In what looks to be a quirky post-apocalyptic indie action flick, Bellflower has released an intriguing movie poster. Out in theatres this summer, Bellflower will play at Austin’s SXSW film fest next week for those lucky hordes of movie groupies.
Evan Glodell’s fevered-brain child Bellflower looks to be a wild ride. Glodell not only wrote and directed this film, but stars in it. The story revolves around a gang hanging around the outskirts of L.A. and seriously preparing for the apocalypse. They build a car meant to battle post-apocalyptic evil, including flame-throwers, and name it Medusa. Woodrow (Glodell) and friend Aiden spend their time preparing for the end. When it comes, they want to survive it and come out on top. An enticing love interest immerses the duo in a scenario of apocalyptic love and revenge…and lots and lots of carnage.
In an interesting side note, the actual hand-built car (no CGI stunts or special camera angles here) will arrive in Austin this weekend to celebrate the film’s premiere. The supped-up Mad Max-style vehicle, in all its flame-throwing power, is the real deal. Glodell will show off his apocalypse-ready fighting machine in a series of demonstrations (that’s right, it can do everything it does in the movie). According to today’s press release, Medusa “is equipped with two fuel injected exhaust flamethrowers with a 30,000 volt ignition system, smoke screen, a bleach drift-kit, adjustable rear suspension, 3 surveillance cameras (all in which are controlled from the dashboard), a customized apocalypse exhaust system, 6-71 Supercharger, posi rear end, a self-contained oxygen supply for chemical or underwater warfare, a roll cage, stow-able fold-down back seat and occasionally holds a sawed-off shotgun in the trunk in case of emergency.” And as I’m not a car person I don‘t understand some of this, but it certainly sounds impressive!