Trailer Debut for the Feature-Length Doc on the Making of The Battery


the BatteryIt was around this time last year that I was still euphoric from seeing The Battery for the first time at the Fantasia Film Festival. If you haven’t seen the film yourself, you’re in luck as Scream Factory is bringing the film to DVD and Blu-ray on September 16th. There’s a feature-length documentary (90 minutes) called Tools of Ignorance that’s coming with it and director Jeremy Gardner tossed us a preview. You can watch it here. He says it’s NSFW due to the F-bombs, but I’m sure you can handle it.

Synopsis: Two former baseball players, Ben (Jeremy Gardner) and Mickey (Adam Cronheim), cut an aimless path across a desolate New England.  They stick to the back roads and forests to steer clear of the shambling corpses that patrol the once bustling cities and towns.  In order to survive, they must overcome the stark differences in each other’s personalities — Ben embraces an increasingly feral, lawless, and nomadic lifestyle, while Mickey is unable to accept the harsh realities of the new world.  Mickey refuses to engage in Ben’s violent games and longs for the creature comforts he once took for granted — a bed, a girl and a safe place to live. When the men intercept a radio transmission from a seemingly thriving, protected community, Mickey will stop at nothing to find it, even though it is made perfectly clear that he is not welcome.