We like bringing attention to little indie flicks that catch our eye here at AITH and that's exactly what I'm doing today! We recently got an email from filmmakers James and Jon Kondelik telling us about their potential feature THE MAD HATTER. You mean ALICE IN WONDERLAND's 'Mad Hatter?' Sort of...
The Kondelik Brothers' film is an Alice in Wonderland tale overdosed with carnage, madness and terror!
Ecila City is on the verge of destruction after a drug dealer, Derek, tries "the most powerful drug" on the market called, THE MAD HATTER. Waking hours later, Derek finds himself in the middle of a massacre. Now, Derek and a beautiful prostitute, Rita, are inadvertently thrown into the mouth of chaos as they are persistently pursued by an unstoppable hook wielding killer known as The Enforcer. As the line between fantasy and reality begins to blur Derek questions his own sanity and the horrors that follow are just a taste of what the Hatter has in mind for us all.
I love a trippy mindf*ck of a movie and it looks like THE MAD HATTER has the potential to be just that! There's not much available for THE MAD HATTER but what we do have is the early art you see above and below as well as a short video, also found below. The video introduces the character "The Enforcer" and was shot last Summer for under $300. Plans are to reshoot the scene for the film, but it's still worth checking out.
I don't know about the rest of you but I'm definitely loving what I'm seeing so far. That video offered decent acting, some great shots and some awesome action and gore. I highly suggest checking it out if you're interested at all. Also below you'll find a teaser poster and a couple character concept drawings for 'Derek' and 'The Enforcer.' You can also check out the film's Facebook page and official website.
Unfortunately we might not be seeing THE MAD HATTER for a while. The Kondelik Brothers are currently hard at work trying to raise some funds for their feature. If you'd like to help them in their fight you can head right over HERE and donate whatever amount you'd like. Depending on the amount you can score some props from the flick, some badass HATTER swag or even an executive producer credit!
We'll be keeping our eyes on THE MAD HATTER with hopes that this one comes to be sometime soon. As always be sure to keep it here for updates!