Dixie Perkinson and I first met in 2010 at the now defunct Improv Olympic in Hollywood where we were both students. After collaborating on Screenwriting: A Love Story, a short Les Bohem commissioned for the Nashville Screenwriter's Conference, Dixie and I began to think about other ways to blend our respectively bizarre senses of humor.
Enter Noah Mucci whose equally warped sense of humor was readily apparent even within the confines of the advertising production studio where we met. Together, we self-produced a script Dixie and I had written about the darker folds of the film industry where human skin tags live amidst the sweat and grime of obsessive lust. It's a comedy, I swear.
Noah and I built out the set for Neil Flamengame's stalker den in Noah's unfinished creative space at 4th and Broadway next to the Self Help and Recovery Exchange (SHARE!) in DTLA. A lot of the fun of the character didn't make the final cut, but appeared in a series of shorts promoting the film itself.
The film itself was shot over three days between DTLA and Los Feliz. The location for Dixie's house was actually the first home Walt Disney had in Los Angeles, owned at the time of production by the keyboard player for STYX, who was inexplicably absent.
Acclaimed editor and then creative lead at Tank Studios, Jon Bertain, makes a brief cameo as a cafe manager.
Here's the full film: