THE PIG FARM
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:
FirstGlance Film Festival
FILM IS A FOUR LETTER WORD CATEGORY
Valleyfest Film Festival
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
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!
"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
Richard Alan Johnston
James G. Holubis
For more about THE PIG FARM,
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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 Hero - Ryan Grassmeyer
The Rival - Mario Macaluso
The Hot Chick - Krystal Tini
Cinematographer - Jeff Bergman
Editors - Randy Whitlock & Jeff Bergman
Special Thanks To
The San Gennaro Foundation and Feast
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Each episode only 7-30 seconds. Over 18,000 hits to date.
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
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