Sneak Peek: Brave New Jersey
It was the original Fake News story.
In a small New Jersey town on the night of Orson Welles’s legendary 1938 “War of the Worlds” radio broadcast, the hoax that terrified millions into believing Martians were invading America, citizens face what they think is their last night on Earth. The over-worked town’s mayor Clark (Tony Hale, “Veep”) will take a chance on love. The neglected housewife, Lorraine (Heather Burns, “Manchester By The Sea”) will break free from her big-cheese husband (Sam Jaeger, “Parenthood”). The demure schoolteacher Peg (Anna Camp, “Pitch Perfect”) will become a warrior. The aimless reverend (Dan Bakkedahl, “Life in Pieces”) will rediscover his faith. The scared Sheriff (Mel Rodriguez, “The Last Man on Earth”) will find his courage. And the reclusive war veteran (Raymond J. Barry, “Training Day”) will become a hero as he convinces the town to fight the aliens. All these characters join forces for a final “battle” that leads to a surprising and hilarious outcome.
An alien invasion comedy where the aliens never show up.
**WINNER: Comedy Vanguard Audience Award / Austin Film Festival**
Starring: Tony Hale, Anna Camp, Sam Jaeger, Heather Burns, Dan Bakkedahl, Raymond J. Barry, Erika Alexander, and Mel Rodriguez
Directed by: Jody Lambert
Screenplay by: Michael Dowling and Jody Lambert
Produced by: Taylor Williams and Jen Roskind
Distributed by: Gravitas Ventures
Runtime: 91 minutes