Housesitters Comedy-Horror Trailer Is Here!
Housesitters Film Details.
Director: Jason Coffman
Release Date: 2018
Release Format: VOD
MPAA Rating: N/A
Angie and Izzy get a housesitting gig that seems too good to be true. Gruesome supernatural hijinks ensue.
Based on the press release;
Tomorrow Romance is proud to announce the trailer debut for Chicago-based filmmaker Jason Coffman’s feature directorial debut HOUSESITTERS. Inspired in equal measure by modern comedy like BROAD CITY and goofy horror films like GHOULIES, this female-led horror/comedy follows the misadventures of Angie (Annie Watkins, “Jan” in the original New York and Chicago runs of hit stage production THE BARDY BUNCH) and Izzy (Jamie Jirak, formerly of Chicago’s pH Comedy Theater) as they take on a plum housesitting gig that kind of spirals into supernatural horror. HOUSESITTERS has been submitted to a number of 2018 festivals in advance of a VOD release later this year.
Behind the camera, Jolene Vega served as cinematographer with Jef Burnham as assistant director and Tatiana von Recklinghausen as lead makeup/effects artist. The soundtrack includes a score by Chicago-based Joshua Burke (who records under the name boardinghouse), with songs by Black Candles, Desire (courtesy of Italians Do It Better), Inner Vegas (courtesy of Good Glass), and Night Witch.
Annie Watkins as Angie
Jamie Irak as Izzy
Jay J. Bidwell as Dan
Mariah Michael as Cindy
Bethanie Louise as Rachel
Peter Ash as Zack
James Timothy Peters as Greg
Karen Murphy as Priscilla
Ben Schlotfelt as Mark
Alistair G. Burnham as The Mad Monk
“I’m a huge horror fan, and I watch a lot of independent horror movies. Far too many indie horror filmmakers make familiar zombie or slasher movies. With Housesitters, I wanted to do something that doesn’t take itself too seriously and is a fast, fun showcase for the talents of our fantastic cast and crew. We shot Housesitters on a minuscule budget (that mostly went toward buying food for everybody on shooting days) with a lot of hard work on a tight schedule. I’m proud as hell of everybody who helped out in front of and behind the camera, and I can’t wait to share it with everyone!”
Jason Coffman Housesitters Director
That was a comment from the director himself, Jason Coffman which expresses a lot of heart and devotion towards the genre. As a filmmaker myself I love reading statements from indie horror fellow filmmakers because I do know where they come from, they are usually pure and honest and they motivate me to go on as well. We are all a big tight family in this independent world and it gets stronger when we support ourselves together! The trailer from Housesitters does carry a lot of what Coffman said and I can’t wait to check out the film when it comes out later this year on VOD.
After watching the trailer I thought about how films touch with the audience. When you’re watching a horror comedy you demand to laugh out loud with your friends and feel close to the characters. That works especially if there’s a lot of love and hard work behind the camera. Housesitters has all of these components and it does transpire of joy and fun. Even if you’re not that much into horror indie comedy you will wish to have a pick at this film. It looks wonderful and polished, the trailer delivers great punch lines and the editing looks flawlessly organic and comedy-driven. That jump scare at the end made me laugh so much because it brings all the clichés in Hollywood horror trailers and smacks you in the face with a wink.
One of the things that will make this film shine is the female led-cast and crew that bring fresh ideas to the table. Big shout out to writers and actresses Annie Watkins and Jamie Jirak. The crew of Housesitters infects the audience with brainless joy and hilarity, just watch this commercial below and you’ll realize what I mean!