Made on a shoestring budget, the film is being distributed by Oscilloscope Laboratories and will be released in the US on 5th August this year. Unfortunately, no word yet on a UK release date, but I’m really hoping it will come to us too.
Bellflower is written and directed by Evan Glodell, who makes his writing, directing, and acting debut with this film, and also stars Jessie Wiseman, Tyler Dawson, Rebekah Brandes, and Vincent Grashaw, all unknowns. The film was well received by critics at its Sundance premiere back in January despite its low budget and unknown cast, and watching the trailer (which you can, and should, watch here), it’s not hard to imagine why.
Taken from the film’s website,
“Best friends Woodrow and Aiden spend all of their free time building MAD MAX-inspired flamethrowers and muscle cars in preparation for a global apocalypse. But when Woodrow meets a charismatic young woman and falls hard in love, he and Aiden quickly integrate into a new group of friends, setting off on a journey of love and hate, betrayal, infidelity, and extreme violence more devastating and fiery than any of their apocalyptic fantasies.”
Glodell looks to have made an awesome film in what is set to be an impressive debut. It immediately calls to my mind last year’s indie film, Monsters, which I absolutely love, and whilst I can’t say for sure, I have a feeling that Bellflower will be my Monsters of 2011, my favourite indie film of the year. Take a look at the poster below and see what you think. As usual, click to enlarge.