What started as a brainstorming session between writer Zac Page and Director Andy Fortenbacher almost three years ago, has turned into a horror-comedy sensation that has played at over 20 film festivals around the world, and was recently awarded Vimeo staff pick and Short of the Week. Originally the creative duo was considering a psychological thriller that would explore the origins of the urban legend about the "real" Melon Heads, but the idea of placing a really bad first date with a couple of middle-age burnouts in the forest near these evil little creatures was far more amusing. Thus, this fine little genre-mashup was born.
Congratulations to Andy and Producer Rob Christiano, and the rest of the Melon Head team, for giving us a gem full of unexpected laughs and treats. We look forward to hearing more about the feature adaptation in the works!