WELCOME to Weird Chief Pictures -

Weird Chief Pictures was founded in 1996 in Salt Lake City, Utah by award winning filmmaker Iosua Tai Taeoalii (Josh). In its history that has spanned over a decade, it has produced everything from feature films to music videos to Television shows. With it's primary focus on feature film production, WCP has also expanded into distribution of Iosua & Adrienne Taeoalii's original art.

From 2004-2005 Weird Chief Pictures had been primarily producing in television, but in 2006 WCP produced a short film, Waiting which premiered at the 2006 Slamdance Film Festival.

In the beginning of the year of 2005 WCP's founder, Josh, began selling his spray-paint art on eBay and by the end of 2006, WCP had officially started distributing the artworks of Josh and his wife Adrienne Taeoalii.

In 2007-2008 WCP co-produced, in association with SpyHop Productions, it's 3rd feature film, Darkroom.

Watch trailers, commercials, tv segments, etc.  All produced and edited by Weird Chief Pictures at the WCP youtube channel.

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Weird Chief Pictures has focused on creating a stimulating visual experience for the past 14 years.  Founded as an independent film production company, we've recently expanded into all aspects of media, entertainment and the arts.

Weird Chief Pictures mindset.  For the past 15 years Weird Chief Pictures founder Iosua Tai Taeoalii (Josh) has been sharing his thoughts and visions with as many as he can via filmmaking, story writing and the arts.

Weird Chief Pictures has an extensive list of productions that it is proud to have been a part of.

Statement from Weird Chief Pictures founder Iosua Tai Taeoalii -

"I was fortunate to have been raised by parents that allowed me to follow my dreams and my ideas.  I've continued to  try and make the best use of that opportunity as I can.  I sincerely believe that the work I do is positively therapeutic.  I constantly strive to better my work as a filmmaker and as an artist and though I will never be satisfied with my accomplishments, I am very proud of all of them."


3.2 Percent highlights from the Warped Tour

Johnny Riche and DJ Sayo interview the crowd at the Warped Tour.  Some funny moments.


Plot Summary - Inspired by a true story, Darkroom is an insightful tale of David Mills, a man who develops crime scene photographs for the Salt Lake City Police Department with a false premonition of what impression the images will leave on his psyche. In this tale, David experiences a dangerous disconnect from consciousness, which causes an unhealthy division between himself and his wife, Coy, who is suffering her own psychological battle related to pregnancy complications. The family divide weighs heavily on their morale and while Coy agonizes over her strenuous predicament, David embraces a complex inner monologue flitting from his subdued generic life with Coy to the stimulating relationships that he envisions having with the victims in the photographs.

We were very fortunate to acquire the acting talents of Todd Bridges, Darren Dalton, David H. Stevens and Andrea Lockhart.


The official trailer for Iosua Tai Taeoalii's latest feature film "Darkroom".  Order it on DVD Here!

Box of Chocolates Music Video, edited by Iosua Tai Taeoalii.


Darkroom Distribution - In 2008 Iosua Tai Taeoalii finished a feature length film in association with SpyHop Productions and Black Sheep Productions.  The film was successful in the film festival circuit and we just recently signed a VOD and DVD distribution deal with

Fat Chance - Iosua Tai Taeoalii has just finished a script entitled, Fat Chance. Although still aggressively seeking distribution for Darkroom, Josh is hoping to get the script in to production very soon.

Legend of the Pacific - Weird Chief Pictures is expecting to produce a film based on the Samoan legend of Malietoa, the mythical warrior. Legend of the Pacific will touch upon many Polynesian legends, ceremonies and way of life, showcasing the unique traits of a people not yet defined by modern cinema. Much as Western films have done with the American Indian, we will explore the mystique and lore of ancient Polynesia. We will also employ the similar aspects of Asian Martial Arts films that illustrate their past filled with myth and magic, in essence creating a new genre of film.

A Man Afoot - Iosua Tai Taeoalii is currently writing a screenplay entitled, A Man Afoot. A dramatic love story about a Vaquero (Spanish Cowboy) tormented with the hardships of 19th Century western frontier life and impassioned with a bond between himself and his horse. A film that WCP intends to produce in the near future. See the teaser below.


Warped Tour - Taeoalii filming Slug from Atmosphere
1st AD Jack Allred and Director Iosua Tai Taeoalii on Darkroom set


I wanted to personally write to you and let you know how much your film impressed me. You crafted an original story with nuanced performances and terrific cinematography. I will happily recommend your film to other festivals and I'm sure it will play great wherever you end up screening it.
Re: Darkroom
Senior Programmer - Trevor Groth
- Sundance Film Festival