A one-minute video clip in which Max Cavalera (SOULFLY, CAVALERA CONSPIRACY, SEPULTURA) discusses working with director Thomas Mignone on a motion picture inspired by the extraordinary life of Vanessa Del Rio — the legendary Latina adult film star in New York’s infamous Times Square during the ’70s and 80s — can be seen below.
Mignone is best known for his work as a rock video director, helming projectsfrom SYSTEM OF A DOWN, DANZIG, SOULFLY and MORBID ANGEL, among others. He also directed the 2007 feature film “On The Doll”.
Cavalera and Mignone previously worked together many times, with Mignone directing videos for SEPULTURA (including “Roots” and “We Are What We Are” DVD), SOULFLY (“Primitive”, “World Scum” and “Bleed”) and NAILBOMB (“Sum Of Your Achievements”).
Description of the Vanessa Del Rio film project by the filmmakers: “The criminal element that rose from the thriving adult shop area created some of the highest crime statistics New York City had ever seen. Our story takes place against this tumultuous backdrop.”
“The Vanessa Del Rio Film Project” is not a documentary but a feature film based on the life of a character named Vanessa Del Rio.