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An underdog must defeat the arrogant national Brix champion to reclaim his charity and clear the name of a fallen champion.

  • Justin McAleece
  • Justin McAleece
  • Ian McAleece
  • Nicole L. Osborne
  • Justin McAleece
  • Nicole McAleece
  • Richard Speight Jr.
    Key Cast
    Thank You For Smoking
  • Jennica Schwartzman
    Key Cast
    Parker's Anchor
  • Robin Steffen
    Key Cast
    The Black Water Vampire
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  • Runtime:
    1 hour 39 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    September 9, 2017
  • Production Budget:
    95,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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  • Shooting Format:
    RED Digital Cinema
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  • Genre Celebration Festival
    Best Comedy Feature
  • Fresno Invite-Only Premiere
    Fresno, CA
    United States
    August 13, 2017
  • Fresno Public Premiere
    Fresno, CA
    United States
    September 9, 2017
    Fresno Public Premiere
  • Red Dirt International Film Festival

    March 28, 2018
  • Lost River Film Festival
    San Marcos, TX
    United States
    November 2, 2017
  • Enfield Riot Film Festival
    Enfield, NC
    October 6, 2017
  • Peak City International Film Festival
    Apex, NC
    United States
    November 17, 2017
    Best Supporting Actor
Director Biography - Justin McAleece

Justin McAleece is a versatile writer, director, editor, cinematographer and occasional actor. He graduated with a Broadcast Production degree from CSU Fresno in 2001 and has been a video and film professional ever since. He co-owns BLARE Media which is a production company that specializes in commercials, corporate marketing videos and feature film projects. Justin is a very technically minded person and is fluent with the RED Epic camera, many broadcast audio and video solutions and a multitude of video editing platforms. Justin dreams of writing and directing comedies full time but also loves to work as a cinematographer for directors and productions that he believes in.

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Director Statement

Brick MADNESS delves into the world of brick building with a sly sense of humor and an exceedingly curious approach to what, how and why these people build what they do. By mixing real-life brick builders and actual LEGO conventions into the fictitious world of competitive creation tournaments, Brick MADNESS is able to have fantastically funny scenes alongside genuine moments between real builders. Not only are the participants authentic but they lend a credibility to the story that mockumentaries rarely have the chance to attain.

The film uses the mockumentary format to full advantage by creating a realistic world of camera, lighting, sound and editing choices where every point of view is motivated and earned. It is this attention to detail that helps the story rise above typical mockumentary fare that merely uses the device for a few obvious jokes and a looser style, but doesn’t seek to transcend those borders and deliver something truly memorable.

One incredible aspect of the cast and crew is that the lead behind-the-scenes brick builder, Carl Merriam - was at the time of production a native Fresno video production specialist - but by the time of distribution, a well-established set designer working for LEGO in Denmark. This turn of events not only fulfilled a life-long dream for Carl, but ensured that the creations within the movie were of the highest caliber.