Friday, April 8, 2011

This Week in Local Film: The Spook Lights Need Your Help

If you've got any money left over this weekend after shelling out for Daniel Johnson's mental illness, BARRR's comedy stylings, and the local veggies at tomorrow's opening day of the Farmer's Market, please consider giving some of it to The Spook Lights, who are planning their follow-up to It Starts With Murder to be called The Galactic Jungle:

"We're shooting a low-budget, high-camp melodrama detailing life amongst the bedrooms and boardrooms of our solar system's power elite. Think DALLAS or DYNASTY in outer space, with more robots and male nudity.

We would like to raise around $3,000 to pay for costumes, set-pieces, psychedelic lights, and spaceship building supplies.

We have actors, we have a screenplay. We have access to a camera and a microphone.

What we don't have are space stations, androids, and giant video screens. What kind of future is bereft of these things?

A few thousand dollars would go a long way towards helping us suspend disbelief for a couple of hours!"

Chip: "If I donate enough, can I appear nude in this film?"

That isn't listed as one of the options on their Kickstarter page, Chip, but a pledge of $1000 or more will get you a speaking part in their next project, and even much lesser pledges ($25) offer excellent benefits, such as your name in the credits and a copy of the DVD.

Go here to get on board!


In the meantime, what should we see at the multiplex this weekend?

Ebert gives Your Highness one star and writes, "Your Highness" is a juvenile excrescence that feels like the work of 11-year-old boys in love with dungeons, dragons, warrior women, pot, boobs and four-letter words. One of the heroes even wears the penis of a minotaur on a string around his neck."

Chip: "I'm in line as I write this. A minotaur's penis is comedy gold."

1 comment:

Scary Manilow said...

Yes, Chip. You can. We haven't met our penis quota... yet.