August 4th, 2018 – August 25th, 2018
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Written by William Robert Carey
Directed by Jason Sutton
IDOL MINDS IS RECOMMENDED FOR ADULT AUDIENCES ONLY
On a cool, moonlit night, as gossamer mist drifts eerily over the Hollywood Forever Cemetery’s emerald lawn, Scott, a young man of dubious ambition, digs furiously in the shadow of famed Hollywood icon, Dominic Lourdes imposing headstone. His friend Ronnie, a large low-watt bulb, kneels on the cusp of the open grave, waiting anxiously to haul out the coffin.
Starved for money and opportunities, the Z-list actors snatch the coffin to ransom the remains. They take it to the rundown bungalow Scott shares with his girlfriend, Bella, a personal assistant to a Hollywood star.
Scott’s confidant he’s stumbled upon the perfect low-risk crime – after all, the kidnap victim is dead – but fissures in his plan quickly materialize. Ronnie’s brash Goth-girlfriend, Lizard, shows up, demanding a place at the table. Then Ronnie disappears, returning to the cemetery to watch police investigate the robbery. He runs into a loopy celebrity worshiper.
Snafus snowball when Scott’s cohorts squabble over the ransom and then open the casket. Shit hits the fan when the widow delivers a surprising response to their demands. The heist goes from hopeful to horror show as the bumbling crooks try desperately to salvage the endeavor, battling for possession of the remains.
IDOL MINDS is a black screwball comedy with glints of acrid commentary on celebrity, adoration, ambition, and greed.
About the author:
William Robert Carey was born in Chicago, Illinois. After graduating
from Northwestern University, he worked in the advertising industry as a
writer and creative director. Simultaneously, he was an actor,
performing at many Chicago theaters, including The Goodman, Pheasant
Run, Shakespeare Repertory, and Victory Gardens, where he played Danny
in the Chicago premiere of “Danny and The Deep Blue Sea.”
Since turning to directing, he has shot commercials for such companies
as McDonald’s, Pizza Hut and the Chicago White Sox, and with celebrities
such as Bo Jackson, Robert Conrad, Mike Ditka, Laurie Metcalf, Fran
Drescher and Martin Sheen. He has won One Show, Mobius, New York
International TV & Radio Festival, Telly, and Addy Gold awards. He
recently directed the screenplay of “Jesus In Cowboy Boots,” starring
Alicia Silverstone, Billy Burke, and AJ Michalka.
He is a member of five entertainment unions, and a citizen of the U.S.