Honeydew

Director: Devereux Milburn Run Time: 106 min. Rating: NR Release Year: 2021

Starring: Barbara Kingsley, Malin Barr, Sawyer Spielberg, Stephen D'Ambrose

Country: United States
Language: English

Presented in the Virtual Screening Room in partnership with Dark Star.

“An unhinged discovery from rookie filmmaker Devereux Millburn. With its quirky sound design, playful visual language, and blend of twisted violence and macabre humor, Honeydew steadily distorts genre conventions”

–Matt Barone for Tribeca Film Festival

About the film:

Official selection of Tribeca, Nightstream, Sitges, and Frightfest, where Devereux Milburn was awarded Best Director.

A young couple are forced to seek shelter in the home of an aging farmer and her peculiar son. They soon begin having strange cravings and hallucinations, taking them down a rabbit hole of the bizarre.

About the filmmakers:

Devereux Milburn is a New York City-based filmmaker. He specializes in the production of stylized music videos, narrative films, commercials, and web promos. He graduated from Tisch School of the Arts’ Film and Television program at NYU and is founder and director of the independent production company BlindSpot Studios. For four years Devereux has been developing a feature adaption of the George Saunders short story “The 400-Pound CEO” from the book “CivilWarLand In Bad Decline.”

Co-written with cinematographer Dan Kennedy, Honeydew is director Milburn’s debut feature, and the first film in a new collaboration between the Bloody Disgusting horror brand and Dark Star Pictures. The film also marks the first lead role for Sawyer Spielberg, son of Steven Spielberg.

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MAJOR SUPPORT
Ohio Arts Council
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The Columbus Foundation
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