Press & Publicity Information for The HPJ Trilogy

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From the writer of The Devil's Tramping Ground and the writer/director of The Decapitator and the Zombie Service Announcement (ZSA) Series comes a life and death love story of revenge, lust and faith. Presented in titillating technicolor by Greensboro's very own Mad Ones Films, The Gospel According to Booze, Bullets, & Hot Pink Jesus is a tantalizing, theorizing thrill-ride of a short film trilogy. Part Twilight Zone, part Tarantino, and all Mad Ones Films, the three tales that comprise this cinematic second coming blend dark comedy with even darker action – all with a supernatural twist and razor-sharp wit.

This innovative project is the cinematic culmination of a four-year labor of love that was initially released as individual short films, allowing viewers to literally watch the movie as it was being made. Act I: The Missionary Man and Act III: Have Faith, Will Travel have slowly become film festival favorites, garnering almost thirty "official selection" screenings and seven awards over the last three years. Now, with the recent completion of Act II: A Saint of Sin in a Den of Thieves, the full-length feature-film version is ready to make its divine debut!

For more information about The HPJ Trilogy, or to schedule an interview with Mad Ones Films, please contact Jaysen Buterin, Creative Director, at 336.509.4845 (jaysen@madonesfilms.com).






Act I: The Missionary Man
Synopsis: After a tragic incident gets the eccentric Mister Michaels expelled from the seminary and banned from the priesthood, he sets off on a dark new path. He becomes the Missionary Man, a traveling sinister minister spreading the Gospel with one hand while he robs you blind with the other.

But when a mysterious and mesmerising stranger suddenly shows up with an offer too good to be true, Mister Michaels soon finds out that the sins of the past always have a wicked way of catching up with you. When the line between damnation and salvation disappears, what would you do for revenge?




Act II: A Saint of Sin in a Den of Thieves
Synopsis: Trickster was a red-skinned silver-tongued devil who'd rather lurk amongst criminals than live on a reservation. Diana Maria was a gorgeous señorita content to live a care-free life with her market and her memories. As luck would have it, when their paths crossed and their eyes met, their fates were sealed.

As bad luck would have it, her father was the sworn enemy of his uncle in a long-standing crime feud that was growing dirtier and deadlier by the day. As the star-crossed lovers speed towards their destiny, bad guys and good guys, cowboys and Indians, and even the Mexican mob all descend upon them in an explosive climax. But when you're on the run, and under the gun, how far would you go for lust?




Act III: Have Faith, Will Travel
Synopsis: A gringo whose cozy little job with the Mexican mob went awry, a failed actor and dejected athlete living in the past, a stripping diva with criminal delusions of grandeur, and a prodigal son with something to prove. Unbeknownst to them, they're all after the same get-rich-quick fix. However, the one man standing in their way doesn't feel like letting go of his lucky streak just yet.

Enter Faith. When a disturbing revelation leads to a life-changing decision, Faith suddenly finds herself plunged headfirst into a shady world of booze, bullets, extortion, larceny and lawn darts. Her only chance for survival is being at the wrong place at the right time because in a world gone mad, where do you look for hope?

 




Praying Hot Pink Hands For more information about The HPJ Trilogy, or to schedule an interview with Mad Ones Films, please contact Jaysen Buterin, Creative Director, at 336.509.4845 (jaysen@madonesfilms.com).

To find our more information about this epic short film trilogy, check out the inmates running the cinematic asylum over at Mad Ones Films


 

SCREENINGS & AWARDS:
Killuride Film Festival: May 18-20, 2012, Myrtle Beach, SC
"Act III: Have Faith, Will Travel" Winner - Best Grindhouse Film;
Best Actor – Gavin Glass; Best Actress – Christy Johnson

Ancient City Con Film Festival: July 20-22, 2012, Jacksonville, FL
"Act III: Have Faith, Will Travel" Winner - Best Short Film

RoundCon Film Festival: August 3-5, 2012, Columbia, SC
"Act III: Have Faith, Will Travel" Winner - Best Regional Film (Carolinas)

Cape Fear Independent Film Festival: May 11th 2013, Wilmington, NC
"Act III: Have Faith, Will Travel" Winner - Best Comedy

MonsterCon Film Festival: July 25th-27th 2013, Greenville, SC
"The Gospel According to Booze, Bullets & Hot Pink Jesus" Trilogy
Winner - BEST FEATURE FILM

 


 

PRESS RELEASES: (PDF Files)
The Triad World Premiere at Geeksboro Coffeehouse Cinema
The Hot Pink Homecoming Premiere at The Garage




PUBLICITY & PROMO STILLS (high resolution):

HPJ Publicity Still #1 - Click to embiggen HPJ Publicity Still #2 - Click to embiggen