Friday, November 23, 2007


A routine laundry evening turns into a nightmare for one middle class family. What will happen when articles of clothing feel abandoned and neglected? This short was written by Jeremy Kirk. Directed By Rod Washington. See it on on YouTube!!!!

Sunday, November 18, 2007


Our short, THE MESSENGER, can be viewed on YouTube. The story involves Mike and Paige, a married couple on a well-deserved vacation at a Southern California resort. A few obstacles stand in the way of their quest for total bliss; one is Donna, a broken hearted friend, and the other is a sudden threat from nature. THE MESSENGER stars Mike Sliwa, Katrina Reyes, Kacey Richards, Alan Potts and April Espinoza. This story is based on a true event that actually happened to Mike. Visit to see this short.

Wednesday, November 14, 2007


You can now view CLOUD 9 on our new website at LIVE We will be posting our videos there as well as our YouTube and Myspace sites. Visit the site at

Thursday, November 08, 2007


As we enter a sort of new renaissance here at Cactus Pix and new projects are in production, I can’t help but reflect on how the choices that we make, no matter how small or how you think will effect only you, can change a whole entire timeline.

Back in 2004, we had a serious momentum going for us that created various opportunities; Cloud 9 entry into the Phoenix Film Festival, the acquisition of long awaited equipment and software upgrades, improvement in our production quality, and other shorts that reflect all that we have learned, including Attack of the Cottonmouth Viper and others. They say that you cannot go home again; this is a true statement. Nevertheless, that will not stop me from wondering how things might have been if I had not let life distract me and stayed the course.

I believe that we would have continued to produce the three to five minute shorts, further perfecting production savvy. Major shorts such as Fourth Kind and No Man’s Land would have been produced back in ’05. The CUPIC Documentary would have been produced a year earlier as well. Our productions were moving closer and closer to the technical perfection that we desired. We were actually building a solid infrastructure, possibly with our own distribution company. Our goal was always to diversify our company, hence the reason why we created Cactus Pix to begin with.

Right now, I am very happy that we are continuing to make films… and we are looking forward to learning as we take this journey. We have a ton of new ideas and new project that are under way. Sometimes it does not hurt to face the big what if, but continue to live and thrive today…

Thursday, November 01, 2007


“The fact is, women are in chains, and their servitude is all the more debasing because they do not realize it.” -Susan B. Anthony

Gender Knight will explore gender oppression. Our program will consist of teachers, students, alumni, community members, social justice facilitators, and activists presenting, discussing, and performing on topics that involve domestic violence, homophobia, gender privilege, high school relationships, eating disorders, gender roles, and abuse. Please join us for this historic event.

The Hosts of Gender Knight...The Bubble Gum Boys

The Bubble Gum Boys started simply as an act in a high school faculty follies show. Four years later, they are social justice advocates promoting peace and tolerance. Ending all oppression is the mission of BGB. Will you join us? You can start by attending GENDER KNIGHT this December.

The Event:
Gender Knight "The Ultimate Battle of the Sexes"
December 14, 2007 @ 6:00-9p.m
10850 W. Garden Lakes Parkway Avondale, AZ
West View High School Auditorium

"Nobody ever said it was simple to be a man. If it were, more guys would try it." Henry Miller