Star Drunk is a short film that was written and performed under the influence of alcohol. An unusual premise, to say the least, but one that was inspired by the famously documented and drunken lives of great authors such as Ernest Hemingway, William Faulkner and Edgar Allen Poe, among others.
According to the director, Chris Wilson, Star Drunk was created as an experiment to determine if a ‘great work’ could potentially be created while under the drunken influence of alcohol. Under this supposition, Wilson and a group of writers decided to get drunk and write a script with one coherent rule: whatever story they wrote they would have to produce into a short film. Taking the concept even further, the writers determined that the actors would need to be drunk during filming as well.
If, like me, you doubted the authenticity of the actors being ‘drunk’, you can view the behind the scenes video here. [yframe url=’http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=snQofXtdxr4′] Hide behind the scenes video.
Truth be told, I am not a fan of alcohol. I have never seen the appeal in consuming any substance that forces me to lose my coherence in order to “have a good time”. In fact, I have never been drunk. Although I found Star Drunk to be well made and funny given the script and inebriated actors, I certainly hope that this short film does not inspire a slew of ‘drunkard produced’ videos on Youtube.
Owner, founder and editor-in-chief at Vamers, Hans has a vested interest in geek culture and the interactive entertainment industry. With a Masters degree in Communications and Ludology, he is well read and versed in matters relating to video games and communication media, among many other topics of interest.