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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:
4 wins & 4 nominations See more »
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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
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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:
From August 2-6, 2011, the comedy website 5 Second Films released five films using the films director and Medusa car. Evan Glodell is a friend of the comedians who run the website.See more »
Goofs:
Incorrectly regarded as goofs: At the bar, Woodrow and Milly enter a cricket-eating contest and live crickets are shown. Yet later, characters keep talking about eating grasshoppers. This could be a slip of the tongue by the characters who do regard crickets and grasshoppers as the same type of bug.See more »
Quotes:
Milly:Dude, it's like a James Bond car for drunks!See more »
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Soundtrack:
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11 out of 20 people found the following review useful.
Mad Max Slackers, 19 September 2011
Author: David Ferguson (fergusontx@gmail.com) from Dallas, Texas

Greetings again from the darkness. This film is for all you kids out there who fantasize of a post-apocalyptic world in which you rule thanks to your killer muscle cars, hand-crafted flame throwers and total lack of dependence on society. You also treat bourbon as a major food group. If this describes you, please stay away from me ... and rush out to see this Sundance Festival favorite.

In the old days of radio, college stations would play what were known as "deep cuts". These songs were treats for the biggest fans of that artist and allowed everyone else to get a taste of a song that wasn't created to be a hit single. Bellflower is the movie equivalent of a deep cut ... filmed on a (broken) shoestring budget with driving force Evan Glodell as writer, director and lead actor. Glodell has a real feel for visual statements but I so hope his outlook on life is much brighter than the film projects.

Woodrow (Glodell) and Aiden (Tyler Dawson) are best friends and transplants to L.A. from Wisconsin. They come across as having ceased psychologically maturing at about age 15, though they are in their 20's now. Their whole world is tied to this poor neighborhood where they waste each day by boozing incessantly and planning their next flame thrower or souped-up muscle car. This is done with the intention of protecting them should the world turn into the deserted landscape seen in the Mad Max movies, which they admit to having seen way too many times.

As destructive plans are apt to do, theirs hits a speed bump when Woodrow meets Milly (Jessie Wiseman) during a cricket eating contest. What a great story to tell your grandkids! Anyway, Milly and Woodrow seem to be soul mates initially, but then things get complicated. Aiden is a very loyal friend and quite charming when he sets his mind to it. He stands by his friend through some staggeringly bad luck.

This isn't a movie that necessarily follows a traditional story arc. Heck, it begins by showing a scattershot montage of things to come (we assume) and none of it is particularly cheery. The ending is such that it's a web of "maybe" endings that allow us to determine just where the visions end and reality takes over.

It's no mystery why critics were so enamored with this one at Sundance. At times it plays like a student film project for a young Tarantino. Or maybe an early Kevin Smith movie, if he were ever addicted to explosions. That is meant as a compliment. Continuity is lacking on purpose and the rawness of the production comes across quite clearly and with power. Mr. Glodell will undoubtedly be given a budget larger than a credit card next time to see just what he is capable of. I for one, will be rooting for him ... just keep him away from me please!

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