Fly into the South Carolina Underground Film Festival next month.
Go underground next month with the South Carolina Underground Film Festival (SCUFF), held Nov. 11-12 at Park Circle’s Olde Village Community building. The festival is all-inclusive, screening indie films made by both novice and professional filmmakers. SCUFF says that if your film is obscure, pushes boundaries, and has the chance of being laughed at by Sundance (in a bad way), then this is the festival for you.
One of this year’s feature films is the North American premiere of Fags in the Fast Lane, directed by the UK’s Josh Sinbad Collins. The flick synopsis reads like an Austin Powers flick meets … RuPaul’s Drag Race? Decide for yourself: “When Beau and his herculean sidekick set off to avenge a spree of violent attacks on his fellow gays, he is waylaid on a vital mission for his beloved mama, Kitten, when her GILF bordello is robbed the by the giantess leader of a grotesque burlesque show.”
Another feature film hitting SCUFF is South Carolina-produced The Theta Girl. With a tagline that reads, “She brought the pills. He brought the kills,” we are intrigued by this production, directed by Christopher Bickel. The project was funded on Indiegogo, where it’s described as “an original psychedelic existentploitation horror film.” Just watch the trailer, OK?
If watching a normal-length movie is so not your thing, don’t worry, SCUFF is loaded with short films. We’re tickled by the premise of Jeffrey Lamont Brown’s American Sock, in which a girl finds her soul mate online, only to discover that he’s a sock puppet (been there). Another relatable short flick? Crass, directed by Micah Troublefield, about a new couple trying to have sex in a parked car.
American Sock from Jason K. Allen on Vimeo.
As far as S.C.-produced fare, there’s the very short (3 min. 45 sec.) film, Veterans in Blue, a documentary, directed by Andrew Fox, on local comedian Brian T. Shirley, who served in the Air Force before going into comedy. 300 Years of Good features nine nuns interviewed around the Carolinas, directed by Julie McElmurry. And then there’s The Last Filmmaker, directed by Tony Flynn di Resta, which features Charleston area talent set against familiar CHS locations.
For a full list of films, and to buy tickets, head to sc-uff.com.