Starring writer and director Bret Lada (LAW AND ORDER, ALPHA HOUSE), THE ANDY BAKER TAPE’s premise is that a douchey food blogger, Jeff Blake, discovers that he has a half-brother, Andy Baker. And while Jeff is thrilled to meet this at-first simple, mild-mannered sibling, his main priority is to shoot enough foodie road trip footage to land him a Food Network gig.
The multi-award-winning, found-footage horror film is in the tradition of The Blair Witch Project.
The film was written, shot, and edited in a 6-month period during the height of the Covid-19 pandemic, writer, director Lada has revealed.
The two very different brothers alternate the audience’s sympathies. Sometimes we’re Team Jeff as he scrambles to meet a deadline to secure him his own show but seems to be hitting a string of bad luck. Sometimes we’re Team Andy, a lonely soul who is thrilled to find he has a brother and easily offended when Jeff seems to be less than sincere.
THE ANDY BAKER TAPE (movie) is not your typical found footage fright if you’re looking for supernatural scares.
As the film progresses, each brother has odd, dislikable traits that you’re not really sure who you should be rooting for. This is not your typical found footage fright if you’re looking for supernatural scares. Instead, the scares are deeper as their relationship evolves and devolves into something grotesque, spiced with black humor, obsession, a hint of incest, told with some clever camera work. This film was shot during the height of the COVID pandemic with a cast and crew of four people. Imagine what Lada could do with a budget!
THE ANDY BAKER TAPE (movie) is available now on Digital and OnDemand.
Watch the official Trailer for the film, starring Bret Lada and Dustin Fontaine below.