Written by: Carroll Jenkins on June 8th, 2013
Release Date: USA, 2013
Production Company: Black Rock City Films
Approximate running time: 4 minutes 32 seconds
Aspect Ratio: 1.78:1 Anamorphic Widescreen
Directed by: Farhad Mann
Written by: Emma Caufield, Joshua Levine, Mathea Webb
Cast: Emma Caufield, Joshua Levine
Emma Caufield (Darkness Falls) played Anya Jenkins / Anyaka The Vengeance Demon in several episodes of Buffy the Vampire Slayer. She was so popular (and attractive) that she was added to the main cast for the remaining seasons. Her character had no notion of ‘polite society’ or ‘political correctness’ and she was sexually obsessed. This led to some very amusing moments with the best line of the entire series being, “It’s a shame to have interlocking body parts and not interlock”.
This very short film is rather notorious, but hardly anyone has seen it – the complete version. There are two trailers out and numerous clips of the nude scenes on celebrity skin sites, and also clips of other scenes on smoking fetish sites. So a goodly portion of the footage is there on the internet but what happened to an official release?
The film itself is very well directed, written, paced, edited and acted. Absolutely mesmerizing throughout it’s brief run time though it features only two human characters with brief appearances by dogs and animated anxieties. A dark ‘After Hours’ vibe permeates throughout, but even the multi colored band-aids on Emma’s fingers from trying to rip out the smoke detector are funny. It’s an absolute shame that this short is mostly known through butchered trailers and nude celebrity compilations.
One trailer says ‘Coming Summer 2013’, but the film begins and ends with the Energizer Bunny logo, and currently the historic battery company is reportedly experiencing some financial difficulties due the to proliferance of rechargeable batteries so there could be a rights issue. Information at www.blackrockcityfilms.com is rather sketchy.
Emma is, by evidence of her frequent internet video journals, just as quirky, funny, outspoken, and [hetero]sexually obsessed as her most famous character. Hey Emma, keep it coming.