Written, Directed and Edited by James Felix McKenney
2022, Studio Midnight
In the distant future, centuries after nearly all life has been wiped out by war, disease, and environmental collapse, the planet has begun to heal itself. WRACK focuses on four mutated humans who, despite being the only known people left on their world, still cannot get along. Filmed for under $1,500 with all its dialog delivered in a fictional language with English subtitles. Coming in 2022. Watch the trailer.
2012, Dark Sky Films
“a lean, suspenseful horror show" -- Jason Coffman, FilmMonthly
A chilly retro creature feature starring Michael Rooker (Guardians of the Galaxy, The Walking Dead) and Blanche Baker (The Girl Next Door, Sixteen Candles). With Benjamin Forster, Amy Chang, Don Wood, Greg Finley and Larry Fessenden.
"a clever collision of flamboyant gore and social commentary that never goes too far with anything save mordant wit" -- John Anderson, VARIETY A satirical homage to christian "scare" films and comics. Starring Christine Spencer and Don Wood. With Angus Scrimm (Phantasm), Michael Berryman (The Hills Have Eyes), Larry Fessenden (Habit), Debbie Rochon (Mulberry St), Reggie Bannister (Phantasm), Max Brooks (author, World War Z), Pauley Perrette (NCIS), and John Levene (Doctor Who).
Winner - Best Feature - Coney Island Film Festival
2006, Glass Eye Pix
"...the movie’s loving attention to light and shade transcends its hermetic setting and meager budget. At times the buzzing static and fizzy backlighting recall the glistening surrealism of the filmmaker Guy Maddin... enormously endearing" -- Jeannette Catsoulis, NEW YORK TIMES
A low-fi sci-fi fever dream starring Christine Spencer (Satan Hates You), Angus Scrimm (Phantasm), and Brenda Cooney (I Sell the Dead), with John Levene (Doctor Who).
THE OFF SEASON
2004, Glass Eye Pix
"deliberately-paced ghost story from executive producer Larry Fessenden. At first glance, the plot plays out like The Shining, but more probing reveals that there's a lot at work here and that the film has merit on its own." -- Martin & Porter, DVD & Video Guide 2007
A ghost story set on the coast of Maine starring Christina Campanella, Angus Scrimm, Don Wood, Larry Fessenden, Ruth Kulerman, and Brenda Cooney.
2002, MonsterPants Movies
"Fine performances, strong direction, effective music and a smart, tongue-in-cheek script make CanniBallistic a no-budget winner... check it out" -- Nathan Tyler, Rue Morgue
A blood-soaked black comedy starring Satan Hates You cast members Don Wood, Laura Sweeney, Turquoise Taylor Grant, and Winston Bramen, with Doctor Who's John Levene.
Selected Short Subjects
Directed & Edited by James Felix McKenney
EIGHTEEN REINDEER (2018)
Part of the 2018 Creepy Christmas online film festival
Who Will Call you Home for the Night? (2018)
Music video for Two Dark Birds
Mean girls and designer jeans circa 1983
The Tribunal of Minos (2015)
A Tales from Beyond the Pale audio drama
CHAPTER FOUR (2013)
Another low-fi sci-fi experiment
DECEMBER 23rd (2008)
Part of the 2008 Creepy Christmas online film festival
DEATH TO THE AUTOMATONS (2008)
The making of AUTOMATONS DVD bonus featurette
CLOSED FOR THE SEASON (2005)
The making of THE OFF SEASON DVD bonus featurette
THE WAKING DEAD (2002)
Coming to the CanniBallistic! Prime Cut DVD
Starring Buddy Bolton
Other projects by James Felix McKenney and Team MonsterPants
About James Felix McKenney
James Felix McKenney is an independent filmmaker known for his unusual and innovative genre films including HYPOTHERMIA for Dark Sky Films, SATAN HATES YOU for Glass Eye Pix, and the critically acclaimed low-fi sci-fi film AUTOMATONS. Along with writing, producing, directing, and editing his own feature films, he has lent a helping hand in various capacities on the works of others, including acting as a producer on features from Larry Fessenden and Ti West.
Over the years, James has worked in live theatre, written, edited, and published comic books, created designer toys, hosted podcasts and radio shows, designed T-shirts, and more. Yet filmmaking continues to be his first and greatest love.
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