CHECK OUT: Alrik Bursell’s BROTHER!
– By Chris Barnes
We’re honoured here at The Slaughtered Bird to be sent some amazing stuff to cast our eye over before release and sometimes we’re even given exclusives to share with you guys. Here be one of those times…
In the tradition of the Twilight Zone, filmmaker Alrik Bursell has given us Brother – a drama/horror/sci-fi short, starring comedian Capone Lee, the host of the famous amateur night at the Apollo Theater in New York City.
I had the pleasure of chatting to Alrik only yesterday, when he explained a little about how his new 10-minute baby (with a WACKY sting in its tail!) was born.
“I approached Capone at a local comedy club after one of his shows and asked if he wanted to star in a short film. He said yes! I pitched him the next day and he signed onto the project, which we shot about two months later.”
“This was a completely self-funded science fiction film that I made 100% independently. I really wanted to honour the history of shows like the Twilight Zone and create a movie that works on the level of an indie drama as well as a sci-fi/horror short.”
The film premiered at the Oakland International Film Festival yesterday (Thursday April 7th) and I’m delighted to say Alrik has released Brother for us to share around… it’s below for you lucky, lucky bastards.
Brother is a indie drama/horror/sci-fi short film about an overprotective brother (Capone Lee) who tries to get along with his sister’s trashy new boyfriend.
Horror? You bet your impatient arse it is!
As well as Capone Lee, the film also stars the lovely Dezi Solèy and the excellent David O’Donnell, who appeared in Bursell’s previous horror short, Strange Thing.
Unpack the turkey and pork chops, sit back and get to know Brother…