Hot on the festival circuit… "Night of the Alien" scores Official Selection at Dances with Films Festival - Screening June 4th
L.A. is in for a late night treat when the wacky offbeat comedy NIGHT OF THE ALIEN screens Saturday, June 4th at Laemmle's Sunset 5 Theater.
- Los Angeles-Long Beach, CA (1888PressRelease) May 17, 2011 - Leaving a smoking hot trail of rave reviews and uproarious laughter, "Night of the Alien" took the Santa Cruz Film Festival and Kansas City Film Fest by storm and will soon screen at Dances with Films in Hollywood, CA. Fresh, full of life, and highly hilarious, L.A. is in for a late night treat when the offbeat underground comedy screens Saturday, June 4th, 2011 at Laemmle's Sunset 5 Theater at 11:45 PM. The cast and filmmakers will be in attendance and available for interviews.
The clever comedy "…is "completely out of the box" and goes along the lines of Quentin Tarantino," says Santa Cruz Good Times.
The FunnyorDie.com rated "100% Funny," film is a clever mash up of science fiction, coming of age, psychedelics, conspiracy theories, witchcraft, white trash, pop culture, and of course comedy, "Night of the Alien" has quickly become a huge hit in the indie world.
Director Vaughn Verdi describes the film as, "The Hangover meets Starman somewhere in the Twilight Zone."
"Full of deadpan wit and smart-mouthed one-liners delivered by newcomer Shannon Lintner, Fran is disarmingly fresh and funny as she draws you in on her wacky journey in a Juno-esque way." - Hollywood Today
Stoner TV recently said, "[It's a] funny flick! The film's creator Vaughn Verdi has made a movie so scattered, stony, and stupid that it's actually good."
Writer/director Vaughn Verdi studied international business law then became deeply immersed in the LA underground scene, gigging with buzz bands, promoting shows, and recording artists like Heart, George Clinton, Nina Hadgen, and, the Jerry Maguire soundtrack. His first feature "Smack" premiered at film festivals all over the country. Other projects include the short "Tranny McGuyver" with Kirsten Vangsness (Criminal Minds) and "A Couple of Days and Nights."
Time Magazine reports wacky stoner comedies all the rage these days. "As an indie filmmaker, it's definitely a struggle to make a feature film on a small budget, but there's also no one telling you what you can and can't do. I was able to fly by the seat of my pants and take more creative risks," says Verdi.
The film follows the story of Fran, an unemployed slacker, and best friend The Lord of Evil and Darkness who are two lost souls on a road trip through the Southern California desert. Along the way they pick up a hitchhiker, who claims to be an Alien from the planet Zoltran. This unlikely trio then encounters Stoners, Strippers, Knights of the "square"-table, an effeminate drug thug, the vortex of destiny, and a master plan to take over the world via American Idol.
Thanks to Tony Barlo there is killer soundtrack that is, "An eclectic mix of indie bands perfectly matching the movie's unique tone," he says. Neil Lisk (I Spit on Your Grave) shot the film and sadly it was his last, he passed away in September.
The film stars a budding new cast of Shannon Lintner, Scott C. Leeds, Tabetha Wallace, Cole Fisher, Christopher Karbo and Chris Sheets. "Night of the Alien" was produced by Mighty Mite Productions in association with Smart Art LA.
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