Straight to Video: The B-movie Odyssey Box Art image
  • Alberta
  • Cody Kennedy, Tim Rutherford
  • Fiction
  • Innovation, Youth

Straight to Video: The B-movie Odyssey: Pilot Episode

LENGTH: 5 min. 13 seconds

Video store clerk Kevin is closing his doors forever. When accidentally unleashes a vortex inside the store it pulls him in the movies. Now, he must fight his way through different genre films to live.



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Logline

The vortex consumes a Video Store Clerk. Now he's trapped within the B-movies and must use his film smarts to survive.

Synopsis

Kevin, jaded video store owner, rises from behind a desk, jerry can in hand. Gas splashes out onto racks of movies. The video store has met it's end, the love he had once had for the films of the straight to video era is gone. His bags are packed behind him; he strikes a match. The return slot flings open and gusts of air howl through the room; dousing the flame. A mysterious BETA case drops in from the opening. Curiosity piqued; he puts it in his vintage player. The TV screen flickers momentarily; then erupts as a large rotating black hole vortex pours out. Everything in the room collapses, pulled into it, including Kevin. Screams and ominous laughter wake him. In a twisted turn of fate, he is trapped inside his B-movies, and must fight the terrors around him to end this video nightmare.


Links

Facebook Page
Twitter
National Screen Institute short film
House of Heathens archive
LunchmeatVHS.com Interview with Directors

Created By

Cody  Kennedy
Cody Kennedy
Alberta

Fiction
Youth, Innovation
Adults
6 minutes
$10,000

Team

One by one we've turned all of our closest friends into the valuable artists on our team. We've all found a place in the video store and behind the scenes to bring this Odyssey to life. W

Cody  Kennedy

Cody Kennedy
Alberta

Project Lead, Director, Writer, Producer

Brandon Boucher

Brandon Boucher
Alberta

Editor, Camera Operator, Lighting

Angela Seehagen

Angela Seehagen
Alberta

Production Manager, Music Video Filmmaker Lead

Matt Novak

Matt Novak
Alberta

Producer

Community Connections

Production Design

Promo Plan