Friday, March 16, 2018

Indie Showcase: Badsville (2017)

The noir movie genre is perfect for any period - it might have been born in the early 20th century, but it is still going strong. A perfect example of this is the fact that it works in so many different settings and time periods. In fact, it even works for those films that are apparently outside of real time and space. Badsville is a new indie release that apparently uses the same principle to great effect.Here’s how the film describes itself:

A violent greaser gang is ripped apart when their leader finds love and is determined to leave Badsville - a town where love doesn't exist.

The trailer, which is super-short, does a great job presenting a violent and desolate place where the main character appears and tries to stay above the water. Badsville is pleasantly “clean” in the terms of cinematography - the shots and photography are defined and steady, focusing on the characters. The moment when violence erupts seems to be a crucial part of the life in the fictional Badsville. However, even if the place is non-existent, the dynamic of the life in a place like this feels more than real.
The film is directed by April Mullen and produced by David J. Phillips and Douglas Spain. At the same time, its cast is comprised out of veterans scattered between many new faces. Among them, the excellent Emilio Rivera stands out as an always-interesting presence on both TV and movie screens. All of the elements of the movie show a gritty noir tale that might be unhinged from any real spot in the world but is steadily anchored in the dark emotions that fuel organized crime and violence that keeps it going. Yet, the film shows us, even in the darkness of Badsville, a light of hope shines bright...

The film is now available on Amazon, iTunes & On Demand platforms across USA & Canada. Find out more about it on its official IMDb page.