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Tuesday, December 1, 2020

It’s a World of Masks in the Trailer for Micro-budget Feature, WRACK

The trailer for James Felix McKenney’s no-budget feature film debuts today.


Premiering today is the trailer for WRACK, a no-budget, feature-length experiment from writer/director James Felix McKenney (HYPOTHERMIA, SATAN HATES YOU, AUTOMATONS).

In the distant future, centuries after nearly all life has been wiped out by war, disease, and environmental collapse, the planet has begun to heal itself. WRACK focuses on four mutated humans, who despite being the only known people left on their world, still cannot get along.

All of the characters speak in a fictional language created for the film, with subtitles in English.

WRACK was produced by McKenney and veteran filmmaker J. Christian Ingvordsen (BLUE VENGEANCE, RAINING HELL) and stars Carol Ames, John Christian, Braxton Sohns, Emma Sugler, and Jennifer Boutell. The movie was filmed in Delaware County, New York.

"I wanted to see how little my friends and I could make a fantasy-based feature film for," says McKenney, "My goal was to do it for less than $1,500, and we managed to pull it off."

To keep costs down, WRACK was shot without a crew, aside from cast members and the occasional helping hand. Props and costumes were created by McKenney, often repurposing wardrobe and hardware from the Glass Eye Pix films I SELL THE DEAD (directed by Glenn McQuaid) and McKenney's own AUTOMATONS.

The original score for the film is by former Mink Lungs guitarist & vocalist Tim Feleppa, who recorded all of the music on an iPad while living in his car.

The film is expected to be released in 2021.

For more information on WRACK as it becomes available, follow McKenney on Twitter and Instagram and visit his Studio Midnight website to sign up for his mailing list.

Wednesday, November 18, 2020

New Sea-Borgs coming in 2021...


More details coming soon. Follow on Instagram and Twitter or join our mailing list to stay in the loop!


Wednesday, June 17, 2020

Live Virtual Artist Talk with James Felix McKenney
Tune in on Wednesday, June 24th at 7PM for a free virtual Film Artist Talk on Zoom, hosted by The Walton Theatre. For details on how to join in, visit the Walton Theatre's Zoom Room Facebook event page.

Hope to see you there!

Wednesday, May 13, 2020

Before Geeks Were Cool Podcast Episode 78: We Forgot Falkor!

In this episode, your hosts discuss their favorite dragons from movies. Also, Laree talks about a brutal Dungeons & Dragons alternative and Jim ranks the Marvel movies.

Hear it all on iTunes.

Tuesday, April 14, 2020

Before Geeks Were Cool Episode 77: C-beams Glitter

In their most tolerable episode of 2020, your hosts discuss their favorite films starring the one and only Rutger Hauer. 

Listen now on iTunes.

Saturday, April 4, 2020

Before Geeks Were Cool Episode 76: Movie Club - Stuart Gordon's Dagon

Your hosts are really phoning it in this week with a short Movie Club episode in which they talk about the late Stuart Gordon's Lovecraft-inspired film, Dagon. 

Dive in now on iTunes.

Friday, March 27, 2020

Before Geeks Were Cool Episode 75: Back from the Dead

The World’s Worst Podcast returns to add to your troubles. This topic-free episode features your hosts discussing Dungeons & Dragons, new Star Wars stuff and Laree's thoughts on the weather.

Apologies for the poor audio quality. It'll be better next time. 

Listen now on iTunes.