I need some help looking for this film. Stubble Trouble was directed by Philip Holahan and stars Jim Turner and Heidi Swedberg (Susan Ross from Seinfeld). This film is unique in that the characters are portrayed by the actors' feet with eyes, ears, noses, etc. attached to them (This is very similar to the performances of puppeteers Laura Kibel, Veronica Gonzalez, and Anne Klinge). The film was originally shown off at the 1999 Sundance Film Festival, where it won an Honorable Mention in short film making. It was later shown at the American Short Shorts Film Festival in 2000. According to the film's Douban page (basically the Chinese IMDB), a copy of the film existed on YouTube, but has been deleted. While my attempts to look up the film though Google have been mostly fruitless, I did find evidence that a VHS tape of the film might be at the University of Georgia's library. I've attached a still from the film showing the main character, Mr. Footface. Also, this film has no relation to Joseph Merideth and Calabash Animation, who created a short film also called Stubble Trouble.
Post by strawberrypop on Mar 27, 2018 20:33:45 GMT
I found a listing for a DVD on amazon and reviewers mention that there are short films on the DVD and I think some of the people involved in stubble trouble are listed in credits. All I could find though. The DVD is about sundance film festival in 1999 www.amazon.com/Film-Fest-DVD-Issue-1-Sundance/dp/B00004SU10
Let me know if you find it as I'd love to see it and I'll keep an eye out for it.
Last Edit: Mar 27, 2018 20:34:17 GMT by strawberrypop: Pressed edit by accident. I'm new here.
Post by strawberrypop on Mar 27, 2018 21:49:41 GMT
I contacted 2 people involved in the film (heidi, Philip) as I couldn't find contact info for the other person. I also contacted sundance film festival and university of Georgia library. I heard rumours about sites where you could download deleted YouTube videos just from the URL, highly highly doubt it but I'll look around as I found 2 different YouTube links from some sites talking about the film but the videos were unavailable. Has anyone else had any luck? I'll keep you updated on my findings.
Thanks a lot for the help. I went on the IMDB page for Stubble Trouble and it says that the costume designer is Layne Brightwell. I'm not sure how correct that information is, considering how obscure this film is and how we know very little about the film's production.
Hi, sorry for leaving you hanging. No I’ve got no responses and I think Philip thinks I’m pranking him or something. I’ll send him one final email thanking him for his time and if he ever decides to upload the film we would all appreciate it. Not sure what else I can do at this point.