I just got back from break about 4 days ago. It was a grand time, and we did all sorts of dumb, college-students-home-for-break stuff. One thing I wanted to do over break was make a short film. So, I got together a script during school, returned to my native Montana, and pitched it to one of my buddies.
At that moment, I knew it wasn't going to work. The script I had was around 12 pages long and told a serious tale of abandonment, alcoholism, and small-town crime. No college kid on break wants to spend all their time making some serious junk.
So, I shelved that script, sat down with a couple of guys, and brainstormed something totally new: Glotion™.
What is Glotion™?
During my first year of college, I was at a party, talking about how sick it'd be to have glow-in-the-dark lotion, or Glowtion (don't steal that idea, it's mine). I offhandedly mentioned it to one of my Montana friends in a text message, who mistook it for Glue + Lotion. A few days and a trip to the hardware store later, my friend had gone and created Glotion, the world's first Gluebricant.
It's remained an inside joke between all of us for years, so what better source material than one of our own stories?
Glotion™ is a horror-comedy about 4 college kids who create Glotion™ in their garage. Little do they know, their creation becomes sentient, beginning an agonizing existence, and will seek revenge.
From actually getting frostbite (Pro Tip: Don't hold on to a crowbar when it's -22 degrees outside), to forcing each other to guzzle a gallon of Glotion™, we had a blast filming this whole thing.
I'd like to give a special thanks to Missoula Community Access Television (MCAT) for letting us use some of their equipment.
Look for Glotion™ in the next couple weeks, on YouTube and maybe on MCAT!