Pigasus Pictures, producers of Indiana feature film “The Good Catholic” starring Danny Glover, announced their second global release of a purely Indiana-made movie set for October 6, 2020.
The piece is written and directed by Paul Shoulberg, “Ms. White Light” was an ‘Official Selection’ at the acclaimed 2019 SXSW Film Festival and an ‘Audience Award’ and ‘Italian Press’ winner at the Torino Film Festival.
“Ms. White Light” was produced by Zachary Spicer, John Robert Armstrong, Gordon Strain and features an entity cast, including Roberta Colindrez (‘Lex Cordova’), Carson Meyer (‘Nora’), Zachary Spicer (‘Spencer’), John Ortiz (‘Gary Cordova’), and Judith Light (‘Val’). Freestyle Digital Media, the digital film distribution division of Byron Allen’s Entertainment Studios, will carry the North American markets, with Glass House Distribution handling international. Graham Ehlers Sheldon negotiated on behalf of Pigasus Pictures.
Pigasus Pictures has been working hard since the release of “The Good Catholic” in 2017. “Ms. White Light” is the second among the five films they have made. In addition to “The Good Catholic” is currently on Amazon Prime, “The Miseducation of Bindu” and “So Cold the River” will release in 2021, and they are currently on set for their fifth film, which has not been announced yet.
They also opened a non-profit company called Pigasus Institute where they usually run a film and theatre academy in Bloomington and yearly orchestrate Project Pigasus, their high school screenplay competition in which they fully produce a short film with students and professionals working side by side.
Pigascus says that “We’re all from Indiana and like a lot of young people who want to work in our industry, we had to leave Indiana. So it’s amazing to have been able to come back home and do our work with the people we love in the place that we love.”
But Armstrong says they are working on that as well, “Yes, there is great support for tax legislation favorable to filmmaking, and it’s grown exponentially over the last 4 years. The state government has started to understand that this is specially about job creation and economic growth, not Hollywood coming into town and upsetting the cart.
I would say it’s also about pride. We have amazing stories to tell and eye-soothing locations to showcase in Indiana. But when you’re not managing the narrative, others do it for you. Your people become caricatures in someone else’s story. It’s high time to deal with this issue.
As of now, from October 6th “Ms White Light” is available on all transactional streaming platforms.