Pulled from the Dada bloggy.
So, quickly, to recap: The Tale of Don Giovanni: That Indomitable Hipster is my first narrative film and a romping bike adventure. It’s around 24 minutes long and has more scenes than a drunken prom date.
It is the story of Don Giovanni as told in Mozart’s opera, adapted into a hyper-exaggerated bike hipster vs. anarcho-punk world on the streets of Salt Lake City with updated sexual politics. Wackiness ensues. There are fixie riders, mountain bikers, flashy hipsters, smelly punks, a transvestite or two, many instances of the word f**k, a sex scene, a rape scene, and lots and LOTS of bikes. There’s a dumpsterdoven BMX called the monarch and a man getting hit by a bus. The soundtrack is completely local and completely inspired and I weep to think of what I would have done without talented friends.
It took a tremendous effort to make and the work of many, many people, all of whom deserve way more credit than I’m able to give them. This project rallied people from all aspects of my life, and I was horrified I’d let them down. I don’t think I did. I hope you’ll come ride in the alleycat (which won’t be nearly as hard as the one we shot for the film) and attend the premiere with your fam and friends. Please distribute this flier far and wide, I want to fill the post and possibly overflow to do multiple screenings. This community rocks and I’m happy to be a part of it.
See you on the 24th.