Filmmaker Terry R. Wickham has reached an agreement with Andrew Miles to license his song “ClubbyThingy” for The Devil’s Five segment.
Wickham says, “I first heard Andrew Miles music when I reviewed his DeeperNET One album in 2013. He’s got this way of creating amazing beats to go along with his electronica that is fun, exciting and just totally refreshing.
When it came time to have a song playing from the radio of one of the young ladies car in The Devil’s Five, I knew I had to reach out to Andrew because he’s a master of that kind of sound. He had this track available, which was perfect for the movie. I’m so excited that he could be part of the film.”
Read Andrew’s Bio to discover more about the talented musician:
Andrew Miles’ fascination with music and sound began when he was just ten years old in Chicago, Illinois where he would explore creative 4-track tape recording, multi-uses of FX units and abstract recording techniques; all of which inevitably led him to the modern uses of electronics and computer based recording.
After years of dabbling with genres such as ambient, noise, industrial and techno, Andrew found his true calling from influential artists like Simon Posford (Hallucinogen, Shpongle), whose work made him realize that a recording is not just a two-dimensional space, but rather a whole world that exists in the stereo field.
In 2003, Andrew studied at Full Sail University in Orlando, FL. He received further knowledge of world class studios and equipment that is out of reach of many. Elaborating and breaking rules were his key focus to stand out from the crowd of 1000’s of others.
Relocating to Portland, OR in 2010, where he now operates under the moniker DeeperNET, Miles has been perfecting his own sonic signature by blending genres such as downtempo, EDM, psychedelic, and trance into an inspired Psytronica-charged sound – a sound he calls “SpaceTECH.”
A passion for digging behind the menus and exploring new techniques is where the story continues today…
Before I get to the rest of the cast, I have to thank the unbelievably kind hospitality and amazing location Jared Christopherson provided for “Choke.”
His penthouse apartment overlooking NYU area, with an extensive massive “L” shaped rooftop terrace was perfect for the Red Carpet Event scene.
The balcony perspective was absolutely sensational, but even better was how open Jared was to allow us to free reign to shoot the scene the way Edwin M. Figueroa wanted it. I’m sure I speak for the rest of the cast & crew that we will be forever grateful to him for this day and I can honestly say we could not have had a better place to begin the movie.
On top of that, Jared played role in the scene as the “Producer’s Assistant” and he had the crucial function of trying to protect the Producer from seeing something that was going to really upset him.
Next I have to talk about the contribution Designer/Wardrobe Stylist Janine Giorgenti gave making George Brianka, James Balsamo and I look our absolute best. Janine not only provided the thousand dollar suits we each wore, but she personally came to the shoot to make sure the clothes fit us best and pinned us by hand, when she needed to.
It meant a lot to me that someone as talented and successful as Janine was willing to help our little production. It says so much about her kind and generous heart. The world needs more people like Janine and I’m honored she was willing to help us look so good.
Janine was assistant by Fashion Stylist Alexandro Jomar Ramirez, and we can’t thank them enough for the expertise and the incredible clothing they dressed us in.
If you live or do business on Long Island or New York City and are in need of any kind of men’s fine clothing, there is no one better than Janine Giorgenti.
Richard Kern was back to make a cameo as one of the “Cloaked Figures” from “Stash.” Edwin thought this was a good idea since “Stash” will follow “Choke” in the order of movies shown in DEVIL’S FIVE.
Rick also came through with helping provide some of the dinner as he spearhead obtaining a tray of Baked Ziti from Dan Romano @ Frankies East Side Gourmet Italian Restaurant (located 313 Main Street Farmingdale NY 516-756-2753) which was gobbled up faster than you can blink an eye.
The other “Cloaked Figure” from “Stash“ was young Jesse Ray Sheps. It’s always great to work with the little guy who projects maturity way beyond his years. Having worked with Jesse four times now (“Stash“, XXistence Teaser Trailer, “The Devil’s Five” and “Choke“), seeing him and his amazing parents Robert & Marci almost feels like family to me.
“Choke” also afforded Jesse the opportunity to show off his musical skills on guitar and the ladies enjoyed his performing no doubt.
Last but certainly not least were our two Paparazzi photographers Kato Peragine and his son Christian Peragine. I go all the way back to 1994, when I directed a Music Video for Guitarist Michael Knight called “The Phoenix“, which Kato was the drummer in that band. Christian by the way has picked up the sticks and is really developed into drummer himself.
Kato and I struck up a friendship then and have worked together on all sorts of things since. For example, back in the late 90s, when I couldn’t attended a Joe Satriani concert in NYC as a journalist/photographer I called Kato and he went to the show instead and covered the show with some amazing photographs.
Kato auditioned for the role of “Johnny Garrett” in Evil Streets back in 1996 and served as the Gaffer on the fundraising Trailer I made for Anomaly.
Besides being an occasional actor and Drummer, Kato is also a very experienced Electrician and actually provided all the electrical work in my house right after we bought it. Kato and his son (s) rewired/reinstalled every single outlet plug and light switch in the entire house.
Kato is also an accomplished and decorated Martial Arts Instructor and in mid-2015 I directed an Infomercial for the Super Punch and Kick Target product Kato and his business partner created.
Having Kato and Christian in “Choke” was fantastic for me because with their talent behind the lens and our long history, it just made the whole experience that much more meaningful. Their outstanding pictures in this and the previous blog can certainly attest to that.
The Devil’s Five Visual Effects Artist Jason Paluck (A.K.A. editingninja) will be the Editor of Terry R. Wickham’s upcoming film Abandoned. Terry says, “Jason did such a marvelous job creating all the visual elements and Editing the Teaser Trailer for The Devil’s Five (which you can view on this website or YouTube) and I love working with him. We teamed up for the infomercial for Super Punch and Kick Target. He’s got such a positive attitude that gels with the way I work. What many people don’t know is that Jason also supplied most of the prop guns used for the production of The Devil’s Five, so he’s a man of many talents.
The truth is Jason was indirectly the catalyst for the story for what would become Abandoned. He invited me to go see a location, which he was photographing a model at. While making the trip the story just surfaced so naturally that I told him what was coming to me and explained him that I needed to make another film when one of the original directors left the project. I told him I wanted to do something that was really short and could be shot quickly, for as little money as possible. I asked if he wanted to join forces to make the film and he did.
Because this film is our creative partnership, I passed the script by him and even incorporated his feedback on little changes within the screenplay. We’ve also talked about what we plan to do with color correction to make the movie stronger and give it a more contrast versus the other films I’ve made for Devil’s Five.
Jason is not only going to be responsible how Abandoned comes to together in post, but he’s the one who had a the cool idea for what the video vixen model “Billie Winters” should wear in the important middle sequence of Abandoned and even suggested ideas for the costuming threatening presence that comes into the film. Also he created the Teaser Poster for Abandoned (above) as well so he’s just the real deal.”