Film Director Jac Mulder, long time resident of Dubai and co-owner of Muddville Post & Production, has received the award for Best Feature Comedy at The Indie Gathering International Film Festival in Hudson, Ohio, for his feature film Bordering on Bad Behavior. Muddville, a Dubai-based company, also produced Bordering on Bad Behaviour, with Leigh Ferreira […]
Film Director Jac Mulder, long time resident of Dubai and co-owner of Muddville Post & Production, has received the award for Best Feature Comedy at The Indie Gathering International Film Festival in Hudson, Ohio, for his feature film Bordering on Bad Behavior. Muddville, a Dubai-based company, also produced Bordering on Bad Behaviour, with Leigh Ferreira spearheading the production team, while ZenHQ in South Africa co-produced.
The Indie Gathering International Film Festival, which took place in Hudson, Ohio, this past weekend, exists to showcase the independent filmmaker, with a mission to inspire and encourage film makers through a competitive showcase.
Bordering on Bad Behavior is a politically incorrect comedy that entertains and enthrals the viewer at a strategic moment in history where wrong is right and right is wrong. When Baz, a half Australian half Lebanese soldier, accidentally walks into a top secret Israeli communication base that borders Lebanon, he greets Bob, the American soldier, with a punch to the face, and Ari, the Israeli, with a choke hold. In the scuffle Baz indadvertedly traps himself with the two other soldiers in the building. With nowhere to escape to for six hours, three sworn enemies must figure out how not to kill each other.
In this quirky, sometimes philosophical expose on the tragedies of war, three unlikely candidates, Bob (Tom Sizemore), Ari (Oz Zehavi) and Baz (Bernard Curry) are thrown together and forced to evaluate their lives, their alliances, their perspectives and ultimately each other, as the clock ticks away. Will they survive, and if they do, will they ever be the same again?
Filmed in Jac and Leighs native South Africa, the film is centered around the very topical Arab-Isreali conflict. The story reveals political, religious and war related facts that are seldom mentioned in mainstream media. It does this by bringing three characters from opposing backgrounds together in a situation that forces them to reveal their opinions through violence, arguments and humour.
Director Jac Mulder adds: Reminding the viewer that perspective can be a many faceted thing and that we are all just human beings at the end of the day, the fast paced story will make you laugh, cry and cheer. And hopefully it will give you a different perspective and a broader understanding of the tragedy currently gripping Gaza.
Festival Producer, Kristina Michelle had the following to say about the film, As the producer of The Indie Gathering International Film Festival, I’m thrilled that we gave American audiences the first opportunity to see Bordering on Bad Behavior. Our festival has previously been chosen as one of MovieMaker Magazine’s Top 25 Film Festivals, and as such, there is a lot of tough competition in our film competition. Not only did the film receive the “Best Feature Comedy” award, but it was also chosen to receive “Audience Choice” award and “Best Supporting Actor” for Oz Zehavi, as well as being nominated for “Best Lead Actor” (Tom Sizemore) and “Best Director” (Jac Mulder). It was very well received at our festival. I can only hope this clever, unique film gets even more exposure here in the US.
Bordering on Bad Behavior will also be screened at the Lebanese Film Festival happening in Sydney, Australia, on 28th August.