Work Ethic, Porn, & a Movie Called, Torn

by | Sep 24, 2012 | Life on Set

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Eddie Powell & I directing Steven St. Croix & Remy LaCroix in ‘Torn, ’Photo by: Jeff Koga

Sometimes I wonder whether people truly understand how much blood, sweat, tears, time, and passion goes into making a feature film. The preparation from inception to post-production. Often times you learn the lesson – that not everyone is as passionate as you are. That some people won’t put in the effort. That the project to them is nothing other than a paycheck…and the disappointment that comes from that can be truly crippling.

The legendary Raylene, Tom Byron, and Samantha Ryan in ‘Torn.’ Photo by: Jeff Koga

Torn easily remains my proudest work to date and it is the result of an entire cast and crew of dedicated people who were passionate, creative, hardworking, and who delivered their very best from start to finish (this includes the post-production team and the genius editor, Gabrielle Anex). 

Two of the best adult performers I’ve ever had the pleasure of working with, Steven St. Croix and India Summer. The best of the best. Photo by: Jeff Koga

The crew remains the same on all of the features I work, so the variable is always the talent. They can make you feel that all your effort was ultimately worth it, or they can squelch every last creative juice from you and make you feel resentful for even giving a shit. On Torn, I was inspired…by every single cast member..even Tom Byron who had the smallest role of the film but still put his unique, memorable stamp on the character. 

The cast of Torn, (Steven St. Croix, Remy La Croix, India Summer, Raylene, Tom Byron, Chad Alva, and Samantha Ryan) all came from varying levels of experience in the biz, and yet all of them had one thing in common- work ethic. The professionalism of that cast, as a whole, was unmatched. The preparation unmatched. 

Whether the film receives any award recognition – it will always remain one of my finest work to date, and one of my proudest achievements to date. 

Chad Alva and Remy LaCroix in ‘Torn.’ Photo by: Jeff Koga

As a new director and a woman who is passionate about learning and evolving as a someone behind the lens, I am happy for the lessons I have learned on set – the ones that inspired and the ones that disappointed. 

For those who have not yet seen the movie, here is one review by Willy Milano of Coolest Porn Reviews that can give you a good idea of what the film is about and why you may really like it!