MIFF | 8° Film Festival Internazionale di Milano - Cutting room / Ian Truitner / E. G. Daily, Jon Polito, Richard T. Jones, Weetus Cren, Mark Elias Cutting room E. G. Daily, Jon Polito, Richard T. Jones, Weetus Cren, Mark Elias
Things go from bad to worse when life imitates (bad) art on the set of “Curse of the Killer”, a new film by B-movie extraordinaire, Charles Drake (Weetus Cren). The movie about a serial killer falls into full disarray when people involved in the production start getting killed one by one in nasty ways. Desperately trying to keep the production afloat along with his cranky casting director (E.G. Daily) and inexperienced writer/director (Mark Elias), paranoia and utter confusion sets in with Charles and crew. A stubborn “the show must go on” mentality drives the situation into further pandemonium.
Cutting Room’ is Ian’s first feature film. Prior to it Ian had written and directed several 35mm short films. One of them, 'Richard Roe', was acquired by Hypnotic for distribution and one multiple awards, including short film winner at Telluride Indiefest, won the audience award at WestFest, and was a finalist at the Santa Monica Film Festival and an official selection at the Seattle International Film Festival. Ian has also directed national commercial spots and written over a dozen scripts for TV series 'Untold Stories from the E.R.'. Ian currently has three feature projects in either development or pre-production.