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Buzzard -- Marty is a caustic, small-time con artist drifting from one scam to the next. When his latest ruse goes awry, mounting paranoia forces him from his lousy small-town temp job to the desolate streets of Detroit with nothing more than a pocket full of bogus checks, a dangerously altered Nintendo® Power Glove, and a bad temper.
Buzzard -- BUZZARD - in theaters and on VOD/digital March 6th, 2015.
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Joel Potrykus (writer)
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The slacker nightmare of your dreams.
Paranoia forces small-time scam artist Marty to flee his hometown and hide out in a dangerous Detroit. With nothing but a pocket full of bogus checks, his Power Glove, and a bad temper, the horror metal slacker lashes out. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Joshua Burge ... Marty Jackitansky

Joel Potrykus ... Derek
Teri Ann Nelson ... Carol

Jason Roth ... Kubiak

Joe Anderson ... Craig Kowalczyk
Alan Longstreet ... Gas Station Clerk
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Scott Baisden ... James
Trpl Blk ... Locksmith
Katie Call ... Stacy

Michael Cunningham ... Office Supply Zach
Crystal Hilliard ... Maid
Chris Kotcher ... Office Supply Kenneth

Lisa Mueller ... Bank Teller
Abi Obisesan ... Doctor
Michael Saunders ... Christopher / Mr. Skiba
Camille Vanderweide ... Hotel Clerk
Rico Bruce Wade ... Larry
Chris Wintercorn ... Rob Lewandowski

Directed by
Joel Potrykus 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Joel Potrykus  writer

Produced by
Liz Bruinsma .... co-executive producer
Pete Bruinsma .... co-executive producer
Andrew Christopoulos .... co-executive producer
Kevin Clancy .... associate producer
Sarah Ann Corkum .... co-executive producer
Graham Kelly .... co-executive producer
Joel Potrykus .... executive producer
Buck Saunders .... co-executive producer
Judy Saunders .... co-executive producer
Michael Saunders .... producer
Tim Saunders .... associate producer
Ashley Young .... producer
Cinematography by
Adam J. Minnick 
Film Editing by
Joel Potrykus 
Makeup Department
Chuck Potrykus .... special makeup effects artist (as Charles Potrykus)
Jarrett Taylor .... special makeup effects artist
Sound Department
Peter Fox .... sound re-recording mixer
Josh Tyron .... microphone technician
Camera and Electrical Department
Brandon J. Bowman .... assistant camera
Jonathan A. Clay .... still photographer
Scott Hickok .... grip
Editorial Department
Brandon J. Bowman .... assistant editor
Location Management
Ella Swift .... location manager
Music Department
Kate Richardson .... music consultant
Rob Steinberg .... music consultant
Bryan Wendorf .... music consultant
Other crew
Jayden Bodziak .... intern
Aaron Bruski .... post-production technical consultant
Aaron Bruski .... technical advisor
Michael Cunningham .... production assistant
Marcus Dengerink .... set production assistant
Maggie Doele .... intern
Ryan Minnick .... choreographer
Megan Poertner .... dialogue coach
Ashley Potrykus .... assistant to producers
Jason Roth .... production assistant
Paul Simmons .... choreographer
Bradley Smith .... post production advisor
Bradley Smith .... post production consultant
J.P. Sniadecki .... executive consultant
Bill Straus .... sales agent
Tamaryn Tobian .... publicist: SXSW premiere

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The spaghetti scene was filmed in one take. The script did not call for a long shot, but director Joel Potrykus simply stood by, watching in awe, as actor Joshua Burge shoved more and more into his mouth.See more »
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3 out of 12 people found the following review useful.
It's impossible to enjoy this watching this movie., 23 March 2015
Author: white_water

Too real. Too uncomfortable. This is coming from somebody who loved The Comedy. But I think that's what the director was going for so I can't blame him for succeeding. The build up to the great ending just feels way too slow and the movie is way too repetitive. It's a short film drawn out into feature length and it feels that, hard. I'm going to keep comparing it to The Comedy. The Comedy was slow and story wise it had even less going on than Buzzard but it was much better filmed and while it doesn't exactly go anywhere it maintains the feeling of like it's going towards something terrible all through the movie. Buzzard has that same weird, uncomfortable tension (and it does build up to something) but it's soooooo slooooooooow.

Nice effort. I'm glad it's a thing somebody made. But I didn't enjoy watching a second of it. Which is the point. But there are movies that have made the exact same point better.

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