A rarity — a straight dramatic film, as written by new friend Jim Boyett.
Written and directed by J. Boyett
Featuring William Kozy (Father Barthes), Kelly Kay Griffith (Maddy), and Jane Elias (Cindy)
Photographed and edited by Bill Scurry/AmericanCaesar Enterprises
Theme music by Oweinama Biu
This is the welcome video I boiled up for my YouTube channel, and it works just as well here.
My wife Janice Erlbaum and I wrote, directed, and produced a short film using an elite crew of improviser and actor friends, and this is the fruit of those labors. This film is currently making it’s way through the festival process in North America.
Kevin Maher and Elliott Kalan (Daily Show) wrote a fantastic script that we staged on board a period-appropriate ship, detailing a lost conversation from “King Kong.” This was featured at the Gangrene Film Festival in Utah, as well as Iron Mule in New York.
To date, this Jon Bander co-production is the biggest hit I’ve ever had — we hit while the topic was hot, and we got onto Reddit thanks to a fluke and some decent tagging. It’s amazing how quickly it came together, and how big it blew up.
This is a series I created and curated with the help of a few friends, cineastes all, who were kind enough to recount movie plots with fevered enthusiasm.