Canadian Director Matt Frame announced today that he will attempt to sit through his film ‘Camp Death III in 2D!’ for 48 straight consecutive hours. The event is to be streamed live via Facebook starting 8pm (PST) on Saturday December 29, 2018.
Viewers will be encouraged to post comments and questions to Frame and several cast/crew of ‘Camp Death III in 2D!’ who will be dropping in to provide live commentary during the broadcast.
“The rules are simple” said Frame, “Between viewings, I am allowed 10 minutes to stretch my legs, use the restroom, and partake in any legal activity that’ll help me from sliding comatose off my office chair.”
‘Camp Death III in 2D!’ is a comedy-horror parody of ‘Friday the 13th Part III 3D’ that has enjoyed a successful festival run since September, racking up 14 acceptances, 4 awards, and several nominations.
On February 15, 2019 the film is being released digitally via Amazon Prime, hence the underlying purpose of Frame’s (admittedly) moronic promotional stunt.
“Believe me, I comprehend how idiotic and self indulgent this appears,” declared Frame “but if I concerned myself with the opinions of strangers then I wouldn’t have raised the money to make the film in the first place.”
Frame is referencing his August 2014 World record ‘Coconut Walk’ in which he chained a coconut to his waist and walked around the local high school track for 24 hours non-stop, covering a leg cramping 109km (67 miles.)
The walk, while humiliating, netted nearly $15,000 and helped finance the filming of ‘Camp Death III in 2D!’ in September of 2014.
This time around the priority of the campaign is exposure, not money.
“Amazon Prime is a great platform but has less-than-stellar search capabilities” explains Frame, “if I don’t make a huge effort to promote my film then it will get lost among the 18,000+ other movies.”
Asked about the slight air of desperation tinging his event, Frame replied: “Oh, that’s not a slight air, it’s a thick fog. However, I need to do all I can to ensure that my golden years are spent eating pudding and yelling at pigeons and not ruing the day I couldn’t be bothered to promote my own movie.”