Poorly titled, much buzzed about indie film, Bellflower has finally released a proper trailer, giving us an intriguing peek at its tone and style. I’m not usually one for those critic quotes thrown over the top of footage, but between those blips, a real moodiness comes through. The filmmaker and the actors are novices, the budget was shoestring, the camera homemade; this film is a true original and by most accounts, a wild ride with great visuals and shocking, violent twists. The trailer pays homage to Mad Max (the two main characters are huge fans of Lord Humungous), has a a bit of a Blue Valentine vibe and leaves you with a growing sense that something really bad is going to happen.
Here’s the official synopsis:
“Woodrow and Aiden spend all of their free time building Mad Max-inspired flamethrowers and weapons of mass destruction in preparation for a global apocalypse in which their imaginary gang “Mother Medusa” can emerge on top. But when Woodrow meets a charismatic young woman and falls hard in love, he and Aiden quickly integrate into a new group of friends, setting off on a journey of betrayal, love, hate, infidelity, and extreme violence more devastating and fiery than any of their apocalyptic fantasies.”
Bellflower was written and directed by Evan Glodell (who also portrays main character, Woodrow) and stars Jessie Wiseman, Tyler Dawson, Rebekah Brandes and Vincent Grashaw. The film hits theaters August 5, 2011.