Kissy Cousins, Monster Babies: short film review

Kissy Cousins, Monster Babies

★★★★

Directed by: Wayne Keeley

Written by: Wayne Keeley

Starring: Steve Kearney, David Belafonte, Jack Plotnick, Mike Memphis, Charlie Dobson, Pat Cooper, Jeffrey Lyons, Michael Medved, Dr. Joyce Brothers, Nipsey Russel, Professor Irwin Corey, Mario Todisco, Joseph Keeley III.

Short Film Review by: #Stefania

Kissy Cousins, Monster Babies is written and directed by Wayne Keeley in 1992.

Two Hollywood Producers try to save their dying careers by creating a blockbuster out of old movies and their warped imaginations. What they don’t know is that they are being mined for their creative ideas.

If it’s true that laughter is the best medicine, so you have to enjoy this wonderful short full of intense scene of very fine humor.

At first you’ll be surprised by the vintage touch of the images, but soon you’ll discover that actually it’s the real footage recorded 25 years ago. And that’s when the curiosity gets in.

The fascinating characters are playing so convincing that you actually think they will soon release a bestseller. At some point when you notice that the action takes place in the same setting, their office, you start wondering why is that happening. Also, the office assistant’s patience and indulgence starts to be suspicious.

The film was in production for 25 years and shot in seven states including Wash D.C. What began in the 1990s as a quick, down-and-dirty idea for a direct-to-video film, later “morphed” (to use the vintage post-production lexicon) into a more than a quarter-century journey down to the golden fields of creativity and ever-changing technology.

Kissy Cousins, Monster Babies is a social and political satire that’s still relevant today as it was when the first footage was shot back in 1992 and had the might and staying power to withstand decades of dust and reinvention.

The project is presently being considered for a Guinness World’s Record for longest production time, so you definitely have to enjoy the ride in time and the chance to discover the oldies but goldies.

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