Prepare to be Dizzled!!!!
After standing ovations at Sundance and SXSW, David Russo’s Seattle-made The Immaculate Conception of Little Dizzle premieres at SIFF with stars Natasha Lyonne, Marshall Allman, Vince Vieluf and Tygh Runyan in attendance
Congenital Engine is delighted to announce that the stars of filmmaker David Russo’s dark, stylish comedy The Immaculate Conception of Little Dizzle will be on hand as the film makes its hometown premiere in front of a discerning SIFF audience. Dizzle has been generating “crazy buzz” at festivals around the country with its irresistibly weird story and characters. As one Park City reviewer put it, “You have to see this!”
Little Dizzle is an edgy, character-driven fable with a unique Seattle flavor. Familiar Northwest icons (the Space Needle, the Viaduct, the waterfront, the skyline, the ferries) haunt the background of Russo’s strange world.
Natasha Lyonne (Slums of Beverly Hills, American Pie) is excellent in her return to the screen after a recent hiatus, giving a low-key, quietly funny performance as an overzealous market researcher who uses human subjects as guinea pigs in the quest for a top-selling, addictively scrumptious product. Lyonne has racked up a string of recent credits; she also appears in the 2010 thriller 13 with Mickey Rourke and Ray Liotta, and starred in Mike Leigh’s 2008 play Two Thousand Years.
Marshall Allman (a fast-rising young star know for his role on Prison Break) plays the spiritually hungry Dory, who winds up as a night shift janitor after losing a high-paying tech job. Dory forges an unexpected bond with his ragtag group of outcast cleaning colleagues. When strange things start to happen to his mind and body, Dory discovers that he and his co-workers are the subjects of a cynical (but delicious!) experiment.
Vince Vieluf is irresistibly brash and quirky as the artist-janitor O.C. who is always playing the angles.
Tygh Runyan (Normal) gives a hilariously poignant performance as one of Dory’s toilet-cleaning associates.
Little Dizzle will screen twice at SIFF:
Saturday, May 23 — 4:00 pm, SIFF Cinema
Sunday, May 24 — 9:30 pm, Egyptian Theatre
Amelia – JEANETTE MAUS
Jason – SEAN NELSON
Preacher – ALLEN JOHNSON
Weird William – RICHARD LEFEBVRE
Sheila – MELISSA D. BROWN
Cookie Company CEO – LANCE ROSEN
Gary – MATT SMITH
Crooked Stream – JOHN OSEBOLD
Dr. Bergsman – RUSSELL HODGKINSON
Hospital Receptionist – BETH ANDRISEVIC
Drug-Addled Art Patron – TONY DRISCOLL
Wean-Naun – TOAN LE
Cop – RYAN BERGSMAN
Seattle Production Credits:
Produced by Peggy Case (Zoo, We Go Way Back), Edited by Billy McMillin (Iraq in Fragments). Music by Awesome. Production Design by Christopher Swenson. Costume Designer: Rebecca Luke. Director of Photography: Neil Holcomb. Additional Cinematography: Benjamin F. Kasulke. Animation, Art and Additional Cinematography: David Russo. Sound Mixer: Steven Bechtold. Key Hair and Make-up Artist: Dawn Tunnell. Music Supervisor: Van Riker. Story Editor: Celia Day Russo. Unit Production Manager: Mischa Jakupcak. First Assistant Director: Megan Griffiths. Production Coordinator: Caroline Colon. Gaffer: Steve Colgrove. Animation Lead Man: Courtland Premo. Locations Manager: Carey Christie. Locations Associate: Stacia Beer. Extras Coordinator: Denise Gibbs. Post Production Coordinators: David Jones Morgan, Brit Exworthy, Leone Fogle. Stills photographer: Bob Fink. Payroll Services provided by: Talent Services. Finance Manager: Elizabeth Heile. Legal Services: Rosen Lewis, PLLC. Film Processing: Alpha Cine Forde Film Lab. Camera equipment: Oppenheimer Cine Rental. Additional Visual Effects and Digital Intermediate by: Modern Digital/Seattle.
Executive Producer: Michael Seiwerath. Co-Producers: Alan Pruzan and Lance Rosen. Co-Executive Producers: Garr Godfrey, Menno van Wyk, Malayka Gormally, May L. McCarthy, David P. Glickman, A. Joel Eisenberg.