“Please, we need ambulance now!”
To what extent writer-director James Nguyen is “in” on the joke about his pair of Hitchcock direct lifts/”homages” remains to be seen. When I spoke to him two years ago at my other home, Twitch, he was prepping for “Birdemic 2: The Resurrection,” the software salesman turned self-taught filmmaker was just happy that his first film, “Birdemic: Shock and Terror” was getting a nationwide release.
The heart of a good movie–whether it’s a $10,000 Birdemic or $100 million Hollywood-style–it’s good casting. You got to have good casting. So I spent a lot of time casting and one of the reasons Birdemic became a hit movie is because of good casting. And despite all the imperfections, good casting, good story–a very seriously-felt story about man and his machines and all the harm it’s doing planet Earth. The movie became a hit, you know?
And while his ambitions to shoot “Birdemic 2″ in 3D don’t seem to have panned out (along with any discernible improvement in his filmmaking), the microbudget “romantic thriller” sequel is out in the wild, with an exclusive streaming option through the service Chill for $9.99. And you can also nab exclusive Birdemic bundles including shirts, signed posters and even an Attacking Eagle hand puppet!