XMAS IN JULY is a feature film adaptation of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol, produced in Brooklyn NY.

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Nothing Pictures is currently seeking small-scale investment for post-production, promotion, and distribution costs for XMAS IN JULY.  The film is expected to be released in July 2016.

  Ebenezer , photo Olimpia Dior

Ebenezer, photo Olimpia Dior

Joel Clark has co-written 5 feature films—Man From Reno, his latest collaboration with filmmaker Dave Boyle, won the Jury Prize for Best Narrative Feature at the 2014 Los Angeles Film Festival and was nominated for the 2015 John Cassevetes Award at the Independent Spirit Awards. Previous collaborations with Boyle, Surrogate Valentine and Daylight Savings, premiered at SXSW in 2011 and 2012. He was a founding member of sketch comedy group Olde English (oldeenglish.org) and is Creative Director at King Post Studios.

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still from XMAS IN JULY, uncorrected

In XMAS IN JULY, Ebenezer (Clark) and his partner Cratchit (performance artist Crichton Atkinson) are swept away from the frustrations of their barely functioning arte povera lifestyle in North Brooklyn, and shown three radically different fantasy scenarios--fame, family and fortune await them, each in turn proving more nightmare-come-true than the last. Returning to their present struggle to make rent and desperately hold onto their values and each other, they are faced with one burning question: how do you fold a shirt well enough to not get fired?

  Cratchit,  photo Olimpia Dior

Cratchit, photo Olimpia Dior

XMAS IN JULY is the result of a broad spectrum collaboration, tapping a unique community of artists and technicians for its bizarre aims. With connections to cultural producers in music, contemporary art, comedy, dance, robotics, puppetry, etc, etc—XMAS IN JULY is a batshit crazy rollercoaster ride of a film and you should be a part of it so call me.

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still from XMAS IN JULY, uncorrected

call me: nothingpictures@gmail.com