Comic shop caper Electric Man is a twisty comedy thriller inspired in equal parts by Clerks and The Maltese Falcon. Jazz and Wolf run Deadhead Comics. They owe their landlord £5,000 and the shop is doomed until Issue No 1 of Electric Man mysteriously appears. Worth £100,000, the comic is being sought by a number of people who’ll stop at nothing to get it for themselves.
In setting out to make a low budget British movie we deliberately wanted to avoid the stereotypes associated with the majority of UK output. So you’ll find no residents of council estates or mockney gangsters in this movie. Comic book heroes currently dominate the box office. Lycra clad characters doing impossible things against improbable odds. But what about the people that read about these characters? Whose lives revolve around them in the real world? What kind of adventures do they have? What we wanted to do was create an absorbing story about ordinary people in an extraordinary situation. The joy of our story is seeing how our characters react to that situation.
David Barras, Director
Screening with the action packed short Judge Dredd fan film Judge Minty (Dir. Steven Sterlacchini, UK 2012, 25 mins) which defies a tiny budget to bring the famous comic book alive. Judge William Minty has spent his entire adult life policing the violent streets of Mega-City One – and now he’s slowing down. When a lapse of judgement almost ends his life, he knows that it’s time to quit. He can choose to teach in the Academy, or he can leave the city and walk alone out into the anarchy of the Cursed Earth. Judge Minty is a NOT FOR PROFIT fan film, shown with the kind permission of 2000 AD and Rebellion Judge Dredd® is a registered trademark, © Rebellion A/S®, All rights reserved. Judge Dredd is the Creation of John Wagner and Carlos Ezquerra.
NB/ Screening in a venue for over 18s only.