Boxanne

Living under the shadow of a curse proclaimed by Edgar Allan Poe, Dane Werther (Patrick Ruegsegger) is the manager of a couples boutique where he falls in love with a sex doll after he names it and she comes to life... or at least in his own head.

Filmed in Delaware during Covid-19 , funded by government relief checks, "Boxanne" is a wildly outrageous rom-com by filmmaker Brian Wild with screenplay by Christy Wall and cinematography by Brian T. Skinner.

Cast includes Patrick Ruegsegger as the everyman Dane Werther. Gabrielle Rambo as the loveable co-worker. Luke Nasty plays the sage like Panhandler and Angela Marie- Teague is the voice of Boxanne as well as several other characters.

NSFW! This movie contains a killer soundtrack, strong sexual humor, adult language, drug use and mannequin boobies. Well deserving of a R rating.

  • Brian Wild
    Director
  • Brian Wild
    Writer
  • Christy Wall
    Writer
  • Brian Wild
    Producer
  • Patrick Ruegsegger
    Key Cast
    "Dane Werther"
  • Angela Marie Teague
    Key Cast
    "Boxanne"
  • Gabrielle Rambo
    Key Cast
    "Patsy"
  • Luke Nasty
    Key Cast
    "Panhandler"
  • Brian Smith
    Key Cast
    "Horney Boy"
  • Brian T Skinner
    Cinematography
  • Christy Wall
    Assistant Direction
  • Christy Wall
    Associate Producer
  • Patrick Ruegsegger
    Executive Producer
  • Project Type:
    Short
  • Runtime:
    39 minutes 21 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    December 27, 2021
  • Production Budget:
    0 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital 4k
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    Yes
  • Student Project:
    No
  • IndieX Film Fest
    Los Angeles
    United States
    January 1, 2022
    Winner Best Actor/ Patrick Ruegsegger
  • Diamond Eye
    St. Petersburg
    Russian Federation
    January 15, 2022
    Winner Best Cinematography
Director Biography - Brian Wild

Brian Wild is a filmmaker based in Wilmington, Delaware where he lives with his wife and two children. Brian works full time for a concert production company and likes to make videos with his friends as well as photographing live music. Brian has a background in theater, illustration and graphic design.

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Director Statement

This film was inspired by a prop (sex doll) and location (couples boutique) I had access to. If it weren't for the staff and ownership of His and Hers welcoming us in, I doubt this story would have ever been told.

While watching the film I want the audience to relax, lean back in their chair and go for a ride with the radio on. I grew up watching films from John Waters, Troma Entertainment, and early Peter Jackson. I hope the fun I had watching them translates to my own films experience.

One of the things I'm really proud of is the soundtrack. It's comprised of bands I love from in and around the Delaware valley as well the main track " Couldn't Get High" from Jimbo Mathus (Squirrel Nut Zippers) and the Fugs.

Some of the challenges making this film was it was shot during the height of the Covid-19 shut downs and we were only able to film during off business hours and on weekends only. Some other challenges during production was trying to find restaurants that would allow us to film inside since restrictions we're still in effect. Some scenes were delayed and ultimately had to be rewritten and staged outside.

I funded this film entirely by Covid relief/ unemployment checks. I would buy gear as we went and needed to self teach myself all aspects of production including editing in premier pro.

The cast is made up by friends from Delaware's community theater scene. Filming with them was a blast because although we had a well written script, I allowed some scene improvisation on set. I also reached out to a buddy from High School, Brian Skinner, to help me shoot the film . He has a background as a cameraman for MTV and other channels.

The experience working on this film will help me in the future because I talked a big game, made a lot of promises and delivered on all of them. I learned a lot about production, myself, my friends and the city I call home- Wilmington, Delaware.