Friday, July 10, 2015

2015 Films: Jerk Chicken

Jerk Chicken by Greg Kuper and Jarrod Crooks
Madison (MKE Premiere)
Running Time: 3 minutes
Screening Time: Saturday, Sept 12th 6PM


A player learns the hard way that you don't dip your chocolate into another man's peanut butter. Entered into the 2014 Project Greenlight competition.


More on the film:
Wausau’s Jarrod Crooks is really good at looking dumb. Really dumb. Make no mistake, that’s a compliment and one that holds up in “Jerk Chicken.” With co-writer/director Greg Kuper, Crooks puts a macho, womanizing persona on blast in a manner that’s as scathing as “Bitch Slapped” and even more stylish.

As he slips in line, Crooks’ bro-dude switches on the charm (really, is it ever off?) and immediately begins hitting on Marie Sirena while fielding calls from the significant others of various women he’s slept with. Surely the supreme version of multi-tasking in his character’s mind, this public juggling act seems like familiar territory. Even so, Kuper and Crooks bring swift retribution, complete in both muscled boyfriend (Joe Rowlette) and schlubby father (Dale Mitchell) formats. It isn’t enough that Crooks already fears for his life. “Jerk Chicken” flips him out of the frying pan and into whatever’s keeping that dad’s hair up.

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Directors: Greg Kuper/Jarrod Crooks
Kuper and Crooks have done numerous projects together since 2010.  Crooks started making films when he was 12 and is influenced by Jackie Chan and Elvis. Kuper began to actively write in 1994, and began to focus primarily on independent filmmaking in 2007. 

Kuper and Crooks began working together while producing "Casting Call," a television series being aired on ADEYS TV. Since then, the two have co-produced several projects together, and plan on continuing their successful partnership by working on future projects together.

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