In 1995, between the production of “Mallrats” and “Chasing Amy”, the cast and characters from those films took a side trip to make a small independent film relatively unknown to fans of the View Askew Universe. Although not directed by Smith himself, the film weaves in and out of his worlds and the surreal nature of his films. Drawing Flies is coming to DVD soon from indieDVD.
Slackers in Vancouver B.C. lose their welfare checks and head for a cabin in the woods to save cash ? or so they believe. In actuality their guide Donner (Jason Lee) leads them further and further into the forest on a delusional pursuit of Bigfoot.
A Dolby Digital 2.0 soundtrack isn’t the only audio track available on the disc. Two audio commentaries will accompany the film, the first with directors Malcolm Ingram and Matthew Gissing, the second with actors Jason Lee, Jason Mewes, Renee Humphrey, Carmen Lee and Producers Scott Mosier and Kevin Smith. An introduction to the film by Scott Mosier and Kevin Smith explains the film, and additional footage integrated into the film, bloopers, deleted scenes, and several stories by Kevin Smith round out the features.
Described by Smith as “the best film that we were ever involved with, that was shot in Canada, that wasn?t Good Will Hunting.”, “Drawing Flies” is coming to DVD on February 26th with a suggested retail price of $19.98.