The Finest Indie Ingredients Builds An ‘American Burger’…and Its Sequel

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Screen Daily reports that Berlin-based sales and production company Picture Tree International will show a “work-in-progress version” of Bronita Drake and Johan Bromander’s quirky horror comedy American Burger at the forthcoming European Film Market.

In the film, “A bus load of American students, all jocks, cheerleaders and nerds, are on a culture trip in Europe when they stumble upon a mysterious Hamburger stand in the deep European woods, selling 100% American Burgers. A visit to the Burger Factory behind the stand, renders them trapped in this unknown territory, and they are about to realize that European notion of American Hamburgers is terrifyingly different from what they’re used to… The road trip descends into a battle for survival as Americans are treated as cows. Who’s going to end up in the slaughterhouse? Will the nerds ever get to score with the cheerleaders? Cliques are formed… Strategies are made… And in the midst of it all they learn a thing or two about friendship, survival, consumerism, horny teenage urges and, perhaps most importantly, to never visit a fast-food restaurant ever again. And the nerds somehow end up having the… Best. Summer. Ever.

Gabriel Freilich, Ben Thornton, and Fredrik Hiller star.

The film’s Swedish producer, LittleBig Productions, is preparing an online release American Burger for this May.

In addition, we’ve also learned that Drake and Bromander are already in prep on the film’s sequel. Here are details for American Burger 2.

In the sequel, back to Kraketch sees the few and severely traumatized survivors of the American Burger massacre traveling the relatively safe roads of the desert (no woods, no butchers). This time they drive a recreational vehicle under the guidance of their (somewhat unstable) Dr Shrink who’s trying to convince them, through practical therapy, that the terrors that happened during the culture trip in Europe last summer was a freak incident that can’t ever happen again…

Check out the trailer and images from the first film, as well as posters for both.