Past Interviews…the directors of “Dead Dicks”Regan Macaulay
(Dir. Chris Bavota, Lee Paula Springer) TORONTO PREMIERE (83 mins) After Becca receives a distressing call from her suicidal brother Richie, she rushes over to his apartment and finds him alive and well – surrounded by copies of his own dead body.
MY TAKE: This is not the movie you expect it will be going in, even though there are Dicks, literal and as classy metaphoric descriptions. It’s about the cycle of death and rebirth. It’s about mental health and the traps it lays for those who suffer from it, as well as their loved ones who suffer along with them on their journey. But it also knows when to add a touch of levity. The characters are strong and real and connected. I wouldn’t say it’s a full-on horror-comedy, but it’s close enough for me. It’s no wonder this is one of the movies nominated for BITS “Bloodies”…gotta love a fun film with a unique concept that also gives you some twisted speculative fiction, a dash of gratuity (in the form of nudity and gore) that’s grounded with a message…maybe not so much a message as a bit of a study. This was a low-budget production shot in 10 days plus, making it all the more amazing.