PRLog (Press Release)
- Sep. 26, 2013 - LOS ANGELES, Calif. --
(LOS ANGLES, CALIF.) Pre-production for the first Punch TV Network original movie has begun at the new Punch TV Studios in Los Angeles.
“Roc City” is a drama written by Shabaka Mu Ausar and first-time director John Spiva that encapsulates “Crusher,”
a drug dealer who wants to change his life amidst the siren’s call of his past self. Crusher struggles to stay afloat and find a way out of the drug game while maintaining his own retail store, record label, and recording artists. A depiction of a realistic character in Hollywood, the film addresses the moral dilemma that many in the community face everyday. Spiva, who graduated with a B.A. in Cinema Television Arts from California State University Northridge, says that the project is a “unique look into the life of a character that may not be so fictional.” He hopes to “shine a light on the struggles that many face today - financially, intellectually, and morally.” CEO of Punch TV, Joseph Collins, “admire[s]
such ambition and work ethic in [Spiva],” further stating, “I look forward to seeing his growth continue. He has a blooming directorial career ahead of him.” With the exact release date yet to be determined, Spiva approximates the final project to be completed by winter 2013.
Punch TV looks to expand its audience with Roc City, hoping to attract an even wider fanbase among their already booming thirty-seven million household reach. The network, who is considering going public in the near future, seeks to open their doors to more producers and directors. Spiva wishes to express his appreciation for the opportunity to work with Punch TV and has described the production process as a “great experience with great people and a great environment.”