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Mister Mailman


About The Project

Mister Mailman is going to die.

He’s just trying to do his job. He loves his job. Most importantly, he loves his mail. But none of that will save him from death or even worse: Miss Belvedere.

Mister Mailman is a colorful and cartoonish dark comedy inspired by the surreal suburban calamity of Tim Burton, Joe Dante, and David Lynch.

Official selection - Abracadabra Alakazam Midnight Film Festival 2018

Written, Directed, and Edited by Taylor Shofner
Produced by Chris Laughter
Cinematography by James Hammond

Cast

Mister Mailman — Paul Plunkett
Miss Belvedere’s Voice — Dave Fennoy
Miss Belvedere’s Eyes — Derek Scully

Crew

1st AD: Chris Laughter
VFX, Color, & Sound Design: Taylor Shofner
Set Design & Makeup: Nicole Castillo
Associate Producer: Adriana Colón
Creature Makeup FX: Masha Petrova
Production Sound: Matt Devino
1st AC: RJ Ong
2nd AC: William Walsh
G&E & BTS Photographer: Sean Matsuyama
Special Thanks: Blair Hammond, Monique Fennoy
Soundtrack: “The Human Flute” by Ryan Taubert
“Don’t Look Like Another Happy Day” by Willie Charles Gray
Music 100% Cleared Through Musicbed
Scary Strings & Other SFX Cleared Through Creative Commons

About the Filmmaker

Taylor Shofner is a Texas-born filmmaker, graphic designer, editor, and Chipotle-haver. He’s currently living and working in LA. Most importantly, he’s a dog person.

Taylor Shofner is a Texas-born filmmaker, graphic designer, editor, and Chipotle-haver. He’s currently living and working in LA. Most importantly, he’s a dog person.

Behind The Scenes

Director Commentary

Many of my favorite movies growing up involved some form of “suburban calamity”. I love the idea of something dark or weird creeping in on the kind of neighborhoods that I grew up in. Films like The Burbs, Gremlins, Edward Scissorhands, and Blue Velvet all played a big role in influencing Mister Mailman.