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I Want Him Dead

Directed by Daniel Pico
Narrative Short
USA | 17 min | 2010

When Ursula (Leslie Connelly) is cheated on by her boyfriend Kalvin (David Bianchi), she tries to move on from him only to see him on every billboard, TV commercial and magazine cover. In order to rid him from her life, she has no choice but to kill him.

For what looks like a lot of whimsy on screen was one of the single most difficult and complex productions I’ve ever helmed. With dozens of locations, practical and visual effects, as well as the worst run of luck ever with weather in Los Angeles made for purely miserable shooting conditions. But for all the struggle it is still one the best films I had the pleasure to be involved in. I learned a valuable lesson on this production, a film is not made by one person, most of my crews to this point had been very small productions even my feature “Farewell Darkness” never had more than 25-30 people on set at any one time, IWHD had over 100 on the day we filmed the climax and everyone of them had a job to do and did it well they did.

I Want Him Dead - Poster

I Want Him Dead - Daniel PicoDaniel Pico

Daniel is a graduate of Columbia College Chicago with a BA in directing and screenwriting. He has been shooting films his entire life having made his first movie at the age of 8.

Dan has directed two theatrically released feature films “Common Senses”, and “Farewell Darkness” which won three best feature film awards in the international film festival circuit. Additionally, Daniel has directed more than 85 short films, music videos, commercials and documentaries, including 11 episodes of several popular TV and web series, garnering over 40 independent film awards and nominations for his work.

Daniel is the founder of Pico Blvd Entertainment, a production company who’s core is focused on independent cinema. Not only is Dan a maverick director, he is an accomplished editor and has worked in several major capacities in film, from producing multiple feature films, to first assistant directing several multi-million dollar features films around the world.

Currently he is developing his third feature film “Wounded”, an adaptation of the critically acclaimed play written by award winning playwright Kerry Kazmierowicztrimm.

Film Information

Director: Daniel Pico
Country: USA
Year: 2010
Language: English
Runtime: 17 min.
Rated: R


Writer: Daniel Pico
Producer:David Bianchi
Cinematographer: Jeffery Siljenberg
Editor: Ryan LeMasters

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