Run to get PEARL today!

NJ couple Guy and Dana Patton’s self-financed micro-budget action movie PEARL has been acquired by California distribution company Indican Pictures, got its international release last Tuesday. And one of it’s stars is Staten Island’s own George Morafetis!

2015-06-08_14-24-24In Pearl the lone survivor of a horrific home invasion mounts a violent campaign of vigilante justice. It’s a genre picture in the style of Death Wish, but with a female lead, Dana Patton. The award-winning movie screened at numerous film festivals before catching the eye of Cut Entertainment Group‘s Jeff Cooper, who licensed the film.

Indican Pictures, distributor of indie favorite Boondock Saints. The movie will be available on DVD and on demand through iTunes, Amazon and on XBox streaming.

View the trailer and read a review at Screennut.com. Write a review at Rotten Tomatoes

About Pearl

Jersey City couple Guy and Dana Patton have done stage productions, web and festival comedic shorts, and a few independent television pilots. Both have been on the sets of features as extras or filled in as crew for small independent productions done by friends. They had always talked about making their own feature, and they had a small germ of an idea. And so Pearl was born.

Shot locally in Jersey City and Hoboken, New Jersey, the film features locations such as Grace Church, Canco Lofts, and DCs Tavern.

Pearl debuted last year at Golden Door International Film Festival in Jersey City where it won “Best Local Feature”. The debut took place at the Landmark Lowes Jersey Theatre.

Pearl went on to screen in Manhattan at Anthology Film ArchivesThe YOFI Festival, and at several other venues.

Pearl represented Jersey City on the West Coast at the 10th Annual Action on Film Fest in Monrovia, California in August 2014

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PEARL Set To Show At Upcoming Golden Door Film Festival

The Golden Door International Film Festival kicks off on Thursday October 10th with an Opening Celebration at the Landmark Loew’s Jersey Theater. The film features local Staten Island resident George Morafetis in a leading role.

Golden Door FIlm Festival is a not-for-profit organization with strong ties to the Jersey City community. Their  mission is to offer a platform for independent filmmakers and to bring these great independent films to the area. They believe that by providing a source of new and innovative entertainment they can bring the community closer together while at the same time giving artists the chance to shine.

This year’s selection of films includes Jersey City FYI favorite PEARL! The film will be screened on Sunday, October 13th at 2:30 PM at the Landmark Loew’s Jersey Theater. Click HERE for tickets.

PEARL PosterConsumed by a horrific event in her past, a woman is driven to violent retribution, and soon discovers that there can be no getting even. Her only ally: a meth-making genius who manipulates her for his own ends while she wages a vigilante campaign against a powerful drug lord and his thug army. A detective, investigating a series of grisly homicides, begins to uncover the truth about her, and the role he himself played in her origins. But can he find her in time to stop the killing, and to save her from herself?

Written and directed by Guy Patton and starring Dana Patton, PEARL was produced by the Pattons and John Kingman.

Check out all the great films this year!

Staten Island Actor Lands Starring Role

Local Staten Island  actor George Morafetis can be seen in the upcoming release of PEARL. Jersey City talents Guy Patton  and Dana Patton wrote the screenplay for the action-thriller film PEARL.  Directed by Guy and starring Dana Patton, the film also stars Scott Michael Morales,  Justin Brown, Jeff Kim.

DETECTIVE JOHN WYATT (George Morafetis) A weathered veteran of the Jersey City Police Department, Detective Wyatt has seen more than his share of brutal cases over the years, yet the string of gangland homicides he is investigating feel somehow familiar. Driven to obsession, he re-examines an unsolved case from his past, and his own role in it. What he finds is that he may well be chasing a ghost.

Consumed by a horrific event in her past, a woman is driven to violent retribution, and soon discovers that there can be no getting even. Her only ally: a meth-making genius who manipulates her for her own ends, while she wages a vigilante campaign against a powerful drug lord and his thug army. A detective, investigating a series of grisly homicides, begins to uncover the truth about her, and the role he himself played in her origins. But can he find her in time to stop the killing, and to save her from herself?

The movie was produced by Guy and Dana Patton and John Kingman. 

We’ll be back to let you know the release date and details! In the meantime, remember it’s “Never. Even.”! View the trailer here!