FILMS 2005 AND BEFORE
are just a few of the crowd favorites from the
Backseat Film Festival from 2005 and berfore.
The funnest, most adventurous features
Funny, sexy and stupid short films.
The Backseat Film Festival loves to
show off the best in underground music videos for some great
rock 'n roll bands.
Just a few of the groundbreaking filmmakers
whose work we spotlight and continue to follow.
- 2002 - 81min
Quintessential Canadians Dean Murdoch (Spence) and Terry Cahill
(Lawrence) are lifelong friends who have grown up together: shot-gunning
their first beers, exploring the healing power of heavy metal,
and growing the great Canadian mullet known as "hockey hair".
Their lives are brought to the big screen by "documentarian"
Ferral Mitchner in an exploration of the depths of friendship,
the fragility of life, growing up gracefully, and the art and
science of drinking beer like a man.
Prison A Go
Go! - 2003 - 85min
"When sweet, girl-next-door Callista is abducted for "scientific"
reasons, her brainy sister Janie must solve the mystery and attempt
a rescue. But the only clue leads to a notorious prison in the
Philippines, where committing a crime may be the only way in.
And no one who’s entered has ever come out…because
they’re all having such a wild time! Welcome to PRISON-A-GO-GO!
The rowdy womens' prison filled with multiple shower scenes! Girls
running amok! Kung fu food fights! Ninjas! Mutant Zombies! Evil
Scientists, Prominent Product Placement! Genetic Mutation! and
Mad Mud Wrastlin'!"
Punk Rock Holocaust - 2004 - 95min
is the Vans 2003 Warped Tour. Bands and crew members are being
murdered and it seems the tour is being sabotaged. Rumors are
abound of a industrial, nu-wave, synth-pop sorrowcore band called
Brutal Enigma that was banished from the Warped Tour years ago,
have they returned for revenge on Kevin Lyman and the Warped Tour,
or is it something far more sinister? The film follows Warped
Tour Reporter Heather Vantress as she struggles to figure out
who is behind this ‘Punk Rock Holocaust’. Meanwhile,
Tour founder Kevin Lyman and his production team work to keep
the tour on the road and the evil record executive Belial (Lloyd
Kaufman) at bay.
On Wheels: The Texas Rollergirls Story (work in progress)
Bob Ray and Werner Campbell-Texas
This action packed, rock and roll roller derby documentary tells
the tale of a group of Texas women who create an all female roller
derby league from the ground up. These tough and tumble women
come from all walks of life and are united by a love for the fast
paced and brusing game.
The Making of Green Goblin's Last Stand: The Real Spider-Man -
Produced in Baltimore for under $500 in 1992, “The Green
Goblin's Last Stand” was intended as a demo-reel for then
Spider-Man director James Cameron, but soon became much more than
that. Without the director, producer and star of the film, Dan
Poole’s knowledge, over the years, copies of the video began
showing up at comic book conventions, and on sale at Internet
auction sites. Left with many questions to answer regarding the
film’s origins, Poole put together this award-winning documentary
that includes outtakes from the 14-month shoot along with footage
from previous failed attempts. See "The Making of The Green
Goblin's Last Stand" and uncover the secrets behind the death
defying stunts, special effects and the steps that led to the
best live action adaptation ever of Marvel Comics' most popular
super hero! SPIDER-MAN!
Wesley Willis - Daddy of Rock ‘N Roll
Daniel Bitton - 2003
Documentary about the late but prolific rock ‘n roll icon,
Wesley Willis. An underground cult phenomena championed by the
likes of the Beastie Boys and Billy Corgan of the Smashing Pumpkins,
Wesley Willis is The Daddy of Rock ‘n’ Roll, a 300
lb. schizophrenic who plays music to silence the demons he calls
“Nervewrecker,” “Heartbreaker” and “Meansucker.”
Friends Forever – A Documentary Film
Ben Wolfinsohn - 2003
Acclaimed documentary that chronicles the most uncatagorizable
band in America, Friends Forever. They will drive 300 miles to
play for 10 minutes to 5 people. They never play in clubs, only
from inside their van. They play what they call the “worst
music imaginable”. And they’re on a mission to save
Directed by Rusty Nails
Franny and Zoe wake up one morning ready to go on a high school
field trip. Their plans quickly change when Zoe drinks contaminated
water and his head becomes a huge pustule. When Franny comes to
aid him, Zoe turns her into a monsterous "zithead."
Soon the two of them set off on a bizarre journey, mutating other
teenagers, encountering strange suburbanites, and developing a
very unusual craving for chocolate. The army starts a statewide
manhunt for the infected adolecents as they struggle to remain
concious, try to figure out what's happened to them, and draw
nearer to a terrifying fate.
Bikini Bandits Experience
Steven Grasse – 2002
Everyone’s favorite gun-toting, hot-rod-driving, bikini-clad
avengers! Who can ask for anything more? Made famous by Atomfilms.com,
the most popular short film series on the internet are finally
given their feature film debut! Coming soon—Their animated
debut, “The Bikini Bandits Save Christmas”.
The Legendary WID
Jason Ferraro and Brian Galla
WID is Philadelphia's version of Gallagher with the emotional
complexity of a Weird Al inspired Andrew Dice Clay. This interesting
documentary follows comedian/diorama pop-cult artist The Legendary
WID and his bid for fame and identity.
...An Incredible Simulation
Directed by Jeff Economy and Darren Hacker
A documentary on the intense tribute band neither world. You’ll
discover an subculture you never knew existed. Featuring the incredible
simulations of Kiss, Led Zeppelin, Van Halen, Rolling Stones,
Molly Hatchet, Adam and the Ants, and the well known Neil Diamond
and Abba tribute band Lightning and Thunder.
Directed by Jessica Villines - 2003
Plaster Caster is an intimate documentary portrait of legendary
artist and groupie, Cynthia Plaster Caster famous for plaster
casting the penises of rock stars, including, most notoriously,
Jimi Hendrix. The film explores how Cynthia developed her unique
pursuit, follows the ups and downs of casting sessions with a
shy guitarist and an extroverted glam rocker, and goes along for
the ride as Ms. Caster prepares for her first gallery show in
New York City. Featuring candid interviews with "castees,"
candidates, and commentators Noel Redding (The Jimi Hendrix Experience),
Jello Biafra (The Dead Kennedys), Eric Burdon (The Animals), Pete
Shelley (The Buzzcocks), Jon Langford (Mekkons), Wayne Kramer
(MC-5), Paul Barker (Ministry), as well as author Camille Paglia
and artist Ed Paschke, Plaster Caster goes beyond the mythology
and asks the question, "is it really art?"
Directed by Jason Eustice
Shot over a fifteen-year period, Ambition Withdraw unleashes to
the world the most dangerous rock band, The Unsatisfied. For the
first time ever, the legendary sounds of The Unsatisfied can be
heard throughout horrific dream sequences and documentary footage.
This film reflects the reality of pursuing an unstoppable hunger
and the drive of human spirit, while showing triumph’s continual
downfall. Ambition Withdraw goes well beyond the average rockumentary
by exposing the unglamorous side of real life: working, touring
and raising a family. It also shows the determination of dealing
with disappointments and disasters, as well as the drive--the
drive that enslaves them to perform rock and roll.
Drunkard the Movie (work in progress)
Dir. Frank Rich – 2004
From the alcoholic geniuses that brought us Modern Drunkard Magazine
comes a refreshingly pro-drinking treatise on lost love, friendship
and, of course, booze.
Days in Panties 2 – Back in Straps a.k.a. Shapeshifting
Bitch (work in progress)
Dir. Nick Esposito - 2004
The sequel to last year’s cult hit, “4 Days in Panties”.
This one will feature more nude models, more recreational heroin
use and a whole lot more pussy jokes.
Rob Schrab – 2001
directorial debut of Rob Schrab (Creator of underground comic
books, Scud: the Disposable Assassin and Heat Vision and Jack).
Robot Bastard exists in an eight-grade- boy universe of Robots,
Rocket ships and cute girls. It has consistently wowed audiences
with its unique vision of a future-world imagined through a combination
of stop-motion animation, computer effects and cardboard costumes.
God Squad! Holywood & Divine
J.F. Kinyon – 2003
A hilarious and campy send-up of 70’s
cop shows with a strange, pseudo-reverent twist. The first episode
in a series of shorts featuring a duo of born-again evangelists
fighting the forces of Satan and Hollywood.
My Terrorist Dad
Jane Bussmann – 2003
family has their quirks. Her dad happens to be a conspiracy theorist
and a white supremacist.
Listen to Skippy
Kevin Maher and Whitney Melton – 2003
One of many short comedy videos made for the
ubiquitous NY screening series, Video Vaudeville. This one is
about a serial killer who takes some advice from his pet hamster.
Just the Kiss of the Hops
Steve Daniels – 2001
Two loudmouthed rednecks argue over which is
better, Pabst or Schlitz.
And Knowing was Half the Battle
Fenslerfilm Council – 2003
Nostalgic and hilarious, these are redubbed
versions of the PSAs that used to follow episodes of the G. I.
Joe Saturday morning cartoon.
Batman: Dead End -
The Joker has escaped from Arkham and Batman must once again bring
him in-once and for all. Unfortunately for the Bat, there is something
even more sinister waiting in the alley for the Dark Knight Detective.
The Adventures of Fratman And Pledgeboy - 7:30 min
Fratman, along with his trusty sidekick, Pledgeboy, attempt to
thwart their arch-nemesis, Creativeman's plans for a 3 day arts
and music festival on campus.
MTTV Cribs - 6min
Mark Colegrove- Baltimore
A parody of MTV's Cribs program, set in the suburbs of Maryland
Mondo Ford -
Recently discovered documentary indicting President Ford with
all kinds of things.
The King & Dick - 8min
Selection of the 2002 Sundance Film Festival, Based on actual
transcripts from the historic 1974 meeting between President Nixon
and Elvis Presley.
The Creepees vs. Robot Monster #2 - 16min
Sequel to “The Collegians Are Go!”
Harry Knuckles and the Siege of the Leopard Lady –
6 Episodes, 2min each
From the Award-winning Canadians that brought you “Jesus
Christ, Vampire Hunter”, comes this hard-boiled, action-packed,
six-part serial starring Harry Knuckles in his latest adventure!
The Ramones and I - 5min
Personal documentary featuring never-before-seen-footage from
Birthday in Brooklyn - 10min
Ribald misadventures ensue as a father uses a dead terrorist to
bond with his son.
Crayfish, More Like Gayfish - 8min
A homosexual crayfish struggles to be accepted by his father and
Locust “Solar Panel Asses”- 0:25min
The Locust “23 Schizophrenics Lubed Up with Delusions of
Grandeur”- 1 min
Music videos for San Diego’s fastest, most insane band.
Nashville Pussy Music Video - 3min
Jeff Krulik is a prolific and award-winning documentary filmmaker
based in Washington, D.C. Krulik is known for his profiles of
unusual people and for bringing a trademark blend of curiosity,
humor and compassion to his films including Heavy Metal Parking
Lot, I Created Lancelot Link, and Ernest Borgnine on the Bus.
We are proud to be screening selections from his work, icluding
his latest film documenting the vanishing tradition of the circus
sideshow. "Traveling Sideshow: Shocked and Amazed! is my
dream project. This one hour documentary—based on and around
the book series James Taylor’s Shocked and Amazed On and
Off the Midway -- is my effort to preserve sideshow history, and
pay tribute to the great performers and human oddities of past
and present." - Jeff Krulik
World famous short film and music video maker that brought us
“Santiago vs. Wigface”, “The Ramones and I”
as well as videos for groundbreaking bands like Arab on Radar
and The Locust. We also present his brilliant feature opus concerning
teenage zombies, “Acne”.
With an obsession for ex-presidents, conspiracy theories and rock
‘n roll music, we feature many of this Texan’s short
films, including the brand-new sequel to the crowd favorite “The
Collegians Are Go!”, “The Creepees vs. Robot Monster
Canadian filmmaker responsible for the highly acclaimed “Jesus
Christ Vampire Hunter” as well as the exciting “Harry
Knuckles” series of short films.
The first and only sketch comedy troupe from Queens, NY. Their
latest, “Welcome to Queens” is a human interest piece
focusing on such characters as Fifi, the Renegade Stripper and
the crime fighting troubadour, Guitar Cop. With Cheese Theatre,
the comedy never starts.
Sike Trike is a collective of video makers from Baltimore, Maryland,
USA. That probably explains why they are so strange. They make
in-camera-edited short films for fun. About 140 in total, maybe
more, all of which end up available on their website for download.