Finally a musical where everybody dies!
Los Angeles has been overtaken by a virus known as Sudden Death Syndrome, a disease that causes its victims to die suddenly and has only one symptom… spontaneously breaking into well-choreographed song and dance.
From the hilariously, bizarre mind of filmmaker, writer and director Adam Hall. Featuring Doug Jones (Hellboy, Pan’s Labyrith, Fantastic 4: Rise of the Silver Surfer); Also John Larroquette (NBC’s Night Court, The Practice, Blind Date), and stand-up comedian and voice-over artist Mark Christopher Lawrence (Terminator 2: Judgement Day, Planet of the Apes, The Pursuit of Happyness.) Now Live On YouTube!
On only a $35,000 budget as an MFA thesis film, Sudden Death is a 19 minute musical comedy shot on location in Los Angeles, CA and a brilliant example of how much fun your day job can [sometimes] be when you work on film.
Of course none of us will ever admit to how hard it was for two days to perform the dance sequences in freezing cold rain, low temperatures, laying down in puddles for hours at a time and falling on the pavement over and over again, not to mention nearly taken out more than a few times by the overhead crane. But being selected in 89 film festivals world wide and being chosen winner for 48 of them, definitely made it all worth while. So much fun. Pass it on. It’s free to watch!
Photo (above) Tracey Paleo (purple) with Doug Jones in the musical movie Sudden Death