janice Dickinson (America’s Next Top Model), SAG/AFTRA Actress (Who’s Jenna?), Radio Personality, Rock’N’SeXXXyU show Amber Lynn, actress Bella Thorne, Legendary action star Mel Novak (Quentin Tarantino favorite Game of Death), filmmaker Dustin Ferguson (Nemesis 5: The New Model), actress Dawna Lee Heising (Robowoman), Saul Mejia (President of the Panorama City Chamber of Commerce and Global Tech), Vida Craddock (Designs by Vida Celebrity Designer), celebrity fashion designer Adolfo Sanchez, Geraldine Moreno (actress), Jaimi King- Bachelor contestant (Nick Viall’s season), Jayson Bernard & Roberto Rosario from Jr Productions (ft. on Netflix), Jacques Derosena (actor & Facebook app cover face), Gunnar Peterson (celebrity coach), Mason & Julez (band, performing live), Melissa Pelone (celebrity fashion designer), Kendal Brenneman (Actress), Mark Labella (actor-NCIS Los Angeles), Stacia Gates (Art Quench Magazine), Neil D’Monte (Jurassic World and Batman V. Superman), Patti Negri (Travel Channel’s #1 show Ghost Adventures), Gloria Garayua (How to Get Away with Murder), Bonnie Zavala (International Model Castings #IMC), Rachele Royale (singer, actress), Kash Hovey (actor), Serena Laurel (actress), Kathy Kolla (actress), Dalton Cyr (musician, actor) Farokh Sarmad of @Goodlife Inc (luxury platform), Giorgia Mondani (Rolex books author and Mondani Magazine owner), Bonnie Zavala (International Model Castings #IMC), Charles Chen (Wonderland Festival), Didi Roberts (Art Hearts Fashion), Ken Alcazar (Style Fashion Week), Aimee Shackelford and Johnny Valencia (Gold Rush Rally and Fuel Run), George Sukunyan (JP logistics) and many more.

Parking: Valet, Metered Street Parking, but lyft and uber are highly encouraged

ATTIRE: business casual

We are honoring Tactical180 charity ORG: https://www.tactical180.org/

SPONSORS:

Crystal Quinn Art, Skincare 90210, International Model Castings, Polaris Marketing, Cinema Secrets Pro make-up, The Pisco club, Arilan Skincare, Bulletproof, Club Pilates Noho, W Hollywood, and NutriVsta Pink Coconut Water.

About Presyon:

Presyon is an Manhattan-based activewear line that is uniquely designed to meet the needs of both the professional and everyday athlete. Drawing its inspiration from the word pressure, the brand itself symbolizes the image of athletes who push themselves to their maximum potential. Our uniquely designed apparel gives the wearer support, comfort, mobility and fashion-forward style.

Presyon came to life when the founders realized so much of the fitness apparel available in today’s market was lacking in quality and authentic performance enhancement. The founders, everyday athletes themselves, understand the unique needs of the market and with backgrounds in the garment industry, so they know how to effectively source the best materials to bring the products that provide actual performance enhancement to market.

Although Presyon’s current perception is that of an athlete only brand, it was designed with special consideration to the needs of the everyday athlete in helping them to perform like a professional. Presyon will deliver value to its customers and support their active and happy lifestyles. This results in creating clothing that makes customers look and feel great.

More info about the line at https://www.presyon.com/

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Panorama City Chamber of Commerce Day & Anniversary Awards Ceremony at the Platinum Banquet Hall

On Tuesday, April 2nd, 2019, The Panorama City Chamber of Commerce will be celebrating their 3rd Anniversary and the 1st Year of “The Panorama City Chamber of Commerce Business Day” at the Platinum Banquet Hall, 8704 Van Nuys Blvd., Panorama City CA. 91402. The red carpet will be from 5pm to 6pm with the awards ceremony and dinner from 6pm to 8pm.

Chamber President Saul Mejia

This momentous date was declared by the California State Senate by a resolution granted by the Honorable CA. State Senator Bob Hertzberg on March 15th, 2018. The resolution was presented at the Grand Opening of the Panorama City Chamber of Commerce Business Center on April 2nd, 2018.

Awardee Laura Sharpe

In addition to a red carpet chock full of celebrities and press interviews, this year’s celebration will feature the North Valley Military Institute’s Color Guard, the National Anthem by Grammy Award Nominee Songwriting Shane, live performances, the awards ceremony and a dinner. We will also be honoring the Officers, board members, and volunteers who made the Panorama City Chamber of Commerce such a rousing success during the past year. As a special recognition, we will be honoring local celebrities that have truly made a difference in the San Fernando Valley and in Panorama City.

Awardee Dustin Ferguson

The Offices of U.S. Congressman Tony Cardenas, CA. State Senator Bob Hertzberg, CA. State Assemblymember Adrin Nazarian, Los Angeles County Supervisor Sheila Kuehl, Los Angeles City Mayor Eric Garcetti, and Los Angeles City Councilmember Nury Martinez are expected to attend.

 

VIP guest Vida Craddock

Additional celebrities and VIPs in attendance are Saul Mejia (President of the Panorama City Chamber of Commerce and GlobalTech, Motivational Speaker & Book Author), Songwriting Shane (Grammy Nominee), Matias Meza (Grammy Winning Producer) Juan Ignacio (Pop Singer), Klaudia Lua (TV Host), Philanthropist Laura T. Sharpe (Founder and CEO, Artists For Trauma), TV Personality Suzi Khatami (“Our View” show on ATV), Filmmaker Dustin Ferguson (Nemesis 5: The New Model currently available on Redbox), Legendary Action Star Mel Novak (Quentin Tarantino favorite Game of Death), SAG/AFTRA Actress (Who’s Jenna?), Radio Personality, Rock’N’SeXXXyU show, LA Talk Radio, Red Carpet Correspondent, Walk Against MS, Amber Lynn, Actress Dawna Lee Heising (Robowoman) and Actress Vida Ghaffari (The Mindy Project), Vida Craddock (Designs by Vida Celebrity Designer), among others will be in attendance.

Awardee Amber Lynn

“As a lifelong resident of Panorama City, it is with great pride that I am president of our Chamber of Commerce and I get to interact and help businesses prosper in our fair city and acknowledge the many people out here for all they do for this great town, said Chamber President Mejia.

Awardee Suzi Khatami

 

Awardee Dawna Lee Heising

About the Panorama City Chamber of Commerce:

The Panorama City Chamber of Commerce, which was incorporated in 2016, is composed of business professionals who are civic-minded citizens. Because of the Chamber’s volunteer work and financial support, Chamber membership gives members a blanket policy of community insurance. The Chamber’s mission is a collective effort to promote the welfare of our community and make it the best community in Los Angeles to shop, live,and to make a living in. The Chamber’s main aim is to maintain a proper balance of growth, shopping convenience, work, and recreation within our community. In addition, the Chamber strives to make Panorama City the most attractive community in the area through cleanups and beautification efforts. The Chamber is proud of our civic and service groups and is confident that through our combined efforts, we shall achieve our aims and remain “The Heart Of The Valley”.

About Saul Mejia:

Saul Mejia is a seasoned TV and Radio Host, an Executive, Business Leader, International Entrepreneur, and Elected Official in Panorama City with over 20 years of experience in Leadership, Business administration, and Public Speaking.

He has vast experience in the entertainment industry, politics, and the business world. He has worked for several companies and is currently a TV and Radio Host for the Spanish TV Show “Sentido Comun” con Klaudia Lua, Additionally, he is the President of the Panorama City Chamber of Commerce, the President for Global Tech, a Board Member of the United Chambers of Commerce of the San Fernando Valley, Member of the Valley Industry & Commerce Association (VICA), Member of BizFed (Los Angeles County Business Federation), Member of the Hispanic Chamber of E-Commerce and a former Elected Business Representative of the Panorama City Neighborhood Council (City of L.A.) where he also served as the Commerce Committee Chair. He has received several awards including 2 Special Congressional Recognitions and the Prestigious AMVETS Medal (American Veterans of Foreign Wars).

About Platinum Banquet Hall:

Platinum Banquet Hall has years of experience planning and staging world-class events, from weddings and large corporate parties to quinceañeras. Our dedication to making every event a moment to remember is what makes them one of the top event venues in Los Angeles.

Platinum Banquet Hall employs only the absolute finest events staff. Their event planners are professionals in the industry of planning weddings, quinceañeras, engagement parties, large corporate events, and any other event you may want to host. Each and every one of their staff brings a passion and dedication to the job that shines in everything they do. Their mission is to keep our clients happy from beginning to end.

More info about the event:
http://panoramachamber.com/

Dustin Brown

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New Promo Poster for Robowoman 2

SoCal Sinema Studios released their brand new promo poster for multi award-winning filmmaker Dustin Ferguson’s “RoboWoman 2.” Filming begins this fall with a talented ensemble cast consisting of Dawna Lee Heising, Brinke Stevens, Sue Price, HPC’s own Vida Ghaffari and Mel Novak as Dr. Michaels. The screenplay is by Mike Reeb, who also penned Robowoman.

Robowoman 2.0 Poster
Robowoman 2 poster
Dawna Lee Heising, Dustin Ferguson

This film is the highly anticipated sequel to Robowoman. The original “RoboWoman” follows Vivica Stevens (Dawna Lee Heising, “Blade Runner”, “Nemesis 5”, “Revenge of The Samurai Cop”) on her last night at a temp agency as she accepts a date with a persistent co-worker. Soon she finds herself cornered in a dark park at night and brutally attacked, raped and left for dead by her date and his deranged friends. She’s found barely alive by her concerned roommate, played by Sue Price (“Nemesis 2-5”) and undergoes illegal, experimental “cybernetic” surgery where she is given a replacement robotic arm and visor to correct her vision. However, the new implants don’t settle well because it isn’t long before she decides to seek revenge with the aid of her new attachments. One by bloody one she stalks and kills her attackers before the shocking and revealing conclusion! To view the trailer, please visit: youtu.be/8MzXaGyeK6k

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MC Dirty D Debuts California Bitches

(HOLLYWOOD PRESS CORPS) — NOVEMBER 26, 2018 — California Bitches is the latest rap project from up and coming indie horror movie director, Dustin Ferguson. A quick check of his IMDb shows that’s he’s known for producing, directing, and editing sequels and remakes of old horror films like “Sleepaway Camp”. Dirty D is Dustin’s MC persona.  Dustin says that although California Bitches may sound misogynist,  the lyrics are a metaphor.

MC Dirty D

The title track comes right out and calls  California Bitches “witches”. If one is to not take the lyrics seriously, it seems that Dirty D is using exaggeration for effect.  This is a rap song with  “Old Skool Beats, New Skool Beats, What’s the difference? Same to me” in sotto voce playing in the background.  This track really comes to life in the remix.  Track 10 reassembles California Bitches with a funky bass and guitar intro. Dirty D’s raps are tight! Track 11 remixes California Bitches into a trippy remix that is almost unrecognizable.

The track called, “Can’t Stop Me Now” is fun! I can hear Dirty D in the mix rapping about his successes. The layered synthesizers are backed by the drum machines and the vocal samples.

Track 6 is “Nasty”. Dirty D is smoking blunts, and rapping to the people who have pissed him off. This is ghetto rap for the Indie Horror set! It’s meant to be fun while going dangerously close to sounding misogynist. If you’ve ever had a chance to watch a slasher film, you’ll see a similar air of disregard for politcal correctness. Dirty D fits in with the Post Malone era of rapping to a subset who are in on the joke. While some may see the lyrics as derogatory, Dirty D produces this music to express his sardonic view on California.

Here’s a recent video from Dirty D

You can buy your physical copy of the CD by sending $10 (+$5 U.S. S/H or $10 Non-U.S.) PayPal to: RetroHorrorRemix@gmail.com

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Robowoman Fundraiser

Multi award-winning filmmaker Dustin Ferguson, a fellow Dustin, is having a fundraiser for his much anticipated film “Robowoman.”  This will be in the memory of his late producer Randy.

Image via the fundraiser’s go fund me page

Here’s the touching post Dustin wrote on their go fund me page:

“Our friend and Producer on “RoboWoman” recently passed away during pre-production on the film. He financed our upcoming spectacular Special F/X by the talented Joe Castro (Wishmaster 4, Night of The Demons 3), but unfortunately he didn’t make it long enough to help see his film all the way to completion. He was our sole Producer on the movie as well as a friend to many people on the team. While we weren’t able to receive his remaining contribution in time, we all feel it’s important to see this film through so we can dedicate it in his memory. He was a huge part of getting this film off the ground, and it wouldn’t have been possible without his selfless aid. Previously, he had financed the majority of “Nemesis 5”, which had a recent red carpet awards sweep (“Best Director”, “Best Film – Science Fiction”, “Best Actress” and “Best Actor”) and he was there to experience it in person, confirming his faith in the future success of our next project together, “RoboWoman”.

There was only $3000 left from his contribution, so if you can find it in your hearts to help contribute a small amount so we can atleast reach that goal, we will have the minimum we need to finish the film he helped us start, which is planned to resume production on November 8th, 2018″.

Here’s a link to their Go Fund Me page:

https://www.gofundme.com/quotrobowomanquot-for-randy

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Exciting Preview of Dirty D’s “California Bitches” Album

Dirty D “California Bitches” has a full album preview out! Hear a sample from ALL 10 tracks on his upcoming solo debut! Features 5 original songs and 5 remixes from several talented people like Jason Joe KingSteven OLafMatt Jordan and Nathan Christensen, including “You Don’t Know Me” with “Double Gee” aka Augusto Gómez. Pre-order your CD today, ships on 10/16/18! It’s $15 for the US and $25 outside the country.

Still of  Dirty D’s Midnight Dancer video with actress Dawna Lee Heising

Dirty D aka Dustin Ferguson is a prolific, hard-working and talented filmmaker who has owned and operated several film distribution and production companies, including 42ND Street Films and Sinister Studios.  He has directed over 50 features to date, including such notable films as “Camp Blood 4 & 5,” “Silent Night, Bloody Night 2,” which was a sequel of Theodore Gershuny’s film starring Jennifer Runyon Corman (“Ghostbusters,””A Very Brady Sequel”) who happens to be Roger Corman’s real life niece. He is also the editor of “Sleepaway Camp IV” and was asked to direct an “alternate ending to “Sleepaway Camp II: Unhappy Campers,” which had been included on the official blu-ray release from Shout! Factory.  Dustin has also produced and directed over 80 music videos, and has contracted with Wild Eye Releasing to produce “The Amityville Legacy,””Amityville: Evil Never Dies,” the latter starring Mark Patton (“A Nightmare on Elm Street 2″) and Helen Udy (“Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman”,”My Bloody Valentine”). After mastering the world of horror with ghosts and goblins, this talented filmmaker switched gears with sci-fi with robots and cyborgs by teaming up with legendary filmmaker Albert Pyun on” Nemesis 5: The New Model,” which also starred Sue Price (“Nemesis 2, 3, and 4”). Ferguson is in pre-production for the much anticipated new sci-fi film “Robowoman” starring Dawna Lee Heising (“Samurai Cop 2: Deadly Vengeance”), Mel Novak (Bruce Lee’s “Game of Death”,”An Eye for An Eye” opposite Chuck Norris) and Aki Aleong (“Walker,Texas Ranger”,”V the series”). Dustin is also the cinematographer of the upcoming documentary, “What An Institution: The Story of Police Academy.” 

Dirty D aka Filmmaker Dustin Ferguson

Ferguson has remade “Die Sister, Die!” from Director Randall Hood with 80’s scream queen Brinke Stevens (“Slumber Party Massacre”,”The Haunting Fear”). He also directed several remakes of Todd Jason Cook’s films including “Demon Dolls” ,”Night of the Clown,” and “The Dummy 2.” If all this wasn’t enough, he directed the sequels, “Camp Blood 4” and “Camp Blood 5” to David Sterling’s popular direct-to-video series “Camp Blood.” 

Most recently Ferguson has been granted the rights to remake Umberto Lenzi’s “Ghosthouse.” The original film was re-branded overseas as “La Casa 3,” a move made by distributors to connect it to the “Evil Dead” series by Sam Raimi. “La Casa 4” and “La Casa 5” would follow, neither of which was connected to “Ghosthouse” or “Evil Dead.” The remake is set to star Paul “Pinhead” Taylor from “Hellraiser: Judgement” in the role of the Grim Reaper.

Aside from these many “franchise” sequels and remakes, Ferguson has also launched several of his own film series, including “Meathook Massacre 1-3,” “Silly Scaries 1 and 2”,”Terror at Black Tree Forest” and its’ two sequels, “Tales For the Campfire 1 and 2,” a documentary series called “Penny Pinchers” and the quasi-official sequel to 1988’s “Cheerleader Camp” titled “Cheerleader Camp: To the Death” for New Wave Films. 

His latest project, “Horndog’s Beach Party,” reunites him with scream queens Stevens and Lee Heising as well as Troy Fromin (Ox from “Saved by the Bell”) and Vida Ghaffari (“The Mindy Project”,”Jimmy Kimmel Live”).  Dustin was recently bestowed with Best Director Awards by the Nollywood Awards and the Lucky Strikes Films Festival for his work on “Nemesis 5: The New Model.” 

More info about Dustin at:

https://www.imdb.com/name/nm4341114/?ref_=nv_sr_1

California Bitches album preview:

https://www.facebook.com/dustin.ferguson.18/videos/1826710720716663/

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A Sneak Peek Into “What An Institution: The Story of Police Academy”

What An Institution: The Story of Police Academy is a feature length documentary on the legacy of Police Academy and its sequels . The popular Police Academy movies were a mainstay in the comedy genre of the 1980s and early 1990s with the first film being released in 1984 and spawning 6 sequels.

The film’s poster

Celebs interviewed for the doc are Leslie Easterbrook, Bobcat Goldthwait, Rene Auberjonois, Michael Winslow, G.W. Bailey, Marion Ramsey, Shawn Weatherly, Julie Brown and many others.

This doc is directed by Gary Smart and was written by Smart and Phillip Falkner. The producers are Adam Evans, Adam F. Goldberg, Chris Griffiths, Michael Perez and Smart. Sean Schafer Hennessy is the composer and Dustin Ferguson is the cinematographer. This film is edited by Nicholas F. Helmsley.

The cast of this doc
Cinematographer Dustin Ferguson and actress Leslie Easterbrook, one of the stars of the Police Academy franchise

Check out the extended 10- minute preview of the documentary here:

More about the film here:

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt8362848/?ref_=nv_sr_1

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Second Annual Lucky Strikes Films Festival

The Lucky Strikes Films Studio proudly presents their second annual Lucky Strikes Films Festival, which will take place on Sunday,  September 23rd, 2018 at the Covina Center for the Performing Arts. Multi talented and acclaimed filmmaker Romane Simone is the founder of this esteemed film festival.

Festival founder and filmmaker Romane Simon

Celebrities in attendance are Grammy winning Singer-Songwriter Eric Bellinger, Emmy winning actress Judi Evans (Days of Our Lives), actor Sean Faris star (Pretty Little Liars, Sleepover, Never Back Down,I am not for sale: The Fight to End Human Trafficking), Mel Novak (star of Bruce Lee’s Game of Death, an Eye for an Eye opposite Chuck Norris and Steve McQueen: American Icon opposite Mel Gibson), Noel Gugliemi (Training Day, Bruce Almighty, Fast and Furious), actor and filmmaker Harley Wallen (Bennett’s Song), actress Kaiti Wallen (Into A Dark Mind) filmmaker Dustin Ferguson (Nemesis 5: The New Model), actress Dawna Lee Heising (Samurai Cop 2: Deadly Vengeance), actress Vida Ghaffari (The Mindy Project), TV personality Raquel Lee (BET’s Real Husbands of Hollywood), rap artist C-TRU, musicians Jeff Chery (VH1’s Signed) and Yung (famously known for the hit song “Teach me how to Dougie”), noted entertainment attorney Nadia Davari and many more.

ATTIRE: upscale

MEDIA RSVP: Please RSVP to Joe Williamson at williamsonmgmt@gmail.com

More info about the festival:

https://www.luckystrikefilmsfestival.com/

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DIRTY D Unleashes MIDNIGHT DANCER Video Directed by Brainztem

Award-winning filmmaker Dustin Ferguson, aka “Dirty D” is at it again! He has just released the second music video from his “Hollywood Rock” EP with German Hip Hop-Electro Artist E-Rocker, titled “Midnight Dancer”.

Midnight Dancer

This much anticipated video was directed and edited by music video filmmaker Brainztem, famous for his visual work with rising Hip Hop artist Cuban Doll, most notably on the clips “Bankrupt”, “Down To Ride” (featuring NyNy) and “Made It Now”. Fresh off the set of directing his most recent video for “Shake Sum”, director Brainztem teamed up with Dirty-D for his new video, which was filmed in Huntington Beach, California.

Dirty D and the gang

The clip features “Dirty D” dressed in different “old skool”-inspired outfits, rapping his lyrics in a variety of locations, including a limousine, a luxurious duplex and a secluded park with break dancer “Jason Sensation”. The video features several notable cameos, including Carrie Annie Bernans of “Black Panther” fame, Dawna Lee Heising from “Revenge of the Samurai Cop” with Tommy Wiseau, Freddy James, who is a staple in the recent films of prolific B-movie director Jim Wynorski (“Chopping Mall”), Hollywood stunt-driver Ryan Rasberry of “Los Angeles Lifers” and actor and martial arts black belt Esau McKnight of “Spy Hard”.

Midnight Dancer still

The “Hollywood Rock” EP is available to stream on Bandcamp, as well as through iTunes and Spotify.  Dirty D’s follow-up “mixtape” titled “All It’s Missing Is My Name” is currently available for FREE on Soundcloud. I really enjoyed the catchy beats and the retro inspired theme. Dirty D and his entourage know how to party!

Links to Dirty D’s music include:

MIDNIGHT DANCER Video:  https://youtu.be/0QlK3CwUlgM

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Retrosploitation Releasing Teams Up with Award-Winning filmmaker Dustin Ferguson for New SLEEPAWAY CAMP II

Talented award-winning filmmaker Dustin Ferguson (Nemesis 5, Sleepaway Camp IV) is at it again! This wunderkind filmmaker was hired by Retrosploitation Releasing to film new material for the upcoming 30th Anniversary VHS release of “Sleepaway Camp II: Redux”. Paired with a new fully uncut VHS version of “Sleepaway Camp III: Teenage Wasteland”, both tapes quickly sold out in their initial run.

Sleepaway Camp 2: Redux Edition

The original version of “Sleepaway Camp II” was directed by Michael A. Simpson and released to home video in 1988 by Nelson Home Entertainment. “Back in 2015, I was asked to direct the original scripted ending for ‘Sleepaway Camp II: Unhappy Campers’, which revealed Molly’s intended, but never filmed, death scene”, says Ferguson. “It was released as a ‘Special Feature’ called ‘Whatever Happened to Molly?’ on the Official Scream Factory Blu-Ray release of the film.”

Filmmaker Dustin Ferguson

Three years later, Ferguson was approached again to film another new scene, this time for the movie’s 30thAnniversary VHS re-release. “John Klyza, who runs Retrosploitation Releasing, asked if I would be interested in gathering a crew together to go shoot a scene that would be the ‘visual’ for ‘T.C.”s campfire story during the opening of the film,” explains Ferguson. “This segment was called “Steve and Michelle Go to Hell” and it wrapped shooting in June 2018 in Compton, California.” Continues Ferguson, “We went to the same mausoleum used in ‘Phantasm 3, 4 and 5’ and introduced ourselves to the Caretaker. He was very kind and allowed us to film inside, and we also shot some scenes out in the cemetery behind the building. It was a strange yet amazing feeling to be filming for a ‘Sleepaway Camp’ film on a ‘Phantasm’ location…talk about horror-nerd overload!”

The segment in its entirety will be released on its own online to help promote the release. Portions of both “Steve and Michelle Go to Hell” and “Whatever Happened to Molly?” are incorporated into the new release of “Sleepaway Camp II: Redux” itself.

Ferguson is no stranger to the “Sleepaway Camp” franchise. In 2008, he was hired to edit 1992’s unfinished “Sleepaway Camp IV: The Survivor” for Films Around The World. It was the beginning of a long career involving work in several well-known and respected Horror and Science Fiction franchises. He’s also directed “Nemesis 5: The New Model”, which was executive produced by Albert Pyun (“Mean Guns”, “Cyborg”). He made two entries in the infamous “Camp Blood” series for Sterling Entertainment, and in 2016 he also edited the extended and unrated version of 1987’s “Slumber Party Massacre II”, which hit Blu-Ray in early 2017. Along with a slew of additional “Special Feature” work for Scream Factory (including contributions to “Piranha 2”, “Darkman 2”, “Silent Night, Deadly Night”, “Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Next Generation”, “Dawn of The Dead”, “Return of The Living Dead II” and several others), Ferguson has also directed two “Amityville” films for Wild Eye Releasing, the latter starring Mark Patton of “A Nightmare On Elm Street 2”, and also “Silent Night, Bloody Night 2: The Revival” which starred Jennifer Runyon Corman (“Ghostbusters”) for New Wave Pictures.

Please check out the Sleepaway Camp: Analog Apocalypse Trailer at:   https://youtu.be/sRIELD2nccc

Dustin Brown

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