Straight to Video: The B-movie Odyssey


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

    LENGTH: 5 min. 13 seconds

    Straight to Video: The B-movie Odyssey

    • Alberta
    • Director: Cody Kennedy, Tim Rutherford
    • Genre: Fiction
    • Topics: Youth, Innovation
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    The vortex consumes a Video Store Clerk. Now he's trapped within the B-movies and must use his film smarts to survive.

    Type: Web Series
    Genre: Fiction
    Topics: Youth, Innovation
    Target Audience: Adults
    Target Length: 6 minutes
    Budget: $10,000

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    Cody Kennedy ,  Alberta


    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.


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    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

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