Check out the exclusive trailer and poster debut for Heyday of the Insensitive Bastards, from James Franco and Elysium Bandini Studios in conjunction with UCLA’s School of Theater, Film and Television.
The stories were written and helmed by students of James‘ “Adaptation and Collaboration” class in UCLA’s graduate filmmaking program, and feature an A-list cast including Natalie Portman, Kate Mara, Kristen Wiig, Jimmy Kimmel, Amber Tamblyn, Rico Rodriguez, and many more.
The student filmmaking teams were lead by MFA directing students Mark Columbus, Lauren Hoekstra, Sarah Kruchowski, Ryan Moody, Simon Savelyev, Vanita Shastry, Shadae Lamar Smith, and Jeremy David White and UCLA MFA producing students Nina Aujla, Gerren Crochet, Dana Gills, Mike Leach, Jonathan King, Jesse Maiman, Michael Masini, Tatenda Mbudzi, LA Ross, and Lisa Vangellow. Executive producers include James, Vince Jolivette and Jennifer Howell of Elysium Bandini Studios. The film’s sales reps are Michael Lurie and Jeffrey Giles of Automatic Entertainment.
The MFA writing students are Roxanne Beck, Neville Kiser, Marissa Matteo, Jessica Nikkel, Mona Nahm, Nicole Riegel, Teresa Sullivan, and Jackie Vleck.
Watch the trailer below!