Into Dust

Into Dust
With mysterious shamanistic superpowers, a shy teenage girl in an isolated U.S. border town turns the tables on the Mexican drug gangsters who killed her father.

Into Dust is a supernatural action-adventure in the vein of Smallville, a sort of Native American Wonder Woman: The Teenage Years.

A shy teenage girl living in an isolated US bordertown develops the abilities to fight back against the drug dealers who murdered her father.

The story follows Janey Santiago, her friend Pilar and her mysterious mentor Augusto Trueno as they try to keep their town safe from the drug wars. Problems occur when gang member Oscar tries to recruit Janey's brother, Carlitos, into the gang. Outnumbered, Janey must find the power within her to save Carlitos and defeat the gangsters.

Here's the trailer for the series:

Into Dust was created by Amy Quick Parrish and filmed on location in and around Austin, Texas. 

Into Dust: Feature Film?

Here's what professional Hollywood reviewers from Franklin Leonard's The Blacklist 2.0 say about the feature script for Into Dust: 

"The Mexican landscape is beautifully rendered and full of vivid color and symbolic imagery. Janey is a likeable protagonist and the death of her father is an emotionally devastating inciting incident. Janey’s romance with the handsome and mysterious AUGUSTO is sexy and arresting. They share a sizzling chemistry that makes their scenes together the strongest part of the movie." - The Blacklist 2.0 2/21/2013

"The best version of INTO DUST would certainly do best in the hands of an independent production company and distributor. This strategy would target film festival and art house audiences, as well as communities along the border of Mexico and America. As written, the screenplay would likely appeal to two very different audiences: younger crowds (12-24 demographics) would likely be drawn to the cartoonish violence, the comic book/super hero sequences, and the high school emotional drama; but older demographics (24+) would be more drawn to the political and social implications of the resulting film." The Blacklist 2.0 3/13/2013

"Overall the screenplay is well written, professional, and polished. It displays a clear understanding of narrative structure, character development, and symbolic repetition and variation. The screenplay conveys a strong sense of the visual world of the film, and it frequently employs visual storytelling. The depth of narration and its subjective nature establishes an emotional connection between the reader and Janey." The Blacklist 2.0 3/13/2013

Into Dust invited to screen at TheShow Austin

Into Dust screened Saturday, January 14 at TheShow Austin at the 29th Street Ballroom.
Cast and Crew were in attendance, including writer/director Amy Quick Parrish, Erin Taylor (Janey Santiago) Marie DuPont (Pilar), Kole Collins (Carlitos) and Zach Guerrero (Delbert). Co-producer Mark Parrish, Assistant Director Vernon Smith and Musical Composer Richard Bowling were also on hand.

Here are some pics from the Q&A that followed.

TheShow Austin's Val Gameiro (right) interviews Into Dust's writer/director Amy Quick Parrish.

What People Are Saying About INTO DUST

"The last episode was awesome...I mean really. I really liked it a lot!"
"Nice, keep it up, i really like."
"I really like the Into Dust series! Thank you!"
"WOW. Episode three was smokin hot. Awesome job. That camera phone idea was killer. Great score. I give it three thumbs up. Er, I mean two... Yeah. Peace."

"As an Elder of the Brothertown Indians of Wisconsin, I enjoyed “Into Dust.” The Native “Being” theme is great! Natives with superpowers, this is the right time and place." - Steve Bissell

Into Dust Episode 3: Crossing Over

Episode 3 will debut Wednesday, April 21 at 7pm Central, 8 pm Eastern right here!

Synopsis: Carlitos finds himself in deep trouble when Oscar, Eddie and Len corner him at a convenience store and initiate him into their gang. Can Janey stop them?


Austin Studios - Premiere of Episode 3!

We screened in HD and it looked great!

Zach Guerrero, Erin Taylor, Kole Collins, Marie Dupont

Stay tuned for Episode 3!

Episode 3 is wrapped!

photo by Cathy Guerrero

Looks like a green screen, doesn't it? But those are real-live Texas clouds!

What people are saying about Episode 2:

"Very impressive! Keep it up." -Stewart Schill, Dexter, Battlestar Galactica, I Hate Musicals, Charmed.

"The episodes get better and better!" - a fan.

"I love this show! Keep them up!" - another fan.

"What's the estimated release on Ep. 3? Cuz I am totally hooked." - another fan.

Episode 2 is available to watch here.

Episode 3 in production

Marie DuPont as Pilar, Geoff Ingram as Len, Kole Collins as Carlitos and Michael Vera as Oscar.

Vernon Tuck as Eddie Romero

Cinematographer Robert Murphy shooting a scene.

Into Dust - Episode 2: Into the Desert

(If it doesn't run well here, try watching straight from You Tube and send it on to your friends!)

Erin Taylor as Janey Santiago
Kole Collins as Carlitos Santiago
Marie DuPont as Pilar
Aaron Reyes as Augusto Trueno
Michael Vera as Oscar Martinez
Vernon Tuck as Eddie Romero

Written and Directed by Amy Quick Parrish
Producer: Amy Quick Parrish
Co-Producer: Mark Parrish
Cinematographer: Robert Murphy
Assistant Director: Vernon Smith
Musical Score: Richard Bowling
Cartoon by: Adam Atomic
Special Thanks: Robert Parrish
Thanks also to: Cathy Guerrero, Veronique DuPont, Debbi Coward, Hays High School

Background actors: Kyle McCoy, Pablo Salazar, Veronique DuPont, Cathy Guerrero, Starr Cruz, Zach Guerrero, Kaitlin Ortiz