Fix It In Post, the latest feature film from local director Christine Parker, held it's DVD release party at Motorco on Sunday. I'd been wanting to see this movie for a while, and it didn't disappoint- this film has blood and laughs to spare.
After the show I had a chance to talk to the director about what it takes to pull off a project like this.
"We've been working on it since 2013.," says Parker. "It took us probably almost a year of preproduction because we were trying to raise money for it. We only raised about $5,000. That was the whole budget."
Despite the small budget, the film sports an unusually large cast, often featuring over a dozen people on screen at once.
"Every time we make a movie we're like 'we need to have a smaller cast, we need to write this smaller,' but it just never happens. There's so many great characters... we didn't want to leave anyone out."
The script, written by Parker and longtime collaborator Bill Mulligan, is packed with great jokes and gags. The cast- which includes Mulligan, Rebecca Larkin, Miles Snow, Lilly Nelson, Katie Carpenter, Alan Watkins, Shane Terry, Tom Gore, Carrie Jones, Paul Cardullo, Roberto Ghigi, and many others- deserve a huge amount of credit for making the humor work with their excellent comic timing. Parker agrees- it's clear she doesn't under-estimate the value of a talented group of actors.
"They did a great job. It makes all the difference in the world."
Fix It In Post tells the story of a film crew using their "wits" to try to adapt and survive after an apocalyptic event knocks out all their electronics and leaves them stranded in the woods. Watch the trailer below and look for more screenings in the near future. Fix It In Post is one of the most genuinely funny indie film's I've seen in a long time.