Yours Truly has a part in the upcoming independent film “First World Problems” and you can catch a glimpse of my “Tarot God” character in the brand spanking new trailer (that’s me at 0:42):
Triple Threat Writer/Director/Actor Spain Willingham describes “First World Problems” as a meta-comedy horror and says:
“I grew up on crazy 80’s horror comedy, and this is my salute to that genre! I cannot wait to raise a little more money so I can finally show this feature film off to the cast, crew and my friends and family AND ALL OF YOU!!!
This is a total labor of love – to show that Horror is still alive and well – and that in my opinion it can’t live without comedy. They go together so well, and Directors like Lloyd Kaufman, Frank Henenlotter, David Lynch and Stuart Gordon are why this film exists. I hope they would be proud! I can safely say you have never seen a feature film like this one! If David Cronenberg would’ve made a comedy in his younger days, it might look like this.”
What’s the movie about? I am so glad you asked:
Los Angeles, California
People Persons, mega-movie star, is having issues with his current Godlike fame status. He calls on his old friend, Sherman Firecracker, to help him get back to his normal self and try to shed his huge ego.
San Francisco, California
After repeated film and theatrical production failures (The Color Purple “On ICE” , The Killing Fields: Cirque du Soleil edition) Sherman Firecracker turns to his best friend for help on his latest project – the most famous up and coming movie star, People Persons. They agree to make an indie film together without Hollywood influence in San Francisco, but when the cameras start rolling we see that People Persons is having a VERY hard time telling the difference between reality and the film itself.
As cast members start to die, and the film crew begin to disappear, Sherman loses control and fears for his life. The cast and crew begin to slowly become infected by People Person’s ego and fame…literally! Or is this just all part of the movie?
IS THIS REAL?
OR JUST PART OF THE REEL?
Shooting for this film has ended, and all pre-production and filming costs were financed 100% by Spain Willingham. The film still has approximately $15,000 in post production costs to be financed. Please consider donating what you can so this film gets the love and attention it deserves!
I really enjoyed participating in this project and I believe in Spain’s cinematic vision. You can read about the shoot in this post by Yabette Alfaro!