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Mark Pirro

According to the news program, Hard Copy, "Mark Pirro practically made Hollywood history with his 1983 feature comedy, A Polish Vampire in Burbank." Shot for the unbelievable budget of $2500, the feature went on to make back over a million dollars in home video and cable television distribution. It played on USA network for two years in the late ... See full bio »

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Known For

Curse of the Queerwolf
(1988)
Deathrow Gameshow
(1987)
Color-Blinded
Color-Blinded Director
(1998)

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Other Works:

Author of book "Ultra Low Budget Movie Making" See more »

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Alternate Names:

Marky Dolittle | Marky Elfman
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Personal Quote:

I have friends who want to make films but don't, because they're waiting for somebody to come along and give them a film deal. It isn't going to happen that way. Do what you need to do. If you've got a video camera, make a video film. If you've got a Super-8 camera, make a Super-8 film. If you don't have a camera, take a pencil and a piece of paper and write a script. Do whatever you have to do ... See more »

Trivia:

Many of Pirro's actors go as far back as the beginning of his filmmaking. John McCafferty has appeared in almost all of Pirro's films (including two short films made in 1978 and 1979, "Buns" and "The Spy Who Did It Better"). Ron Curtiss appeared in 1978's "Buns," "Color-Blinded" (1998), "Rectuma" (2003) and "The God Complex" (2009). Tyrone Dubose' appeared as a pimp in "A Polish Vampire in ... See more »

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