A hit man gets the job to go see the "girl downtown", he gets dressed in drag, gets accosted by a horny drunk whom he quickly dispenses of, and surprises the 'girl' with a few tricks up his sleeve. Only it turns out she may be holding the ace in the deck.
This short was culled from a feature script written with Jan Firek, we made a sample trailer here:
Mike Nelson (Kurt Mattsen)is a young aspiring actor who is introduced by a friend to a mysterious gentleman named Mr. Christian (John Crowther). Mr. Christian explains he has a grant to research ang quantify creativity. What seperates an ordinary painter from Picasso, an ordinary scribe from Fitzgerald, etc. and what if one could harness and tap into that creativity?In exchange for Mike's participation he is promised an entree into the theatre world as Mr. christian can call upon his wide array of connections in the art world due to his studies thus far. All Mike has to do is watch and read some videos and essays he's been given and respond with some sort of improvizational monologue.
Things begin well enough for Mike as he has been called back on some auditions, however, the materials he has been presented leave a lasting an unwanted impression. He feels he may even be programmed somehow. Even more disturbing is that Mike has reason to believe several of the programs past participants may have gone on murderous shooting sprees. However, because of Mike's confused state of mind it is hard for him to know whether this is just in his head or not. Will Mike be the next victim, and most importantly who is Mr. Christian?
While this film comes under the guise of a thriller, it is really a meditative piece on the nature of violence in the U.S. and offers in it's subtext a few possible reasons why...
Coming soon to DVD
God Save the Queen
God Save The Queen starts as a lyrical, meditative appreciation of the beauty of California's central coast and quickly shifts into an explosive polemic charged with political overtones about current US foreign policy in Iraq and recent world events and how the two are inextricably linked.
Coming soon to DVD