In “10 Cent Pistol”, two brothers maneuver through the criminal underworld of Los Angeles in search of wealth, love and redemption. Their string of success screeches to a halt when a high stakes job goes horribly wrong. Soon they find themselves at the mercy of a crooked mob lawyer, and tangled in a love triangle with a sexy femme fatale. With no other choice but to do what they do best, the brothers take on the craziest job of their careers, and pray they get out alive.
Damon and JT Alexander, producers and co-stars of the film, who are also brothers in real life sat down for an interview with Examiner. JT Alexander had a passion for acting at a young age and by the time he was 18, he started pursuing it. He started off by performing in school plays during high school and then traveled to New York for acting classes. He has appeared in a number of TV shows including “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation.” Damon Alexander is an actor and producer known for “Crime Share” and “Disciples.”
The Alexander brothers shared some information about the film. When asked what 10 Cent Pistol is about, they said “The film is about 2 brothers who grew up committing crimes and go their separate ways. When the other one is in jail the other moves on with his life. When he comes back from jail, he forces him to do what he doesn’t want to do.” They became a part of the film a few years ago after meeting the writer at a Dodger’s game. “We knew he could write characters we were interested in; asked him to write a short film and he wrote one we really enjoyed.” They had a few favorite parts during filming including finding all the locations in Los Angeles and the actors who were involved.
They gave their insight on what it was like to work alongside the actors. They said, “We were able to do many different scenes and many different takes, in reality, they are really generous. John, he’s a real gem, he was really impressed.” Like any other siblings, they had their fair share of disagreements. JT said “There were acting choices I saw Damon make onset; I would go up to him and say something and he would get kind of irritated with me and push me off set. As far as producing, we didn’t really have any disagreements on that. We had all the problems that any low budget film would have to saving money here and there, struggling in scenes at times. It’s difficult being the guy in charge of 100 something people on set while cutting a check for $25,000 for this or that.”
Get ready because the Alexander brothers may have a few more projects in the works. “We have more money raised to work on a few more projects. We’re just kind of choosing a higher development to a lower development prime movie. We will act in more movies. We would like to TV series.” The brothers also added in “We know how hard it is to get a movie done; we know how hard it is to get finances. Who gets to make a movie with their real brother? We feel lucky because not many people make a movie that’s watchable.”
The film was released in theaters and VOD July 24, 2015.