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The Spirits Have Been Exorcised; Carson Mell’s “Another Evil” Now in Post-Prod

Principle photography on Another Evil, Carson Mell’s supernatural comedy debut is now complete. Starring Steve Zissis, Mark Proksch, Jennifer Irwin, Dax Flame, Dan Bakkedahl and Steve Little of Todd Rohal’s The Catechism Cataclysm fame, Mell, a three-time Sundance Film Festival alumni thanks to a trio of wacko shorts (see below) shot his feature film debut in Arizona this November. Memory’s Riel Roch Decter (The Wait) and Sebastian Pardo (Palo Alto) produced the film.

Gist: After encountering a ghost in his family’s vacation home, Dan (Zissis) a modern artist and his wife Mary (Irwin) hire an “industrial-grade exorcist” named Os (Proksch) to get rid of the beings…turns out something does need to be exorcised but it’s not the spirits.

Worth Noting: Mell’s in the works Ajax (about a band of alcoholic men adrift in outer space become at odds with one another after taking aboard a young woman refugee and discovering the purpose of their mysterious mission) was a Sundance Institute Lab workshopped item a couple of years back. Here is his take on the experience.

Do We Care?: Slowly making a name for himself with his peripheral funny bone, we fully expect Bobby Bird: The Devil in Denim creator to deliver a knee-slapper oddity. Look for Another Evil to hit the fest circuit in 2015, or early 2016.

Eric Lavallée is the founder, CEO, editor-in-chief, film journalist and critic at (founded in 2000). Eric is a regular at Sundance, Cannes and TIFF. He has a BFA in Film Studies at the Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema. In 2013 he served as a Narrative Competition Jury Member at the SXSW Film Festival. He was an associate producer on Mark Jackson's This Teacher (2018 LA Film Festival, 2018 BFI London). In 2022 he served as a New Flesh Comp for Best First Feature at the 2022 Fantasia Intl. Film Festival. Current top films for 2022 include Tár (Todd Field), All That Breathes (Shaunak Sen), Aftersun (Charlotte Wells).


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