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WINNER OR OFFICIAL SELECTION OF 25 FILM FESTIVALS WORLDWIDE. In this dark comedy, a serial killer comes to a small American town where he gets more than he bargained for.

  • Ryan Vincent
    Key Cast
    "Erik Boomslang"
    Elizabeth Blue, Stumptown, Blonde
  • Tricia Rae Stahl
    Key Cast
    Glee, Tyler Perry's Too Close to Home
  • Trevor Ryan
    Welcome to Willits
  • Allen Osborne
    First Time Writer
  • Allen Osborne
    FIrst Time Producer
  • Project Type:
    Short, Television, Web / New Media
  • Genres:
    Dark Comedy
  • Runtime:
    14 minutes 14 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    January 1, 2020
  • Production Budget:
    15,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
  • Shooting Format:
    4k motion picture
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  • Film Color:
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
  • European Cinematography Awards
    Winner Best Comedy Short
  • Paddy Town Film Festival
    Keyser, West Virginia
    United States
    Winner Wild & Wonderful Short
  • Big Sur Film Festival
    Big Sur, California
    United States
    Winner Best Comedy Short
  • Cult Critic Movie Awards
    Winner Best Comedy Short
  • Night of Comedy Shorts
    Winner Best Dark Comedy
  • London International Shorts Film Festival
    United Kingdom
    Winner Best Weird & Wonderful
  • Queen Palm Film Festival
    Palm Springs, California
    United States
    Winner Best Comedy Short
  • Austin After Dark Film Festival
    Austin, Texas
    United States
    Winner Best Dark Comedy
  • NextGn International Short Film Festival
    Finalist Best Short Film
  • Independent Shorts Awards
    Los Angeles, California
    United States
    Finalist Best Dark Comedy Short
  • Sioux City International Film Festival
    Sioux City, Iowa
    United States
    Official Selection
  • Dark Comedy Film Festival
    Los Angeles, California
    United States
    Official Selection
Director Biography - Trevor Ryan

Trevor attended the Roy H. Park school of communication, majoring in Cinema Production and Photography, with a minor in English, and graduated with honors. The last semester of college, he participated in the Ithaca College satellite program in Los Angeles. There, he worked at David Ladd Films at MGM, and Weed Road Pictures at Warner Brothers.

After graduation he moved to Los Angeles and was hired by Di Novi Pictures as an assistant for Denise Di Novi. With his brother writing the script, he made their film, WELCOME TO WILLITS, a reality. He reached out to his contacts in the film world to undertake the production of WELCOME TO WILLITS and distribution came from IFC. The feature film is based upon the successful short film he directed with the same title premiering at the SXSW Film Festival.

In addition to directing WELCOME TO WILLITS and BOOMSLANG, he's currently at work on the next project he and his brother created.

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Director Statement

My friend Allen, first time screenwriter, wrote this weird little dark comedy short, BOOMSLANG, and asked me to direct it. A Euro serial killer goes to a small American town to hide out where a lot of eccentric people live.

It reminded me of something a Jared Hess would write with characters you would only meet once in your life. He had a small budget and only 2 days to shoot it but excellent actors.

I think we shot a very entertaining project for festivals that people will enjoy. I can see this as a feature film or series with Erik (the serial killer) having these funny encounters and frustrations in this town again and again!