Post-apocalyptic spoof 'Brock Bledsoe: Future Hero' to premiere at the Dances with Films festival

'Brock Bledsoe: Future Hero' is set to make audiences clutch their sides in pain as it premieres at the Dances with Films festival on June 13

                            Post-apocalyptic spoof 'Brock Bledsoe: Future Hero' to premiere at the Dances with Films festival
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Veteran actor Matthew Ellis, known for roles in 'Lie To Me,' and 'All My Children,' has decided to try out his hand at direction by helming a comedy short titled 'Brock Bledsoe: Future Hero.' The short film will make its West Coast premiere on Wednesday, June 13, at the Dances with Films festival 2018.

Described as a fusion of 'Mad Max' (the one from the Mel Gibson era), 'Tropic Thunder,' and 'Living In Oblivion,' 'Brock Bledsoe: Future Hero' was reportedly born out of a lunchtime pitch session with former Screen Gems president Clint Culpepper.

The short film will follow the hero as it's crunch time — i.e. time for a martini shot — and he just cannot seem to find any motivation and the film, his career, a beleaguered costar, an exhausted crew, and an exasperated director all hang in the balance. In short, it's a 'behind-the-scenes romp exploring just how far a crew will go to get the martini shot.'

It walked away with the Best Narrative Short Film award at the Arizona Underground Film Festival in February and is written, directed, and produced by Ellis, who has previously been recognized for his work as a trusted script doctor and studio confidante for a host of major motion pictures. He, along with producing partner Clarence Fanshaw, are also reportedly in high-level talks to produce an exciting, new episodic project.

'Brock Bledsoe: Future Hero' was selected out of hundreds of others for screening at the Dance With Films festival which is being held at TCL Chinese Theatres located at Hollywood & Highland in Los Angeles between June 7 and June 17 next month.

Having made its bow in 1998, this year's festival is its 21st iteration and has been taking place every year. Dedicated to representing independent cinema and stipulating that all films entered into the festival have no known directors, writers, or producers connected to them, it has served as a launch platform for aspiring artists.

This year's festival will also feature the world premieres of the Will McFadden-directed 'Doubting Thomas,' Brian Bellinkoff-directed 'Psychonautics: A Comic’s Exploration Of Psychedelics,' and the west coast premiere of Dave Palamaro-directed 'Murder Made Easy.'