Against a backdrop of 1980s Russia, a drill team will dig the deepest hole known to man. Dredged from this abyss is an entity that will bring them face to face with their most terrifying fears. What will rise from the ancient depths is a force the likes of which they’ve never seen - one that will ravage them from the inside out.
The first major release from McFarland and Pecci Films, 12 Kilometers is backed by the talents of some of the best and brightest in film, design and photography. Ben Templesmith (30 Days of Night / Squidder); comic book artist Orlando Baez; Director of Photographer, David Kruta and micro-photographer and biochemist, Linden Geldhill have all stepped up to lend their unique talents to this cutting-edge psychological massacre.
12 Kilometers will be a true edge-of-your-seat short, dragging you down to the darkest depths of the human psyche. This team is all hands on deck, crafting effects and visuals organically, evoking the feel of true 80s style, conjuring the essence of such classics as “The Thing” and “An American Werewolf in London.”
Boasting an incentive list packed with tons of original art, props from the film and opportunities to be present for the final cut, 12 Kilometers will change the way you think of modern-day horror.
Chef’s Night Off
Branded Content for Dalstrong Knives.
By Mike Pecci
The goal of this project was to create content that felt like a film styled moment. Something that professional chefs would respond to while also creating a world that anyone who loves food would love.
Keep it simple was our motto. Let’s just follow a chef as he preps a home cooked meal before his dinner guests show up. Nothing should feel commercial. The moment should feel hyper real, the way that a great film does.
No scripted copy. No forced dialog or testimonials. Just good food and friends.
Pecci is a master of his craft. He's a Director and D.P. who has been creating stunning imagery for clients as varied as Bose and Killswitch Engage. In this episode of our podcast Mike talks about ways to think about camera and lighting (among other things) that have helped him learn to hone his image-making ability. All of this knowledge can be translated into 3D, and if you use Cinema 4D you're going to want to take notes.
Check out the music series BETTER SOUND SESSIONS by BOSE and directed by Mike Pecci. The show has featured Lucius, Lake Street Dive, Seinabo Sey, and Beat Connection. New Episode on the way this month!
Produced by McFarland & Pecci
In a world where everyone is obsessed with flavor profiles and recipes, Paul Desrochers is focused on food presentation and plating. From color to texture, placement to composition, his mouthwatering plates are delicious works of art. You may have seen his photos on Instagram (Pauliecooks), but for the first time ever Paulie sits down with director Mike Pecci and digs deep into the obsession and techniques behind his work.
“Plating to me is expressing yourself through food…” – Paulie.
Directed by Mike Pecci | Produced by: McFarland & Pecci | Co-Produced by: Tony Fernandez
Sponsored by: Dalstrong
IN LOVE WITH THE PROCESS is a new podcast and video series that goes deep into how to survive as a freelance artist. How do you stay INSPIRED & MOTIVATED? What are the TECHNIQUES that lead to your personal STYLE? Join us and LEARN from others while building a network of life long clients and collaborators.
Created by Mike Pecci & Tony Fernandez
OFFICIAL SELECTION OF THE 2015 BOSTON UNDERGROUND FILM FESTIVAL
Starring Nick Apostolides and directed and photographed by Mike Pecci
Join Mike Pecci this year at the 2016 NAB conference as he demos the new 4K edit suites from Puget Systems with monitors from EIZO.
THE DEAD CAN'T BE DISTRACTED
THE DEAD CAN'T BE DISTRACTED
In response to Marvel's cease-and-desist, Pecci goes deep into his thought process and preparation for making "The Dead Can't Be Distracted," highlighting his love of the source material, his influences, goes into the process of shooting and promoting the film and explores the overarching question of whether fan films -- a form of fan fiction -- are actually "okay." The actions he took after receiving the cease-and-desist are perhaps one of the post's most interesting aspects -- after getting no response from Marvel's legal representative for an offer to show the team at Marvel the film, he communicated with both Greg Rucka and Marco Checchetto and got positive feedback from both. Now, he's hoping the fans' desire to see the film will help his love letter to Punisher get some kind of release. Moreover, he'd like the opportunity to pitch Marvel a Punisher-themed series of shorts.
Directed by McFarland & Pecci | Written by Rick Frisiello | Produced by Woven
This short film was designed to assign value to moments and remind the viewer in a very immersive and vivid way that photographs and video capture an ephemeral glimmer in time and personal history that is otherwise forever lost. We illustrate the idea that photos are not just images, but they are records of unique, often complex circumstances, experiences and emotions - and this is why they are priceless.
BALL and BUCK
BALL and BUCK
Directed by award-winning director and photographer Mike Pecci, “In the Hunt” plays with expectations, showing how a real man who exemplifies the Ball & Buck lifestyle out in the field might find himself hunted elsewhere.
“In the Hunt” stars Jesse Leach, lead singer of American metalcore band Killswitch Engage, and Maxim model/designer Minji Cho. It was inspired in part by William Claxton’s iconic photograph of Steve McQueen eating, and in part by hunting poetry. “It’s kind of a hunted-becomes-hunter tale,” says writer Rich Tseng. “A man who’s comfortable in his style and who he is exudes that everywhere, even with something as mundane as eating.” For Pecci, “looking good is about throwing quality clothes together simply, and just filling your closet with stuff that can be just tossed on with no effort.”