The Two Gay Geeks have received another press release from our favorite PR Person, Patricia Chica of ChicArt PR. This time she is alerting us to a new Comedy of (t)errors film trailer for Hank Boyd is Dead. The trailer looks great, we can’t wait to see it to write a review.
Below is the press release:
Black & Bloody Comedy Hank Boyd Is Dead
-Limited edition DVD goes to 100 lucky fans-
(New York, NY) – March 22nd, 2016. Bag of Cats Productions is proud to announce their award-winning horror comedy Hank Boyd Is Dead will be released this Spring and will be available for rental and purchase online. Meanwhile, horror fans can enter a contest to win one of a hundred limited edition DVDs, all autographed by the director and cast. To enter the contest and get the latest updates, sign up at HankBoydIsDead.com before May 1, 2016. All entries will be verified and the winners will be announced on May 15, 2016 via HankBoydIsDead.com.
Hank Boyd Is Dead is a pitch black comedy of (t)errors that follows, in real time, a hapless caterer held hostage by a bickering family of sociopaths.
Written and directed by emerging filmmaker Sean Melia, this captivating tale of dysfunction and deceit has already won the award for Best Drama at the Atlanta Horror Film Festival and named a Platinum Award winning film by Spotlight Horror.
Says writer / director Sean Melia: “I started with the idea of examining what it would be like to be part of the family of a killer on the level of Dahmer or Bundy, and after their execution, who would be left to grieve and who would be blamed? But then I thought, what if he didn’t do it? What if it was his brother, and a woman hired to cater after the funeral found out? And from that came the psychopathic soap opera that is the Boyd family, an homage to all the clever, creepy stories that I grew up with and loved.”
The film was written to be made in a week (“it was all the time I could afford to take off!” says Melia) and was shot over eight days on a micro budget, utilizing every resource available. The director’s childhood home in Edison, New Jersey became the set and the cast was comprised largely of veteran NYC theater and television actors that had collaborated on several of Melia’s past projects. The end result is a smart, fast paced and twisted take on classic horror tropes which audiences love.
The ensemble cast give incredible performances that strike the perfect balance between absurdity and satire. Starring Stefanie E. Frame (Sarah Walsh), David Christopher Wells (David Boyd), Liv Rooth (Aubrey Boyd), Carole Monferdini (Beverly Boyd), and Michael Hogan (Ray Moon), Hank Boyd is Dead is written and directed by Sean Melia and produced by Sean Melia and Michael Hogan. Cinematography by Joseph White, Editing and Sound Design by Sean Melia, Visual Effects by Chase Gordon, Music by Chase Horseman, Audio Mix and Master by Rob Daly, and Calibration by Dustin Blowes.
Sean Melia is a self-taught filmmaker living with his young family in Brooklyn, New York. Previously, he’s directed three short films: You Don’t Know Me (2008), What Goes Bump in the Night (2009), and The Administrator (2011). All his films have been featured as Editor’s Picks on openfilm.com. You Don’t Know Me received the Audience Choice award at the NYC Downtown Short Film Festival and was reviewed as “…a minor-key horror tale told with a Hitchcockian flair” and “a handsomely mounted production that benefits from just the right choices.” He has written various feature screenplays including, I See A Darkness and Welcome To The Johnsons, currently available for option. Hank Boyd is Dead is his first feature film.
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Here is the official synopsis:
Sarah Walsh is a struggling actress who recently moved back home to care for her terminally ill father. To make ends meet she works as a caterer and, as the film opens, is left to tend to the post-funeral gathering for Hank Boyd, a quiet loner who stood accused of a horrific crime and took his own life before standing trial.
Sarah knew Hank in high school and doesn’t believe that he could do something so terrible. Her suspicions grow stronger after she meets Hank’s brother David, a local cop with a checkered past, his dimwitted partner Ray who’s charged with guarding the house, David’s mother Beverly who’s in the early stages of dementia, and Aubrey, his distant and obviously damaged younger sister.
Sarah’s suspicions turn to alarm when she overhears a dubious conversation between David and Ray and learns they were involved in Hank’s death and may have plans for her as well. Meanwhile Beverly has become convinced that Sarah is her long lost daughter while Aubrey pines for the affections of her big brother …when she’s not trying to ruin him.
As the family’s dark secrets are exposed and the bodies pile up, Sarah must give the performance of a lifetime if she hopes to survive, and all because…
Hank Boyd Is Dead.
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