7:00 | United States | 2022
An accidental bad trip goes heinously awry into the land of neon and spandex in this short film from Sam Fox and Candice Molayem. A very Heathers-esque accidental ingestion turns the neon assault of a teen girl's bedroom into a fluorescent (well-toned) hellscape in Bad Acid.
Born on a secluded animal farm at the top of Malibu’s infamous Mulholland Highway and now based in Venice Beach, Sam blends highly stylized imagery, music, and psychedelia with horror and genre cinema via her production company Foxy Films (WOWZERS, UNAGI). Inspired by a clothing collection from indie fashion label Animal Crackers Clothing, for whom she often collaborates, Sam wrote and directed BAD ACID in 2021 featuring Bonavega, Number One Pop Star and DJ Harvey. Sam also produces with the Greatgrandma Film Collective, namely as executive producer along with Desiree Staples on Heidi Weitzer’s female ensemble comedy feature MY DIVORCE PARTY coming 2022 (ft. Rumer Willis), and as producer on Britt Lower's CIRCUS PERSON, which screened at Tribeca Film Festival, won Best of Festival at Catalyst 2021, the Audience Award at Nashville Film Festival and which FX Productions' Diversity Hire, Ltd. is currently developing into a half hour TV series. Sam is also developing her mother's journey through addiction memoir BLOOD IS THICKER THAN VODKA into a mini series about alcoholism and family dysfunction, as well as Alex Knell's horror fantasy project, MALOCCHIO, about body dysmorphia. Sam freelances as a commercial producer for J. Crew and spends her free time surfing, sailing and disco dancing.
BAD ACID grew from the boredom induced creativity that solitude provided mid pandemic. Candice Molayem and I have collaborated many times, starting with a promotional party video in 2019. We are a team, a dynamic duo. I write, direct and produce and Candice handles all things visual from production design to set design, wardrobe and prop styling. Our styles compliment each other and you will never hear either of us say the words “that’s too much”, instead we say “MORE”!
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