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indieWIRE Project of the Day: Ozarks Buddy Comedy “Mudjackin'”

indieWIRE Project of the Day: Ozarks Buddy Comedy "Mudjackin'"

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Mudjackin’ is a freewheeling absurdist comedy about two best friends in the Ozarks desperately trying to have the summer of their lives.

Elevator Pitch:

In “Mudjackin’,” Dustin and Travis are best friends who share a mudjacking business, a rap-metal band, and a pact to make the upcoming summer the summer of their lives. Soon, though, their livelihoods are threatened by a newly-arrived team of rival mudjackers, their hopes of winning a local battle of the bands undermined by a maddeningly glib Creedence Clearwater Revival cover band, and their dreams of an idyllic summer shattered by the emergence of a bizarre murder mystery. “Mudjackin'” is a freewheeling absurdist comedy set in the Ozarks of Missouri and shot in the Ozarks and Kansas City, Missouri.

Production Team:

Writer/Director/Producer: Christopher Good
Producers: Christopher Good and Megan Mantia

About the Production:

“‘Mudjackin” is going to be my first feature. To date I’ve made two short films, ‘Holy Moly‘ and ‘Return of the Gumshoe Kids‘. The idea for ‘Mudjackin” arose from the title- I would see little signs planted along sidewalks that advertised free mudjacking estimates and a.) wondered what mudjacking was, and b.) thought ‘Mudjackin” would make a good name for a movie. So the writing process consisted of me wondering what kind of movie might be called ‘Mudjackin” and then proceeding to do my best to write that movie.” — Christopher Good

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