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Pink Opaque

A story of love, family, hardships, and life in Los Angeles.

Los Angeles film student struggles to graduate while navigating a budding romance against his girlfriend's older brother's wishes and reconnecting with his estranged uncle leading to an unfamiliar look at his family history and renewed uncertainty of his future.

  • Dave Ragsdale
    Additional Story & Produced By
  • Derrick Perry
    Written & Directed By
  • Ryan Van Ert
    Director of Photography
  • Elijah Boothe
    Key Cast
    "Travis Wolfe"
    Luke Cage, A Rainy Day In New York, Wholly Broken , All These Small Moments , Coin Heist , Unforgettable, Blue Bloods , What Would You Do? , The Electric Company
  • Ruby Park
    Key Cast
    "Kristen Lee"
  • Chaim Dunbar
    Key Cast
    "Robin Reynolds"
    One Under the Sun
  • Daniel C
    Key Cast
    "Bobby Lee"
    Above the Line, Me You and Five Bucks
  • Jeremy Ford
    Key Cast
    "Simon Turner"
    Fear Street, Shoot Like a Girl, The Happiest Couple Alive
  • Susan Elle
    Key Cast
    Nimic, Ramree
  • Aaron Dominguez
    Key Cast
    Shaft, Should I Do It?, Like a Boss
  • Chris Markle
    Key Cast
    Expire, Cecilia
  • Bill Miltenberger
    Key Cast
  • Kris Kil
    Key Cast
  • Milo Scott
    Key Cast
    "Jake Phelps"
  • Jenny Katrina
    Key Cast
    "Simon's Girlfriend"
  • Karen Vorbeck Williams
    Executive Producers
  • Alison Spiriti
    Executive Producers
  • Felicia Perry
    Executive Producers
  • Dave Ragsdale
    Executive Producers
  • Derrick Perry
    Executive Producers
  • Hot Buttered Content
    Production Company
  • Mario Becerra
  • Elijah Boothe
  • Courtney Poey
  • Max Solomon
    Associate Producers
  • Daniel C
    Associate Producers
  • Autumn Dea
  • Hansdale Hsu
    Sound & Dialogue Editor
  • Kevin Young
    Production Designer
  • Kris Kil
    Stylist & Hair & Makeup
  • Jacob Piontek & Adam Brock
    Music Composed By
  • Devrim Karaoglu
    Additional Music By
  • Sal Santana
    Additional Music By
  • Michael Tenzer
    Additional Music By
  • Lindsay Brooks
    Casting Director
  • James Greer
    1st AC
  • Cortlin Barrow
    2nd AC
  • Steven Veteto
    Sound Mixer
  • Dwayne Thompson
    Key Grip
  • Kuangwei Hwang
    Drone Pilot
  • Willa Segar-Reid
    Set Dresser
  • Fausto Garcia
    Camera & Lighting Department Swing
  • Michael Suraci
  • Rashad Stribling
  • Greg Davis
  • Robert Benevides
  • Mastershot Productions
  • Jenna Kassul
    Social Media & Digital Marketing
  • Dave Ragsdale
    Director Aerial photography
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  • Runtime:
    1 hour 30 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    August 31, 2019
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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Distribution Information
  • Automatic Entertainment
    Sales Agent
    Country: Worldwide
    Rights: All Rights
  • 1091 Pictures
    Country: Worldwide
    Rights: Internet, Video on Demand, Pay Per View, Hotel, Airline, Ship, Video / Disc, Free TV, Paid TV, Console / Handheld Device
Director Biography

Executive Producer, Additional Story, Director Aerial Photography

At age ten, Dave's love of filmmaking sparked peering out the projection booth window of his mother's single-screen Cinema. The Bijou is where he first learned to splice film, run projectors, and sweep floors while falling in love with filmmaking.

A love that turned into a 20+ year career filming projects of all shapes and sizes for global entertainment and consumer brands, including his debut narrative feature film, Pink Opaque, distributed by 1091 Pictures.

Dave partners with production companies, agencies, film studios, broadcast networks, and digital content creators to nurture productions from initial concept through distribution.

Dave's fiction work for the screen aims to create diverse narratives spotlighting authentically unapologetic characters living through extraordinary circumstances.

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Director Statement

Los Angeles is a city of contrast. Palm trees and pavement. Luxury homes shadow the homeless. The famous and the nameless. These inherent contradictions created the friction that sparked Pink Opaque.

Diversity breeds contrast, and we are proud of our incredible cast. In addition to their talents, they reflect the individuals that make Los Angeles a distinctive city. Casting a blend of professional and non-professional actors created a contemporary and authentic portrait of Los Angeles.

Filming occurred in Hollywood, Koreatown, Malibu, Echo Park, Downtown, Beverly Hills, and beyond. Each location painted a distinct visual texture of the undeniable vastness of Los Angeles.

We hope the passion, energy, and dedication of our team to create this micro-budget film inspires those who watch Pink Opaque get out and do the same.

Life is never a clear path. At the end of the day, all we can do is keep moving forward.