Local film company moves forward with production

SWS Report | August, 2016 | Arts, Community Calendar


Move over Elvira, there’s a new mistress in town and what she has to offer is downright diabolical. After months of planning and an extensive casting call to find the perfect hostess, the feature-length anthology film Lady Belladonna’s Night Shades is in pre-production under the PRC Productions/Borderlands Media banner. Signed to play the pivotal role of Lady Belladonna, the Mistress of Perdition and top Soul Broker of the Abyss, is Las Cruces-based performer Tawnya Bass. Signed to supporting roles in the production are local actors Donny Prosise (Perfect, The Baking Dead) and Jack Lutz (Truth, Good Night Sleep Tight).

“We had over 50 actresses audition for the part of Lady Belladonna, from all across the state and a few from other states, as well, which is pretty amazing considering we were casting for a microbudget independent feature shooting in southern New Mexico,” said writer/director David Salcido. “I wish we could have cast them all, but feel we have found, in Bass, the perfect mix of smart, sultry, world-weary, feminine power that is needed to really sell the character. Combine that with exciting short films by New Mexico filmmakers and I think we’ve
got a chance to prove that, contrary to popular belief, independent filmmaking is alive and kicking in southern New Mexico!”

To further enhance the production values of this project, PRC Productions has entered into a partnership with Back In Black Creative Services, a four-time Telly Award-winning production studio based in El Paso, Texas, under the direction of owner Frank Villasana and creative director Sabine Green. Through this partnership, production on the film will take place in mid-August at Nequim Studios in El Paso, with none other than Hell Paso Alt Wear providing the kinky clothing and a wide variety of sinful accessories to make Lady Belladonna the most stylish succubus in the Abyss.

Produced by PRC Productions and Borderlands Media, Lady Belladonna’s Night Shades is an anthology feature film that takes elements of Rod Serling’s Night Gallery, Mystery Science Theatre 3000 and Elvira, Mistress of the Dark, then shakes liberally to create an irreverent showcase for short films packaged together under a common theme: The Sins of Man.

Hosted by seductive hellion Lady Belladonna from her torture dungeon somewhere in the twisting depths of Hades, through segments created to bridge the gap between individual shorts, Lady Belladonna’s Night Shades was conceived and created by David Salcido and Troy Scoughton, Sr. The script was written and will be directed by David Salcido. Troy Scoughton, Sr. and Troy Scoughton, Jr will serve as producers for the film.

PRC Productions is a Las Cruces-based, fullservice production company formed in June of 2010. With several award-winning shorts films, documentaries and commercials under its belt, PRC Productions currently has the feature film Truth available on DVD and via iTunes and Amazon, as well as the premiere season of the oral history documentary series Pláticas airing on KRWG-TV. PRC Productions has also produced and assisted in several other feature films including Johnny Tabor’s Eaters, Mark Medoff ’s The Heart Outright, The Lost Padre Mine, Frankenstein vs The Mummy and Day Of The Mummy.

To find out more about PRC Productions and Borderlands Media LLC, visit the websites at PRCProductions.com and BorderlandsMedia.com or call 652-3836. For more information on Truth, visit the website at WhatIsTheTruthMovie.com. For more information on Pláticas visit Platicas.org.



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