Indie Trailer Sunday: Trippiest Trailer Ever - Machotaildrop
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.
Reader Feedback - 33 Comments
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.
tommyturner on Jan 17, 2010
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.
beavis on Jan 17, 2010
whomever on Jan 17, 2010
jeffrey on Jan 17, 2010
Uhm... Ok...? Lol, I'm seeing it.
Lar on Jan 17, 2010
Wierd?? Is totallly insane.. hahaha.. I Have to see it..
Sakyo on Jan 17, 2010
Looks awesome...sign me up.
Kevin on Jan 17, 2010
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.
Dalton on Jan 17, 2010
I think #1 nailed it. Can't really say much else.
Syphous on Jan 17, 2010
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.
Cineprog on Jan 17, 2010
thats my good friend ! (main skater) havent seen it yet though
vrl on Jan 17, 2010
Uh, one word. BRILLIANT!
Script Shadow on Jan 17, 2010
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.
Dan on Jan 17, 2010
i love crazy shit like this
DoomCanoe on Jan 17, 2010
I LOVED IT! reminds me a bit of wes Anderson and it used The Black Angels "Young men Dead" so I'm in.
Xerxex on Jan 17, 2010
Could be very good or very stupid. I'll check it out whenever possible.
Frightened Inmate #2 on Jan 17, 2010
I've had my mind blown the moment I saw it was uploaded on YouTube. People still do that to their footage?
Felix on Jan 17, 2010
I viewed the trailer earlier today. I jregained my sanity and sight back just this evening. I think I should skip this flick.
Scared S-less!!! on Jan 17, 2010
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.
jamie on Jan 17, 2010
Uh, it's not weird at all...It's just skateboarders being ridiculous...
Cody on Jan 17, 2010
Anyone know who that is playing at the end of the trailer??? That band is GREAT!
Nick on Jan 17, 2010
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.
Dalton on Jan 17, 2010
florian on Jan 17, 2010
The Black Angels is the band at the end #21
Me on Jan 18, 2010
rick mccrank! that looked so awesome. im there!
Brian Barajas on Jan 18, 2010
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 http://www.x-dance.com/films/19/118?CAKEPHP=9b28f21ffaf0b44a888471106c8f552a
ciudad de angeles on Jan 18, 2010
Did Wes Anderson and Spike Jonze have a secret lovechild?
Adam on Jan 18, 2010
Is that Jared Leto at the end ?
Vincent Cipollone on Jan 18, 2010
This looks great. Its good to see something quite so different from the usual hollywood clichés.
tingala on Jan 19, 2010
Behind the scenes: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EKrS19D0VLU 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.
crapola on Jan 19, 2010
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.
arjones on Jan 19, 2010
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. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZwvqvzGa4wA and machotaildrop was actually filmed mostly in budapest
Montgomery P. Rockwell on Jan 19, 2010
Looks awesome. I must see it.
Skateboarder on May 24, 2010
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