World of Death’ers Daniel Delpurgatorio and Anthony Williams sure have been busy lately. On top of winning the Clive Barker Project Greenlight contest last month, these ferociously diligent Chicago-based filmmakers also have a new short film premiering at festivals this fall. Third Wheel is a quick little glimpse into the minds of this demented duo and features FX work by the great Robert Kurtzman.
“The festival scene has been changing since we first started submitting films years ago and we wanted to make something that fits nicely into the shifting landscape. We wanted to make something short and sweet, with a fun payoff,” says writer Anthony Williams. Director Delpurgatorio added, “It’s such a different film for us, in terms of style and tone, but that’s what made the project very exciting to everyone involved!”
From what I’ve seen I can tell you this short is going to wow fans of ’80s monster flicks like Terror Vision, Invaders From Mars, and Little Shop of Horrors. Check out the trailer below and if you’re heading to Celluloid Screams in October, you can see the world premiere with your own eyes!