❉ Lights, Cameras, Custard! A sneak preview of Noel David Taylor’s surreal comedy.
Guy is writing a movie, or so he claims in bars, parties, pretty much wherever he can. Guy eventually stumbles into the path of Indie darling Jill Custard and her lackey Ben who endlessly accosts him and pulls him into projects that are not his own. Frazzled and frustrated, Guy decides to join forces with a washed up never-been Gerald, and the duo plan to write what could be the dumbest movie ever made.
Set against the backdrop of a crumbling dystopian Los Angeles, Man Under Table pushes a spotlight onto the endlessly bizarre world of the Hollywood movie industry where things are never easy, dreams are crushed, content is king, and you’ll need to wear a gasmask to cope with the unnamed toxins in the polluted green air…
On August 2nd 2021, the essential, alternative streaming service ARROW debuts Man Under Table, Noel David Taylor’s surreal comedy about getting a film script off the ground in the crazy and unpredictable world of Hollywood – where everything is a definite maybe and nothing is what it seems.
Screened at the Slamdance and the Chattanooga Film Festival this year, Man Under Table is an inventive and quirky comedy that skewers the hustle and grind of independent filmmaking, as seen in ARROW’s doc Clapboard Jungle.
The feature debut from writer/director Noel David Taylor, who also stars as Guy, a beleaguered, hilariously obnoxious scriptwriter navigating his way through the chaotic indie film scene in a dystopian Los Angeles, Man Under Table is a wildly inventive and original fantasy comedy that marks Taylor as a triple threat to be reckoned with. Featuring some fantastic performances, including Katy Fullan as Indie film darling Jill Custard, and Ben Babbitt as her lackey Ben, as well a series of laugh out loud set pieces, this is The Player for a new generation of filmmakers who will do whatever it takes to see their dreams realised onscreen.
Here is a sneak peak of what to expect in the form of an episode teaser via Fetch.fm:
Ahead of the release of his debut feature, Taylor shared: “For as long as I have been making videos, I have been making odd, absurdist, borderline camp videos. It is not an easy thing to find an audience for such films. Which is why when something fits as effortlessly into a catalog as Man Under Table does into Arrow’s, it’s not only a relief — but a homecoming of sorts. The first time one explores the arsenal of films Arrow has arranged, you find yourself hard-pressed to not be overwhelmed with not only a magnificently varied beaucoup of horror, camp, and just plain evocative films, but also an abundance of style, humour and fun. I could not have found a better home for my film if I conjured it from the ether. To whom it may concern: go watch these films!”
ARROW will be home to a number of exclusive extras for Man Under Table, including a making of featurette, deleted scenes, a commentary from Taylor, a Man Under Table music video, and a number of Taylor’s early short films, including The Hermit and Dos Hombres.
❉ Watch ‘Man Under Table’ first, on August 2nd 2021 – head to ARROW and start your 30-day free trial. Available on the following Apps/devices: Roku (all Roku sticks, boxes, devices, etc), Apple TV; iOS devices, Android TV and mobile devices, Fire TV (all Amazon Fire TV Sticks, boxes, etc), and on all web browsers at www.ARROW-Player.com. Subscriptions are available for £4.99 monthly or £49.99 annually.
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