Michael Berryman’s unique features have led to many unique roles throughout his long career. From the mutant cannibal in Wes Craven’s The Hills Have Eyes, to the mad biker in Weird Science, and an incarnation of pure malevolence in the recent The Evil Within. In Violent Starr (directed by Oliver Tietgen), Berryman may be taking on the most unique role in his (or any actor’s) career: The GODMICHAEL is a giant floating head that might be a deity—or maybe just an asshole.
Official Synopsis: Peace in the galaxy – or what’s left of it – is crumbling. The evil god-like creature, the GODMICHAEL, a giant head floating in space and his evil minions are swarming out to eliminate creatures and races that the Godmichael deems “unworthy”. No one knows what the criteria for his choices are, it’s a random elimination of individuals, a terror regime. On one of Violent Starr’s “business trips” as a space pirate she picks up a stranger with an unlikely cargo: The golden hand of the original Violent Starr. Will she and her small crew of misfits get to the planet L where the Godmichael breeds his minions called the Loreks and destroy the energy field which protects the giant head? Will she shake all the bounty hunters off her tail? Will she be able to handle her crew?
Obviously, Violent Starr is the kind of film that should be taken seriously be no one, the kind of movie that panders to the lowest common denominator with sexual titillation and so-bad-they’re-good retro sci-fi FX—and that’s fine with me! In an industry flooded with filmmakers hoping to be taken seriously, it’s nice to see a project where everyone involved it have a good time without a fuck to give.
The film doesn’t have a release date, but producers are hoping to for distribution in 2018; you can follow the production on Facebook, HERE.
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