Written and directed by Malcolm Mills, VR Food is an upcoming arthouse horror-comedy film starring John Early (TBS’ Search Party), with Alexandria Churchwell, Gil Zabarsky, and Malcolm Mills.
Two inventors struggle to create virtual food: infinite deliciousness with zero calories. Unfortunately, testings yield bizarre hallucinations. When they discover ‘VR Food’ already exists as a short film, they mistake the film for competition and decide to stalk the filmmaker, with nightmarish consequences.
I've always loved nightmares, the puzzling and strange ones. I love how they don't quite make sense, how they speak in emotional languages so unsettling they haunt your memories.
I was drawn to the idea of virtual food because that's where we're headed. Pleasure through artifice is in high demand, just wait until we can eat infinite pizza. Of course, the idea is rather nightmarish; just what is the cost of infinite pleasure? Delusion, madness, a Faustian bargain?
VR Food combines my favorite genres of dark comedy, arthouse horror, and sci-fi mysteries into something I hope is wild, entertaining, and memorably puzzling. After all, a puzzle is over when it's solved. I'd rather keep playing with something nightmarish, something that teases "play me again."
Runtime: 13 minutes
Format: 4K 16:9
Language: English (subtitles in Spanish & French)
Director-writer: Malcolm Mills
Produced by Stonestreet Studios, Malcolm Mills, Frank Corbiserie, and Gil Zabarsky
Original soundtrack by Malcolm Mills
HP Lovecraft Film Festival 2019, Portland, OR & Providence, RI
Nightmares Film Festival 2019 - Columbus, OH
Oaxaca Film Festival 2019 - New Industry Section - Oaxaca, MX
Lancaster International Short Film Festival 2019 - Lancaster, PA
PA Indie Shorts Festival 2019