Denver, CO – “Isolation Man” a new, mockumentary feature film about a superhero, “The Exquisite Vanishteer,” whom accidentally vanishes the human population of the western hemisphere and must now deal with the consequences of the catastrophe will have it’s Colorado debut this summer. The independent feature is premiering on Wednesday, August 17th, 9pm, at Alamo Drafthouse in Littleton, Co, with performances by local bands Faceman and The Limbs. A Q&A session with the filmmakers will follow immediately after the screening.
Denver low-brow comic book artist and now director, producer, and lead actor Daniel Crosier was the driving force behind the project. Co-director Dane Bernhardt, alongside a local support system of family and friends were also involved with the film. This includes Denver punk music legend and actor Little Fyodor, stage actor Brian Natale, and performers Allan Elijah Cutler, Joey Armstrong, Dick Black, Nicolas Hadacek, Lawrence Contreras, Seth Iniguez and more. The post production process was spear-headed by producing & editing partner Peter Dougherty, along with Norman Dillon, with a score developed by Denver-based bands Faceman and The Limbs.
Isolation Man is based on the comic book “The Exquisite Vanisher” created by Daniel Crosier, Zach Meyer, and Alex Meyer. Crosier’s goal for the project was to see independent comic book storytelling expanded upon in different mediums.
He speaks to the main theme and production, “Having the Vanisher character, accidentally making everyone disappear, certainly allowed for us to have a small, intimate cast.” Crosier says. “Limitations breed innovation. We wanted to feature secluded, quiet backdrops of Denver because they were cinematographic hidden gems and accessible.”
In 2011, Crosier approached Bernhardt about developing the mockumentary film project that was designed to be no budget, ridiculous, and bizarre. Crosier’s influences for the project range from absurdist humor such as Monty Python to current programming on the cable channel, Adult Swim. The film is now complete and ready to be experienced by audiences in a theater setting.
Crosier reflects about one of his favorite moments during filming. “I had a great time waving at joggers while shooting a scene while sporting the Vanisher’s hallmark ascot, tighty-whities and mask. I throughly confused many people along the South Platte River that day. Good fun!”
To learn more about the film and to purchase tickets visit www.isolationmanmovie.com. Seating is limited. Clips may be viewed on YouTube at https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLfcK_zJg8e59lRtDANhlnE7JtkhUV7-zC