Couldn’t be more happy to have Variety announce Wyatt Russell and Melanie Lynskey joining the already announced cast of Alex Karpovsky and Liza Oppenheimer on my first feature, Folk Hero & Funny Guy. Thanks so much to Susanne Scheel for her stellar work on casting and Ryland Aldrich for his continued producing excellence!
Thanks to Gary Kramer of Salon for putting It’s A Disaster on his “10 Most Underated Movies of 2013” list. Proud to be in with some very good company. Full article HERE. Movie is now availible to watch on Netflix streaming.
“It’s a Disaster”
Sure, “This Is the End” was the apocalyptic comedy of the year, but that’s because it had more stars than “It’s a Disaster” had viewers. A couples’ brunch goes south fast when a bunch of dirty bombs are set off in Los Angeles. The guests, who are slightly tetchy to begin with, soon have their own very funny meltdowns. Secrets are spilled like toxic waste, and relationships — between friends and/or lovers — go nuclear. The film, written and directed by Todd Berger (who has a wry cameo as a hazmat-suited single neighbor), is full of hilarious deadpan banter. “It’s a Disaster” is a terrific comedy of manners, puncturing human foibles in debates about the importance of punctuality, and asking larger moral and ethical questions about the breakdown of society and what heaven is like. The film features uniformly amusing performances from the entire ensemble cast with America Ferrara and Julia Stiles the standouts.
Thanks to IndieWire’s Playlist for giving me and the cast of It’s A Disaster a shout out on their “25 Breakthrough Performances of 2013" list. Very good company indeed.
“While it was overshadowed somewhat by “This Is The End" and "The World’s End,” apocalyptic indie-comedy “It’s A Disaster" gave David Cross, Julia Stiles their best, wickedly funny comedic roles in years, while giving great showcases to less familiar big-screen faces like Erinn Hayes, Rachel Boston, America Ferrera, Kevin M. Brennan, Blaise Miller and Jeff Grace. ”