Introducing “Crumb Catcher,” the dark comedy you never knew you needed! Get ready for a wild ride with this upcoming indie film, set to make its big premiere at Fantastic Fest. The story revolves around a newlywed couple whose romantic getaway takes an unexpected turn when they’re held captive in a remote lake house. But here’s the kicker: their captors are a pair of maniacally optimistic inventors, and their sinister plot involves some truly half-baked blackmail.
The movie promises to be a chamber piece, a unique blend of extreme anxiety and the worst salesmanship you can imagine. Brace yourself for a cast of hilariously despicable characters, each driven by their own selfishness and ego. It’s a recipe for dark comedy gold.
In this quirky world, we have John (played by John Speredakos), an over-eager server who shows up uninvited at the door of the newlyweds, Shane (played by Rigo Garay) and Leah (played by Ella Rae Peck), in the dead of night. John is armed with his precious invention, “The Crumb Catcher,” a revolutionary device that promises to keep your dinner conversation smooth as butter, free from pesky interruptions by waiters. The catch? John’s surly wife, Rose (played by Lorraine Farris), is there to back him up.
As you might expect, things are already tense between Leah, a rich girl and a rising star in the world of publishing, and Shane, an aspiring writer. The interruption quickly escalates the tension to new heights. What ensues is a rollercoaster of absurdity, wit, and humor, as these characters clash in the most unexpected ways.
This cinematic gem comes from the mind of first-time feature film director Chris Skotchdopole. “Crumb Catcher” promises to be a wonderfully weird and kooky flick that’s sure to leave you in stitches. Catch its world premiere at Fantastic Fest 2023 this month and keep an eye out for its showing at the Woodstock Film Festival this fall. It’s bound to be an unforgettable cinematic experience that’ll have you laughing long after the credits roll.