TAPEWORM will celebrate its World Premiere at Slamdance 2020.
the feature debut by Canadian filmmakers Milos Mitrovic and Fabian Velasco is having its US Premiere at the Slamdance Film Festival.
The film that Screen Anarchy calls a “cringe comedy” introduces a loosely connected group of nobodies who trudge through their tedious existence in the dreadful city of Winnipeg. In just over 77 minutes, we observe the daily activities of a hypochondriac, a dull comedian, a loner and his mother, as well as two naive stoners. These less than ordinary characters seek a distraction from their pitiful and mundane way of life.
A loosely connected group of nobodies trudge through their tedious existence.
Synopsis: TAPEWORM follows the lives of a loosely connected band of nobodies, as they trudge through their dreary existence. A dull stand-up comedian is received with indifference from the audience, a hypochondriac seeks an escape from a loveless marriage, a loner plays video games and avoids his mother, while two young stoners seek refuge in each other.
SLAMDANCE SCREENINGS IN PARK CITY, UT (USA)
Saturday, January 25 • 7:15PM - Treasure Mountain Inn (Gallery)
Tuesday, January 28 • 1:00PM - Treasure Mountain Inn (Ballroom)
Both screenings are followed by a Q&A with the filmmakers Velasco and Mitrovic, along with actress Alex Ateah, cinematographer Markus Henkel as well as producers Ian Bawa and Kevin Tabachnick.
The ultra low budget film was almost entirely self-funded by Velasco and Mitrovic and shot on 16mm film, in their hometown Winnipeg, Manitoba.
“TAPEWORM was heavily influenced by the city of Winnipeg, a city in the middle of Canada, covered in dirt and depressing architecture, and although it’s not necessarily a film about this city, it captures the bittersweet nature of living in Winnipeg,” co-director Milos Mitrovic concludes.
TAPEWORM stars an array of non-professional actors such as Adam Brooks...
TAPEWORM stars an array of non-professional actors such as Adam Brooks (Adam), Sam Singer (Sam) and Alex Ateah (Alex). The feature is written, produced and directed by Milos Mitrovic and Fabian Velasco. Additional producers: Kevin Tabachnick and Ian Bawa. Executive producers: Stephanie Berrington and Adam Brooks. Cinematography by Markus Henkel. Editing by Markus Henkel and the directors.