So it is with great pleasure that I can announce that I can announce the inclusion of Nobody Can Cool at this years Jennifer's Bodies. Nobody Can Cool is a thriller from DPYX, the writing/producing/directing team of Rachel Holzman and Marcy Boyle; two bad ass, awesome chicks who met whilst studying at Barnard College, Columbia University.
Marcy is a dual citizen of the US and Ireland who studied Muay Thai with a European
Welterweight Champion for 3 years. Rachel is a third generation New Yorker who holds
a master dive license and has filmed many international dive spots from the Rainbow
Reef in Fiji to the Great Barrier Reef in Australia.
NOBODY CAN COOL, their first feature film, a graphic novel and film noir slant on the
“women in jeopardy thriller”, was shot in 14 days in Castaic, CA on a shoestring budget.
Currently, female directors making genre movies are few and far between, and they
hope to help fill that void with entertaining and provocative films. DPYX is developing
hard action, science fiction and horror projects aimed at a wide audience and featuring
substantial female characters who stand toe-to-toe with their male counterparts.
"We were interested in themes common to film noir (crime, fate conspiring against
characters, doomed relationships, betrayal, pitiless violence) but we did not want to
make a retro imitation. We wanted to buck the trend of found footage and grungy
realism that many micro budget films rely on, and we were determined to not let our lack
of money stand in the way. Instead, we drew influences from colorful pop art and
modern graphic novels to create a stylized, hyperreal world.
Working with a shoestring budget like some of our filmmaking heros (Poverty Row
sensationalists Edgar G. Ulmer, Sam Fuller, and Joseph H. Lewis), we knew a story that
could be filmed in one location using a small cast would be necessary due to our
production constraints. We imagined an outlaw George and Martha (Whoʼs Afraid of
Virginia Woolf) type couple, who are intruded upon by another couple with relationship
issues of their own."
You can keep up to date with Nobody Can Cool over at the Official Facebook page, Twitter and Official Website.