Those Astron-6 guys are back to give us a better look at what went on behind the scenes of their controversial ‘Father’s Day‘ movie in ‘No Sleep No Surrender: The Making Of Father’s Day’, and it looks like a cool indie filmmaker guide on how to do it cheap while torturing your cast and getting screwed by your distributor.
Since the guys of Astron-6 actually inspired us to start doing interviews this year, we try to keep up with what they’re doing. Matt Kennedy sent over the latest trailer for their making of documentary ‘No Sleep No Surrender: The Making Of Father’s Day‘ which takes what could’ve just been an extra feature on the blu-ray/dvd to a broader level. I love making of docs like ‘Overnight‘ since aspiring filmmakers can learn a lot of what not to do along with how to survive after the film is made. This one looks like it’ll show the good, the bad and the ugly without any censoring, and that makes me look forward to seeing the whole thing.
The trailer shows all the gritty parts of making ‘Father’s Day’, but then it jumps to show what looks like a hard lesson with distributors. Most of us who’ve made indie films know what it’s like dealing with them, and when Adam Brooks comments that the Troma Entertainment posters for their film are missing their logo, it makes you wonder if this will be a meaty part of the documentary. He then goes on to show the image from above where Troma apparently (or looks like it in their film at least) made bootleg copies of the film which wound up on a Torrent site. Either that or they’ve cut the trailer to appear to have some conflict which always makes for good drama. If Troma Entertainment distributes this documentary, I’ll assume that was all a publicity ruse, but if they don’t, it could make for some interesting watching. Just watching what the Astron-6 guys put themselves and the cast through to get the film made also looks well worth the watch. As it gets closer to release date and figuring out who’ll be distributing it, we’ll definitely be doing another interview with the guys. With the reception that ‘Father’s Day’ got, there should be a few distribs interested if they can’t work out a deal with Lloyd Kramer’s company or they could just put it out themselves since enough people will want to see how they were able to make a $10K budget into something pretty sweet.