Filmmaker Darlene Dalmaceda is the latest guest on the Las Vegas Social Media show. Ms. Dalmaceda’s latest project is titled “V-Day”. It follows a young woman named Adrian, who is having a hard time with life and is down on her luck. However, once Adrian visits a sex-toy party with a friend, things begin to change. Ms. Dalmaceda was previously involved with a sex-toy company, and some of the characters in the film were influenced by real people she met with the company. As with most films, “V-Day” has a deeper message and meaning than what’s on the surface.
Ms. Dalmaceda also discussed the local film scene here in Las Vegas along with her next project. She is currently working on a documentary about Detroit native Josh Weinberg, who has the amazing talent of drawing anything in pin-up art style. Mr. Weinberg is also very involved with First Friday, a local gathering where you can buy a piece of artwork, listen to a band onstage, or just relax and grab a bite to eat. “There are many talented people here in Las Vegas. People need to know that we have this community of artists that have put out these wonderful projects,” said Ms. Dalmaceda.
When asked about the role of social media in filmmaking, Ms. Dalmaceda said that everything is moving to the internet. She talked about a film festival that she had found through Twitter. Also, many films are now exclusively online. Ms. Dalmaceda also wondered why more films that got started in film festivals weren’t making it in Hollywood. “I’m personally dissatisfied with a lot of the output that comes from mainstream Hollywood,” said Ms. Dalmaceda.
At the end of the interview, Ms. Dalmaceda discussed her production company, Atomic Cocktail Entertainment, and also the business she owns, Vegas Fine Pens and Gifts. Her pen business currently exists online only, but she hopes to obtain a physical store location within a few years. Moving forward, Ms. Dalmaceda is working on developing new movie concepts and expanding her pen business.
Article written by Kevin Grimm @TheRealKG6
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