Premier of Alter Egos at Fantasia Film Festival in Montreal July 24, 2012
|Directed by||Jordan Galland|
|Produced by||Attic Light Films|
|Written by||Jordan Galland|
|Music by||Sean Lennon|
|Distributed by||Capcom Pictures
Alter Egos is a comedy film about superheroes that was released in the fall of 2012. It is directed by Jordan Galland and has been purchased by Kevin Smith's SModcast Pictures and Phase 4 Films Its world debut will be at the prestigious Fantasia Film Festival on July 24, 2012, where it was chosen as an official selection. It stars an accomplished cast from TV, film, and Broadway: Kris Lemche (Ginger Snaps (film), Final Destination 3), Danny Masterson (well known for That 70s Show, Men at Work (TV series), John Ventimiglia well known for (The Sopranos). Joey Kern (Cabin Fever and Grind (2003 film) and is currently working on a pilot TV show with Danny Masterson Playing with Guns) also stars in this film.
Musician Sean Lennon, besides playing "Electric Death", also contributed the musical score for this film. Galland and Lennon have been friends for around 15 years, and have collaborated on each other's albums. Lennon also scored Galland's feature, 2009'sRosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Undead. and also worked with Galland on his award winning debut short, surreal film "Smile For The Camera
- Sean Lennon as "Electric Death"
- Danny Masterson as "Jimmy"
- Geneva Carr as Newscaster
- Kris Lemche as "Fridge"
- Joey Kern as "C-Thru"
- John Ventimiglia as Shrink
- Brooke Nevin as Claudel
- Christine Evangelista as Emily
- Kristina Klebe as "Ice Scream"
- Marina Squerciati as Dr. Sara Bella
- Aurélie Claudel as rich woman
- Carlos Velazquez (III) as Moon Dog
The plot follows an under-appreciated superhero, at a time when superheroes have lost government funding and all public support. In a synopsis by Interview Magazine:
"Alter Egos inhabits a fantasy world where superheroes are a dime a dozen. If you have the powers, as lead supers Fridge (Kris Lemche), and C-Thru (Joey Kern), do, then, well, you can practice them for good, as long as you follow the guidelines, or at least some of them. Quite obviously, this is a parody of parodies and flips the superhero genre on its head. Like Superman, Fridge is dorky in his human clothes. Unlike Superman, it's not because he has to do so to keep his identity under wraps—more like he uses his superhero garb to explore different facets of his personality, as evidenced by the title. Somewhere along the storyline, he must tackle the fact that his girlfriend loves his superhero identity more than his unmasked self, and, naturally, face his nemesis, the man who killed his mom and dad—although he really doesn't want to."
- Best narrative feature at Bay City Michigan's Hells Half Mile Movie Festival
In the media
Popular online magazine Interview featured Alter Egos in its "Thursday Trailer Face off" on January 12, 2012, against the upcoming big budget movie G.I. Joe: Retaliation, with Alter Egos winning all categories and tying in one.
Rolling Stone editor Matthew Perpetua discusses the process of developing the soundtrack of Alter Egos in an interview with Sean Lennon. Oh No They Didn't states the following: "Lennon, who also makes a cameo as a super villain, began working on the project earlier this summer, composing what Galland describes as "an epic superhero sound."
In Variety (magazine), in an interview with Sean Lennon, he discusses the blending of various genres for the soundtrack "When it came time for writer/director Jordan Galland to give his friend and musical colleague Sean Lennon instruction on scoring his indie film, "Alter Egos," Galland recalls requesting "something that feels like 'Twin Peaks' at times and that feels like it's harnessing the power of 'The Dark Knight' at times." Twitch Film Premiered the Trailer on its website, and editor Todd Brown had the following to say about it: "While I won't spoil the cause of the 'emotional crisis' here - it's contained in the trailer and is pretty damn fantastic - this whole thing just oozes style and charm and a sense of comedy based in wit and a sincere love for the genre. Galland takes himself in some new directions here while still preserving the unique voice that made Rosencrantz an indie hit." The trailer was also featured on Hipster GeekChicDaily
- Article in Variety.com
- Lennon to Score 'Alter Egos' Film, Written & Directed By Jordan Galland
- Filmmaker Magazine | Sundance Features
- "Sean Lennon to provide Music for Alter Egos". Internet Movie Database. 2001-01-31. Retrieved 2007-04-29.
- "I'm A Superhero. You Gotta Help Me." Trailer Premiere For Jordan Galland's ALTER EGOS!
- Egos - Trailer | Nerdist News
- Official website
- Alter Egos at the Internet Movie Database
- Trailer Premier "I'm a Superhero you have to help me!"