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Crumb Catcher (2024) with filmmaker discussion

Dates with showtimes for Crumb Catcher (2024) with filmmaker discussion
  • Wed, Jul 24

Director: Chris Skotchdopole Run Time: 103 min. Rating: NR Release Year: 2023

Starring: Ella Rae Peck, John Speredakos, Lorraine Farris, Rebecca Watson, Rigo Garay

Country: United States
Language: English


Presented in partnership with the Greater Columbus Film Commission, the 7:30pm presentation on Wednesday, July 24, features an introduction from Executive Director John Daugherty and a post-screening discussion with producer Chadd Harbold moderated by filmmaker Jon Sherman.


About the film:

World Premiere, 2023 Fantastic Fest.

At a remote estate in upstate New York, newlyweds Leah and Shane celebrate their honeymoon, but a pall hangs over their union. She works for the publisher who will be releasing his debut novel, a lightly autobiographical examination of family trauma, alcoholism, and the immigrant experience. Barely suppressed tensions over family trauma would be enough kindling for a blowup, but Leah and Shane’s marriage is truly tested by the appearance of two weirdos with entrepreneurial zeal and a half-baked blackmail plot: John and Rose. They’re looking for investors for John’s latest invention, a culinary breakthrough called the Crumb Catcher—and they won’t take no for an answer.

“an insanely impressive directorial feature debut for Skotchdopole. It’s funny, bizarre, uncomfortable, and an absolute cringe-fest for all the best reasons.”

—Maggie Lovitt, Collider

A gonzo home invasion thriller from Larry Fessenden’s Glass Eye Pix that pummels the American Dream into just desserts, Crumb Catcher is a striking directorial debut from Chris Skotchdopole.

About the filmmakers:

Chris Skotchdopole is a writer, director, and producer living in New York, New York. He works with Glass Eye Pix, an independent production company lead by director Larry Fessenden. Skotchdopole recently served as co-producer on Jenn Wexler’s punk thriller The Ranger (2018). Previously, he worked as associate producer on Mickey Keating’s Darling (2015) and Rob Mockler’s film Like Me (2017), both of which screened at Sundance Film Festival. He has produced several music videos and shorts for Glass Eye Pix including James Siewert’s The Past Inside the Present (2015), which screened at Slamdance, Flordia Film Festival, and Fantastic Fest. Crumb Catcher (2024), Skotchdopole’s debut feature length directorial debut, premiered at the 2023 Fantastic Fest.

Born in Columbus, Ohio, Chadd Harbold is a director, writer, and producer who has screened at film festivals around the world, including Sundance, Tribeca, AFI, SXSW, BAM, BFI London, Sitges, and Fantasia. His feature directorial debut was the ensemble comedy Revenge for Jolly (2012) followed by How to Be a Man (2013), Long Nights Short Mornings (2016), and Private Property (2022). Among other features, he produced Ana Asensio’s SXSW Grand Jury Award winner Most Beautiful Island (2017), Aharon Keshales’ South of Heaven (2021), Dan Berk and Robert Olsen’s Villains (2019), Rashaad Ernesto Green’s Premature (2019), Larry Fessenden’s Depraved (2019), Jon Sherman’s They/Them/Us (2022), and Colin West’s Linoleum (2022)Harbold is a Film Independent Spirit Award Nominee, Gotham Fellow, and graduate of NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts.

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National Endowment for the Arts
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