Some of you who have been readers since way back may recall my close following of the short film Tub by Bobby Miller way back in 2010, and while I didn’t cover it on the site it did lead to my first festival and the first short film I owned on DVD. It was weird, quirky and dark which is just my style and part of why I was already a fan of Miller’s work from his web series. So why am I bringing this up? Well He has been working on his first feature for a few years now called The Master Cleanse and it’s now premiering at SXSW this year and I’m definitely excited to see it! We’re also excited to share the first official clip of it with you because it is cool and unsettling as much as we could hope. Follow us after the jump from the front page for the clip and some more info.
So what is The Master Cleanse you may ask, and we’re all too happy to answer you. Here’s the basic synopsis released:
Down, out, and heartbroken, Paul attends a spiritual retreat to cleanse himself and fix his broken life but soon discovers that the cleanse releases more than everyday toxins… a lot more.
I love that we have so little concrete information to go on from that as it sets up for some potential big surprises in the movie. With a creator behind it I like and a great cast featuring Johnny Galecki, Anna Friel, Oliver Platt, and Anjelica Huston to name a few, its hard not to be excited. But that’s enough teasing with info for now, without much further ado here’s the clip!