A postmodern, surreal voyage into the bowels of “family” entertainment as a middle-aged father loses his sanity during a close encounter with two teenage girls on holiday, all while trying to keep a straight face with his family after losing his job on the first day of vacation
There’s a particular kind of independent film that always gets me excited: the type of film where, during production, the filmmakers were under an ever-present threat of being found out or caught. Usually movies like this are documentaries (see also The Cove, for example), but every now and again a fiction film comes along whose production is just as interesting as the movie itself because of how the filmmakers pulled it all off. Such is the case with Escape From Tomorrow, a sci-fi horror movie shot entirely at Disneyland without permission from the Walt Disney Company! These guys managed to make an entire movie under the House of Mouse’s nose using consumer-grade cameras and lots of sneaking. The movie itself looks awesome, and it’s really cool to see something that isn’t totally sanitized set in the Magic Kingdom. Frankly, I’m amazed that Disney isn’t suing the production company! Anyway, Escape From Tomorrow is currently making the rounds at festivals, and it’s getting some great buzz. Hopefully Disney doesn’t shut this down before we all get to see it!