Before directing his debut feature film this past July in Los Angeles, Jacob Vaughan (pictured above) came from a background in editing (working for Duplass Bros. projects including the Sundance accepted Baghead, Cyrus and Black Rock). Coming across like a twisted version of The Beaver, Milo is a comedic horror film featuring Ken Marino in the lead alongside Patrick Warburton, Peter Stormare, Gillian Jacobs, Stephen Root, Jonathan Daniel Brown and Mary Kay Place.
Gist: Penned by Vaughan & Benjamin Hayes, this centers on a man (Marino) with intense stomach trouble who learns to his horror that he has a demon living in his intestines. When he gives it permission to come out during a therapy session, the man names it Milo and tries to live a life in which he, not his demon, is in charge. Jacobs will play Marino’s wife, and one of the stresses in his life. Stormare plays the man’s shrink.
Production Co./Producers: New Artists Alliance’s Gabriel Cowan and John Suits, Adele Romanski (The Myth of the American Sleepover) and the Duplass brothers.
Prediction: Park City at Midnight and/or a SXSW showing.
U.S. Distributor: Rights Available