Indie Trailer Sunday: Trippiest Trailer Ever - Machotaildrop

January 17, 2010
Source: Quiet Earth

Machotaildrop Trailer

What the f**k is this?! I hate to use profanity, but this trailer deserves it! My friend Don at Quiet Earth told me to check out the trailer for an indie called Machotaildrop and it's the trippiest, craziest, weirdest thing I've ever seen. I don't really know what's going on, but basically it's about a skateboarder named Walter Rhum who realizes his dream of turning pro and riding for the world's greatest skateboard company called Machotaildrop. I'm surprised Spike Jonze isn't producing this. Anyway, if you want to totally have your mind blown, or melted, then check out this trailer. And don't say I didn't warn you that it would be weird!

Watch the trippy trailer for Machotaildrop:

Machotaildrop is co-written and co-directed by first-time filmmakers Corey Adams and Alex Craig. It was shot up in Vancouver, Canada in 2008, but that's all we can seem to find on it, although we know it showed at the Whistler and Toronto Film Festivals. Apparently Corey Adams won a contest on Fuel TV back in 2004 (to make a film on a $100K budget, his was the best one) and was then given a million dollar budget to make a feature film. Machotaildrop is supposedly that film, some six years after winning the contest. I definitely don't think this has a distributor and we're not sure when to expect it in theaters (if at all), so stay tuned.

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  • tommyturner
    I don't skateboard, but I am curiously fascinated by the possibilities this film presents. It's like Willy Wonka meets Napoleon Dynamite meets a heavy dose of LSD....with skateboards, of course. Interesting.
  • beavis
    interesting. it looks surreal, whimsical, dreamlike............i''m very curious to see if there's a decent movie wrapped in all of this trippy weirdness.
  • whomever
    Looks great.
  • jeffrey
    I'm in!
  • Lar
    Uhm... Ok...? Lol, I'm seeing it.
  • Wierd?? Is totallly insane.. hahaha.. I Have to see it..
  • Kevin
    Looks awesome...sign me up.
  • Dalton
    Its like a cross between Charlie and the Chocolate factory, and a bucket of shit. Terrible terrible looking movie. Sometimes it should be ok for people to have their filming rights pulled.
  • Syphous
    I think #1 nailed it. Can't really say much else.
  • Cineprog
    What a weird film. How did they get some money to make this it just going to appeal to IFC cinema Release. It's not my cup of tea, but everone to the own taste whatever floats your boat.
  • vrl
    thats my good friend ! (main skater) havent seen it yet though
  • Script Shadow
    Uh, one word. BRILLIANT!
  • Dan
    That trailer is so weird, Alex. You should have warned me. Why didn't you warn me? I blame you for tricking me into watching such a weird trailer.
  • DoomCanoe
    i love crazy shit like this
  • Xerxex
    I LOVED IT! reminds me a bit of wes Anderson and it used The Black Angels "Young men Dead" so I'm in.
  • Frightened Inmate #2
    Could be very good or very stupid. I'll check it out whenever possible.
  • Felix
    I've had my mind blown the moment I saw it was uploaded on YouTube. People still do that to their footage?
  • Scared S-less!!!
    I viewed the trailer earlier today. I jregained my sanity and sight back just this evening. I think I should skip this flick.
  • jamie
    this looks real real good. love that they're putting street skating in a movie and not as a cheesy side thing. and why the hell is everyone freaking out about how "weird" it is. quirky at best. just looks like theatrical rich people who happen to like skating, nothing really psychedelic.
  • Cody
    Uh, it's not weird at all...It's just skateboarders being ridiculous...
  • Nick
    Anyone know who that is playing at the end of the trailer??? That band is GREAT!
  • Dalton
    Seriously, its so fucking dumb, that I had to come back and post again about how dumb it is, Even artsy people think its fucking dumb.
  • florian
    ...david bowie?
  • Me
    The Black Angels is the band at the end #21
  • Brian Barajas
    rick mccrank! that looked so awesome. im there!
  • ciudad de angeles
    i found this link for the film... looks like it's screening at the x-dance festival on saturday january 23... anyone in salt lake city should go check it out... see if it's as trippy as the trailer
  • Did Wes Anderson and Spike Jonze have a secret lovechild?
  • Vincent Cipollone
    Is that Jared Leto at the end ?
  • tingala
    This looks great. Its good to see something quite so different from the usual hollywood clich├ęs.
  • Behind the scenes: It's interesting that the film was made for such a small budget, I wish more films were made this way, that didn't have ghosts in them.
  • arjones
    It could be one of those movies that put me to sleep or at the end i go WTF was that? I'd take a chance and give it a good 30 min. to see if it's any good.
  • Montgomery P. Rockwell
    this looks amazing. so amazing that i looked up that film he made for 100k and bought it off amazon. it looks just as trippy, but not so wes anderson-ish looking. its called Harvey Spannos. and machotaildrop was actually filmed mostly in budapest
  • Looks awesome. I must see it.




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