Written/Directed by Steve Mims
Seduced into a secretly filmed ménage à trois, an angst-filled inept politician is blackmailed into murdering a lovable rival candidate.
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MEET THE WRITER/DIRECTOR
Clio™ Award-winning commercial director and independent filmmaker Steve Mims’ work has screened internationally in festivals, theatrically and on television. His 2016 New York Times “Critic’s Pick” STARVING THE BEAST documented the systematic defunding and radical reform of public universities across America. The Los Angeles Times: called it “…a jolt of chilling clarity.”, Variety: “polished and provocative.”, The Village Voice: “Alarming…a strong narrative with compelling cinematography.” 93% Fresh, Rotten Tomatoes(RT). His documentary INCENDIARY: THE WILLINGHAM CASE (2011) [co-directed by Joe Bailey, Jr.] won the 2011 SXSW Louis Black Award, the 2012 Innocence Network Journalism Award and the 2013 Texas Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty Media Award. Ann Hornaday of the Washington Post called INCENDIARY: “Nonfiction filmmaking at its most classic. Crime, punishment, morality and hardball politics make for an explosive mix all their own.” (83% Fresh, RT) Variety’s Justin Chang wrote of his feature-length narrative comedy ARLO & JULIE (2015): “…this comic mystery is a low-key, low-budget charmer.” (100% Fresh, RT) His 2016 viral political ad ELECT GERALD PLEASE was viewed 9 million times and won 11 local, national, and international awards including a Lone Star EMMY® Award.
MEET THE CAST
Brian Villalobos is a multi-award-winning actor, writer, and filmmaker who has appeared in more than 100 films, commercials, and stage productions. He has worked with such artists as Richard Linklater, Catherine Hardwicke, and Zachary Levi. He lives in Texas with his family, a phalanx of dogs and cats, and a borderline obsession with Paul Verhoeven’s Robocop (1987).
Lane Ingram has been doing improv comedy for over 10 years and has trained in Chicago at Second City and Improv Olympic. He does improv and sketch comedy with his wife in the Sid-and-Nancy-esque comedy duo known as Chlane, sometimes referred to as the “Horniest Improv Troupe in Austin.” By day Lane is a therapist who specializes in helping people with anxiety and co-hosts a podcast about destigmatizing mental health through comedy called Yeah But Are You Happy.
This project is supported in part by the Cultural Arts Division of the City of Austin Economic Development Department. Special thanks also to the National Endowment for the Arts, The Texas Commission for the Arts and the Alice Kleberg Reynolds Foundation for their support.