Amy Davis, Hannah Levbarg, Victor of Aquitaine, Tucker Bennett, Cherries Jubilee, Chivo Blanco, Jules Otis Career, Johnny Pink, Jon Moritsugu, Tetsuki Ijichi, Spoonbug Davis, Anthony Buchanan, Michael Musto, Toshio Moritsugu, Dorothy Hoshide, Alison Moritsugu, Stefen Petrik, Aaron Hoshide, Kristie Miner, Ruth Davis.
WRITTEN BY Jon Moritsugu & Amy Davis
PRODUCED BY Apathy Productions
EXECUTIVE PRODUCER Ruth G. Stark
ASSOCIATE PRODUCER Matthew Orefice
DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY
2ND UNIT DIRECTOR
Jason de Boer, Stephen Jules Rubin
PROP MASTERS Jeremy Moran, GC Gonzales
2ND UNIT DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY Tetsuki Ijichi
HAIR AND MAKE-UP
Tonya Wray, Steve Truitt
SOUND RECORDIST Kazumi Hayashi
EDITOR Jon Moritsugu
DIGITAL COLORIST Amy Davis
EDITORIAL CONSULTANT Don Swaynos
SOUND DESIGN Apathy Productions
MUSIC COMPOSED BY Monte Cazazza, Robert Jason, James Reich
MUSIC BY Deerhoof, Dirty Beaches, Polvo, Early Man, I Am Spoonbender, Housecoat Project, Low On High, The Dick Farm, Odynophagia, Steven Jupiter, Mr. Catfish
PIG DEATH MACHINE was shot in the New Mexico locations of Santa Fe, Galisteo, Lamy, Tesuque, Espanola, and Eldorado in July and August of 2010.
LOS ANGELES TIMES, Mark Olsen, 8-7-2013
As scuzzy, schizoid and defiantly lo-fi as ever, punk-rock auteur Jon Moritsugu (Mod Fuck Explosion, Scumrock) proves with his Kickstarter-funded first feature in over a decade that there’s still a cinematic underground in the post-Internet world.”
LA WEEKLY, Aaron Hillis, 8-9-2013
Overflowing with eye-popping production design, eardrum-destroying rock ‘n’ roll, gross-outs aplenty and deadpan one-liners you’ll be quoting for weeks.
THE WALL STREET JOURNAL, Steve Dollar, 5-29-2013
Cult hero writer/director Jon Moritsugu hasn’t made a film in more than a decade. His new feature – cowritten by and starring his longtime muse and partner Amy Davis – is an exercise in garbage aesthetics not unlike Harmony Korine’s 2009 film Trash Humpers. Both directors gleefully mine the gutters and recognize the importance of their respective roles in the underground. Both seemingly LOVE to remind you that all the accepted mainstream rules about making films can and should be smashed into tiny bits, and both Moritsugu and Korine hate wimpy soundtracks, instead using the butchiest and best punk, metal and weirdo rarities they can find.
THE STRANGER, Kelly O, 1-8-2014
PIG DEATH MACHINE is one of those cinematic treasures that has enough of a zany, surreal and disturbing plot to please the most discerning John Waters fan… like watching a train wreck from inside the train.
BUFFALO RISING, Queenseyes, 1-13-2014
Pig Death Machine does have many beautiful images and a sense of self-aware humor about itself… imagine “Charly” directed by David Cronenberg.
THE HONOLULU STAR-ADVERTISER, Burl Burlingame, 10-12-2013
PIG DEATH MACHINE is a sci-fi/psychological horror/screwball ride of chaotic, day-glo fever dreams and glitter-dusted nightmares, shot in the stunning wilds of New Mexico and featuring the music of Deerhoof, Dirty Beaches, Polvo, and industrial legend Monte Cazazza (Throbbing Gristle)… From 1985, Moritsugu has been creating a body of work that is absolutely brilliant and utterly repellant.
RAFU SHIMPO, 8-14-2013
Thank god the kids are continuing the punk legacy.
PAPER MAGAZINE, Kim Hastreiter, 7-11-2013
LOCAL IQ, Dan Gutierrez, 2-4-2014
One of the best films we’ve seen… hilarious, edgy, gorgeous… a standout science-fiction mystery film of IDEAS, not just spectacle.
RE/SEARCH, V. Vale, Oct. 2012
(Jon Moritsugu & Amy Davis)
2013 Chicago Underground Film Festival
JACK SARGEANT’S BEST FILMS OF 2013 sharing the honor with WHITE REINDEER (Zach Clark), SPRING BREAKERS (Harmony Korine), THE DANCE OF REALITY (Alejandro Jodorowsky), EXPOSED (Beth B.), THE CANYONS (Paul Schrader), and 3 others
ASIAN PACIFIC ARTS BEST ASIAN AMERICAN FILMS OF 2013
Artist’s Television Access, SF (work-in-progress screening)
Chicago Underground Film Festival
Spectacle Theater, NYC (1-week run w/ retrospective)
Roxie Theater, SF (1-week run w/ retrospective)
Downtown Independent, Los Angeles (2-week run w/ retrospective)
Portland Underground Film Festival
Hawaii International Film Festival
Santa Fe Independent Film Festival
Lausanne Film and Music Festival, Switzerland (Int’l Feature Film Competition section)
Brisbane Underground Film Festival, Australia
Center for Contemporary Arts, Santa Fe (3-day run)
Northwest Film Forum, Seattle (1-week run)
Videofag, Toronto, Canada
Guild Theater, Albuquerque
Clinton Street Theater, Portland
The Cleveland Institute of Art Cinematheque
B-Movie Underground and Trash Film Festival (Netherlands)