You originally started as a producer of horror films did you
Yes, I did. I started the company (Doorway Productions) with a "cross
between focus" of Horror and Eroticism.
What were some of your releases and the plots?
When I was involved with Doorway Productions, I had about 13
erotic/horror releases such as: Horror Hotties, Creepy
Island of Torture, and of course Goth Girls. All of them were
a blend of horror and soft-core features.
only exception to any of the past productions that I had
"direct involvement" in was Island of Torture. That
feature is more horror and gore based than soft-core.
What is the company web page URL?
The company's URL was taken down when I decided to move on
to other endeavors... The "New" URL (created by
Veronica Blake [Veronica
Blake interview - click here]) was experimented with under the name of
was also taken down when it became apparent that Doorway
Productions "New" titles were generating revenue and
attention even without the website.
You recently made a shift to outright hardcore pictures?
This is a great question for me to explain things! I made a
suggestion to the new "crew" of Doorway Productions
to transform all new material into the Adult Entertainment
Industry. My suggestion was based on the fact, that the
original Doorway Productions films had already been released into the Adult
market where they were doing quite well anyway.
Josh Maldonado have actually left Doorway Productions and
given the studio over to Veronica Blake, and
cousin Joss Tarnez [Joss
Tarnez interview - click here].
Why this decision?
Another great question! The decision was ultimately up to
Veroica and Joss. Both of them were enthusiastic and seemed
open to my suggestion.
How successful has the change been?
In less than a year, after they started the "new" Doorway Productions, they already have several new titles
available on the market. They both have pursued into
additional Adult Entertainment such as Cam modeling, and both
of them (along with the other cast) have more fans in that
short of a time than I ever had in eight years.
What have some of your recent releases been?
Some of the new titles have been Whore Asylum (2010),
(2011), Adult Drive-In Double Feature (2011) and
the successful Michelle (2011). I know that Floor Show and
Over and Spread 'Em are two new films currently in production
So to an extent you still use a horror backdrop, but with a
A lot of the New films do have a Horror / Thriller feel to
Rather than using established actors or actresses in the porn
industry you have tried to develop your own?
Well, both Veronica and Joss had worked with me on some
"Non-Adult" material in the past. However, I did not
know that both of them already had a little bit of ties
already in the Adult Industry. So, I don't really know how to
answer this one (laughing) - but I do know, that both of them
would prefer to be classed under "Amateur" content
in the industry. And in turn, would prefer using
"unknown" or other "amateur" talent in
Again, how well has this worked?
The decision to re-vamp Doorway Productions, merging fully
into Adult Entertainment was welcomed with open arms by Adult
What about future productions?
From my understanding Verocica has already planned two new
releases for 2012, and will be putting a lot of focus on
Camming which they described as a Live Theater / Video
interaction with fans and clients.
Who are some of the new faces you have tried to push in your
present or upcoming films?
Phoenix is a Native American hottie with an erotic flare all
of her own, Joss Tarnez is a hot half Puerto Rican Transsexual
with a charming personality. Other cast members so far include
people that have little or no previous acting experience such
as The Junkman, Tony Tarnez, Cassie, and Shane Kimple. One
familiar face though is Shawn Titus from Island of
As well as some behind the scenes originals like Nick
"Bomba" Tallo (for Photos), Angel
Santiago (Producer), and Cecil V. (production assistant).
What might separate these people from the scores of others out
(Speaking on the two that I know quite well) There are two
things that could potentially set Veronica Blake [Veronica
Blake interview - click here] and
Joss Tarnez [Joss
Tarnez interview - click here] apart from a lot of other talent in the industry,
especially the Adult Industry:
1) I know that they make their
living from this, but neither of them are as concerned about
"The Almighty Dollar", as they are about interacting
with fans and making them happy.
2) Neither of them are in any
sort of competition with any other Talent, Studio, Production
Company, etc... Although I have said something about this to
both of them, they are doing what they want, and as I said in
a previous question... They are more successful in a shorter
time than I was in doing this line of work for eight years.
How well set are you on distributorship?
I know that most of the film focus is on Pay-Per View, VOD,
and Downloads. I don't think that the Studio would be opposed
to additional distributors marketing their titles. After all,
I had titles out in retail and rental stores for quite some
time, and did quite well with my past releases.
Any interesting tales or ventures you might like to talk about
in the course of your career?
Feeling lucky ?
any of my partnershops yourself
for more, better results ?
The links below
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Nothing particularly comes to mind. I have had a great run
with the past films that I have done, and I am glad to see
that the new staff has decided to take the company further, in
Did you study film somewhere or learn as your went along?
I started as a musician in the 90's. When my music found it's
way into some softcore Vampire videos, I began to take notes
from the Producers. I attended broadcasting school for a
while, and ended up freelancing out of ABC while I interned.
Anybody can pick up a video camera and call themselves a
"Director" - but in reality, you really should learn
how to at least manually focus your camera, before you take
Any favorite actresses or actors when growing up you recall
watching in the horror industries?
Absolutely! Vincent Price [Vincent
Price bio - click here], Elvira, Bruce Campbell, and Tom
Atkins were some of them. As far as creators go my all time
favorite is still Rod Serling.
Any closing comments?
I would just like to thank all the people that's helped me in
the past... God Bless!
I should probably mention where you can see Joss and
Veronica's cam shows, if
you don't mind....
Tarnez can be found at: http://www.Cams.com
can be found at: http://www.MyGirlFund.com/FoxyNative
Thanks for the interview!