Experiencing Interruptions?

Johnny Diggity

This film portrays the degradation of everyday life experienced by a person who feels he's been wronged by those around him and releases control to alcohol over what happens to him. When he tries, Diggity cannot even help a daughter trying contact her gangster father. Suffering through a bout of self recrimination, he relents and settles for the solace of fishing with his old friend. However the film is less about editorializing than the ironically amusing aspects of his unwitting antics. The film was entirely filmed in Knoxville, Tennessee with some of its own citizens acting out Diggity's various encounters.

  • Booder Barnes
  • Norman Magden
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  • Runtime:
    1 hour 19 minutes 5 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    February 22, 2015
  • Production Budget:
    500 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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  • Shooting Format:
    Video HD 1080p 24
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  • Premiere Screening/Regal Cinemas
    Knoxville, Tennessee
    January 31, 2015
  • 2016 Canada International Film Festival
  • 2016 The Best Film Festival
  • 2016 Paragon Film Film Festival
  • 2016 Top Indie Film Festival
  • 2016 Innovative Film Festival
  • All India International Film Festival
  • 2016 Polish International Film Festival.
  • 2016 London Shows International Film FestivalI
  • 2016 Filmmakers World Festival
  • 2016 Los Angeles Review Independent Film Festival
  • 2016 Hollywood Independent CineFest
  • 2016 Hollywood International Moving Pictures
  • 2016 Madhouse Movies Film Festival.
  • 2016 Color tape International Film Festival.
  • 2016 Miami Independent Film Festival
Director Biography - Booder Barnes, Norman Magden

Booder played parts in productions at the Vanguard Theatre at UT Martin, TN. He also acted in plays at HBStudio, 13th Street Theater, and the American Jewish Theater in NYC.

Magden taught 4D Arts at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. He produced film called Cafe which has been in numerous festivals and won many awards.Norman Magden’s film CAFÉ has been published in a DVD album called “Short Horror Films” for national distributed by Ascent Releasing entertainment in Los Angeles. Distribution includes video store outlets - major chains and smaller individual stores, libraries, individual book stores, iTunes, YouTube, Amazon Instant Video, Independent Television Stations, Redbox, Netflix , and Hulu. Café has been awarded “Best Experimental Film” in international film festivals, including the Los Angeles International Film Festival. The film has also been accepted for screening at international venues that include Toronto, Rio, Ireland, and Australia. Professor Magden teaches time based courses including video, 16mm, sound art, and performance as art in the undergraduate 4D Arts Program and in the graduate Transmedia Design Program.

for Cafe see vimeo.com/mimesis1/videos

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Director Statement

Booder Barnes: We used local locations, actors, and musicians. Everthing was shot with handheld camera. All editing was done on the PC. Basically we suggested what we needed from the actors and let them interpret their parts.

Norman Magden: With only one camera this was a real challenge to get different views of the same action by shooting the same scene many times from different angles. driving the actors crazy. I personally like films that are very visual where the camera becomes a spy and captures the scene in a way that the actor is unaware of till the film is viewed.