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"Foodie" is a short, dark comedy horror film where a man invited to a dinner party finds much more on the menu than he bargained for.
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We are familiar with the characters in our short video above.  They are called foodies.  We see them at the local farmer's market, they are in our neighborhood wine clubs, and they lurk in the chat rooms of our favorite web sites.  We may be related to one.  In some cases, we may even live with one.

Have you ever thought about your life in the hands of a foodie?  Have you thought about what you would taste like?  About what you would be paired with?  Which of your cuts would taste better, the lean or the fatty ones?  How you would rate to an opinionated food blogger?  I have news for you: a true foodie has considered all of these things and more.

The hero of our film is Mueller.  He finds himself in an unpredictable situation when he finally gets the invitation to an exclusive, underground foodie club and finds out there's much more on the menu than he bargained for.

We want to film this movie.  We need your help so that we can afford to take risks.  We want this thing to have special effects that every horror fan can appreciate.  That's going to cost some money.  We're working with The Mission Creeps, who loaned us music to score our short video, and who are planning to get us music from their new album.  We've worked with the brilliant Rachel Klem of Durham's Common Ground Theatre to help cast our film, and actors gotta eat.  There are some technical aspects that ain't cheap.  We're getting some special FX.  Plus, in areas where a handshake and a pure drive to display talent won't cut it, we'll have to grease some wheels with something, and the only guy we know to borrow money from is pretty shady.  Please help keep us off that muddy road.

Three grand on top of our own contributions should do the trick.  Anything helps.  If you can't spare it, please spread the word.  We got a horror film, will you help us make it?

CAST (of the preview)

(in order of appearance)
Steve Huntington  -  Husband
Jennifer Huntington - Wife
Eryk Pruitt - Bartender, Food Network Whore 2
Kenneth Phillips - Bar Customer
Megan Kirkpatrick  -  Wine Snob 1
Georgianna Grooters  -  Wine Snob 2
Meg Gavin  -  Bread Pudding Lover
Mark Pettit  -  Bacon Nerd
Amy Calhoun  -  Waitress
Gilly Conklin  -  Food Network Whore 1
Mark Barron -  Locavore Father
Miguel Barron  -  Locavore Kid

Titles and graphics courtesy of BRYAN FORK

Music Courtesy of MISSION CREEPS

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