A brief yet tense phone conversation between politically connected powerhouse Tom Buchanan (Mark Grant) and a desperate lower class thug named Judd (Eric Scheiner) over Buchanan's bisexual ... See full summary »
A brief yet tense phone conversation between politically connected powerhouse Tom Buchanan (Mark Grant) and a desperate lower class thug named Judd (Eric Scheiner) over Buchanan's bisexual wife Daisy (Jennifer McCartney), her working class lover Lolita (Christy Scott-Cashman) and Bartlesby (Angel Connell), the enigmatic head of Buchanan's personal security force, results in an interlocking series of actions which culminates in a brutal murder. Thereafter the Buchanans in a subsequent phone conversation grapple with the fallout from the crime, its alleged resolution, and the effect the incident has had on their open marriage. Written by
Filmmaker Angel Connell played the part of "Judd" while Mark Grant had his lines taped at the Sounds Good Productions recording studio because Eric Scheiner was unable to participate in the session as scheduled. See more »
A rolling line of dark video distortion which appears against the white noise ("snow") seen on the television screen shifts position multiple times while Lolita (Christy Scott Cashman) is strangled to death. See more »
I want my goddamned money, dude. I'll get it one way or the other.
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John Tecce was credited with providing "Security, Tea & Sympathy". See more »
Im currently a Cinema Production major and Ithaca College. I have taken many film classes including Hollywood and American Cinema and Film Aesthetics and Analysis. When i saw this film not only was the cinematography rubbish but the sound quality was more then horrible. A previous reviewer said that this compares to that of early Hitchcock. I think that statement is a punch at Hitchcock's career as a director. Hitchcock was an important director of his time and this is no where near his talent level. Overall "Beneath the Veneer of a Murder" was almost a disgrace to the experimental film class. Thought the idea was "unique" i have seen similar techniques used in other experimental films which proved to be successful unlike in this film.
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