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.
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 ...