Star Drunk is a short sci-fi action flick written and acted entirely by drunks.
Have you ever wondered what would happen if the crew of the Enterprise (or the Galactica, or whatever) got completely tanked up before going into action? Of course you have. And now, after years of speculation, the answer is finally here: Star Drunk!
Star Drunk was cooked up by a group of writers from Portland, Oregon, who made a pact to get drunk, write a script and then, no matter what they came up with, produce it as a short film. Once the script was done, they decided to extend the concept to the obvious next step and do the whole thing with drunk actors.
Some commenters on YouTube have questioned whether the actors were actually drunk or just pretending to be, but the producers insist that everyone was well and properly sauced. For those requiring further proof, a behind-the-scenes video was released yesterday showing a few of the challenges involved in dealing with blitzed actors.
"What we see in the movie is the best takes from that," Blue Couch Media wrote. "Many peeps think the actors weren't drunk because of this, when indeed they were. And different actors act differently when they're drunk, so it makes for a pretty dynamic outcome of varying performances." Director Chris R. Wilson added that Greg James, who played the captain, had 12 shots immediately before shooting began and "wasn't trying to do anything more than stand."
I like this concept, and I hope to see more of it in the future. A drunk rom-com, perhaps, or a drunk horror flick. A Nightmare On Elm Street: Freddy's Really Pissed? Yeah, I'd watch that.