LOS ANGELES — Performer Tommy Pistol's first independent film, "The Gruesome Death of Tommy Pistol," has been accepted into the PollyGrind Film Festival in Las Vegas in October and will make its world premiere at 7 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 14.
The festival, which runs through the entire month of October, is held at Theatre7 at 1406 South 3rd Street in the Downtown Arts District.
Pistol wrote, produced, directed and starred in "The Gruesome Death," a "surreal horror comedy" about a failed attempt at Hollywood stardom.
The 91-minute movie is gratuitously violent with lots of dark humor.
The project started with Pistol’s 19-minute short “Attack of the Staph Spider,” which won Most Disgusting Movie in 2009 at the Backseat Film Festival in Philadelphia. Pistol then turned the short into a feature-length film, finishing it in February.
The movie also features Mia Tyler, Caleb Emerson, John Kayrus, Vincent Cusimano, XBIZ Award-winning actress Kimberly Kane, former adult performer Gia Paloma and well-known porn producer Eon McKai. Adult industry vet Matt Holder did the cinematography.
It was produced by Pistol and his wife Karen’s company Baby Yetti Productions. Director Brett Brando also helped Pistol during the early stages of the movie.
Pistol performed sketch comedy for 11 years in New York before debuting in adult with Burning Angel in 2003 and winning an industry newcomer award a year later.
He recently starred as Travis Bickle in Pleasure Dynasty’s “Taxi Driver XXX” parody, which was released by Exile Distribution in late August. He also has a prominent role in DreamZone Entertainment’s upcoming “Mork & Mindy XXX” parody.