Ponceman’s Directorial Debut is here!

Ponce wrote, directed, starred in and Executive Produced this lil’ short film.

PLEASE, watch it and PASS IT ON. The more eyes that see it the better. Hopefully it will enlighten some of the people out there who think Down Syndrome means no hope. As you all know from Ponce, there is more than hope, there is success, joy, and a constant state of growing. PLEASE SEND THE LINK TO THIS BLOG POST TO ALL YOUR FRIENDS.

Director’s Statement: I’m Ponceman and I have down syndrome. Sometimes people say I can’t do things. Like acting, but I love to act and I pursued it and made it happen with my help from my brother and family. I have been in movies with Bruce Willis, Joseph Gordon Levitt, Emily Blunt, Val Kilmer, Rip Torn, Glen Howerton and more. I love acting. I want to write and direct too. I have written a lot of stuff with my brother, Scott Allen Perry, and then I decided to direct too. So I wrote The Bridge on my own and got all my friends to make it with me. I’m very proud of it. It’s from the heart, my kind of humor and it was a blast to make. I dedicate the film to everyone who ever had people tell them they were stupid or they couldn’t do anything good and got treated negatively by people. This film is for everyone, the artists, because art has no limits, like me.

-Ponceman

IMDB link to the film: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2911910/?ref_=nm_flmg_act_1

Superhero by Superhero: Chain-Male

The superhero who had to stay within earshot of his mother

Fallen Superhero: Chain-Male

Model: Josh “the Ponceman” Perry

What can I say about the Ponceman. He is my brother, yes. He has Down Syndrome, yes. He is one of the wittiest people I know, indeed, again, yes. Ponce as a superhero was a natural selection, he is a superhero in real life to many people. He is also held back at times by circumstances beyond his control like the character of Chain-Male.

Ponce was the 2nd superhero we shot for the book. We had cranked out the Double Diamonds at least 6 months earlier and we were going to knock out 2 more heroes in Louisiana, Chain-Male and Infinity Girl. We flew into New Orleans and got our respective shizzles together.

After the initial rifling through of mother’s storage we found boots with silver covers, gauntlets and a cool cape. I had also gotten some choice items from my buddies Ted and Laban, aka 2 headed horse productions. We did segments for the show Stupidface that Ted and Laban produced for FuelTV. They let me borrow this super shiny metallic orange one piece bathing suit and metallic hot pink short shorts. We procured some sweet goggles from Ozzie Dots as well as some spray in hair color. After I went nuts with colored duct tape we had an almost completed Chain-Male. He needed some sort of symbol though.

Lightbulb moment…. I saw a shiny blue bunjee cord and some silver card stock. I twisted the cord and put the silver card stock behind it. It had kind of an Egyptian, ankh-ish look to it. It sat nicely around Ponce’s nipples, which he liked. A lot.

We headed to the 9th ward in New Orleans and found some incredible locations. The giant anchors, 150 pound per link chains and enormous ship buoy were ripe for the picture taking. We just happened to drive by on a Sunday and there wasn’t a soul in sight. This location also gave us a solid element for our backstory.

We cranked out our shots and picked up later that week in Lake Martin, Louisiana. Our Brother in law had family that lived on Lake Martin which has the biggest population of gators in the US and also some amazing bird life. We got the lawnmower shots and discovered a bathtub that was just sitting out in the yard. We cleaned it out and when we turned around Ponce was already naked and ready to hop in. To say he is a sport is not even coming close to Ponce’s excitement on a shoot he really wants to be a part of, and this one was definitely one of his favorites.

An alternate version of Chain-Male in the tub… Uber-tarding

We finished off with a shot of Ponce drying off in the sun. I really wanted the full Monty naked man ass shot but our mother stepped in and handed us the multi-colored towel that ended up in the shot we used in the book. I still kinda prefer the naked Ponce butt shot, so here’s the censor bar version of it for you to relish in at your leisure.

The Black Bar of Naughtiness….

The problem shooting with Ponce is he rarely takes a bad picture. He’s got some of the best expressions and it made narrowing down the pics a very difficult task. In the end it all worked out quite nicely and the storyline is one of my favorites. I love the dialogue between Chain-Male and his mother where she tells him “Nobody is going to PAY you to be a superhero, but they do pay you for having Down Syndrome….” It’s a topic that is close to me. I have encountered a lot of special kids in my life and a lot of parents that want to protect them from everything out there in the big nasty ol’ world that could possibly hurt them. Sadly, a lot of kids are limited in their growth because of this behavior. It makes me sad and I really wanted to have that struggle between the parent and the “special” kid who, even though he was actually impervious to bullets , the mother still couldn’t let go of that overprotective instinct she had built up inside herself. So Chain-Male is limited in his superhero duties to only go as far as the abandoned shipyard at the end of the neighborhood so when mom calls out “Chain-Male!!!!!” he’s still in earshot.

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Mime Very Own Book Is Here!

Mime Very Own Book

This book will leave you speechless….

SAP HERE….

It’s been a long time coming and the hard work has finally paid off. Josh “the Ponce-mime” Perry does the foreword, Doug Jones is the mimeiest mime of all time, Adam Mock and yours truly wrote it, and the mama, Connie Perry, did all the costumes. It’s truly funny. If you go to Amazon you can see some selected images from the book and get it at a big discount. We’ll be doing signing and such soon so stay tuned. And if you get a copy go to www.facebook.com/mimemob and share a picture of yourself with it and leave a little review.

Thanks again for all your support. Honestly, one of the most satisfying projects I have ever been a part of and that feeling only gets stronger the more I hear people’s feedback when they finally see the book.