Directed by Joel Potrykus

Directed by Joel Potrykus

5 Episodes

Working defiantly out of Grand Rapids, Michigan, underground auteur Joel Potrykus makes scrappy, darkly comic portraits of losers, slackers, metalheads, outcasts, and weirdos raging against the system as they struggle to get by on the margins of America’s heartland. The four caustic, apocalyptically funny features he has directed to date—frequently starring the Keatonesque Joshua Burge—are presented here alongside the streaming premiere of his new satanic creature-feature short THING FROM THE FACTORY BY THE FIELD.

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Directed by Joel Potrykus
  • Ape

    Episode 1

    Directed by Joel Potrykus • 2012 • United States
    Starring Joshua Burge, Gary Bosek, Daniel Falicki

    Trevor Newandyke (Joshua Burge) is a struggling comedian and a pyromaniac. Not only does his act bomb on stage, but he bombs at everyday life, too. Fed up with threats from the cable company, Slurp...

  • The Alchemist Cookbook

    Episode 2

    Directed by Joel Potrykus • 2016 • United States
    Starring Ty Hickson, Amari Cheatom, Fiji

    Young outcast Sean (Ty Hickson) has isolated himself in a trailer in the woods, setting out on alchemic pursuits, with his cat Kaspar as his sole companion. Filled with disdain for authority, he’s fled the ...

  • Relaxer

    Episode 3

    Directed by Joel Potrykus • 2018 • United States
    Starring Joshua Burge, David Dastmalchian, Andre Hyland

    Doom and gloom are on the way. The Y2K apocalypse can’t be stopped. Abbie (Joshua Burge) is issued the ultimate challenge before it goes down: beat the infamous level 256 in Pac-Man, without ...

  • Thing from the Factory by the Field

    Episode 4

    Directed by Joel Potrykus • 2022 • United States

    A band of teenage metalheads get more than they bargained for when they accidentally kill a demon during a satanic ritual.

  • Buzzard

    Episode 5

    Directed by Joel Potrykus • 2014 • United States
    Starring Joshua Burge, Joel Potrykus, Teri Ann Nelson

    Marty (Joshua Burge) is a caustic, small-time con artist drifting from one scam to the next. When his latest ruse goes awry, mounting paranoia forces him from his lousy temp job to the desolate...