Intriguism Moving Pictures
The goal of Intriguism Moving Pictures (IMP) is to: 1) give opportunities in film-making to talented people who might not otherwise have those opportunities, 2) to challenge, to learn, to educate, to entertain, and to inspire while concentrating on professionalism and aesthetic production values, and 3) develop a viable system of producing original, creative, high-quality films and multimedia projects.
About Intriguism Moving Pictures
IMP evolved from the Intriguism Art Movement concepts of “retro-futurism” (taking iconic materials, re-inventing and producing original works in layered multimedia, much as Lady Gaga does in her creative career).
Currently, IMP has produced over 500 films ranging in themes from documentaries to educational films to music videos to feature films. The Youtube IMP Movie Channel/site has never been monetized. Viewers watch from all over the world including India, Philippines, United Kingdom, Australia, Canada, and Indonesia.
IMP has produced many feature films in the last ten years, including "The Color of Midnight", "The Estrangement", "The Glorification of Gwen", "When The Whispers Stop", "Circus of Death", "Armas de los Muertos", "Who Is This?", "Doctor Invisible", “Sonnet“, “The Trappist”, “The Mummy’s Desire”, “I Am…Dead”, “Anno Domini Dracula”, “The Rush of the River”, and the popular film comedy series, "The Happy Hooligans". The mostly-period-era films were produced without benefit of outside funding, in the tradition of such film-makers as Ingmar Bergman, Pier Pasolini, and Andy Warhol. All rights to the film library have remained intact, in-house.
within two years, IMP has produced 50 "The Happy Hooligan" comedy short films.
Besides the film library of dozens of completed feature films and short films, IMP owns over 500 individual pieces of costumes (specializing in the Renaissance, 1920’s and 1940’s eras) which includes wigs, hats, shoes, and gloves. IMP owns dozens of valuable key props such as candlestick telephones and equipment such professional HD cameras, extensive lighting equipment with numerous extension cords, and a sound recording boom microphone.
IMP has worked in conjunction with local community centers such as the LGBT Center, The Palm Springs Art Museum and The Coachella Valley Historical Museum.
The Future Of Intriguism Moving Pictures
Like Roger Corman or Walt Disney or David Bowie, the company’s future value may lie in the management and exploitation of the existing film library as an entirety, adapting the materials for technologies which may not exist as of this writing, while striving for an instantly recognizable brand name in the process.
Developing an on-line VOD streaming outlet, much in the same manner as Netflix, IMP could distribute educational and entertainment products directly to the viewer via the internet, thereby keeping overhead low and profits high. The resulting “package” could be a “Unicorn” business model -- a potentially valuable combination of goods and services, which has never created revenue.
All IMP films are dedicated to Edgar Vazquez, Jr., and to the memory of Peggy Vermeer and David Mattingly.