Evan Glodell went through a nasty break-up in 2003, and in an effort to get past the heartache, he poured all his pain into writing the script for "Bellflower," which is set to be released in select theaters this Friday. It tells the story of a guy named Woodrow (played by Glodell) who's moved to LA with his best friend Aidan (Tyler Dawson), with whom he shares an obsession with "Mad Max," the seminal Mel Gibson film, directed by George Miller, that came out two years before Glodell was born.
Together, Woodrow and Aiden pay homage to the film by making a flamethrower and tricking out a '72 Buick Skylark named Medusa—all of this is done just in case the Apocalypse should actually come, though there's no reason to think it's on the horizon. But Woodrow becomes distracted by a gorgeous blonde, Milly (Jessie Wiseman), who completely ruins the poor guy, sending his life spinning out of control.
We spoke recently with Glodell about "Bellflower," one of the most original, intense and entertaining film's we've seen this year, and the writer-director-producer-star confessed to a deep desire to have his film become a part of the "Mad Max" legend.
SR: Are you aware of the ("Mad Max") reboot “Fury Road” with Tom Hardy?
EG: Yes I am.
SR: And how do you feel about that?
EG: I really, really wish there was a way that I could get the Medusa car in. But other than that, I’m just excited to see it. I’m stoked because obviously…
SR: Have you reached out to them?
EG: I don’t know how to.
SR: You don’t know how to? I found you, you can get to them.
EG: Can I?
SR: Sure, I’m just a jerk who sits in a cubicle all day.
EG: Oh, OK. Well, because you’re saying this, literally, I’m going to try and find out how far I can get with that tomorrow.
SR: It’s a perfect fit, isn’t it?
EG: Well, I don’t know, I don’t know what George Miller is thinking, cause I’m sure this car would save some money because its just one less car that you have to bill that you’re just even using in the background. But then again, I know how it is when people think they know what you’re thinking and they’re like, Oh wouldn’t it be cool if this happened in your movie after they read the script and you’re like, Yeah…So I don’t want to be that guy to George Miller, like, Hey, George, put this in your movie and he’s like, OK…
With a matte black finish, 30-foot flames that shoot out the back, a 455 under the hood and her name emblazoned along the side in giant block letters, Medusa would fit seamlessly into the background of George Miller's new film. Miller would be hard pressed to come up with a reason not to include her--unless of course his film never actually goes into production.
"Bellflower" opens in limited release Aug. 5.