*Online Premiere* Tired of a life of rustling and snake thieving in Oklahoma, Roscoe and his loyal partner The Babe, make their way west...on a stolen horse. “Roscoe & The Babe,” directed by Nicholas Nazmi and Peter Falls, is a charmingly crude homemade western, both a parody and homage to the tropes of leaving for California in search of gold and women (rumored to be 10 feet tall). Roscoe and the Babe are on the run, making camp for the night at an abandoned shack, dreaming of wealth and happiness, if only they can elude the capture of Jensen, the man whose horse they’ve stolen. Filmed entirely on green screen, in unabashedly amateur fashion, the film gets a lot of comic mileage out of the cheapness of the production, but also with committed performances by Falls (Roscoe) and Bennett Clarkson (The Babe). Clarkson and Nazmi are two thirds of the team responsible for last year’s “Cinema Brut,” a man-on-the-street comedy where Clarkson plays a man recruiting strangers to act in movie scenes. Quite differently aesthetically, the films’ share a sense of playfulness and giddy excitement at the process of making movies. It’s contagious. [Watch on YouTube]. (12 minutes). Written by Jack Mankiewicz. Director, Editor, and DP: Nicholas Nazmi. Director and playing Roscoe: Peter Falls. The Babe: Bennett Clarkson. Jensen: Jack Mankiewicz. Original Score: AJ Calabrese.
For more on the film, read our interview with Nicholas Nazmi and Peter Falls, where they discuss the origins of the project, using a makeshift green screen, and cutting scenes. [NoBudge Members Only - Become One Here]