NICK THUNE LEADS AN ALL-STAR COMEDY CAST IN
SLAMDANCE AUDIENCE AWARD WINNER ‘DAVE MADE A MAZE’
SET FOR HOME VIDEO RELEASE OCTOBER 24
"A homemade Labyrinth for adults." – Scott Weinberg, Nerdist
"Wildly inventive" – Justin Lowe, The Hollywood Reporter
“Creative, inventive, compelling… Dave Made a Maze is all of those things, a one-of-a-kind movie from director and co-writer Bill Watterson.”
– Richard Roeper, Chicago Sun-Times
Gravitas Ventures has announced the DVD and Blu-Ray release of Bill Watterson’s critically acclaimed DAVE MADE A MAZE, which took home this year’s Audience Award for “Best Narrative” at the Slamdance Film Festival. The offbeat comedy, starring Nick Thune (Knocked Up), takes viewers on a wild and whimsical ride, merging fantasy with reality from the confines of a living room chock-full of cut-up cardboard boxes. Meera Rohit Kumbhani (Donny!), James Urbaniak (Difficult People), Stephanie Allynne (In a World) and Kirsten Vangsness (Criminal Minds) also star.
Dave (Thune), an artist who has yet to complete anything significant in his career, builds a fort in his living room out of pure frustration, only to wind up trapped by the fantastical pitfalls and critters of his own creation. Ignoring his warnings, Dave’s girlfriend Annie (Kumbhani) leads a band of oddball explorers on a rescue mission. Once inside, they also find themselves trapped in an ever-changing supernatural world, threatened by booby traps and pursued by a bloodthirsty Minotaur.
Dave Made a Maze, which has been translated into 11 languages, enjoyed a successful international tour to more than 50 festivals in 20 countries, winning several festival honors. Its theatrical and VOD bow was on August 18.
"We wanted to re-imagine classic 80s adventure films with a comedic edge and a higher body count. To reignite that tactile sense of wonder triggered by those films, we played in the sandbox of old-school practical effects – puppetry, miniatures, stop motion animation, and in-camera optical illusions,” said Director Bill Watterson.
Dave Made a Maze comes from the minds of first-time director Bill Watterson and his co-writer Steven Sears. John Charles Meyer and John Chuldenko produced; Carlos Cusco and Emerson Machtus (The Little Hours) are Executive Producers.
OK...this was one of those movies were when it started I was like WHAT?! But 10 minutes in I was completely engrossed in the genius of it. It is exactly what we look for when we sit to watch a movie we have never heard of. It was pure and utter fun. A bit campy, a bit scary and an interesting ride!
If you are looking for something different and creative give this a try. You won't be disappointed!
Dave builds a maze that is funny and scary. It goes on and on. My cardboard forts never looked like this. I never got lost and definitely never came upon a minotaur.
More people need to know about this movie.
DAVE MADE A MAZE – Specifications
Format – DVD and Blu-Ray
Running Time – 80 minutes
Rated – NR
Street Date – October 24, 2017
Sound: Dolby Digital 5.1 (DC 2.0)
SRP: $19.99 (DVD), $24.99 (Blu-Ray)
Aspect ratio: 16:9
Special Features: Behind-the-Scenes Featurette, Deleted Scenes, Filmmaker Commentary, Slamdance Preview, Slamdance Teaser
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