We are ACE Vegas Studios, an independent film company based in Las Vegas, NV.
About Our Project
We're pleased to announce our new web series, Piece of Me, a horror/murder mystery/romantic comedy about Lisa (Darlene Dalmaceda), a neat freak with OCD tendencies who has been quarantined at home for several months because of COVID-19. Through a case of mistaken identity, she meets a pizza delivery driver named James (Benjamin Rodriguez) from Pizza Me who's a socially awkward geek. Then she orders from a food delivery app and meets Jimmy (Mikey D'Orsi), a drop dead gorgeous hunk with a massive ego. Through a series of misunderstandings, the three of them are caught up in a deadly love triangle that leads to murder!
We released the original version of our Pilot episode on Valentine's Day and subsequent "Re-Sliced" version on March 24th on our YouTube channel. We entered into an agreement with IFT Network TV, a streaming service based out of New York City that specializes in showcasing the best of indie films and theater. We are excited to partner with them and have our series stream exclusively on their platform!
This is our first film project since the COVID-19 pandemic hit in March 2020. It affected the Vegas film community for a while because we weren't able to shoot any large scale projects. While we're developing our bigger budget projects, we came up with a story idea that would use minimal cast and crew and allow for social distancing protocols.
How You Can Help
You can purchase a slice of "pizza" for as little as $1 (limited time "Pizza Me" special!). However, the more "pizzas" you purchase, the better our chances for completing our web series and other content in the future. There's no commitments to sign up for an account and we will have "toppings" you can add (extra rewards) if you purchase a certain amount of pizzas toward our goal. On this page, you can make a donation with PayPal or Stripe (credit card processor), but we can also take other forms of payment through Cash App or Venmo if you prefer. Just send us an email at [email protected] so we can send you that info.
We're very excited to bring you fresh, new content and thank you so much for supporting indie film!
About the Creator
Ready to watch films about quirky underdogs who find their inner strength to fight for what they believe is right? Then you need to meet Darlene Dalmaceda.
As the founder of ACE Vegas Studios, Darlene is well-versed in making audiences laugh, tackling taboo or difficult subjects, and bringing both small or large scale projects to the screen. Working with Darlene has resulted in the historic Riviera Hotel and Casino being preserved on film before it was imploded in 2016. She has also created opportunities in the Las Vegas film community by providing them jobs as both cast and crew.
When this Art Institute grad isn't working on her next film project, she can be found running her own online specialty boutique, Vegas Fine Pens and Gifts, that specializes in selling fine pens, stationery, and unique gifts.