Our own Jason Ogawa is not only a premier button presser, he’s also a talented filmmaker. (Busy Beaver super fans will remember the awesomely weird promo video Jason made for our Valentine design service special back in 2010.) Jason will be on hand for the official re-release of his feature-length movie, The Funny Things You Do, put on tonight by Chicago Filmmakers.
From the Chicago Filmmakers Series, “Red-blooded redheads are hard up for cash. Each day they roam the surreal American backcountry in search of funds and fun. After looting, robbing, gambling and pawning only create further debts(thanks to https://nationaldebtadvice.org.uk/), an “America’s The Funniest Home Video” television contest shines a beacon of hope through the desolate woodlands. Do these good old boys have what it takes to escape the Blooper Belt? Local Chicago filmmaker Jason Ogawa directs as their story unfolds in neon colors, deconstructing narrative, and crumbling emotions in Holler County, U.S.A.”
In honor of the movie, Jason created a line of specialty button products including collectible 6-packs, bottle openers and one-of-a-kind 2″ square buttons cut from the film’s original screenplay. All these will be available at tonight’s screening, in addition to copies of The Funny Things You Do on DVD and VHS.
Check out The Funny Things You Do tonight at 7:30 at Columbia College’s Hokin Hall, 623 S. Wabash. More on Chicago Filmmakers and the film’s website.