A few years ago, we told you about a burgeoning, super cool, indie film Scumbag. Since then, the “dark comedy” has garnered a mammoth cult following and is finally being released in North America, on all digital platforms. It’s the first feature narrative by Canadian-American director Mars Roberge. “I realize, almost 25 years later, that I purposely put myself in a bunch of insane situations where I almost lost my own sanity, so that one day I’d be able to make a movie about it. Here I am now, writing this from my desk in Hollywood”, says Roberge.
The story takes place circa 1990s. A young wannabe DJ, Phil (PrincessFrank, above pic), takes on a day job at a telemarketing company, working with crazy people, ex-prisoners, drug addicts and murderers. The time on his life begins to tick as he battles addiction, fights the law and tries to maintain the only sane thing left in his life, his girlfriend, Christine (Debra Haden). Scumbag premieres on iTunes, and all digital platforms May 1st! (screengrabs via the film)
“Shatters all film conventions with a sledgehammer!”- Hollywood Film Festival
“Take it or leave it, slap in the face comedy.”- International Film Festival Rotterdam