Dirt Cheap Comedy
"THE BEST OF SISYPHUS PRODUCTIONS COMEDY"
From 1989 to the present.
Perfect for a party because if you miss something, it just doesn't matter. Including:
"The Gods Looked Down and Laughed."
"The Gods Looked Down And Laughed" is a silent slapstick
that looks like an old film but has contemporary characters. A family suffers
the trials and tribulations of their own camping ineptitude in the Cascade
Mountains. The WOMAN attempts to open a can of food with a hunting knife
and accidentally stabs the MAN. The MAN blows off all his facial hair,
eyebrows included, with a gas stove. The BOY steals a dome tent and rides
it down rapids in a melodramatic chase scene. Ultimately, the MAN curses
the Gods for the numerous difficulties he created for himself. Dave Beck
of KUOW's "Seattle Weekday" called "The Gods Looked Down And Laughed" "...an
excellent example of parody."
Selected to the Rainy States Film Festival, Viva-8 Film
Festival (London), and Mondial International Film and Video Festival (Brussels).
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"...a hilarious short film by Wilkins about a
despondent middle-aged manager and a nearly inanimate teen-aged cook who
torment each other in a fast-food restaurant."
Plus 15 more (or thereabouts). "The Poet Goes Answers The
Door" is a parody of a flaky long-winded beat poet. "Cool Kidz" lampoons
music videos and suburban hip-hop culture. including "Court Jester With
Short Life Expectancy", "Mr. Hyperbole", "The Screwy Guy", "Eugene O'neill's
A Short Day's Journey Into Night" "Fart Perfume" "Ms. Hyperbole Lays
Siege To Government Bureaucracy" "The Rites of Passage" and "Grieving
--Paul Goetz, Washington Free Press
One hour, film and video, live action and animation, 1989 through 1999.