I am a Writer/Director/Actor/Cinematographer/Editor who has won awards. I have done work for companies in the Fortune 100 and headed teams of up to 60 people while at the same time I have also done solo 1 man band projects.
I aspire towards a similar career as that of Jon Favreau, Spike Lee, Quentin Tarantino, M. Night Shyamalan. My favorite director is Christopher Nolan.
My short film "Hemorrhage" is officially a finalist in the 48 Film Project and will be screening at the Directors Guild of America on March 15, 2018!
Name: Pryde Pierce
Lives in: Beaumont, California
Company: Dreamcatcher Films LLC
Occupation: Director, Screenwriter, Cinematographer, Actor and Editor
Unique traits: Army Infantry Veteran. Aka Michael Antony Pierce
Film (short) (Drama and Short) Writer, Director, Actor, Editor, Producer When Dr. John Smith is attacked and struck with amnesia he searches for the would-be killer, no matter the cost.
This Is My Year
Film (Drama) Camera and Electrical Department A young woman wrestles with the costs of chasing a dream, and struggles to keep her eye on the prize during her "make it or break it" year in Los Angeles.
Trial & Error
Film (short) (Sci-Fi and Short) Writer, Director, Cinematographer, Editor, Producer, In a Twilight Zone esque tale three astronauts land on a Martian moon and find that exploring space has more dangers than we thought.
Television (Comedy) Actor The CEO of Absurd TV speaks about the new TV channel. He also introduces the World Premier of the No Parking Zone sketch by Laugh or She's a Dead Man.
Film (short) (Short) Writer, Director, Actor, Editor, Producer Private Investigator Deon Diggs finds out just how much people will do for love.
Film (short) (Drama and Short) Writer, Director, Cinematographer, Editor, Producer Two men pick the wrong place to rob.
Prey, in Cold Blood
Film (Action) Drone Operator A group of friends spend a weekend in a remote mountain cabin and discover something that will change their lives. Now they must fight to stay alive.
Look Whose Sharing Thanksgiving
Film (short) (Comedy and Short) Writer, Director, Editor, Producer A family, that couldn't be more different, shares Thanksgiving together.
Film (short) by Michael Antony Pierce (Sci-Fi, Thriller and Short) Writer, Director, Editor, Producer On a far off planet, a woman races to escape alien domination.
Film (short) by Michael Antony Pierce (Thriller and Short) Writer, Director, Editor, Producer When a special agent goes rogue his shadowy agency will do everything they can to bring him under control.
Film by Michael R. Santana (Horror) Producer, Drone Operator, Gimbal Operator A group of strangers embark upon a tour of the macabre, and visit vital locations of an infamous murdering spree. Once the tour progresses, history begins to repeat itself.
A Psychopath's Memoirs
Film by Marc Schryer (Horror and Short) Producer, Editor This film is about the tragedies of a mother that get passed down to her son, he grows up to be a killer looking for revenge against those who murdered her. A demon who has been in his life since he was young encourages his erratic behaviors and helps orchestrate the killing.
Vanessa Bryan: Cowgirl Free
Video (Short and Romance) Director Add a Plot »
Film (short) by Michael Antony Pierce (Drama, Thriller and Short) Writer, Director, Cinematographer, Editor, Producer The tale of Oscar, the two women that love him, and his horrible secret.
Film (short) by Michael Antony Pierce (Comedy and Short) Writer, Director, Editor, Producer When ghosts come to play, Ghost Watch saves the day! The only thing between an evil spirit bent on taking over the world and being worshiped like Justin Bieber is a redneck ghost buster and his 'speggles.'
Film (Short, Action, Drama and Thriller) Writer What do you do when a group of assassins end up at the same party? You HIT-N-RUN!
Film (short) by Levi Jackson (Crime, Drama, Thriller and Short) Producer, Cinematographer, Editor Love Lost is about two long time friends, who meet up years after a horrible accident, which may have shattered the friendship they've shared since grade school.
Film by Michael Antony Pierce (Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller and Short) Writer, Director, Editor, Producer When Killer John, a former cop and convicted serial killer, is forced to have a chip implanted to alter his sight and human rights protests break out in response; everything changes but the truth.
Film by Luong Films/Tom Luong (Adventure, Comedy and Family) Writer, Assistant Director A young-adult brother and sister duo get grounded at Christmas after they break curfew. For the next few days, they find ways to sneak out of the house to go on night adventures around town. They later run into bank robbers hiding out in the hills, who then kidnaps the older sister. In the end the younger brother and his friends, including a boy wearing a Halloween Webman suit, get help from two retired forest service volunteers, and bring the fugitives to custody. Written by Anonymous
Film by Glen Dunzweiler (Drama and Short) Actor Lydia is a young woman who loses a roommate and ends up homeless. We see her struggle to survive, to maintain her dignity, and to regain her life. The people around her can help, but that help comes with terms. After losing safe shelter, she must spend the night on the street. Lydia looks for sanctuary in a laundromat, but her life just follows her there.
Child's Tale: Once Upon A Crime
Film (short) by Michael Antony Pierce (Adventure, Fantasy and Short) Writer, Director, Producer When a mother and child are abducted the mother tells her terrified daughter a fairy tale about how her mercenary father will rescue them.
Film (Short) Second Unit Director or Assistant Director Add a Plot »
Film (short) by Michael Antony Pierce (Thriller and Short) Writer, Director, Actor, Producer A screenwriter is taken to a surprise birthday party that is a bigger surprise than he could have imagined.
Film (short) by Michael Antony Pierce (Drama, Thriller and Short) Writer, Director, Producer A recent widow with a priceless artifact in her home is visited by volunteers from the local church who offer to help collect the belongings of her deceased husband. The 'volunteers' think they have an easy mark in Granny but criminals have been wrong before. It is cookie versus crook in this playful thriller.
Film (Short, Drama, Mystery and Thriller) Actor A young mother trying to out run her past is brutally attacked on a deserted roadside when she uses an Emergency Call Box to ask for assistance. Was it a jilted lover? A stranger? WHODUNIT?
Film (Short, Adventure, Comedy and Fantasy) Actor About a chain gang prisoner desperately dreams for a break in the heavy meaningless work he and his gain endure. His wish and more is granted when his chain breaks.
Film (Short and Drama) Camera and Electrical Department A nameless traveler takes a vacation to New York City. During this trip an unknown woman continually crosses his path. He curiously and enviously watches as other interact with her, he is curious, frustrated and attracted to her comforting beauty. He fantasies about being "the one" to really connect with her, but lacks the courage to say anything to her and misses his chances except for one bit of luck. Now he has a choice to make, the beauty of the fantasy or the fear of reality. Written by Anonymous
Film (Horror) Sound department Since the beginning of time, people have found serenity and identity in the echoes, of the church. Now, the time has come to GLORY in a one world order by a new high priest. All hail satan.
Best Music Video - Country - Akademia for "First Mother Forever Friend"
Official Selection - Prey, In Cold Blood - Action on Film Festival
Audience Award Runner Up - 48 Hour Film Project Inland Empire for "Control"
Best Acting - 48 Hour Film Project Inland Empire for "Control"
Best Film Runner Up - 48 Hour Film Project Inland Empire for "Control"
Best Narrative Feature - Los Angeles Film and Script Festival for "The Grounded"
Best Costume Award - 48 Hour Film Project Inland Empire for "Ghost Watch"
Audience Award - 48 Hour Film Project Inland Empire for "Ghost Watch"
Best Writing Concept - 48 Hour Film Project Inland Empire for "Censor Chip"
Audience Award Runner Up - 48 Hour Film Project Inland Empire for "A Child's Tale"
Official Selection - Big Bear International Film Festival for "Granny Baker"
Official Selection Chicago International Film Festival for "Winter"
Audience Award - 48 Hour Film Project Inland Empire for "Ned and Grant"
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (Champaign, IL)
Parkland College (Champaign, IL)