The feature garnered “Best Director” at the Canadian Film Festival for Mullen and two “Best Picture” awards both domestic and internationally at the New York Latino Film Festival and at Mexico’s prestigious Oaxaca Film Festival during its successful festival run. Mullen’s new work compels audiences to connect with the film through its use of sensuality, action, and life’s unexpected plot twists.
“Badsville brings high stakes, a unique tone, strong characters, and violent heartbreak,” said Mullen. “It’s always refreshing when a script speaks so closely to one’s truth and a new voice is born and Ian McLaren and Benjamin Barrett have done just that.”
Ian McLaren and Benjamin Barrett co-wrote the script and are among the cast. Producers are David J. Phillips of Phillm Productions and Douglas Spain.
“Ian and Ben threw everything into this and it infected everyone in front and behind the camera to follow suit. I think a camera can capture the hearts of those that made a film, and I hope our audiences continue to connect with the heart of Badsville – as they did at the festivals we screened at,” said Phillips.
Following a theatrical release, Badsville will be available on-demand Jan. 30, 2018.