Worm was shows at the Strand Theatre’s April Friday Night Frights. This new film had not had many theatrical showings. The audience loved the film. When finished everyone applauded. The Strand is proud to highlight new works of talented filmmakers. Best of luck to WORM as it progresses to general distribution. The program notes are below:
Director: Doug Mallette
Producers: Jennifer Bonior & Jeremy Pearce
Editor: Ryan Kendrick
VFX Supervisor: Julián Herrera
Director of Photography: Robert Bennett
Art Director: Brooke E. Wood-Herrera
Special FX Make-Up: Abby Kelly & Elizabeth Goans
Original Music: William Mitchell
John Ferguson – Charles
Jes Mercer – June
Shane O’Brien – Reed
In a time where recreational parasites induce your wildest fantasies,
one luckless loser struggles to keep the life of his ‘dreams’ from
Socially awkward Charles lives in a world where we have lost the
ability to dream. He longs for friends and love but has to settle for
an over-bearing father and a cosmetically-challenged dog. When
the miracle product Fantasites, a parasite that returns our ability
to dream, hits the market, the world quickly gets swept up in the
phenomenon and Charles is no exception.
Charles sees the trendy product as a way to connect with the friends
he’s always wanted and finally get June, the girl of his ‘dreams.’
But, Fantasites aren’t without controversy. Fun-loving fantasies
ultimately give way to disturbing side effects, and when the product
disappears from shelves, users go to horrific lengths to keep their
brains detached from reality.
Charles soon finds himself struggling to keep the life he’s dreamed
about from squirming away.
-The film was shot on just a little over $7,000 and plenty of favors
from anyone who was willing to help support it.
-Nearly everyone involved in Worm were friends who had attended
the same film school in Nashville, Tennessee together.
-The entire film was improvised. There was never a script written. All
the dialogue, camera-angles, and so forth were made up the day they
-The film took a little over 2 years to complete in order to work around
everyone’s separate work schedule.
-As of right now, the film is not available on DVD but is hoping to
have a distribution deal in the works soon.
-The next film in the works from Untrademarked Productions is called
“Nuts.” Nuts is a bizarro, violent love story that centers around
people in animal costumes doing horrible things and having horrible
things done to them. For more info and promo art about “Nuts”
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