At long last! A full HD restoration of BIG DONG is here! Yes, we are aware that you did not ask for it. But the original 16mm elements were lovingly dusted off, the soundtrack elegantly and painstakingly enhanced by surround sound technology, and the final, gorgeously grainy and hideously flawed film, shot in “GRIME-O-VISION” has […]
Big Dong is also based on an old Chinese movie poster I found. Min-Hsu Wang, who stars as “Little Chong,” was able to find it for me – a 1977 comedy called “Winner Takes All!” Part 1 of these lobby cards is here, and Part 2 is here.
Here are some more imagined lobby cards that Big Dong might have had if it had been an actual movie. The Garfield Theatre in Alhambra used to show great Hong Kong action films in the 90s. This was yet another theatre I imagined would show the feature version of “Big Dong.” So “BD” is kind […]
I made Big Dong in part because of the wacky theatre lobby cards and posters I’d see while driving by the old Westlake Theatre on Alvarado in Los Angeles. Its been a swap meet for years now, but I remember fondly the kinds of films they’d play there. Here are some imagined lobby cards that Big […]
The last of 2009’s shorts is now available! Sadly, for those who missed the screening back in June, there will not be a posting of the much longer work, “Anna,” which – at 20 minutes or so – is unwieldy on the Internet at best. But please, do enjoy the majesty that is “BIG DONG!” […]
No, it’s not at all what you think. It’s not what anyone thinks. No one can get a handle on this film – it’s like a combination of cheap Mexican and Chinese comedies, but it’s really only the trailer for it. Another live-action short – surreal, but actually funny. Coming Soon. Photo by Michelle McMillan.