Weird Chief Pictures was founded in 1996 in Salt Lake City, Utah by
award winning filmmaker
Tai Taeoalii (Josh). In its history that has spanned over a decade, it has
produced everything from feature films to music videos to Television shows. With
it's primary focus on feature film production, WCP has also expanded into
distribution of Iosua & Adrienne Taeoalii's original art.
In the beginning of the year of 2005 WCP's founder, Josh, began selling his
spray-paint art on
eBay and by the
end of 2006, WCP had officially started distributing the artworks of Josh and
his wife Adrienne Taeoalii.
Weird Chief Pictures has focused on creating a
stimulating visual experience for the past 14 years. Founded as an independent film production company,
we've recently expanded into all aspects of media,
entertainment and the arts.
Weird Chief Pictures mindset. For the past 15 years Weird
Chief Pictures founder Iosua Tai Taeoalii (Josh) has been sharing his thoughts
with as many as he can via filmmaking, story writing and the arts.
Weird Chief Pictures has an extensive list of productions that it is proud to
have been a part of.
Statement from Weird Chief Pictures founder Iosua Tai Taeoalii -
"I was fortunate to have been raised by parents that allowed me to follow my
dreams and my ideas. I've continued to try and make the best use of
that opportunity as I can. I sincerely believe that the work I do is
positively therapeutic. I constantly strive to better my work as a
filmmaker and as an artist and though I will never be satisfied with my
accomplishments, I am very proud of all of them."
3.2 Percent highlights from the Warped Tour Johnny Riche and DJ Sayo interview the crowd at
the Warped Tour. Some funny moments.
Plot Summary - Inspired by a true story, Darkroom is an
insightful tale of David Mills, a man who develops crime scene photographs for
the Salt Lake City Police Department with a false premonition of what impression
the images will leave on his psyche. In this tale, David experiences a dangerous
disconnect from consciousness, which causes an unhealthy division between
himself and his wife, Coy, who is suffering her own psychological battle related
to pregnancy complications. The family divide weighs heavily on their morale and
while Coy agonizes over her strenuous predicament, David embraces a complex
inner monologue flitting from his subdued generic life with Coy to the
stimulating relationships that he envisions having with the victims in the
We were very fortunate to acquire the acting talents of Todd Bridges, Darren
Dalton, David H. Stevens and Andrea Lockhart.
Box of Chocolates Music Video, edited by
Iosua Tai Taeoalii.
Darkroom Distribution - In 2008 Iosua Tai Taeoalii finished a feature length
film in association with SpyHop Productions and Black Sheep Productions.
The film was successful in the film festival circuit and we just recently signed
a VOD and DVD distribution deal with
Fat Chance - Iosua Tai Taeoalii has just finished a script entitled, Fat
Chance. Although still aggressively seeking distribution for Darkroom,
Josh is hoping to get the script in to production very soon.
Legend of the Pacific - Weird Chief Pictures is expecting to produce a
film based on the Samoan legend of Malietoa, the mythical warrior. Legend of
the Pacific will touch upon many Polynesian legends, ceremonies and way of
life, showcasing the unique traits of a people not yet defined by modern cinema.
Much as Western films have done with the American Indian, we will explore the
mystique and lore of ancient Polynesia. We will also employ the similar aspects
of Asian Martial Arts films that illustrate their past filled with myth and
magic, in essence creating a new genre of film.
A Man Afoot - Iosua Tai Taeoalii is currently writing a screenplay
entitled, A Man Afoot. A dramatic love story about a Vaquero (Spanish
Cowboy) tormented with the hardships of 19th Century western frontier life and
impassioned with a bond between himself and his horse. A film that WCP intends
to produce in the near future. See the teaser below.
Tour - Taeoalii filming Slug from Atmosphere 1st
AD Jack Allred and Director Iosua Tai Taeoalii on
“I wanted to personally write to you and let you know how much your film
impressed me. You crafted an original story with nuanced performances and
terrific cinematography. I will happily recommend your film to other festivals
and I'm sure it will play great wherever you end up screening it.”
Re: Darkroom Senior Programmer - Trevor Groth
- Sundance Film Festival