LOS ANGELES — Evil Angel has announced that BAM Visions, a studio helmed by XBIZ Female Performer of the Year Anikka Albrite, Mick Blue and Maestro Claudio, is the newest addition to its roster.
BAM Visions is set for a July debut and regular releases thereafter.
Evil Angel founder John Stagliano remarked, “Combining the beautifully graphic POV-Plus camera work of Maestro Claudio with the Performer Of The Year talents of Anikka Albrite and Mick Blue is a brilliant move. Each is uniquely talented. And they are a pleasure to deal with!”
Albrite and Blue form one of porn’s top married couples. Blue and Claudio are accomplished adult filmmakers. Claudio has an extensive history behind and in front of the XXX camera, including years as Evil Angel director Mike Adriano’s lead cameraman. Additionally, Claudio’s wife, experienced film editor Tiziana, will apply her skills to BAM Visions movies. “I’ve always been a strong believer in partnership: strength through unity,” Claudio said. “I think that a great couple in front of the camera — Anikka and Mick — and another great couple behind the camera — Tiziana and me — can really make a winning team.”
At Evil Angel the new team plans to collaborate in various combinations, starting with “Anikka’s Anal Sluts,” which Evil Angel will release July 6 on DVD and VOD.
Blue discussed what BAM Visions wants to create: “First of all, great anal stuff combined with the great camera angles Maestro Claudio delivers, and the energy and passion I will try to get out of the scenes as a performer.” He says the company hopes to make movies known for, “girls having a good time, cumming a lot, with some POV shots and the best quality possible. We want them also to be known for great focus on girls’ buttholes and sometimes vaginas or tits, depending on the theme. Anikka is also planning her directing debut.”
“The beauty of Evil Angel is that every director can fulfill their own fantasies and fetishes,” Albrite noted. “The possibilities are endless.” One possibility she’s contemplating is “directing a stylized, lesbian-themed movie.” The blonde star's many fans might be excited to know that she plans to perform in most of her releases.
Blue added, “With Evil Angel I will have the freedom to live out my perversions and also fetish interest without the company I’m directing for telling me what to produce next.” Blue, who also plans to perform in many of his scenes, mentions a favored kink that led him to porn and still gets him off: “The idea that I can have sex with a woman without having to talk — it’s like having sex with a complete stranger.”
Claudio remarked, “As a director, I prefer pure sex against storyline. I want to focus on the visual impact of the picture — since I firmly believe that pornography is the pure essence of art, I want to try to make every shot look like a painting in motion. I consider myself a painter that uses the camera instead of the brush. I’ll let my partners take care of [storylines], but for me it’s the authenticity of the sexual act translated in form of image that counts; the erotic image itself tells the whole story.” There’s a part of the story he almost forgot: “Once in awhile I still perform, just for fun.”
Albrite, who grew up in Arizona, has never directed “aside from my home videos and custom videos that I make for fans,” but she’s confident about putting her experience to work in a burgeoning XXX career. “I have shot for the best directors in the industry and I have a naturally creative and perverted mind, which I’m looking forward to sharing with my fans.”
She counts Jules Jordan, Mason, Evil Angel filmmakers Dana Vespoli, Manuel Ferrara and Adriano, plus her husband, among her influences. And really she’s been shooting camera since her first scene, back in 2011 — “It was a POV scene where they handed the camera to my male talent and myself to film each other ... once we started, it felt totally natural. After all, it was similar to my personal life before porn, when I would film myself having sex.”
Indeed, Albrite’s interest in erotic expression came naturally and early. “I was always drawn to porn and had a fascination with it since my teenage years. Even before then, I would sneak a peek at my parents’ Playboys and dream of being like those beautiful, naked women one day. After I started having sex, I became insatiable and experimented with many kinks. I finally decided I wanted to join the ranks of sexual superstars while I was still young and could act out all my perversions and fantasies.” She’s gone on to perform in about 300 scenes, ascending to the very pinnacle of the porn industry with her 2015 Performer of the Year recognition.
Blue, originally from Graz, Austria, guesses he’s performed in over 2,500 scenes since 2000; he’s been working in the U.S. since 2004 and living in California since ’07. Having shot over 800 scenes since he started directing in ’04, he lists Mason, William H. and Jordan among his directing influences, plus Evil Angel filmmakers Christoph Clark, the late John Leslie and Stagliano. The idea of working in porn came to him at 17. “Having a drink with a friend at a bar, I said if I ever have to change my job I will try to do porn. Well, five years later I looked into the possibility. It was very difficult to get contacts, but thankfully I got to meet Thomas Janisch, the owner of the Austrian contact magazine ÖKM, and everything went its way from there.”
Claudio describes a background unusual in the porn industry. Hailing from Trieste, “a historic, small city in Northern Italy about 100 miles East of Venice,” he has worked as a professional mining engineer, and he’s got multiple pilots’ licenses.
Claudio’s porn history is equally wide-ranging. “I was dreaming about getting in the porn business since the time I was going to university. I remember going to movie theaters and coming out in a depressed mood because I was not one of the actors.”
After he and Tiziana came to the U.S., “the right circumstances came and I started doing porn instead of being a pilot. I started in 1994 as a performer and I loved it; it was like heaven for me. ... I began to accompany the performing work with shooting video and stills, which was my hobby when I was younger, and my wife started doing editing, so we were a complete service to different production companies. I shot many scenes for Michael Stefano, Jewel De’Nyle, John Strong, T.T. Boy, Peter North, Mark Wood, Sean Michaels and others. I also executive produced some movies, and later I directed movies for Platinum X and Red Light District.”
That led to his association with Adriano, which led to BAM Visions coming to Evil Angel. “For me the secret of living a happy and successful life is trying to always have fun and never take anything too seriously, and this is what I always do.”
Pictured from left: Maestro Claudio, Anikka Albrite & Mick Blue.