Worth Watching - Dec 22: Slamdance's Spooner Trailer
With the lack of news during this holiday season, there's no better time than now to debut trailers for little-known indies that will be premiering at Sundance/Slamdance in January. The latest trailer we have is for a film called Spooner, a comedy staring Matthew Lillard and the gorgeous Nora Zehetner (from Brick). I don't want to say too much about this besides that it stars one of the most underrated female actresses out there and looks like an oddly charming (kind of) coming-of-age drama. There's nothing too weird about it, but it is definitely a film festival kind of indie feature. I definitely suggest checking out this trailer.
Watch the trailer for Spooner:
Herman Spooner is a used car salesman who still lives at home with his parents. Spooner is fairly set in his unfulfilling routine, but turning 30 marks a hard deadline set by his mom and dad to get a place of his own. To top it off, Spooner's boss is putting on the pressure to bring in some numbers, or face the chopping block. Headed for one of the worst days of his life, Spooner meets the girl of his dreams, Rose. Forgoing all other priorities, Spooner is now working on winning her heart, but on their perfect date, she breaks the news that she is about to leave for the Philippines. How far will Spooner go?
Spooner is directed by California native Drake Doremus, who is making his feature debut after directing a few shorts. The story was conceived by Doremus, producer Jonathan Schwartz, and Lindsay Stidham, while the actual screenplay was written by Stidham. Spooner is an independently developed film that will premiere at the Slamdance Film Festival in January. It will be seeking a distributor at the fest.