May 16, 2003 08:12pm
Elegant Angel Signs Director Eli Cross To Exclusive Contract
Source: Elegant Angel
by: Company Press Release
(CHATSWORTH, CA) -- In the second of what General Manager Axel Braun says will be a series of exclusive contract signings, Elegant Angel proudly announces that acclaimed director Eli Cross has just inked a one-year six-picture deal with the company. Cross joins the controversial Thomas Zupko whose signing was announced last week.
"The Visitor", Cross' debut feature for the company is a XXX extravaganza that, according to Braun and owner Patrick Collins, "boldly goes where no porn has gone before." Combining stylish, sci-fi porn-noir with the flavor of an experimental film, "The Visitor" is one part Hammer House, one part French New Wave, and one part hardcore balls-to-the-wall sex.
"It is unlike anything I've seen in the adult business" Braun says, "technically and visually as close to mainstream as you can get. When I first met with Eli to discuss the project I knew he was going to deliver a good product, but "The Visitor" has exceeded my highest expectations."
In "The Visitor", Flick Shagwell stars as a young girl possessed by the psyche of a parasitic extraterrestrial, a malicious alien that seems to feed both on sexual energy and the life-force of those it controls. As the emotionless creature moves from encounter to encounter, each participant becomes a sexual puppet performing to suit the alien's ever-more deviant desires. Elizabeth del Mar, Holly Hollywood, Ashley Moore, Julie Knight and Jasmine Lynn deliver some of the most intense and aggressive sex scenes of their careers.
"I'm primarily known for features," says Cross, "which carry this weird 'vanilla sex' stigma, but I really love the down and dirty stuff that just goes for the jugular. In "The Visitor" I was allowed to combine the requisite artistic aesthetic of the feature with pure, nasty, real sex. I don't think this has been done that often."
Cross is a Film School graduate with a lengthy background in mainstream. From producing several well-received art-house films to directing for the legendary Roger Corman, Eli has proven not only his versatility but also his unique approach to filmmaking. "The Money Shot", a mainstream web series he produced in conjunction with Paul Fishbein in 2002, also received critical acclaim from the likes of "The New York Times" and "The Village Voice".
We're building an incredible pool of talented people" Braun says. "Zupko and Eli Cross are masters of hot, innovative cutting edge pornography. And this is just the beginning".
The Visitor is scheduled for a June 17th release. Look for it at your local video store or distributor, or call Elegant Angel at 1-800-495-5594
For more information or photos, or to schedule and interview with Eli Cross, please contact Alicia at 818-773-0411, Mitzi Connett at 1-800-495-5594 or 323-221-6212, or send an email to PR@ElegantAngel.com.