We shot this at the Oxballs factory and warehouse in the valley. It was late at night and there was that empty, eerie and mysterious feeling being in a deserted industrial area. I was a bit of a mess… I really wanted to impress my new employers and have them happy with my first outing. I had written a loose script and had an idea of what I wanted in mind, but explaining that to my crew was difficult. They all thought I was lighting things too dark, they didn’t like that I had the guys up on a huge table and they thought my concept was “creepy.” It was… I’ll admit that. Thomas is lured to a dark area by a mysterious person he meets online. What follows is a rather stunning sex scene with Alessio Romero that got RAVE reviews and sold an unexpectedly large amount of DVDs and Titanmen memberships.
I still remember feeling vindicated when I was told that the DVD had gone into a third printing.
The opening sequence was shot mostly that night, although I ended up adding the city footage after I spent an evening driving around Los Angeles and getting that amazing night footage (which I then spent hours pixel fucking into looking like Blade Runner).
I was very proud of how I was able to edit the movie and come up with that look of darkness and shadows that still allows you to see everything. I spent days editing the scene and then doing the colour corrections and grading that resulted in the final look. It’s still one of my proudest moments.