Today's Indie Beat brings an update to a film we've covered before, that has since changed titles. Halfway to Blackout has swapped out and is now known as The Blackout. Come inside to check out it's brand new poster, as well as a red-band trailer!
The Blackout will be released digitally on Xbox, iTunes, Comcast, Vudu, Hulu, Google Play, Sony Playstation, Amazon, Cox Cable and other regional cable operators on September 3rd. After that it will be hitting Redbox on September 24th, so there are plenty of opportunities to catch it.
A rag tag band of idiots on the verge of signing a recording contract is sandbagged by their lead singer, Chas Knopfler, into throwing the mother of all parties the night before they embark on a world tour. Eddie Mesmer, the rhythm guitarist, awakens to find his drummer, Toss Dunbar, hanging from a tree like a scarecrow, and the house completely destroyed.
Eddie and Toss quickly realize that A: they can't remember anything and B: there's a dead guy in the pool. Now, they have to figure out what happened the night before or their Rock and Roll dream is over.
Their only hope is State Dependent Learning, which is the scientifically proven fact that information learned while under the influence of a given "substance", can only be recalled and used to solve a task when you are in the same state. Or in Layman's terms... They have to drink to remember. The prior night's debauchery comes back to them as they get Halfway to a Blackout against insurmountable odds.
Will Bad Math realize they're greater than the sum of their parts in time to keep their mostly-virgin asses from jail, and salvage their dream of rock superstardom? I'd tell you, but I'm out of Vodka.
Written by: Keith Brown
Director: Matt Hish
Cast: Michael Graziadei, Autumn Federici, Scott Rosa, Shanelle Gray, and Shane Lynch