With an explosive smile, Johnny dispenses tasty treats to the “wholesome” citizens of his small vacation town. One Saturday shift reveals that all is not well in Johnny's life. He rebels against the prison that is his job and life, as the musical jingle from his truck slowly drives him towards madness.
The screenplay rides along with Johnny on the worst day of his route imaginable. Regular events he comes across on his route, every day, all go sideways.
He serves ice cream to a senile old diabetic man, gives a ride to a drifter who ends up being a serial killer with an obsession with human hands, and discovers that his girlfriend, instead of looking for a job, has been starring in her own porn parody internet series based on their favourite sci-fi tv show, star wreckers.
Near the end of this horrible day, Johnny starts to hear his truck's musical jingle everywhere he goes. In the twinkle of stars, the ring of his cell-phone, and the tapping of fingers.
"Ice Cream Man" is a comedy that's as bitter as it is sweet.
Genre: . Comedy
Format: . Feature Film, Live Action.
Screenplay: . 99 pages.
Themes: . Regret, burnout, depression, and life acceptance.
Support Materials: . The screenplay, budget, tentative production schedule, storyboards, vfx demo, business model (for Angry Bear Film Productions), and business plan.
Words can only say so much. That is why I created a visual effects demo of one of Johnny's musical hallucinations. Although ICM will be shot live-action, I made use of digital models and sets to give you an idea of how one of those hallucinations might play out.
The epic disaster of a day has come to an end, and his truck sits abandoned at the local skate park, tank empty. Johnny lies on his bed - mentally fatigued - and stares up at his model spaceships.
Music for the demo was composed by Janal Bechthold. Visual Effects were created by Nikola Panic. 3D Previsualizion was put together by Chris Griffin using ”Frameforge Previz”.
If you love twisted and zany comedies, I ask you, please sign.
I've been developing "Ice Cream Man" for since the summer of 2016. The screenplay is complete and the project has been budgeted. I'm in the process of seeking out producing partners and investors for the film.
I created this petition in order to gather signatures from film fans who might have an interest in watching a film like "Ice Cream Man". I believe these signatures will help provide producers and investors with some further confidence in the potential of this film. I can use all the help and support I can get.
The Ice Cream Man - A Dark Comedy with a Sweet Tooth. petition to Angry Bear Film Productions was written by Chris Griffin and is in the category Arts & Entertainment at GoPetition.