DISHONORABLE VENDETTA Director’s Statement

My journey of becoming a professional filmmaker began in my Grandmother’s apartment in Brooklyn, NY. My cousins and I often reenacted scenes from the movies and television shows we watched. But one summer day eighteen years ago, I not only decided to come up with an original idea for one of our skits but also to get a video camera to film it. Eighteen years later, my experiences from making home movies to learning the process of producing a full length feature film prepared me for DISHONORABLE VENDETTA.

DISHONORABLE VENDETTA is more than just my homage to the great police action dramas of the 70s and 80s. It’s a gripping story about DEA Agent Keith Miller (Chris Corulla Jr.) confronting his troubled past while working with his level-headed partner Jason Stokes (Andre´ Joseph) to bring down a group a Russian drug runners. But there’s a fine line between justice and vengeance that Miller walks and I wanted to keep the audience guessing as they follow his path which could lead to either redemption or self-destruction.

In the process of making this film, I had the honor and privilege to work with such amazingly gifted actors like Chris as well as J.R. Carter, Konstantin Soukhovetski, Frank Sellers, Lisa Marie-Weldon, Drew Henriksen, Albert Albanese III, and many others. They took the characters from my pages and made them larger than life on the screen. I also had a fantastic crew that stood by my side all the way. From my cinematographer Clint Higgins to my production designer Lauren Pisani, everyone gave 100% no matter what challenges we faced on set.

But the true heroes of making this project into a reality are my executive producers Rico Mancini and Marc Altman of Cool Multimedia. They believed in my talents so much that they had the amazing ability to take a small budgeted project, utilized their resources, and helped to make it as close to a Hollywood-level movie as possible. I am forever grateful for every contribution they made to DISHONORABLE VENDETTA.

The making of DISHONORABLE VENDETTA was a life changing experience for me as a filmmaker and it was an incredible experience for my cast and crew. To my audiences around the world, I hope you enjoy the film as much as we did in the process of making it.

ANDRE´JOSEPH
DIRECTOR, WRITER, PRODUCER. EDITOR, & ACTOR-
DISHONORABLE VENDETTA

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