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Happer's Comet

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This special limited edition slipcover is limited to 1,000 units and is only available on our website and at select indie retailers. Absolutely no major retailers will be stocking them.

Factory 25, a Brooklyn-based independent film distribution company was founded in 2009 by Matt Grady. F25 is a home for conceptually provocative narratives and documentaries. Its mission is to deliver specialized film and music titles in an aesthetically captivating way while exposing the indie world to under-the-radar films, music, and other curiosities in various ways and formats — theatrically, digitally, on TV, VOD, via subscription, limited edition DVDs,  Blu-ray's, books and vinyl. Vinegar Syndrome’s sister company, OCN Distribution, is thrilled to be representing this diverse and unique home video line!

Following his acclaimed debut HAM ON RYE, Tyler Taormina’s hypnotic follow-up is a midnight mosaic that reveals a suburban town steeped in alienation. It’s the middle of the night, but things are far from quiet; as the camera peers into the late-night happenings of various residents, we witness a number of them quietly escape into the dark... on rollerblades. Drawing on 1960’s European art cinema and 1990’s kid’s TV in equal measure, HAPPER'S COMET presents striking individual vignettes that unfurl like a collective dream. Mesmerizing and meditative, the film solidifies Taormina’s gift for transforming everyday banality into uncanny cinema.

directed by: Tyler Taormina
starring: Grace Berlino, Michael Gugliamo, Jax Terry, Brendan Burt, Brandon Cassanova, Brianna Taormina, Christopher Maggio, Steve Plati, Ryan McGlade and Jenna Scalici 
2022 / 62 min / 1.78:1 / English Dolby Digital 2.0

Additional info:

  • Region Free Blu-ray
  • Short Film: Some Do It, Others Don’t by Tyler Taormina
  • Trailer
  • Booklet with essays by Carlos Valladares and director Tyler Taormina
  • English subtitles

Happer's Commet by Tyler Taormina --- 2022 Berlin International Film Festival Teaser from Factory 25 on Vimeo.