by. Smut Mutant
How do you get into the porn biz?
Well it's kind of interesting story. Rob Black used to own a wrestling
company, XPW, that my brother (Ricky Dynamite, director/editor for Diabolic)
did lots of work for as a young kid. He was only 14 when he started with
helping them doing their website stuff and live show internet play-by-play.
At the time I was working on an FX Networks TV show, The X Show. I introduced
XPW to one of the hosts and quickly we became priviliged VIP's at the
shows. Then this host got Lizzy Borden on The X Show a few times for various
skits. I wound up tagging along with my bro one time to some small warehouse
show they did for some Japanese fans. I shot the matches and they asked
me to shoot some live shows. So when Tom Byron started Evolution Erotica
his General Manager at the time Kevin K. asked me to come along as BTS
guy and crew person. I actually turned down work on the Bachelor show
at the time to come work for Evolution. With time they started letting
me edit and shooting scenes. Then I became a full time editor for Extreme
and full-time Director and editor for Evolution.
Was it always an aspiration to be a pornographer?
I always thought about it, actually thought about it a lot. But never
had any way of getting in. When I started shooting some wrestling for
Rob I debated asking for a foot in the door but was too nervous. Luckily
Kevin approached me.
How many films have you made?
Adult film wise I have done: Sexual Predator #1 with #2 being my true
vision, Texas' Asshole Massacre, Youth'N'Asia and shot many scenes for
various movies for Evolution and Extreme. I have edited about 30 some
films in the last 10 months or so.
Main Stream wise: I worked on over 150 features, commercials, shorts,
etc. Personal Independent projects: I have shot and/or directed 10 Independent
features/shorts. We've (my partners and I) have actually been lucky enough
to win some awards and have our films screened all over the world.
How many films have you worked on or edited?
Gosh, I guess my long winded last answer almost answered that question.
Okay I will check my bio. real quick and get back to this in a few.....
I have worked on over 60 Adult films in about a year in a half, I edited
over 30 of them, and edited 50 BTS as well. I am a numbers geek and love
throwing them around. Gosh you should see me during football season, I
sit, read, and live stats.
What was the inspiration for Texas’
It's all about horror, suspense, slasher, and sci-fi for me. I love that
stuff, it helps me get through the day. The last two weeks (as of today)
I watched 15 low-budget and/or bad horror/sci-fi/slasher films between
editing gaping assholes. In seriousness, I have been making monster movies
with my own money for a long time. My bosses know that and gave me a go
ahead on my own (do-what-you-want) line. I couldn't be more grateful to
them and started a line called Ivan's SLUT-O-RAMA presents ... a horror
spoof line with Texas' Asshole Massacre being the first installment. The
title I had in my head for over a year just sitting on it. Then once I
got the go ahead with Kami (Andrews) being the lead, I ran with the ideas.
She was the backbone of the project. She booked scenes, was my crew, and
was always there for anytime of shooting. One night I was like, "Kami
I need you taking a bath with the baby (27 inch dildo)" next thing
I knew she was naked. Who can ask for anything more.
Explain the difficulties in directing a
I think it depends on what type you are doing. With feature/vignette type
you have more to think about, more to capture and convey to the audience.
Plus it makes for a longer day for everyone, so sometimes you have to
be like a coach or team leader ... making sure everyone is informed and
comfortable. I respect everyone's time and efforts. No matter what you
are doing on the set, you are part of the team and a person. I treat everyone
with the same respect. And a happy crew/cast will always make you happier
with their work ethic. Of course, there are some no matter how much leeway
you give them, they have no professionalism or respect in their mind.
But still you have to be courteous to everyone. I think a big part of
directing porn or anything else, is casting. If you cast the right performers
... your job is easier and the final product is that much better.
The few difficulties I have encountered so far have been: lateness, attitude
(on my last project, grrrr), wood issues, dirtiness issue, lateness, sometimes
lighting more then two folks, and did I mention lateness. But with proper
casting 90% of that stuff is eliminated. If a person getting minimum wage
can make it to Burger King on time and everyday, I can't see why someone
getting $1000 cash can't do the same. But ehh, That's life. I wouldn't
trade my job for anything.
your camera obsession and describe your collection.
I have this sick obsession with Super-8 cameras. My filmmaking background
is in film, so maybe this is my sick way of holding on, I don't know.
I started collecting these cameras about three or fours years ago. First
going to pawn shops then spending serious bank on ebay. I have over 40
Super-8 and 16mm cameras, projectors, and editors. So any opportunity
I get to have a hot chick on set hold one for some stills I grab it. My
website is all about these pics. BTW, I have many obsessions from Spawn
figures (350+), Football figures (300+), Football cards (100,000+), DVD's
(500+), Jerseys (80+), Gas masks, to Lucha Libre masks (20+) ... plus
my house is covered with old props from our films. I don't drink, smoke,
do drugs, I don't even drink coffee ... all my money goes into these weird
obsessions and these days mostly into those cameras. Those DAMN CAMERAS!!!
I need more!!! ***camera hand shakes, shooting eye twitches*
How many cameras did you use in your productions?
I usually use one main one, but sometimes use some kind of camera prop/equipment.
In Sexual Predator #2, I worked with a Super-8 camera and a projector
to project that footage. In Texas' Asshole Asshole Massacre I used a little
Canon Elura with a fisheye lens for the chase. In Youth'N'Asia I used
an underwater housing. In the next movie I plan on using my car rig and
How many porn chicks have you boinked?
That's a funny question. I got into porn to have an opportunity to shoot
and get paid for it. It was never about the girls, of course it doesn't
hurt having hot naked girls around. My concentration has always been about
the work, I have seen some lose their focus thinking with their weiner.
I am now going out with Kami Andrews and she would be my only porn chick
I have boinked.
What’s in store for your next movie?
My next movie is another SLUT-O-RAMA thing, this one being Dawn of the
Head. I got some fun things lined up for this one, got props being built
and music being composed. I probably jinxed both right now but time will
How many flicks are you going to make a
My bosses wanted me to make at least one a month but my editing schedule
is too overwhelming for that. Recently we hired another editor which should
free up some time for me to shoot more.
Who are your influences?
I am influenced by people who take pride in their work and spend the time
to craft their skills. I have to say I enjoy movies adult or other wise
that entertain me. No particular person just movies. I like turning my
brain off and enjoying a fun or scary or action filled time. With adult
I like hearing/seeing the girls interact with either the camera or a person
on screen with her. Seeing that they have personalities and character.
I am influenced by movies of that sort and try to do the same. BTW, I
really love Camel Toes. On the Youth'N'Asia DVD I made a "Guess the
Camel Toe" game and by winning you get 10 extra minutes of masturbation
from the girls.
Tell the perverts about your website.
My website as of a few days ago had trailers to my movies, but I had to
remove them for now. Big brother or step brother is watching, ssshhhh.
But I have a lot of cool things there. I have a huge gallery collection
of porn chicks with my Super-8 film cameras, some music teases of girls,
my bi-daily journal with pictures, articles, and lots of behind the scenes
stuff. The website is www.IamIvan.com. Thanks for letting me plug it.
What the fuck is Tom Byron doing w/ himself
Tommy is doing very well these days. He has stopped smoking and works
out daily. He is constantly in talks regarding new projects and ideas.
He still shoots/directs Ass eaters Unanimous and Meat Pushin. in the Seat
Cushion. I think right now he is prepping to shoot Black Up That White
Ass #4. Tommy is one cool dude, everyone likes him.
Does porn exploit women?
No. Adults doing adult things and it's no one's business. The women get
paid very well and make their own decisions, adult decisions.