First red-band trailer for nostalgia-fueled Relaxer debuts
Oscilloscope Laboratories has released the first uncensored trailer for the upcoming dramedy Relaxer from rising indie director Joel Potrykus (Buzzard) and starring frequent collaborator Joshua Burge and Ant-Man‘s David Dastmalchian, which can be viewed in the player below!
Doom and gloom are on the way. The Y2K apocalypse can’t be stopped. Abbie’s older brother issues him the ultimate challenge before it goes down: beat the infamous level 256 in Pac-Man and no getting up from the couch until he does so. Abbie’s survival story begins here; inside a rotting living room with no food or water, and a revolving door of numb-nut friends and acquaintances. It’s The Exterminating Angel by way of Slacker.
Written and directed by Potrykus, the film stars Burge (Buzzard) as Abbie, Dastmalchian (Ant-Man and the Wasp) as his older brother Cam, as well as Andre Hyland (Mr. Roosevelt), Amari Cheatom (Roman J. Israel, Esq.) and Adina Howard (Casanova’s Demise).
“All I’ve ever dreamed about is living on a couch, playing video games with no one bugging me,” Potrykus said in a statement. “‘Relaxer’ is the nightmare version of my fantasy.”
The film, which premiered at last year’s South by Southwest and Fantasia International Film festivals, is set to hit theaters on March 22.