Blood Ink is an American crime drama that captures the volatile drug laden streets of Phoenix, Arizona. The movie’s complex, but compelling plot exposes its many characters intertwining stories that ultimately reveal the tale of a murdered tattoo artist’s spirit and the marks he has made on the people in his life. “Similar to my own life, Blood Ink is really a story about people having a chance to reinvent and redeem themselves,”
Equally compelling as the movie itself is Daniels’ story as a film audio college professor losing his job when the economy tanked in 2008. No stranger to adversity Daniels, formerly a hip-hop artist who garnered local celebrity, used the opportunity as a launch pad to pursue his passion in film. He soon begin to direct and edit music videos for hip hop artists including Lil Flip, Cory Gunz, Bad Boy artist Los, and 2 Chainz.
While reminiscent of the great independent films of the past, Blood Ink is extraordinary in its own right. Daniels body of work is generating a great deal of buzz and critical acclaim. During its’ initial private viewings several industry insiders have extended their support.
At press time Daniels say’s “I wanted to create a film that pushed limits and transcended demographics…
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Blood Ink Synopsis:
Recently released from prison and doing his best to regain custody of his 11-year-old daughter, Augustine is a Phoenix tattoo artist unknowingly caught between good and evil. After a disturbing visit to his tattoo shop by a strange woman making prophetic statements, he is gunned down in a senseless rage by Louise and his cronies – a continuation of their crime spree started earlier in the night with a liquor store robbery. Louise and his gang continue their lawless rampage through the city, haunted and hunted by Augustine’s spirit, his close friend, and others they’ve wronged.
Left all the more vulnerable by her father’s death, Augustine’s daughter, Cristine is abducted by James, a silent menace implicated in the disappearance of seven young girls across the city.
Across town, John Corbin is heedlessly celebrating his recent promotion and the promise of the good life ahead of him, until he inadvertently causes the death of a young girl, adding to the broken psyche of a city with so many already-missing young girls. Harrowed by his own guilt and the whispers of the departed, John Corbin is driven by intangible forces to do good, and make up for the life he has taken.
Also at a crossroads is Jay, Augustine's friend, who is driven by his brushes with death and the near-abduction of his own friend’s daughter to decide what kind of man he will be.
With the city in turmoil and troubled lives on a collision course, tattooist Augustine has left his mark on each in both life and death. It is now up to them to stop the flow of BLOOD INK.
Release Date: 2013
Studio: Marmera Pictures
Director: Iroc Daniels
Starring: Tony Cure, Greg Tap, Izzy Escobedo, William Connor,
Genre: Crime, Drama
MPAA Rating: Not Rated
Official Website: www.bloodinkthemovie.com
DVD Review: Not Available
About Marmera Films:
Marmera Films is a creative video production company based out of Phoenix, Arizona offering a full range of video production services from scriptwriting, casting, and videography to post production editing and graphic design. Its specialties include commercials, music videos, corporate video, full-length films and everything in between. Marmera Films is dedicated to providing its clients with polished, professional visual productions at a compelling value.