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running time: 4:28
completed: January 2003
directed: Fuzzy Gerdes
featuring: Dave Colan, Shaun Himmerick, Lance Hoffman, and Andrea Swanson
Synopsis: Ted McGillicutty, Man of Action is an entire action movie in one continuous shot. Ted McGillicutty has just been named Cop of the Year when his wife is kidnapped by his arch-nemesis. Ted pursues them through the seamy underworld of the back porch to a startling climax at the back gate. Ted McGillicutty was originally shot for the Fast Forward Film Festival and the first and last images are the visual “suggestions” we were given by that festival (they are found photos supplied by Found Magazine). As with all Fast Forward Film Festival films, the short was conceived, shot, and edited in 21 hours.
"Ted McGillicutty, Man of Action is so funny that it may not strike you until near the end of its 4 minutes that it’s all been one unbroken shot. Imagine sticking in every cop movie cliché you can into a confined setting that our hero must maneuver through. In just a few minutes, filmmaker Fuzzy Gerdes and star Dave Colan (whose style strikes one as a cross between Will Ferrell and Philip Seymour Hoffman) produce a satire that gloriously pokes fun at those tidbits savvy moviegoers grow weary of. Truly hysterical stuff." -- Erik Childress
Our first "found" image
Ted McGillicutty (Dave Colan)
Sarge (Lance Hoffman) warns McGillicutty that he's too close, as Elvis (Shaun Himmerick) makes off with Sheila (Andrea Swanson)
McGillicutty gets information from Snake (Lance Hoffman)
McGillicutty in a moment of introspection
McGillicutty confronts Elvis in the gripping climax
Our final "found" image