As important as it is to know how to make a film to begin with, what also matters is your vision, and how well you package it. Such is the case for the lot of independent content that I’ve covered in the last five years, and surprisingly, of which only a handful I notice are given the festival treatment. And I’ve seen my fair share of short films to be fascinated and amazed, as well as even befuddled that they would go straight online.
Rob Gordon Bralver is tapping into a world of crazy for his directorial debut and indeed, there is an air of eeriness to the reality show nature of the narrative we’re being offered. Bravler is tackling it all for his new film, Espionage Tonight, one that invites moviegoers to a grimey, off-road, fully-loaded adventure ripe and exploding heads and jingoism covered in more red than white or blue.
IN A TIME OF WIDESPREAD DISILLUSIONMENT AND DISTRUST OF OUR GOVERNMENT, A REALITY TV SHOW ABOUT SPIES IS CREATED TO WIN BACK THE FAITH OF THE AMERICAN PUBLIC.
Audiences go undercover on missions around the globe and see real world effects from the narrative the showrunners create. As the first season unfolds, we wonder – how much is real and how much is propaganda? Our charismatic host leads us down the rabbit hole and it becomes impossible to distinguish fact from fiction as the lines blur between reality, television, and movies in an age when everything is on camera.
Joe Hursley, Greg Davis Jr., Ganna Bogdan, Saïd Taghmaoui, Alexie Gilmore, Joseph Gatt, Alberto Jorrin, Fernanda Romero, Chasty Ballesteros, Masami Kosaka, introducing Adi Shankar, with Lynn Whitfield, and Sean Astin comprise the film’s complete cast. The Orchard is unleashing the gonzo and brutal political satire thriller on Digital HD and On-Demand beginning October 24.
Check out the trailer as exclusively revealed by JoBlo.