Those Crazy Clowns are back !!!!!!!
What ever happened to those guys that did Clown Porn?? When released in early 2005, Clown Porn was an instant hit with both mainstream as well as adult media and fans. Since then, it would have appeared that The Clown Porn team had retired off of their lone hit….that is… until now. Reorganized as Shuttlecock Productions, they are again poised to exploit the world once more. From the makers of Clown Porn comes the crazy mixed up antics of “CRACKWOOD (the movie)” – the world’s first ever Clown Spaghetti Western starring Gilbert Gottfried (Ford Fairlane/SNL/Problem Child), Ted Lang (the bartender from The Love Boat), Peter Sherayko (Tombstone) and Ron Jeremy (every adult film ever made), along with adult film stars Dick Chibbles, Hollie Stevens, Daisy Layne and an incredibly outlandish cast of colorful characters. CRACKWOOD is the first and only western EVER filmed without using one horse. And of course several of the players in the story bear the mark of the circus clown…
CRACKWOOD is the warped brainchild of Director Chris Spoto driven by the Shuttlecock Productions think tank. The filming took place in late November 2008 during the Sylmar fires near Aqua Dolce in northern Los Angeles. “We swear we didn’t start it, but we did get shut down because of our use of pyrotechnics…” said assistant director and actor Dick Chibbles. The two-week production tells the tale of the final 48 hours of a dying town in the old west. What becomes immediately apparent to the viewer is that the story of CRACKWOOD and her strange, funny characters is very bizarre. At times bright and colorful with an excellent score befitting a true Spaghetti Western, at times subversive, dark and violent.
The tale unfurls through several strange turns leading up to a freakishly imaginative ending befitting a Western that has clowns playing main characters in it. A documentary film crew was on hand to capture the madness of the production. On set doing a story about the movie and the phenomena of Clown Porn (for some of the behind the scenes footage go to YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/user/ClownPornDocumentary), they bore witness to the telling of this sexy, surreal, yet strangely compelling story. “We’ve decided to do this as a mainstream movie…” stated director Chris Spoto. “The telling of CRACKWOOD’s tale warrants as large an audience as possible, we can offend more people that way…”
Shuttlecock Productions will be hosting a free ”SPECIAL PREVIEW SCREENING” during the week of ComiCon in San Diego, CA in mid-late July. This great event featuring local craft beer will also serve as a focus group study, and is set to occur THURSDAY JULY 23rd at 8pm in the Hotel Solamar’s Solstice Ballroom at 435 6th Ave. - across from the San Diego Convention Center and near Petco Park in San Diego’s historic downtown Gaslamp district. Expected appearances include Ron Jeremy, Gilbert Gottfried, Hollie Stevens, Dick Chibbles, Daisy Layne and others from the cast. Doors open at 7pm. If you are anywhere even remotely nearby you won’t want to miss out on this special, one-time-only event!