The Los Angeles Premiere of “Pure Shock Value" directed by J.B. Waterman is an in-your-face black comedy with witty dialogue and riotous situations. Three industry bottom-feeders: Ethan(Jeffrey Addiss), Gabby(Kristen Schrass) and Tex(Donald Rizzo) on the brink of abandoning their careers, find America’s hippest, edgiest, director: Julian Quintana,(Adam Mervis) convulsing in their backyard, but instead of getting him medical attention, they imprison him in their apartment until he agrees to make their celluloid dreams come true.
“Think the Hollywood satire has been done to death? Think again. Playwright Matt Pelfrey sets the format’s tired tropes of murderous Tinseltown greed among the most desperately delusional of wannabe edgy filmmakers and snarks them up with ever more outrageous sex, gore, movie jokes and violence.” – San Francisco Chronicle.