Jun 12, 2019
Did you know that in 1999 there was a machine invented called
the “Random Sundance Movie Generator?”
That’s right! For a fraction of what a screenwriter cost, this machine spit out a complete Sundance movie script in seconds.
Take, for instance, “Happy, Texas.” No human could have come up with this seemingly unrelated combination of elements:
Unlikely Lead Actors: Jeremy Northam, Steve Zahn
Genre: Low-Stakes Heist
Flyover Country Setting: Rural, Texas Town, Present Day (But make it feel like 1983)
Quirky Complication: Children’s beauty pageant
Far-fetched Cover Story: Characters pose as a gay couple
Expected Price Tag at Sundance: $500k (or $10 million if you can get Harvey Weinstein to a screening).
So join Phil and Kenny as they discuss the Random Sundance Movie Generator’s magnum opus, “Happy, Texas” and the film festival it was created for.