About Aria Pictures · Film Productions Grass Valley
What is in a Name?
Named after his son Aria Leven whom was named after Aria Guitars - Gerald owned two, and a character in one of Gerald's stories; however, the name actually began in 1983 when Gerald tried to create an ASCAP Music Publishing Company by the name of Aria Songs, but ASCAP would not allow the name, so it became World Next Door Music Publishing.
Gerald wrote stories at age of 7 and in 1980 started taking that creativity more seriously. He has over 300 stories from shorts to a 7 part epic in novel, screenplay, and play formats in various stages, and he is still writing.
Dabbling in photography, video, story writing, and music Gerald began to contemplate the idea of combining them into one package that he can market much easier then trying to do it individually.
After Video Symphony, where Gerald's comfort zone is prost-production, he did his first self-produced film PAINT as a one-man crew in 2005 under the new Aria Pictures name; since then, each production is more organized then the last — his comfort zone is prost-production and although he feels he is an accomplished pro, there is still more to learn and challenge himself.
2015 Aria Pictures was a major contributor to the movie TODAY by Brendan Brooks
In late 2011 to early 2012 our most complex and serious production yet, was Petite Chardonnay; encompassing 19 actors, 19 crew members (of which have been with us for 4 other productions), four locations including a moving vehicle, and 9 days of production. The Film played to 250 viewers at a private screening on August 4, 2012; was selected to the 2012 Davis Film Festival; and played to 100+ viewers at a winery screening at Lucchesi Vineyard & Winery — at each location there was not a dry eye in the house which proves that Aria Pictures can begin, produce, complete, and deliver a polished, finished entertaining, and moving product.
Movies with a Purpose?
Aria Pictures makes wholesome, family value, feel good, spiritual movies — for the most part — we do have a few stories that are not suitable for certain age groups or heart conditions, but all are faith based and engaging stories — we think they are. Aria Pictures holds
Want to Finance and Produce a movie?
We are looking for Producers / Investors to finance projects.
• The funding will be used to rent equipment: Camera, lights, sticks, audio; supply food to cast and crew; pay actors and crew; post production services, and other miscellaneous items.
• Returns will vary depending on distribution, marketing, and support the film, the producers, and team receives from everyone involved.
If interested about what projects we have that you may want to finance, please Contact us.
Please help us with our projects so we can all benefit in the joy of making and watching a great story with great people involved.
- peace, God Bless.
Do you make real movies or home videos?
Yes, We make real movies.
As Filmmakers, what is your goal and motivation?
Our goal is to create educational, entertaining, and thought-provoking stories that will be viewed by as many people that will view them — kind of a big dream huh? Well you have to start somewhere.
We are motivated by our own creative ideas to offer stronger, longer lasting stories for people to enjoy, something that makes people think, makes them change their lives, in the least, think about it.
Do you make movies with adult content, nudity, or pornography?
Pornography…NO! Absolutely NOT!
Adult content and nudity is another story; We have been apart of projects with Adult content and language, but have not done any projects with nudity. Will we? Depends on the project and story.
I am not an actor, but I want to help.
We are always looking for help in production of any film projects. Everyone's input, assistance, skills, talents, and knowledge are essential to the making of any film be as good as it can. Send your request to the same place, but indicate crew position wanted or just "crew."
Can we see any samples of your work?
YES, of course. there are several ways.
Send $1,000,000 to P.O. Box... (just kidding)