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MAGNALUX MYSTERY THEATRE PRESENTS: Crazy Mike

CRAZY MIKE (2012)

Directed by SEAN FEUER 
Starring DAN GREGORY, SEAN NEWMAN and CHRIS LUCAS 

DAN GREGORY as the titular maniac.

DAN GREGORY as the titular maniac.

This film's got everything we love: rollerblades, Hanson, and a grown man shaving his legs.

The setup: somewhere in the heart of suburban New Jersey, a son is caught drunk by his father. His punishment? To hang out with Crazy Mike, his deranged, rollerblade-obsessed, ex-urine-addicted cousin. 

Directed by our old friend Sean Feuer, this nutty romp came onto our radar when the rest of us were still making ultra-serious end-of-year films at the budding Rutgers Film Certificate Program.

Old friend, and soon-to-be Magnalux collaborator SEAN NEWMAN as the sad sack.

Old friend, and soon-to-be Magnalux collaborator SEAN NEWMAN as the sad sack.

Like all great film comedies, CRAZY MIKE packs a one-two punch: zany laughs and dramatic sentiment. Although it's completely absurd (above, the main character gets stabbed in the neck with a prison toothbrush), it has a ton of heart. The mixture of 90s-era nostalgia and dark suburban madness is just fantastic.

SEAN FEUER on his film and working with Dan:

The character in the film originated in a filmic exercise assignment I had to complete for my Directing class in 2012. Dan Gregory's humor was so rib-tickling, that I decided to make a short film that focused on "Mike's" life for my final project in Advanced Directing.
It was really rewarding to work with an actor who so effectively brings a character to life (Dan showed up on set with the rollerblades, hat, and wig). He improvised a lot, which made being on set so much fun. 
The blades! The blades!!

The blades! The blades!!

Sean's next project is a romantic comedy called SUMMER CABIN, written by Issac Platizky and produced by Sam Platizky. He begins production in August!

Check him out on IMDB!

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