Press and Journal
Another new indie project has crossed our desk, this time from Middleton, Pennsylvania, by way of director Tom Richards. Chock-full of swine desecration, alcohol abuse, weed worship, satanism, and the grotesque birth of an inter-species pig/human hybrid, we figured it sounded right up our readers’ alleys!
Award-winning reporter Skip Jenkins from Community News takes a journey into the Three Mile Island afflicted lands of Middletown, PA, searching for the hard to find grindcore band Hog Caller. The resulting docu/mockumentary, interspersed with Hog Caller’s nightmarish realities, contaminated music videos, and toxic lyrics, candidly follows a reporter, a cast of locals, and an elusive band toward crisis, confusion, and more questions than answers.
In a sort of weird art imitating life imitating art circle, Richards stars in the film with Steve O’Donnell, with whom he formed a grindcore band called … you guessed it … Hog Caller in the early 2000s, and the soundtrack is performed by the two men. As for the rest of the cast, Richard told the local paper, Press and Journal, it’s comprised of a gang of Middletown actors drawn to the production by an offer of free beer.
A finished version of the 85-minute film was named the best local production at Harrisburg’s Artsfest Film Festival in May, and Richards is currently shopping Hog Caller around to film festivals from New York to Los Angeles. Check out some artwork and the trailer for the flick below and let us know what you think.
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