THE LONG ARM OF THE LEPRECON is a short film that covers both St. Paddy’s Day and Valentine’s Day. This fifteen minute short is directed and written by Kelly Goodner and is the story about a viral video game that might have a supernatural foundation. Check out the press release and then see the short, in its entirety, below:
This Short Film Is Kind of a Big Deal
LOS ANGELES, Feb. 13, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — On February 13th at 7:30 pm a new short film, THE LONG ARM OF THE LEPRECON, premieres at the American Cinematheque’s historic Egyptian Theater in Hollywood as part of the inaugural weekend of their Cinematic Void series, preceding the Danish exploitation cult classic THE SINFUL DWARF.
The fifteen minute fantasy-horror-comedy short film is both Valentine’s Day and St. Patrick’s Day themed, and stars octogenarian character acting icon James Hong (KUNG FU PANDA 3, CHINATOWN, BLADE RUNNER, BIG TROUBLE IN LITTLE CHINA), Tonya Banks (Lifetime’s “Little Women: LA”), Steve Moulton (SHARKNADO), Mary O’Neil, and Patrick Quinlan.
The film tells the story of a young woman whose attempt to buy her boyfriend a rare leprechaun t-shirt – based on his favorite viral video – unveils a supernatural scam. Yes, the film is about that famous Mobile, Alabama Leprechaun news report turned viral video, which is sure to be revisited online by millions again this year. That video has already inspired dozens of reaction videos, including on “Key & Peele”, “South Park”, and “Tosh.O”, but DIY writer, director, editor, and digital effects artist Kelly Goodnergives it gloss, special effects, and a feminist twist. Looking beyond the citizens who claim to have seen a leprechaun, this short is about the fans the viral video has infected… and the leprechaun. If that isn’t enough, the short is based on a true story – up to a point.
No one knows what ingredients make for a viral video like TOO MANY COOKS or KUNG FURY, but this double duty holiday short with its diverse cast and female genre director, could have a long reach.
Now check out the short film, THE LONG ARM OF THE LEPRECON, in its entirety: