CHATSWORTH, CA – Fresh after winning the award for Best International Director at the 2003 Barcelona Erotic Film Festival, controversial director Thomas Zupko has chosen to stay with Elegant Angel.
Zupko, whose XXX magnum opus for Elegant “OPERA” has been receiving rave reviews from critics, will produce two gonzo lines for the company, the first of which is called B.W.A. (BIG WET ASS). He also will be shooting a big-budget feature in January, a Western, to be co-directed with Collins. “It’s an 80-page script I’ve been working on for almost six years,” Zupko says, “It will be directed by Patrick and myself. William H. and Glenn Barren will be the directors of photography for all the sex scenes and Michael Cates will helm the overall cinematography. Patrick is giving me the biggest budget I have ever had in my entire career. I’m really looking forward to this project.”
Patrick Collins: “Although he is primarily known for his cutting-edge features, Zupko really amazed me with the scene he shot for SODOMANIA 41. People really underestimate the guy. I’m very happy he decided to stay with us.”
Zupko: “You know, it’s funny, I started out as a gonzo director. When Pat asked me to direct a scene for SODOMANIA I was somewhat reluctant at first, but after shooting it, it actually was hella’ fun. BIG WET ASS is a tribute to the female posterior and the scenes we’ve shot so far include some of the most hardcore anal footage I have ever seen. Gorgeous girls with big round shitters, drenched in vegetable oil, every position literally paying homage to the female ass–it was great shit. William H. is really one of the most underrated cameramen in the business. In many ways, it was a relief from the complexities of my features, which I will still be shooting for Elegant every four months.”
B.W.A. stars Katja Kassin, Ana Nova, Rhiannon Bray, Holly Day, Gia Paloma, Rosanna de la Vega and Mick Blue and will be released in early January.