THE IDIOTMAKER'S GRAVITY TOUR (2011)
“The Idiotmaker’s Gravity Tour is a no-budget, do-it-yourself excursion to India, from a filmmaker of considerable enterprise and admirable aplomb. Actor William Cully Allen has a very dynamic face -- there is a piquant, tragic quality there that makes one understand and gravitate towards him and his mission. The beautiful cinematography and the compelling story guarantee a 'gravity tour' to the East that you won’t regret taking.”
-Rob Nilsson, Cannes Film Festival and Sundance Film Festival award-winning filmmaker
The Idiotmaker's Gravity Tour is the upcoming fictional narrative film directed by Daniel Kremer, and co-written by Kremer and William Cully Allen (the film's lead actor, upon whose life much of the film's backstory is based). It tells the story of Max Plugin, a jaded relic of the 60's who has recently turned 54 years old. Currently in a state of high malaise, Max ran away from home at age 16 to hitchhike across country from Hibbing, Minnesota. A guru-like figure named Teschlock took Max under his wing when Max reached the Lost Coast area of California. Teschlock invited Max to come to India with him and a few other 'disciples' to live on an ashram. Max, following a truly transcendent meditation experience, declined and returned home to the bosom of his family to lead a different life, thinking he had been taken as far as he could be. Now, decades later, full of vague regret, Max finds himself in Uttar Pradesh in search of his guru's unknown grave-site. A year after arriving there, Master Teschlock went off and vanished one day in remote rural India, never to be heard from again. It is said that Teschlock buried himself, much akin to the Biblical fate of Moses. Max has now come to India for the first time to find the gravesite, following a trail of cryptic clues. This elegy to the classic 70's American "journey films" like Five Easy Pieces, as well as 60's literature like Carlos Castaneda, will feature exciting locations in rural and urban India, Montreal, New York, Philadelphia and New Jersey.
- Feature-Length Audio Commentary with Co-Writer/Cinematographer/Director Daniel Kremer and Co-Writer/Actor William Cully Allen
- Original Trailer
- 2 Teaser Trailers
- Deleted Scenes
- Blooper Reel
- The Original Bert & I Stories from "Down East" Recordings
- Chapter Selections
Comes in Plastic Amray DVD case with the above cover art
For more information, visit this title's IMDb page or the ConFluence film-description page.
Color / Stereo / 2.35:1
COMING IN JANUARY 2012!