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Bellflower -- Woodrow and Aiden are best friends who worship Mad Max and spend their time building flame-throwers and other weapons as they await the apocalypse. Their dynamic changes when Woodrow lands a girlfriend and makes a new circle of friends. When his relationship falls apart, however, Aiden and Woodrow begin to act out their dark, violent fantasies.
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Director:
Writer:
Evan Glodell (written by)
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Release Date:
21 March 2012 (France) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
A love story with apocalyptic stakes.
Plot:
Two friends spend all their free time building flame-throwers and weapons of mass destruction in hopes that a global apocalypse will occur and clear the runway for their imaginary gang "Mother Medusa". Full summary » | Add synopsis »
Awards:
5 wins & 4 nominations See more »
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A lot of promise that dwindles as it progresses. See more (45 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)
Evan Glodell ... Woodrow

Jessie Wiseman ... Milly

Tyler Dawson ... Aiden

Rebekah Brandes ... Courtney

Vincent Grashaw ... Mike
Zack Kraus ... Elliot

Keghan Hurst ... Sarah

Alexandra Boylan ... Mad Dog's Waitress
Bradshaw Pruitt ... Mad Dog's Bartender
Brian Thomas Evans ... Dirty Trucker
Britta Jacobellis ... Neighbor With Dogs
Ceaser Flores ... Scary Man at Party

Chris Snyder ... Tattoo Guy
Dan Dulle ... Motorcycle Owner

Jon Huck ... Himself
Jet Kauffman ... Feisty Girl

Josh Kelling ... Fancy Waiter
Ken Bailey ... Homicide Detective
Mark Nihem ... Liquor Store Clerk
Joel Hodge ... Man Peeing in Bathroom

Directed by
Evan Glodell 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Evan Glodell  written by

Produced by
Paul Edwardson .... co-producer
Brian Thomas Evans .... executive producer
Luis Flores Jr. .... associate producer
Evan Glodell .... producer
Vincent Grashaw .... producer
Joel Hodge .... co-producer
Jet Kauffman .... co-producer
Jonathan Keevil .... co-producer
Josh Kelling .... executive producer
Lenny Powell .... co-producer
Ari Presler .... associate producer
Chelsea St. John .... co-producer
Efraim Wyeth .... associate producer
Byron Yee .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Jonathan Keevil 
 
Cinematography by
Joel Hodge (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Evan Glodell 
Vincent Grashaw 
Joel Hodge 
Jonathan Keevil 
 
Production Design by
Team Coatwolf 
 
Makeup Department
Jessie Wiseman .... key hair stylist
Jessie Wiseman .... key makeup artist
 
Production Management
Mark Steele .... post-production supervisor (uncredited)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Lenny Powell .... first assistant director
 
Art Department
Joel Hodge .... artist: Medusa book drawings
Aaron 'The Dark Overlord' Smith .... fine art canvas paintings (as Aaron Smith)
 
Sound Department
Scott Casillas .... production sound mixer
Mark Hensley .... sound re-recording mixer
Gordon Hookailo .... sound re-recording mixer
C.J. McCree .... boom operator
Joshua Adeniji .... sound effects editor: sound designer (uncredited)
Sean Michael Beyer .... m&e re-recording mixer (uncredited)
Rusty Dunn .... additional re-recording mixer (uncredited)
Jason Gaya .... sound re-recording mixer (uncredited)
Angela Hemingway .... dialogue editor (uncredited)
Steven Iba .... adr mixer (uncredited)
Steven Iba .... supervising sound designer (uncredited)
Zach Michaelis .... foley artist (uncredited)
Chris Terhune .... sound effects editor (uncredited)
Andrew Troy .... re-recording mixer (uncredited)
Austin Tyler .... adr editor (uncredited)
Philip Biff Vincent .... chief engineer (uncredited)
 
Visual Effects by
Wyatt Glodell .... visual effects artist
 
Stunts
Tony Snegoff .... stunt driver
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Brandon Michael Craig .... still photographer
Paul Edwardson .... gaffer
Vincent Grashaw .... camera operator
Joel Hodge .... camera operator
Jet Kauffman .... assistant camera
Jonathan Keevil .... camera operator
Ari Robbins .... steadicam operator
 
Editorial Department
Marc Brown .... digital film services: Alpha Cine Labs Seattle
Bevin Flynn .... digital film services: Alpha Cine Labs Seattle
Victor Franco .... digital restoration
Jannat Gargi .... digital film producer: Alpha Cine Labs Seattle
Kyle Dean Jackson .... digital intermediate supervisor (as Kyle Jackson)
Kristen Molina .... digital film producer: Alpha Cine Labs Seattle
Alan Pao .... digital intermediate supervisor
Sebastian Perez-Burchard .... colorist
Bill Scott .... senior color timer: Alpha Cine Labs Seattle
 
Music Department
Dwight Glodell .... additional score cues
Marcus Glodell .... additional score cues
Wyatt Glodell .... additional score cues
Joj O. Lorentz .... additional score cues
Kevin MacLeod .... additional composer
Wendy Maharry .... additional score cues
Jonathan McHugh .... music consultant
Andrea von Foerster .... music supervisor
Jonathan Zalben .... additional score cues
 
Transportation Department
John Benner .... car resurrection and supercharging: Medusa car
Rick Cushman .... mechanic: Medusa car Round 1
Christopher Nevarez .... car high performance tuning: Medusa car
Tony Pulido .... car resurrection and supercharging: Medusa car
Harv St. Mary .... car high performance tuning: Medusa car (as Harv St Mary)
Joe Trujillo .... car high performance tuning: Medusa car
 
Other crew
James Feldman .... production legal
Katie Gilkey .... production assistant
Linda Lichter .... production legal
Chelsea St. John .... production coordinator
Juard Van Dijkhorst .... production assistant
 
Thanks
Sean Combs .... special thanks (as Sean 'P. Diddy' Combs)
Carson Daly .... special thanks
Dean Devlin .... thanks
Sarah Farrand .... special thanks
Dave Gare .... the producers wish to thank
Trevor Groth .... the producers wish to thank
Scott P. Hart .... special thanks
Andrew Hecker .... special thanks
Jonathan McHugh .... thanks
Joel Perkins .... special thanks
Michael Rousselet .... special thanks
 

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MPAA:
Rated R for disturbing violence, some strong sexuality, nudity, pervasive language and some drug use
Runtime:
USA:106 min
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Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Dolby (Dolby 5.1)
Certification:
Australia:MA15+ | Germany:16 | Singapore:R21 | UK:18 (DVD rating) | USA:R (certificate #46766)
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Trivia:
Shot on hand-made, one of a kind cameras built around a prototype Silicon Imaging SI-2K mini.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: After they arrive at the birthday party, Milly hands Woodrow a bottle, the camera cuts, and she hands him the bottle again.See more »
Quotes:
Milly:Dude, it's like a James Bond car for drunks!See more »
Movie Connections:
References Mad Max (1979)See more »
Soundtrack:
UnderwaterSee more »

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44 out of 62 people found the following review useful.
A lot of promise that dwindles as it progresses., 29 October 2011
Author: Rockwell_Cronenberg from United States

Bellflower is an interesting film because even in it's flaws it kind of speaks to the kind of film that it is. Unfortunately for me though, that doesn't mean crap when the flaws are so blatant and intrusive. The film starts off interestingly, a really in-your-face turn back the clock montage that takes us to the beginning of our characters, two wild twenty-something youths who spend their free time (which it seems is all they have for some untold reason) preparing for their Mad Max vision of the end of the world. In their mind it's perfectly normal to spend their time building flamethrowers and tricking out muscle cars, which is so dumb and idiotic and an absolute perfect depiction of men at this time in their life.

The first hour takes a relatively standard approach to following these guys, but despite some pretty awful amateur performances and awkwardly obvious pieces of dialogue, it had a certain charm for me. Writer/director/star Evan Glodell gives an aesthetic feeling that was off-putting at first -- the focus falls off every so often, flecks off dirt come up into the lens -- once I settled into it I really began to embrace the tone he was going for. However once the film started to really get a rhythm going it decided to awkwardly jump forward a period of time (you can tell because the main character has a beard now!) it really caves in on itself.

It was going along smoothly but then decided to move the plot forward into more serious territory and then none of it worked anymore. Those bad performances became worse as the scenes progressed further and further into laughably horrendous melodrama with some of the most obvious and artificial character progressions and dialogue stretches I've seen. The film spirals down and down until it gets to it's last two chunks where I was just hoping they would clip the wings off and stop tarnishing the promise it once showed. There's a disastrous fifteen-minute sequence that felt absolutely worthless even before we find out that it actually is worthless, followed by the final act which just nonsensically rambles on for what seems like an eternity.

Ultimately, it felt like this was a premise that would have worked great as a short feature, but in stretching it out to something full-length Glodell really destroyed everything he had going for him. Still, despite ultimately being a failure, I think Glodell shows some promise here as a filmmaker and I'll be curious to see what he does next.

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