I am down with the car in this teaser for the film Bellflower, the much-talked about film that screened at SXSW and Sundance this year. If I had flame throwers on my 2002 Corolla, I could burn away the morning traffic jams. Of course, the cops would pull me over and beat me senseless, but it’d be worth it. Sign. Me. Up.
I’m also curious about the movie itself. Evan Godall wrote, directed, co-starred, co-edited and co-produced Bellflower, so I’m guessing Godall isn’t passionate about the film in the slightest. Here’s the synopsis:
Bellflower follows two friends who spend their time building flamethrowers and other weapons in the hope that a global apocalypse will occur and clear the runway for their imaginary gang, Mother Medusa, to reign supreme. While waiting for the destruction to commence, one of them meets a charismatic young woman and falls in love—hard. Quickly integrating into a new group of friends, the pair set off on a journey of betrayal, love, hate, and extreme violence more devastating than any of their apocalyptic fantasies.
Sounds promising. Although the teaser makes it seem they’re in an actual post-apocalyptic world, not just a fantasy, and that last sentence makes me think it’ll be more about the relationship than battling dudes on motorcycles. Still, Bellflower is now officially on my radar Drive, Medusa. Drive…