Previously on Adam Riff™:
'92 Skybox Alonzo Mourning Rookie Card is a 12-minute comedic short about a dysfunctional sibling relationship. It just premiered at Sundance.
I dug it, and lo, the short is a precursor to a feature film, Awful Nice, that expands on the brothers' relationship.
"Awful Nice just premiered at SXSW?"
It's insane — most movies might build to a scene in which a pre-funeral competitive-chugging contest around the family dinner table ends in a glass-shattering, face-bloodying fistfight, but this starts there — reminding me at points of Step Brothers and Wet Hot American Summer, and in a different (and almost definitely worse) world it would be a huge studio comedy starring Danny McBride and Channing Tatum. Maybe it's the next Foot Fist Way. [source]
"Well, I hope to catch it at IFF Boston."
Related: You can now watch '92 Skybox Alonzo Mourning Rookie Card, which features the aforementioned pre-funeral scene, on demand via YouTube:
I'm bullish on this creative team. I picture a comedy series by them for FX or HBO – a male version of Girls, perhaps.
Elsewhere: The creative team behind Bellflower just successfully crowdfunded a second feature film.
Chuck Hank and the San Diego Twins is a "surrealist action/drama influenced heavily by '80s action films and side-scrolling fighting games like Streets of Rage and Double Dragon." [source]