A full Free Film of the Day is posted on the JoBlo Motion pictures YouTube channel every single day of the week – however on Fridays issues get a bit freakier and a bit extra enjoyable. Get your weekend began the proper method by indulging in Friday Fright Nights! Each Friday, we’ll be having a look at one other style film you may watch in its entirety, freed from cost, both on the YouTube channel linked above or within the video embed right here.
Final week’s Friday Fright Nights function was the slasher Scare Zone, which was set in and round a haunted home attraction. So I recommended that any unbiased filmmakers on the market who’ve entry to haunted home sights must also base a narrative round that location. This week’s function can function inspiration for aspiring filmmakers and indie filmmakers as nicely. It’s a discovered footage horror movie known as The Andy Baker Tape, and it exhibits how a lot somebody can accomplish with a top quality digicam and a price range of solely $2000. To make the state of affairs much more difficult, this film was additionally written, shot, and edited in a six month interval through the peak of the pandemic, again in 2020.
Director, co-star, and co-writer Bret Lada mentioned in a press launch that The Andy Baker Tape was “created by a displaced display screen actor, an out-of-work Blue Man, an Australia-based sound engineer, and a first-time feminine producer. This movie is a testomony to creation and preserving the creative spirit alive whereas the remainder of the world was pressured into hibernation.” And whether or not you just like the film or not, it’s undoubtedly inspiring to see how far a film that was shot guerilla-style on such a low price range has gotten – together with touchdown main distribution!
Scripted by Lada and co-star Dustin Fontaine, The Andy Baker Tape has the next synopsis:
In October of 2020 meals blogger Jeff Blake and his half-brother Andy Baker hit the highway on a meals tour that had the potential to vary their lives. They have been by no means seen once more. That is their footage…
Lada and Fontaine are the one two on display screen actors within the movie, nevertheless it additionally options the voices of Bethany Kay, Raymond Lada, and producer Caitlin Borek.
Like many discovered footage films, The Andy Baker Tape is a sluggish burn. Don’t count on a lot that will slot the film into the horror style to occur earlier than the final twenty minutes. However the experience to the horrific moments may be attention-grabbing, as Lada and Fontaine crafted intriguing characters for themselves to play and introduced these guys to life on the display screen with stable performances. It’s sort of good attending to know Jeff and Andy in the beginning falls aside.
So try The Andy Baker Tape – in spite of everything, it’s free! And as an added bonus, it’s solely 69 minutes lengthy. See what Lada and Fontaine have been capable of accomplish with such restricted means, and begin imagining what you may be capable of accomplish when you have been to observe of their footsteps and, as Troma’s Lloyd Kaufman advises, make your individual rattling film.