Award-winning independent filmmaker Glenn Berggoetz is at it again. Crowned by Examiner.com national indie film critic Terra King as “the king of indie comedy,” Berggoetz isn’t letting off the accelerator.
Best known as the writer/director behind the cult favorite “The Worst Movie EVER!” that set the all-time box office record for the worst opening weekend in film history, Berggoetz’s dark comedy “The Ghosts of Johnson Woods” is now in post-production and slated for a 2014 release. The film has already received interest from distributors who want to continue the run of Berggoetz films that have received theatrical releases. But that’s not all Berggoetz is busy with.
Berggoetz has just completed a feature film script titled “Conclave” that is drawing tremendous amounts of interest. Conclave is a scathing satire of the papacy that is being compared to films like Monty Python’s “Life of Brian” and the Mel Brooks classic “Blazing Saddles.” The script has drawn the attention of Monty Python legend Terry Gilliam’s camp, former Michael Jackson publicist Michael Levine, and actor Kane Hodder, who is being considered for a small role in the film.
About Glenn Berggoetz
(From Wikipedia) Glenn W. Berggoetz is an American director, writer and actor. He has directed several low budget films, including The Worst Movie Ever!, a film which had the lowest grossing opening weekend in history. His other films include To Die is Hard, Therapissed, Evil Intent, and Separate Checks
Berggoetz was born on 29 October 1966 just outside Atlantic City, New Jersey, and raised in Fort Wayne, Indiana from 1968 through 2005, and graduated from Concordia Lutheran High School in 1985, and received his master’s degree at California State University, Dominguez Hills. Initially wishing to become a writer, he published a few short stories, and wrote three novels (unpublished). In the mid-1990s, he began to write screenplays and, by 2006, had completed eight scripts. Unable to get his screenplays read by studios, and acting upon a suggestion, he decided to produce and direct his own films. His first effort was completed in 2006 when he finished filming the short Bad Movies, Good Showers and Civil Engineers. By the end of 2007, he had completed two additional shorts and two feature length films. To date, three of his features have screened on Canadian television and five of his feature projects have distribution deals in place.Berggoetz’s film The Worst Movie EVER! was recently selected by independent film critic Terra King as one of the ten best independent feature films of 2011. In 2013, Glenn premiered Midget Zombie Takeover in Winchester, VA on February 8, 2013. Since then, Midget Zombie Takeover has been showing in a number of venues across the United States.