It is true. Flat Quack Films is announcing our newest short, Sleepo. The dark comedy is penned by award winning Nester writer/director, Chuck Starzenksi and will feature the directorial debut of Tough Case executive producer, Miranda Limonczenko. What little information that has been revealed about the film is that it focuses on an insomniac named Randall, who is provided with a sleep machine by the mega-corporation Harmony United. What follows are eerie results.
Set to star in the film is ex-Woody Allan impersonator, Timothy James Markham, in his return to acting after an eight month hiatus in central America. "Just when I thought I was out, they pull me back in" said Michael Corleone in The Godfather Part 3 but could have easily been said by Markham. Co-stars of the film are FQF alumni, Anthony F. Guzman and Spencer Park, best known for their roles in the teenage sex romp, A' for Effort, and the 50's themed sci-fi comedy, Time Odyssey.
Park is back from his Greek tour with his alternative hip-hop, electronic, jazz group Park Brothers from Norway and Guzman is back from the hit Honduran soap opera, ¡El Hospital de Mucho Sexo! "This is much different than saying something sexually suggestive and winking at the camera like usual" said Guzman, who has since accepting the role of Troy has been researching his role by visiting Guerneville's active nightlife. Park on the other hand prefers to avoid the scrutinizing eyes of the public and does most of his preparation locked inside of his secluded cabin in the woods. He had no comment to give due to his method vow of silence until the day of production.
Producing this film is Hollywood legend, Cecil W. Dixon. "They come. They take the money. They leave. None of it means anything anymore. Just let it end" says Dixon. The octogenarian has been FQF's biggest financial supporter since his social security checks have been directly deposited into the studios bank account. So far, Dixon and the Flat Pack's partnership seems to have no ending in sight.
Considering the pool of talent assembled for this project it's hard to imagine it becoming a complete and utter failure that forces the studio to never make a film again. Fingers crossed.