Giantess fetishists out there can prepare to get excited. Coming in 2011 (probably the second quarter) is Apocalypse, CA (written and directed by Chad Peter) — a dark comedy with cult status pretensions (not a bad thing) that includes an asteroid apocalypse and — though the connection is unclear at this point — a 300-foot woman. Don’t let your imagination get too R-rated though, guys. Sure, there’s several beautiful women, but however the giantess got embiggened, it seems from the trailer to have affected her clothes, too. So you can forget Attack of the 60-Foot Centerfolds (US-1995; dir. Fred Olen Ray). This one looks much classier than that.
The world is doomed. Wry, cynical and full of off-beat humor, Apocalypse, CA is the story of ill-fated friends as they prepare for certain death at the hands of a massive asteroid, sex-inducing drugs, a three-hundred foot giant, and a horde of other unfortunate problems. Apocalypse, CA is an indie cult film of catastrophic proportions. (Facebook)
But it gets stranger.
Mysterious radio personality and apparent part-time genie, ‘Sassy Boots’ (Elizabeth Sandy) takes it upon herself to grant John Parsons (Nick Mathis) a few wishes five days before the world is to be destroyed by an asteroid. Only problem is John’s wishes aren’t exactly calculated, or even planned — the end result of which is a situation far worse than before.
Accompanied by his brother Hank (Alexander Cardinale), Hank’s friend Renee (Anne McDaniels) and John’s childhood crush Jacklyn (Erin Bodine), John and friends take the high road to Palm Springs — otherwise known as the ‘epicenter’, where the asteroid will first strike Earth. With a ‘bite the bullet’ approach, John and friends learn a little more about life and each other, all leading up to a wild climax of booze, fantasy, and guns-a-blazin’ desert adventure. (Press Release)
I guess we’re dealing with surreal comedy-drama here. At any rate, the trailer reveals a good-looking film with effective photography, a classy indie ambiance and decent SFX:
Apocalypse, CA stars Nick Mathis, Erin Bodine, Anne McDaniels, Alexander Cardinale, Elizabeth Sandy and Sarah Smick (pictures of whom can be seen in the Gallery below). However, here’s Anne McDaniels, Erin Bodine, Alex Cardinale, Elizabeth Sandy and Nick Mathis making a valiant attempt to squash themselves into one giant entity:
Visual effects are by artists Ryan Wieber (Ryan vs. Dorkman) and Teague Chrystie (The Pacific), Apocalypse, CA is the feature film directorial debut by Chad Peter (behind popular Internet short films, Sex, Drugs & Natalie Portman and Roleplayed). When asked for more giant-related details, Peters replied: “With the exception of the trailer, I’m trying to hide as much of the rest of the movie’s VFX as possible.”