My name is Aaron Parpart and I am the writer and director of Neon. I graduated from Nevada State College with my Bachelors of Applied Science in Film. I have been making movies since I was five with my brother and cousin. Every weekend when they'd babysit me, we would pull the video camera out and film something. From music videos, to short films, or to filming us playing sports. Filmmaking has been a major part of my life.
I am currently working on my third feature film titled California Dreamin'. A film that follows five interconnected stories on one fateful night in Las Vegas. It is like my love letter to the Vegas Valley.
Neon follows the lives of young women as they try to make it in the adult entertainment industry. Through heartache, jealousy, and betrayal, they quickly realize how tumultuous things are behind the scenes. The industry is full of excess, but when does it become too much?
During the scene where I had to do cocaine, my character is supposed to get a bloody nose and have a bad reaction. We were using powdered lactose for the cocaine and it was easy to snort. Just as we were about to start filming, I realized that I had never snorted anything before. So I decide to just go for it and we call action. I act out the scene where I have the bad reaction to the cocaine, but the camera man cut because they all thought I really had a genuine bad reaction. I guess you can say my acting was that believable. All joking aside, that was a fun moment on set.