What happens when group of unruly chickens decide to make a reality television show? Bad things, my friend. Very bad things. Director Carter May’s unique indie flick “Bad Chicken” tells the story of several birds who would like nothing more than to make it big in TV. When they cast a talent-starved young woman in the pilot and head to the desert, things turn extremely ugly very fast. I really don’t know what else to say about this one, folks. The embedded trailer and the lengthy synopsis kind of speak for themselves.
By the way — here’s that synopsis:
All Norah ever wanted to be was a reality TV star. She would send out her audition video to any kind of show that was casting, regardless of premise. One day, her wish finally came true. She and her reluctant boyfriend, Isaak, were cast to star in a new reality TV pilot. The only hitch is that the producer and his TV crew… are chickens. The “Executive Producer” and leader of this band of misfit chickens is “Charlie Chicken”. Eager for fame, Norah will follow Charlie’s direction with intensely blind faith. A instant bond develops between the two, that would ultimately lead to darker passages. Norah’s Boyfriend, Isaak, who only agreed to be on the TV show to appease his spirited girlfriend, can only watch suspiciously from the sidelines of the celebrity spotlight, as his romantic partner is manipulated and seduced by Charlie Chicken. Following the tragic death of Norah’s cat, Kardashian, she and Isaak and the entire chicken crew head out to the Joshua Tree desert, to film her spreading the fallen feline’s ashes. Deep in the barren desert landscape, the story becomes a violent battle of species… a Spaghetti Western like nothing ever committed to film before! Once filming begins, the true nature of the Chicken Crew comes to light. With Charlie Chicken as the ring leader, his two-chicken crew, Caesar and Carl, bungle along with comedic ignorance and irreverence. A complete lack of respect for privacy for their cast is just one part of the antics that make up the daily lives of these oddball characters.
Gravitas Ventures is handling digital distribution on this one. You can officially rent or buy the flick on iTunes, Amazon, Vudu, and other VOD services starting January 1, 2014. According to the official Facebook page, the flick is already available on iTunes. It’s your lucky day! Of course, there are DVDs available if you’re into the whole packaged media thing.
Check out the “Bad Chicken” website for more information. When you’re ready for some cinematic insanity, feast your eyes on the clip embedded below.
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