Our new good friends at Bag of Cats Productions are stoked to announce the upcoming release of the horror/comedy Hank Boyd is Dead on the usual streaming video platforms for both purchase and rental. To celebrate this announcement, they are giving you, the film watching public a chance to win one of a hundred limited edition DVD's. These special edition DVD's will be autographed by the films writer/director Sean Malia along with various cast members from the film. You can head over to HankBoydIsDead.com to enter. Entries for the contest run though Math the 1st and the winners will be announced on the website on May the 15th. That means you have plenty of time to head over to HankBoydIsDead.com and enter to win one of the awesome limited edition autographed DVD's.
Shot in just over a week, Hank Boyd is Dead is the brainchild of Brooklyn, New York's Sean Malia. The film recently wrapped up it's indie film festival run taking home a bevy of awards including Best Drama Feature at the Atlanta Horror Film Festival. Hank Boyd Is Dead was shot, as many great independent films are, on a micro budget with in Melia's childhood home serving as the main set piece. But don't just take our word for it. Here is a long, lazy, cut and paste job of Melia talking about the film followed by an even lazier and worse cut and past job of the films synopsis. You can also check out the films poster above, some stills, below and the trailer somewhere in the general vicinity of this sentence. Enjoy.
“I started with the idea of examining what it would be like to be part of the family of a killer on the level of Dahmer or Bundy, and after their execution, who would be left to grieve and who would be blamed? But then I thought, what if he didn't do it? What if it was his brother, and a woman hired to cater after the funeral found out? And from that came the psychopathic soap opera that is the Boyd family, an homage to all the clever, creepy stories that I grew up with and loved.”
"Sarah Walsh (Stefanie E. Frame) is a struggling actress who recently moved back home to care for her terminally ill father. To make ends meet she works as a caterer and, as the film opens, is left to tend to the post-funeral gathering for Hank Boyd, a quiet loner who stood accused of a horrific crime and took his own life before standing trial.
Sarah knew Hank in high school and doesn’t believe that he could do something so terrible. Her suspicions grow stronger after she meets Hank’s brother David (David Christopher Wells), a local cop with a checkered past, his dimwitted partner Ray (Michael Hogan) who’s charged with guarding the house, David’s mother Beverly who’s in the early stages of dementia, and Aubrey, his distant and obviously damaged younger sister.
Sarah’s suspicions turn to alarm when she overhears a dubious conversation between David and Ray and learns they were involved in Hank’s death and may have plans for her as well. Meanwhile Beverly has become convinced that Sarah is her long lost daughter while Aubrey pines for the affections of her big brother …when she’s not trying to ruin him.
As the family’s dark secrets are exposed and the bodies pile up, Sarah must give the performance of a lifetime if she hopes to survive, and all because…Hank Boyd Is Dead"