Worth Watching - June 24: Zach Galifianakis' Visioneers Trailer
An extended trailer for comedian Zach Galifianakis' new independent comedy Visioneers has made its way online. Thanks to SlashFilm for first introducing me to this, because now my mind has been warped by Galifianakis. Visioneers is a very odd independent film about people exploding (not literally) from stress at their job with Jeffers Corp. Galifianakis plays George Washington Winsterhammerman and he tries to ignore the epidemic and live his usual life but soon suffers his own meltdown as well. There were a few times I laughed, but this is one of those films that I need to see in theaters to truly understand the context of each joke. Give it a shot, you might discover a true indie gem with Visioneers.
The film is currently playing at the CineVegas Film Festival and has received quite positive buzz, including the Audience Award at the fest and this positive review from Cinematical. "But even if it's not reinventing the wheel, Visioneers still manages to be insightful, intelligent, and melancholically funny."
Watch the trailer for Visioneers:
For more info, you can check out the official website for the film here: visioneersthemovie.com.
Visioneers is directed by first-time filmmaker Jared Drake and written by his brother Brandon Drake. The film premiered at the Seattle International Film Festival in June but hasn't been picked up by a distributor yet. We can only hope that if it continues to receive positive buzz, someone will pick it up.