5th CUFF.Docs 2017

November 16-19, 2017

15th Calgary Underground Film Festival

April 16-22, 2018

details

Comedy / Adventure

18+ Licensed Screening
80 minutes

credits

Director
Bill Watterson

Executive Producers
Carlos Cusco
Emerson Machtus

Producers
John Chuldenko
John Charles Meyer

Editing
David Egan

Cinematographer
Jon Boal

Cast
Adam Busch
Meera Rohit Kumbhani
Nick Thune
James Urbaniak

Music
Mondo Boys

Official website:
http://davemadeamaze.com

Twitter:
https://twitter.com/davemadeatweet

Facebook:
https://facebook.com/davemadeafanpage

community

awards

WINNER: Audience Award, Best Narrative Feature

Audience Award - Best Narrative Feature, Slamdance 2017

Audience Award - Best Feature, Boston Underground Film Festival 2017

Community Partners

Dave Made A Maze

United States, 2017 : International Premiere
Archives 2017
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description

Dave, an artist who has yet to complete anything significant in his career, builds a fort in his living room out of pure frustration, only to wind up trapped by the fantastical pitfalls, booby traps, and critters of his own creation. Ignoring his warnings, Dave's girlfriend Annie leads a band of oddball explorers on a rescue mission. Once inside, they find themselves trapped in an ever-changing supernatural world and pursued by a bloodthirsty Minotaur. Bill Watterson’s feature debut re-imagines classic '80s adventure films with a modern comedic edge and a higher body count. The handmade fantasy world comes to life with puppetry, stop-motion animation, and in-camera optical illusions.

OFFICIAL SELECTION
Slamdance 2017

DIRECTOR'S BIO
Brown University alumnus Bill Watterson studied at The Second City Hollywood and Los Angeles Community College. A series of web shorts he wrote and directed have led to a TV deal with Brandio Entertainment. Acting credits include the video games LA Noire and Lost Planet 3; the films Ouija, Jenny's Wedding, and Clint Eastwood's Jersey Boys; and TV's Brooklyn Nine Nine, The Soul Man, and The Young & The Restless.

press for Dave Made A Maze

"Wildly inventive…an impressively crafted feature that’s full of frequent surprises"
- The Hollywood Reporter

screened with a short film

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The Real Wi-Fi Of Baltimore

United States, 2016, 3 min, Director Julia Kim Smith

Screenshots of Wi-Fi network names give a nuanced view of Baltimore neighbourhoods through puns.