RELEASING ON DVD/VHS ON JANUARY 20, 2015
NEW YORK (January 12, 2015) – Actor JOHN CHRISTOPHER MORTON takes an alien turn in the upcoming fantasy-odyssey-dark comedy crossover film, FRANKIE IN BLUNDERLAND. The indie project comes from Caleb Emerson, the creator of the cult classic “Die You Zombie Bastards!” and is set for DVD/VHS release on January 20th.
FRANKIE IN BLUNDERLAND unfolds as Frank Bellini (played by Aramis Sartorio a.k.a. adult film star Tommy Pistol) is forced to embark on a journey through an alternate reality to find his wife, Katie (Thea Martin), after she is kidnapped. Along the way, he encounters a number of bizarre characters, including an alien disguised as a Mormon missionary (Morton) that keeps showing up throughout this epic and bizarre living acid trip. The film also features David Reynolds (Arrested Development), Debbie Rochon (Tromeo and Juliet) and Tom Devlin (Syfy’s Face Off), who also handled special effects.
The film has been compared to the 80’s cult classic “Repo Man,” and has already received praise from the press, including WickedChannel.com touting, “Both daring and odd this film finds such comfort in being so non-conventional”; and HorrorSociety.com claiming “If you’re looking for a funny off-the-wall flick that makes no fucking sense then look no further. This film is crazy and fun. I highly recommend it.”
Morton was excited to be part of this wild ride, explaining “Playing the alien was an amazing opportunity. I got to create how he walked, ran, ate, and even how he moved his head. I found the character in the physicality. Caleb encouraged me to experiment, and also watch old 80’s sci-fi movies for inspiration, which I did.”
Based in New York, Morton has been building a solid reputation on the indie scene. His acting credits include the lead role in the feature “August Lucey,” and appearances in “Ten Buck Baton” and Austin Chick’s festival darling “Girls Against Boys.” On television, Morton portrayed actor Daniel Stern for Biography Channel’s “Celebrity Ghost Stories,” and he’s emerged in a number of theater productions as a member of the New York-based underground Dome Theatre Company.
Morton first began his creative journey studying music at Bard College. After graduating, he made his way to New York City, gaining momentum as a DJ of electronic and experimental music and forming the post punk bank Lycaon Pictus. Their “Rough Telephone” EP was named one of the ‘Top 10 Singles of the Year’ by the Village Voice and the group was voted ‘Best Local Emo Band’ in the New York Press Best of Manhattan Reader’s Choice poll. The band recently made the decision to split up after years of success and the release their fourth album “Melting Glaciers,” allowing Morton to focus his energy on his acting career.
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