This short film follows the guy who doesn't usually get followed in the story. That guy in the background that you can barely see. What's he up to? Is he happy to be there?
In a gang of bad guys the story usually will follow the hero or the kingpin or an up-and-comer or a down-and-outer. When the gang messes up, the boss always kills one of his own men to show the rest of the gang that he means business. That guy is called Bad Guy #2. This movie follows the guy who just got promoted to that dead end job. Does he want it? How long will he live before the boss makes an example out of him too? What does his wife think? Is that a cat? All this and more will be answered in the short film, Bad Guy #2.
I'm a big fan of the horror comedy genre. And while this won't be attempting to be scary it will be taking the gore element from the horror genre. The Kingpin is driven by violence and crazy ways of killing. He encourages his gang to be inventive with their kills. It will be the type of over the top gore that made me laugh in movies like Evil Dead 2 or Dead Alive.
Another great thing about those types of movies is their use of practical effects. And we are really looking forward to doing all the effects of this short film practical. There's gonna be a gnarly face melt in this.
THE CREW SO FAR
WRITER/DIRECTOR. Chris McInroy. Chris is a writer/director based in Austin, TX. His short films have played in over 50 film festivals around the world and have won numerous awards. He grew up in Iowa and received his BA in FIlm at UNLV and his MFA degree, also in Film, at the University of Texas. He currently works as a director/editor of commercials for such clients as Sprite, 7-Eleven, Chase, Phillips 66, Windows Phone, UPS, Allstate and Ford. He watches an average of 180 movies per year.
PRODUCER. Berndt Mader is an Emmy Award winning writer/director/producer whose debut feature, 5 Time Champion, premiered at the 2011 SXSW Film Festival. The film was released by Warner Bros. in 2012. Also in 2012, Berndt co-produced David Gordon Green’s feature Prince Avalanche starring Paul Rudd and Emile Hirsch. The film had its world premiere at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival. Berndt and Chris have worked together on numerous short films and commercials.
PRODUCER. Ben Steinbauer made his feature directing debut with the award-winning comedy documentary, Winnebago Man, which was released theatrically in 2010. Michael Moore called it “One of the funniest documentaries ever made!” and Roger Ebert named it one of his favorite documentaries of 2010. Ben and Chris have worked together on numerous short films and commercials. Ben, Berndt and Chris all met while attending the MFA program at the University of Texas at Austin.
MUSIC. Bird Peterson is an Austin based DJ/Wizard. His originals have made him known across the globe with releases on Warner Bros, Ed Banger, Mad Decent, Sony, Teenage Riot Records, and quite a few others. His remixing of artists like Three 6 Mafia, MSTRKRFT, Tiesto, Feadz, The Wu-Tang Clan, Robin Thicke, Ocelot, Felix Cartal, Gucci Mane, Wale, and soooo many others have set the planet’s ears aflame. He’s shared the stage with such greats as MSTRKRFT, Diplo, Tiesto, DJ AM, Craze, The Bloody Beetroots, Rusko, Chase & Status, and hundreds more. He scored Mcinroy’s previous 2 movies and contributed music to Steinbauer’s Winnebago Man.
CINEMATOGRAPHER. David Blue Garcia is an Emmy Award winning cinematographer who has worked on many short films, feature films and commercials for such clients as Verizon, Sunny Delight, Dell, Macy's, Loreal, Phillips 66 and Ford. He very much enjoys helping a director bring his vision to the screen.
THE CAST SO FAR
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