U.S. Marine veteran and graduate of the award winning John Russo Movie Making Program with a comprehensive understanding of visual arts and a passion for all aspects of the art and craft of filmmaking. My student films have won awards in regional competitions and my deep knowledge of social networking has enabled me to write, produce, and direct a series of comedy skits that are among the highest rated programs on YouTube in the UK with over 12 million viewers. I also am experienced in writing, directing, editing, camera operations, commercial advertising, music videos, documentary filmmaking, and short filmmaking.
Name: Benjamin Pearce
Lives in: Pittston, Pennsylvania
Company: WIT Script Pictures
Occupation: Director, Screenwriter, Cinematographer, Director of Photography, Photographer (Still), Filmmaker, Videographer, Editor, Actor, Assistant Director, Assistant Editor, Camera Operator, Crew, First Assistant Camera, Gaffer/lighting Technician, Best Boy Electric, Best Boy Grip, Boom Operator, Key Grip, Producer, Voice Actor and Weapons Specialist
Unique traits: Marine Veteran. Management skills. Leadership skills. Ambitious. Motivated. Dedicated.
Film (Drama, Horror and Thriller) Director On the edge of divorce, a married couple attempt to fix their relationship by venturing to the childhood camping spot where they first met in rural Pennsylvania. Completely isolated from society, twenty miles from the nearest residence, and no communication; the two begin their couples therapy. After they meet a hiker who claims to be searching for the ruins of an ancient Native American civilization, he believes the land has been cursed with a dark forbidden Native spell. Slowly over the course of the trip, the couple begin to spiral into insanity while trying to figure out if the land really is cursed or if it's all in their heads as they feel a presence may be watching them. Written by Shane Gilbert
Red Dragon Productions
Series by YouTube/Google Writer/Director Dark. Satirical. Slapstick. Ridiculous. Childish... Enough said. Imagine some well refined comedy. Imagine jokes that have 100% class. Imagine jokes that only people of the highest sophistication would tell. Kings, queens and people of wealth. Now take that idea and throw it out the window, because you're not gonna find that here. RedDragonProductions is a vessel for slapstick comedy, surreal comedy, and possibly slightly offensive comedy. The minds behind this channel are brothers Benjamin Pearce (currently a US Marine) and Evan Pearce (currently a theater major at IUP.) Follow them if you want to continue seeing these weird people do weird things on their weird youtube channel. RED DRAGON PRODUCTIONS in association with Cigarette Burn Entertainment & Benjamin Pearce Films Brings you an epic blend of stylized witty, epic, satirical, nerdy and ridiculous homage styled comedy skits. In 2007 I founded the YouTube channel RedDragonProductions. The concept was simple: to make people laugh. Throughout the years we continued to do so. From June 2007 to June of 2016. Sadly we let that project end and are moving onto other projects and chapters in our lives. We ended with 13 million viewers and thousands of subscribers, met many exciting people throughout the world, and even was sponsored from google from 2008-2013 to create content. This project is complete and it is time to move on.
Series by United States Marine Corps (Documentary) Writer/Director Video series on several different programs to help you with your process at IPAC Outbound on Camp Pendleton, CA. Over 20 different informative tutorial videos. Check them out when you go to TRS if you are separating from the USMC.
Film by Benjamin Pearce Writer The no-holds-barred adrenaline fueled thrill ride begins with a bang when two highly obsessed with film and video game culture brothers Erin (Benjamin Pearce) and Mitch Librias (Evan Pearce) launch the film off with an epic airsoft battle in the woods. The next day begins with the two watching "Die Hard" and discussing going into town to return a package mailed to the wrong address. While in town, they pick up some movies at their local video store "Film Fiesta", go home and watch "Hot Fuzz", and are inspired to go blow money on some real guns. After returning from a long road trip out of town, they discover the town seems to be completely deserted. That is until they run into the gun-wielding Kintner boy(Jacob Pearce), the next door neighbor, who seems to behave oddly once firing the weapon at the two brothers. After the encounter, they discover more hostile children, but are rescued by ex-military soldier Glenn Demicks, who informs the brothers of a waterborne parasite that infects the minds of adolescent children. Glenn is shot and killed shortly after, and Erin and Mitch are on their own, fighting for their lives. After a long battle between the Librias brothers and the infected, they are saved by Liam Rodregiuez (Ben Whiting) who introduces them to survivors Venessa Waters (Courtney Bergman), local redneck Stew Bradford (Hunter Pataski), Patricia Yale (Ashlyn Smilowitz), Heather Martez (Autumn Shellhammer), and famous vocalist Leah Zellers (Ashley Meyer). After a daring dash to Stew's gunroom, the survivors attempt to flee the village of Greenline, that is until they are captured by Plaga right hand man Hansen Smith (Rudy Redilla) and taken to the infected's "colosseum", the high school football field, where they discover infamous former scientist and notorious drug lord Doctor Chet Saddler (Francisco Pineiro) is the cause of all of this, from being ran off the road on his way to Greenline to find a misshipped package of his highly delicate hybrid cocaine. After a brutal gunfight in the colosseum, the remaining survivors escape. However, Saddler grabbed Mitch during the gun battle and holds him hostage, in which Erin must lead the survivors back to the colosseum to rescue his brother and save the world from global destruction. Written & Directed by THE PEARCE BROS. Benjamin Pearce/Evan Pearce
Film by Benjamin Pearce (Drama and Horror) Writer/Director Set in 1979, Natalie Wright is a troubled teenage girl who is unable to get over the death of her parents, who were murdered in their house over a year ago. She lives with her two friends in an apartment across town from her old house. However, she slowly starts to become drawn to the house. After she goes and looks around in her old house, she discovers her parents were part of a coven of witches and were murdered by the notorious Warlock Stills, a witch hunter hired by witches to kill witches, after the parents murdered the powerful and infamous Sirena Quaid for using her powers for evil. Now the spirit of Sirena Quaid wants Natalie's soul so she can live again. However, not only does she have to save her soul, she has to save her life when the coven of Wiccan worshipers discover she knows about her parents and want her dead to keep the Covenant remaining a secret to the world.
Film by Red Dragon Productions Writer Obsessed with western culture, aspiring outlaws Iriam McDowell and Connor Wright clash and spread western violence throughout Pennsylvania. However, after they rob the same bank notorious outlaw Jimmy Orwell plans to rob, Orwell and his gang do everything in their power to find the two amateurs and kill them before they give the way of the outlaw a bad reputation. While all of this is going on, Sheriff Stalin is on the case of the bank robbery, and is also breaking the rules of the badge to find Iriam and Connor, not knowing infamous outlaw Jimmy Orwell and his gang are involved.
Film (short) by Red Dragon Productions (Comedy, Crime and Thriller) Writer/Director When Randy finds his girlfriend dead in her apartment, Randy and his friend, Greg try to solve the mystery themselves. They want to get to the bottom of the mystery. They want to get the killer and kill him or her themselves. But when the two friends turn on each other, they soon discover that they are as hostile, if not more dangerous as the killer who killed Randy's Girlfriend in this comedy/romance thriller.
Film by Red Dragon Productions Writer After a teenage girl gets into a controversial argument about religion and science with her science teacher, a group of kids plan to go to a local, abandoned, retirement home known as Rose Haven. Rumor has it that it is haunted. All they need is the slightest bit of proof to prove science wrong. So the group of kids spend the night and record their surroundings. Once one of the kids go missing, they spin into the seventh circle of hell. When all possible exits vanish, the group of students are trapped in a hellhole of demons, ghosts, and monsters in the abandoned, inescapable retirement home. It's either uncover the history of the retirement home and find a way to defeat the demons, or become part of the legend itself.
Pain & Desire
Film by Purchase Line Writer Greg is in Love with a girl from school. She's a pretty Decent girl. Greg is invited over to her house for dinner, but that's where it begins. Now the nameless girl holds him and his friend Prisoner in her Mansion of torture with her dogs and Her Crazy inventions. They can't get out because the windows are Caged. And The girl knows voodoo.
“The Canned Case” (2011) received the “Honorable Mention” Award at the 2011 Pittsburgh 48 Hour Film
#36 most viewed comedians of all time
Indiana Gazette recognition for senior project “How to be Safe in Chem” (2009)
John Russo Movie Making Program