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—In this dark, allegorical adaptation of The Three Little Pigs, Virgil “Huff” Huffington (Charlie O’Connell) is an abusive stepfather to three teenage girls living in poverty in rural Southern California. Huff is on the verge of a lucrative drug deal that will finally give him the money to escape his miserable life and retire to Mexico in style with his sexy mistress, Laci (Natasha Alam).
Huff’s plans begin to unravel when his battered wife, Lorelei (Elina Madison), secretly gives the money intended for the drug deal to her daughters and tells them to run away and seek better lives for themselves. This triggers a chain of rage-induced asthma attacks (yes, the villain “huffs and puffs”), violence, and murders as Huff attempts to locate the three runaways and recover his money.
Brixi (Amber Bollinger), the eldest and smartest daughter, must fight for survival as she attempts to protect her sisters from their beastly stepfather.
Charlie O’Connell, younger brother of Jerry O’Connell (Stand By Me, Jerry Maguire), has signed on to play the title role of Huff. The younger O’Connell is best known as The Bachelor (2005) and makes a departure from his handsome charmer persona by assuming the role of a manipulative, volatile, asthma-stricken stepfather who adeptly uses Bible scripture to oppress, manipulate and abuse his wife and three stepdaughters.
July 2010 Playboy cover model Natasha Alam (“True Blood,” “The Bold and the Beautiful”) shows up as Huff’s kinky mistress and his source of funds for the big drug deal. Insiders say to expect a “closed set” for her scenes. Mayra Leal, fresh off the success of her memorable role in 2010 action-thriller Machete from Robert Rodriguez, stars as a strung out neighbor who befriends the young girls until her addictions get the best of her. Multi-talented fan favorite Clint Howard (Apollo 13, The Dilemma, Evilspeak) will also appear in this twisted tale.
“We’re combining the dramatic story elements of a thriller with the kills of a horror film, so don’t expect campy dialogue in this pic,” says Director Paul Morrell. “This will be disturbingly real.” Morrell, is coming off a successful 2011 theatrical release of his independent feature Filth to Ashes, Flesh to Dust which debuted nationwide on 11 screens and came in fifth at the box office in per screen average (38th overall). The film also garnered accolades for Morrell for accomplishing so much with so little—he had a budget of only $18,000 for Filth. He’s been given a budget many times that for his latest effort.
For HUFF, Morrell has reassembled key members of his Filth team, including Producer Terry James, Cinematographer Royce Allen Dudley, and Production Designer John Nasby. The screenplay was written by enigmatic newcomer Sydney Corpuscle who has declined to comment.
About Windchaser Pictures: Windchaser Pictures is a privately funded independent feature film company. This is Windchaser’s first feature film project.
For more information on the independent feature film HUFF or to schedule an interview with Director Paul Morrell, please contact Meg Hairell at (661) 313-9353.