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Writer / Director / Producer
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THE PIG FARM

35mm Feature

Written, Produced and Directed by
Michael Lee Barlin

A dark comedy about a hick and a hitman
who team up to bury dead bodies in a pigpen

Winner of Six Film Festival Awards Including:

BEST FILM
FirstGlance Film Festival

BEST FILM
FILM IS A FOUR LETTER WORD CATEGORY
Valleyfest Film Festival

WINNER!
Telluride Indiefest

DIRECTOR'S CHOICE AWARD
AUTEUR 2001 - HONORABLE NOMINEE
DRAMATIC FEATURE - HONORABLE NOMINEE
Bare Bones Film Festival

INDIEWIRE.COM's "DAILY PICK" - Tues, August 7, 2001

OFFICIAL SELECTION:
The Bungalow Club - Los Angeles, CA - Summer Series - July 2008 / The Kiosk Cafe - Glendale, CA - Summerfest - May 2002 / Ajijic International Film Festival - Ajijic, Mexico - November 2001 / FirstGlance Film Festival - Los Angeles - November 2001 - HONORARY SCREENING / Seattle Underground Film Festival - Seattle, WA - October 2001 / NewFilmmakers Program - Anthology Film Archives - New York City - August 2001 / Cinevue International Film Festival - Florida - June 2001 / Bare Bones Film Festival - Muskogee, OK - April 2001 - WINNER! / FirstGlance Film Festival - Philadelphia, PA - March 2001 - WINNER! / Valleyfest Film Festival - Knoxville, TN - March 2001 - WINNER! / Fargo Film Festival - Fargo, ND - March 2001 / AngelCiti Film Festival - Los Angeles - February 2001 / Director's View Film Festival - CT - February 2001 / Sarasota Film Festival - FL - January 2001 / Telluride IndieFest - CO - December 2000 - WINNER! / Dances With Films - Los Angeles - June 2000 - PREMIERE!

CRITICAL KUDOS:
"A weirdly ingratiating, strangely sophisticated, gross-out gangster flick involving an unemployed country bruiser named Rusty Showers (Richard Alan Johnston), a crazy Mafia hit man with a waste-disposal problem, and the propensity of pigs to
eat just about anything, Michael Lee Barlin's very talented, no budget first feature is smartly paced, and, for the most part, admirably underplayed.
--Amy Taubin, THE VILLAGE VOICE

"This one was an impressive debut by newcomer Michael Barlin... it tells the story of (as the poster puts it) a hick, a hitman, and the other, OTHER white meat... essentially the story of a Mafia hitman cooking up a deal with a backwoods pig farmer to dispose of some of their "garbage", should the need arise... pigs, as they say, will eat anything... ANYTHING... things quickly get out of hand, as both the hitman and the farmer are in waaay over their heads... while I'm not personally fond of the ending, the film is laced with snappy dialogue and some good characters... THE PIG FARM is really starting to hit the festival circuit, so catch it if you can..."
--Edison Carter, AINT IT COOL NEWS

"From the coolness of the film one is reminded of works by master Quentin Tarantino without, however, only being a copy of one…  One of the best films of the year…"
--Haiko Herden, German Film Critic, HAIKOS FILMLEXICON

"Pig Farm... is a pretty good idea.  The film's got blood and gore, comically macho mobsters, slightly dim rednecks and a gross-out premise that add up to a competent indie effort and a guilty good time."
--Joshua Tanzer, OFFOFFOFF.com, The Guide to Alternative NY

 Starring
Jason Hildebrandt
Richard Alan Johnston
Aaron Waiton
Peter Linari
Karen Oberlin
David Orange
James G. Holubis
Darryl Brown
Michael Maguire
Nick Phelps

For more about THE PIG FARM,
email me at
mleebarlin@gmail.com

                                San Generic Feast

 
http://www.funnyordie.com/michaelleebarlin
http://YouTube.com/StrangerThanPictures

A young couple attend the San Gennaro Feast in Los Angeles
 looking for amazing food but get an unexpected surprise...

A Fun Short
Produced by Mario Macaluso & Michael Lee Barlin
Written and Directed by Michael Lee Barlin

The Players
The Hero - Ryan Grassmeyer
The Rival - Mario Macaluso
The Hot Chick - Krystal Tini

Scenarists
Cinematographer - Jeff Bergman
Editors - Randy Whitlock & Jeff Bergman

Special Thanks To
The San Gennaro Foundation and Feast
Rocco's Pizza
Rosa's Cuccina
Frankie's Old World Biscotti
Frankie's On Melrose
Pete's Place
Jimmy Kimmel Live!

Visit http://www.funnyordie.com/michaelleebarlin
or http://YouTube.com/StrangerThanPictures for alternate version!

                         The Doll House Web Series

 
Robot Chicken meets my kid's toys... in live action!

Visit
FunnyorDie.com/MichaelLeeBarlin
or YouTube.com/StrangerThanPictures
to watch this ridiculous weekly web series.

Episodes Include:
Inception Doll House
Star Wars Doll House
Avatar Doll House
King's Speech Doll House
Fight Club Doll House

Each episode only 7-30 seconds.  Over 18,000 hits to date.

                      THE BLAH WITCH PROJECT

A short spoof of the THE BLAIR WITCH PROJECT
Written, Directed and Produced by Michael Lee Barlin

Winner, 'Which Blair Witch Parody’ Online Award

Distributed online in 1999-2000 to over 500,000 hits

Online again for all to see at
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LwKJdzvBXoU