Tuesday, August 12, 2014

New Indie Horror: Pieces of Talent (2014)

Very interested in this, it looks quite original and not of the norm. Waiting for my screener to arrive in the mail!

Indie horror film Pieces of Talent now available on limited edition DVD and VHS
Features special effects by Tony Rosen who created Annabelle doll for The Conjuring
Purchase: http://piecesoftalent.com/store/ Trailer:

Joe Stauffer's Pieces of Talent, an award-winning independent horror film, is now available on DVD exclusively at PiecesOfTalent.com. This special edition release comes autographed and includes a second disc featuring an hour of bonus content. Watch the official trailer on YouTube: http://youtu.be/iZ-UCbCPfio

Pieces of Talent features special effects by Tony Rosen, who created the iconic Annabelle doll for The Conjuring and the upcoming Annabelle. Stauffer's unrelenting vision brings to mind the visual finesse of  David Fincher's Se7en with the unflinching intensity of Tobe Hooper's The Texas Chainsaw Massacre.

In addition to the DVD, Pieces of Talent is also available for instant stream on your computer/mobile device and on limited edition, bloodied VHS tape. Collectors can also take home a unique "death scene" VHS and a hand-crafted bobble head. All of these items are available directly from the filmmakers via the Pieces of Talent webstore. For a limited time, you can enter the coupon code "horror" at check out to save $2.00 on your order.

"After an amazing run in the festival circuit, we are excited to finally have the film available to the public," explains Stauffer, who, in addition to directing, served as co-writer, cinematographer, composer and editor. "We poured our hearts into this project and can't wait for people to see it on the screen."

David Long, who co-wrote the script with Stauffer, stars as a maniacal serial killer posing as a filmmaker, with Kristi Ray as his latest muse. They are joined by Jon Stafford (Full Metal Jacket), Barbara Weetman (Stuck in Love) and Taylor Kowalski (Cabin Fever 2: Spring Fever).

Set in the small coastal town of Bright Leaf, North Carolina, Pieces of Talent centers around Charlotte, a disillusioned aspiring actress that can barely get by. Charlotte catches a break when seemingly chance circumstances put her in contact with a local filmmaker, David Long. David and Charlotte form a quick friendship that leads to Charlotte landing the starring role in David’s newest project. David quickly becomes obsessed with Charlotte and begins building his bloody masterpiece. David is a happily obsessed individual willing to do whatever it takes to make “true art.” He utilizes his charm and skills to make something dark and deranged seem utterly beautiful and loving.

For more information and to purchase Pieces of Talent, visit the film's official website at PiecesOfTalent.com. Pieces of Talent can also be found on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.


  1. I'm glad you're getting to see this - as it was made by people I know right here in my town. (In fact - I'll let you in on a little secret - this movie came about because I'd been working on a script for Joe and his production company. When we couldn't get past some creative differences - we parted ways. Joe then turned to David, and they came up with this movie, which features many things Joe wanted in our collaboration, but which didn't fit the story I'd concocted. So - though I'm the only one who does - I kind of feel like an unoffical inspiration for this movie coming together.) I quite like the movie - although apparently the version that I saw at a cast and crew screening a couple of years ago was not the final locked version, so I need to see it again. I'm very interested to hear what you think of it - Maynard streamed it a while back and didn't think much of it.

  2. I have seen it last year: wasn't exactly my cup of coffee. Visually stunning, but overall too dull, too tedious.