Outrage: An Interview with Director Ace Cruz

Outrage: An Interview with Director Ace Cruz

Outrage is a film that was shot in Rabun County, which is the same location that Deliverance was shot in, and the film really has a positive message about dealing with the past and pain. The main theme of the film is that people must let go of there own fear and anger in order to bring passion in to their lifes. Outrage not only has an interesting theme and premise, the film has several stars in the film including Micheal Madsen (Reservoir Dogs), Natasha Lyonne (Blade: Trinity), and Michael Berryman (The Devil’s Rejects). Even director Ace Cruz has a part in Outrage as Trey and here director Ace Cruz talks a little bit more about this film and how the law of attraction can create positivity in anyones’ life.

(Michael Allen) Hello Ace, how are you doing? Are you talking to me from California?

(Ace Cruz) Yes, I am on the westcoast in Los Angeles. I am doing great. Where are you at?

(MA) I am in Canada on the westcoast, so I think we are on the same time zone. It is great to meet you. Let us talk a little bit about your newsest film Outrage. Can you tell me about the science fiction element in Outrage?

(AC) Outrage is about the law of attraction and how negativity is pursuing Christine, played by Katie Fountain. Michael Madsen who plays Farragute is also pursuing her and the film has some supernatural elements. The film is similar to Ghost with Demi Moore, in that a character is in the physical realm, but is ghost-like.

(MA) Is the film set in the future?

(AC) No, this film represents present-day, but there are ghost-like qualities that one of the characters has that makes it a science fictionesque film. Also, there is the theme involving the law of attraction, which either attracts positive or negative energy. So there are spirits in the film that are encouraging Christine to move on from the pain of molestation, that was caused by Michael Madsen’s character Farragute. He comes back into Christine’s life when she is an adult and after Christine has dealt with some of the sexual abuse comitted by Farragute.

Through some flashbacks Christine has begun to realize what has happened to her as a 10 year old girl and this man’s role in relation to her own negativity. Her life is out of control until she begins to recognize her past for what it is and this moves the film along to an eventual confrontation between these two characters.

(MA) So Michael Madsen sounds like a real villain in Outrage. Is he the central antagonist in the film?

(AC) Yes, and Katie Fountain’s character is the hero in the film. She is trying to understand the negativity and pain in her life.

(MA) Michael Madsen is a big name in film right now. Why did you pick him to play Farragute?

(AC) Michael Madsen has been in Kill Bill, Reservoir Dogs and Thelma and Louise. And really he is a prolific actor with and edge that suits the antagonist in the film. He and Michael Berryman, as Obech are central in this film.

(MA) And Katie Fountain plays the hero. How does she deal with the trauma from her past?

(AC) Michael Berryman plays a healer who sets her on a journey to remember her past and to let go of the anger, hate, and negativity. Christine learns to forgive her attacker and to live her life free of the abuse. The film ends with Christine really having a new beginning even before confronting Michael Madsen’s character. She decides that she does not need to fire a gun at Farragute and kill him. Instead, she chooses mercy and forgiveness while moving on with her life. The film is really about healing our lives so that we can allow more positivity in.

(MA) It sounds like Christine has repressed some of the sexual abuse. Is this true?

(AC) Yes, because she starts to have flashbacks and she notices all the negative emotions that she is experiencing. So, with help from Michael Berryman’s character she begins to piece together her past.

(MA) This sounds like some dark subject matter that you are dealing with. Is there some light in the film?

(AC) Definitely, as Christine begins to let go of the past she experiences a fuller life. She owns her own sexuality and stops being the victim. The confrontation with the villain is part of her moving on with a new chapter in her life. Obech, played by Michael Berryman, is really the healer in the film for Christine and a bridge to positivity.

(MA) And there is some unravelling of the story in the end?

(AC) The villain gets electrocuted by mother nature. Even though Christine did not kill him karma intervenes and ends his life, while Christine gets to begin a new life free of the trauma.

(MA) That sounds great. So the film comes out April 4, 2010?

(AC) Yes, Phase 4 Fillms will release the film in North America to theatres and Outrage will have a limited theatrical release beginning in the New Year. Dates will be announced later as the film moves towards a release. So, for any fans who want to know about the film they need to come over to the website for a visit. Then, check out the film when it releases April 4th.

(MA) Well thanks Ace, I think that is a great introduction for your film Outrage and I know fans will be looking out for this one in the coming months.

(AC) And thank-you I know we will keep in touch. Take care.

For more info’ on Outrage visit the website of the film here http://www.outragemovie.com

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What is so special about the movie Outrage?

Outrage 2009 conveys a message that

What you are inside is what you attract in your life“.

The movie has got great reviews and the message seems to appeal to the masses. As one reviewer on imdb wrote:

“It’s definitely worth a watch. Message of the movie “What you are inside is what you attract in your life”. I went to watch Outrage with this message in mind. Its a great message and the movie conveys it well.”

The movie has attracted great reviews on various sites like imdb and yahoo movies.

A must watch Outrage 2009 has a great star cast with veterans like Michael Madsen (Sin City, Kill Bill, Reservoir Dogs) and Natasha Lyonne (American Pie, Slums of Beverly Hills) star in Outrage, a white-knuckle thriller about the law of attraction, fate-changing decisions and facing the past. 

Outrage is an interesting film that explores the power of the psyche and subconscious mind to determine or color our conditions, reality and experience,” Lyonne says. 

“The producers have spent time to weave a story of danger, intrigue and choices,” says Berryman. “The message of the film is most powerful. The pure entertainment is solid and uncompromising. It’s a film you can watch many times and take something new from it.” 

 “Filmmaking is a passion of mine that I use to show a good message to the world whenever I can fit it in my commercial movies,” says Cruz. “I decided to make the lesson of Outrage be what you are inside is what you attract in life.” 

 Cruz hopes audiences will not only immerse themselves in unbridled entertainment, but also take home the core message of Outrage

Watch the movie and you will identify with the message which is related to everyone and applies to all, surely there must be some incident where one can relate it to ones real life.

Cruz hopes audiences will not only immerse themselves in unbridled entertainment, but also take home the core message of Outrage

What you are inside is what you attract in your life“.

 

 

 

Pauly D attracts the spiritual side of “Outrage”

Pauly DPauly D attracts the spiritual side of “Outrage”

As the spiritual conductor in “Outrage”, Pauly D starts to understand the meaning of the spiritual words he narrates in the film “Outrage”.  When I was playing the character Billy, the words I would say in the movie, I started to apply in my real life, states “Pauly D”.  It’s no hidden fact that the message of the movie has a lot of truth.  It is better to watch the film in a big theater,  without distractions to really get the true words of wisdom on what the character Billy has to say in the movie.  The film talks about the pendulum of life.  Billy’s character says “life is like a pendulum, sometimes life offers us bad things, but sooner or later it will start be good again.   It’s just a matter of waiting patiently for the life to turn.  If we all can recall in our own life how this is true, we can live a much better and peaceful life.  It am very fortunate and lucky to be able to narrate the words of wisdom of Billy,  I truly feel I am doing my part in spreading goodness in the world and helping me attain good karma, states, “Pauly D”.  After interviewing Pauly D in his experience in “Outrage” he gave me a sense of awareness of the deepness this film really has, that I did not really notice until it was explained to me by Pauly D.  The film “Outrage” truly deserves to be watched a second time to understand the hidden spiritual meaning in this Sci-Fi Thriller film.  I can see how it won Best SciFi film at the Action on Film International Film festival.  A must see movie  www.outragemovie.com starring Michael Madsen, Natasha Lyonne and Michael Berryman.

Outrage 2009 Hollywood Movie Pics

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Derek Lee Nixon, Natasha Lyonne,Pauly D, Katie Fountain, Ace Cruz, Michael Berryman, Billy Redden, Jordan Brower, Christopher Britton and Kerry Wallum OUTRAGE(2009) Movie is Produced By:Ace Cruz and Derek Lee Nixon

Ace Cruz – Outrage movie

ACE CRUZ

Achieving the American Dream is definitely a reality for film maker Ace Cruz.  In fact he has been living the dream for the past 13 years.

Born in Manila, Cruz and his family immigrated to California when Cruz was just three years old.  Growing up in Los Angeles, he saw his first play in Jr. High School and immediately knew he wanted to be an actor.

“I knew what I was going to do,” smiles Cruz.  “A lot of people tried to deter me.  But every time someone told me I wouldn’t be able to make it, the more determined I became.  I’ve always been like that.  I am a very positive and motivated person and I learned along time ago to visualize my dreams which really enable me to make them come true.”

Graduating from high school, Cruz was accepted at USC where he majored in drama.  Obtaining a BFA Cruz began to produce and act in various stage plays.

“I was performing in a play and just like in the movies, I was discovered,” explains Cruz.

“Alfie Lorenzo, a well-known celebrity manager from the Philippines caught one of my shows and was impressed enough to ask me to move back to the Philippines and start a career there.  I signed with Mr. Lorenzo and he put me under contract with “Viva Films”.

After working with Viva for four years Cruz decided to return to Los Angeles and add film maker to his list of credits.  Studying once again at USC, he threw himself into learning all the ins-and-outs of film making.

“I opened my own company, Spirit Films,LLC” continues Cruz and began working on my very first feature film.”

Writing, directing, producing and acting, Cruz went to work with a vengeance.

“Making my first movie was an incredible experience” explains Cruz.  “I begged and borrowed money from relatives to make it and used all my credit cards.  The title was “Last Chance” and not only did I write, direct and produce, but I co-starred with “Different Strokes” actor Todd Bridges and Judy Ann Santos. It took me 4 years to finally finish. Everything was a learning experience. I made the movie for $10,000 and was able to sell it to the American Film Market and actually made a profit which is pretty unheard of. It was definitely cool. Most first-time film makers never make a dime on their first movie, but I did and it really launched my career.”

Since completing that first film, Cruz has made five more; “Urban Task Force”, which he also directed and starred in with well-known Filipina actress Sunshine Cruz. The success of that movie led to his third film “Psychotic” which he directed and starred in with Sam Jones (Flash Gordon), Joe Estevez (Martin Sheen’s brother), and Kathleen Kinmont (Renegades). Next he made “Fate” which starred Lee Majors (Six Million Dollar Man), Philip Michael Thomas (Miami Vice), and Michael Pare (Streets of Fire). His fifth film was “The Golem”, which he stars with Christopher Atkins’ (Blue Lagoon) daughter, Britney Bowman and recently completed is “Outrage” (www.outragemovie.com) which just received the 2009 Action on Film (AOF) International Festival award for Best SciFi Picture of the year.

“I couldn’t be more pleased,” says an obviously elated Cruz.  “Winning this is an incredible honor.  One of my goals is to make films that have spiritual content to inspire people and help them to make better choices in their lives…..movies with a positive message that can help people become better beings. And this is the first time I have done just that in my films.

A firm believer that one should be in a peaceful place at all times to find creativity and happiness from within, Cruz believes strongly in the powers of meditation.

“One of my favourite places to meditate is at the beach,” he says.  “In fact, the beach is where I do a lot of editing and writing.  I have an RV which is perfect for me.  I have my editing equipment and my computer and I sit there and work with the sound of the waves hitting the sand.  It is spectacular and very peaceful and serene.”

Raised in a very close knit family, Cruz credits his parents for a large part of his success.

‘My parents have always been supportive throughout my career,” explains Cruz. They are loving parents that have been together for a very long time. At first, they really did not want me to get into the filmmaking world because they knew the difficulty in making a living in this profession.  However, after my third film when they saw I was starting to make money, they did not mind anymore. Like most parents, they just want the best for their child.”

Already at work on a new film, Cruz’s aspirations continue to grow as does his name in Hollywood.  One of the most talented film makers in the industry today, Cruz’s record is definite proof that the American Dream is very possible.

Michael Madsen

Michael Madsen  (born September 25, 1958) is a Danish-American actorpoet, andphotographer. He has starred in central roles in such films as Reservoir DogsDonnie Brasco andKill Bill.

Actor Michael Madsen, best know for his cinematic roles in Reservoir Dogs, Donnie Brasco, Kill Bill I & II and most recently in Tarantino’s biker film Hell Ride, has joined this year’s Love Ride 26– the largest one-day motorcycle event in the world. Madsen will be raising money to benefit local charities in the 40 mile ride from Glendale to The Pomona Fairplex on Oct. 25th. Madsen will be in full regalia as “The Gent,” riding the authentic Gent motorcycle he personally designed for the movie Hell Ride, which is an S&S bike with a Harley shovelhead motor.
After the ride Michael Madsen will be signing copies of his new book American Badass and autographing photos at the Pamona Fairplex to celebrate California bike week.
A few words from Michael…
“To Whom it May Concern:  I’m really looking forward to riding that badass Gent bike down to Pomona, especially because it’s something to do with charity. Any kids with disabilities deserve all the help that they can get, and if all I have to do is ride a motorcycle down the road, I would do it every day. I’m honored to join the event and would ask everyone to remember that all of our kids need as much help as they can get from us, the adults, who inherited a great life from those who came before us, and we need to pass it on. Autisum, polio, muscular dystrophy, disconnected families, orphans and all of the plagues that affect innocent lives, need funding for a resolve. To all the Love Riders who have come before or after… I salute you. I just wish I didn’t have to wear a helmet… or do I?”

Actor Michael Madsen, best know for his cinematic roles in Reservoir Dogs, Donnie Brasco, Kill Bill I & II and most recently in Tarantino’s biker film Hell Ride, has joined this year’s Love Ride 26– the largest one-day motorcycle event in the world. Madsen will be raising money to benefit local charities in the 40 mile ride from Glendale to The Pomona Fairplex on Oct. 25th. Madsen will be in full regalia as “The Gent,” riding the authentic Gent motorcycle he personally designed for the movie Hell Ride, which is an S&S bike with a Harley shovelhead motor.

After the ride Michael Madsen will be signing copies of his new book American Badass and autographing photos at the Pamona Fairplex to celebrate California bike week.

A few words from Michael…

“To Whom it May Concern:  I’m really looking forward to riding that badass Gent bike down to Pomona, especially because it’s something to do with charity. Any kids with disabilities deserve all the help that they can get, and if all I have to do is ride a motorcycle down the road, I would do it every day. I’m honored to join the event and would ask everyone to remember that all of our kids need as much help as they can get from us, the adults, who inherited a great life from those who came before us, and we need to pass it on. Autisum, polio, muscular dystrophy, disconnected families, orphans and all of the plagues that affect innocent lives, need funding for a resolve. To all the Love Riders who have come before or after… I salute you. I just wish I didn’t have to wear a helmet… or do I?”

OUTRAGE 2009, Hollywood movie

OUTRAGE (2009Hollywood movie, to be released in April 2010, is story of a  young woman. A young woman who is haunted by her past events. The young woman inOUTRAGE(2009) is haunted by a very traumatic childhood event. Then she again gets to a situation where she has to re-confront the same traumatic situation but this time it helps her to let go of her rage and fever that had grown with her from the childhood.

Star cast of OUTRAGE(2009) : Derek Lee Nixon, Natasha Lyonne, Katie Fountain, Ace Cruz, Michael Berryman, Billy Redden, Jordan Brower, Christopher Britton and Kerry Wallum

OUTRAGE(2009) Movie is Produced By:Ace Cruz and Derek Lee Nixon

and Directed By: Ace Cruz