—Jason Snider, Jack Rooney, and David Briggs star in Brandon Snider's dark and mystic "wild ride through the bizarre."
The Cornshukker (Jason Snider) is a mythical creature who has lived simply and peacefully with Nature. Now, however, he is besieged by urban sprawl.
With nowhere else to go, The Cornshukker is forced to deal with varmints and outlandishly-odd townsfolk.
As his food supply diminishes, The Cornshukker is violently confronted by the bigoted Old Man Thomas. So in an act of desperation, The Cornshukker is forced to do the unthinkable.
Now his very existence is in peril, and the mysterious world he inhabits could be forever destroyed. Only Nature and the unpredictable townsfolk will decide the ultimate fate of "The Cornshukker."
When I first became involved in "The Cornshukker" project, all the footage was already "in the can" and transferred to Beta SP videotape. Using an AVID Composer editing system, I logged and digitized all the video and audio elements, then served as a primary editor.
"The Cornshukker" is a feature-length presentation, shot on 16mm monochrome film and recorded on digital audio tape. What this low-budget independent production lacked in monetary support, it more than makes up for in originality—both in plot and imagery. What other film have you seen in which an enigmatic protagonist exists only on a diet of corn, to the extent that he even urinates whole kernels of maize? Name another film in which crawdads are both sinister mind-manipulating creatures and heroic saviors. And when was the last time you saw The Ghost of Elvis step out of a cornfield to lend some timely, essential wisdom?
Besides serving as an editor on this project, I also assisted in creating post-production graphics for the theatrical release posters and videocassette sleeves.
For information about purchasing a copy of "The Cornshukker," you may contact the screenwriter/director directly by e-mail at Bw.snider11(at-sign)hotmail(dot)com [I put those parenthetical substitute bits in so that spambots wouldn't harvest Brando's e-mail address here. Either you know what goes where, or you probably shouldn't be sending e-mail in the first place.], or you may visit his Brando Snider Facebook page and select the "Message" option near the top. (And, oh yeah, in case you were wondering, no, I do not profit from any sales.)