Indie Comedy "The Mutineer" Secedes in Online Release

Blackbird Films LLC Harris Doran as Lowell in The Mutineer. Jim Donovan as Michael in The Mutineer. Still from The Mutineer. John Jaquish filming The Mutineer. Jim Donovan and Mike Walker in The Mutineer.
The film, about a group of characters who try to secede from the U.S., releases today on online streaming services.

PITTSBURGH - Oct. 17, 2017 - s4story -- Blackbird Films announces the release of The Mutineer, an indie comedy about a group of characters, fleeing a gun possession charge, who take over a farm in rural Appalachia and try to secede from the U.S. The film releases today on Amazon, iTunes and Vimeo On Demand streaming services, as well as on DVD and Blu-ray through Amazon.

The story is loosely based on recent uprisings of secessionist or militia movements, such as the 2014 Cliven Bundy standoff that culminated in the takeover of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in Oregon in early 2016; and earlier the case of John Joe Gray in Texas, the "sovereign citizen" who was involved in the longest standoff with authorities in U.S. history (15 years). The film satirizes these events and transplants them to Appalachia.

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The Mutineer stars Harris Doran (Beauty Mark, Junction), Michael Barra (The Amazing Spider-Man, Law and Order: SVU, Blue Bloods) and Rachel McKeon (Homemakers). It was filmed on 35mm ORWO (Original Wolfen) film, the first feature film in the U.S. to be shot entirely on the modern film stock (https://theasc.com/articles/orwo-film-offers-black-and-white-negative). It was shot in a style of realism with a mix of professional actors and locals (in West Virginia) who had never acted before.

The film had a theatrical release, screening at Anthology Film Archives in New York City in June. The trailer for the film can be viewed at www.themutineerfilm.com. Director John Jaquish was accepted into Werner Herzog's "Rogue Film School" in 2016 by submitting a clip from The Mutineer.

John Jaquish
Blackbird Films LLC

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