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‘Where in the Hell is the Lavender House?’ Pursues the Creator of a Prank-Call Comedy Empire

"A documentary about a documentary about two documentarians trying to make a documentary about an anonymous prank phone caller."

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Where in the Hell is the Lavender House?

Logline: Two unlucky filmmakers get way lost trying to find and interview the Banksy of prank phone calls: Longmont Potion Castle.

Elevator Pitch:

This film is a documentary about a documentary about two documentarians trying to make a documentary about an anonymous prank phone caller with a huge cult following. It’s a scripted/unscripted reality performance piece about a crazy dude who has taken prank phone calls to a new artistic level over the past thirty years. It’s got a great indie comedy vibe, but with hidden camera pranks, celebrities, and just a whole bunch of shenanigans that will drive the youngsters wild. Think “Exit Through The Gift Shop” meets “Borat” meets “The Eric Andre Show.”

Production Team:

Executive Producer Rainn Wilson (“The Office,” “Super,” Soul Pancake) – Rainn’s roll is to try and help get us publicity and attention to the film with the hopes of finding as many backers as possible. He will be providing script notes and lending his expertise in filming a scripted reality show, and he will be making a cameo in the film.

About the Film:

I have been a fan of Longmont Potion Castle for a long time, and I’ve wanted to make a film about him forever. The development process on this project has been very DIY, but the progress we have made up to this point has been exciting. Longmont Potion Castle has remained relatively underground over the 20 odd years he has been releasing albums and the fans he does have are rabid but it is also my hope with this film to try and bring Longmont Potion Castle to a wider audience. And Rainn Wilson is involved!

Current Status: We launched our crowdfunding initiative and had a featured piece in The A.V. Club.

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