Ryland Tews’ Lake Michigan Monster Washes Ashore from Arrow Video
Absurdist Urban Legend To Have 24 Hour Virtual Premiere July 31st
Available on the Arrow Video Channel and Digital Download August 3rd
“all the crazy energy, joy, and unpredictable invention only a truly free cinema can deliver” — Guy Maddin, My Winnipeg
“…if Spongebob creator Stephen Hillenberg took all the drugs and decided to create a Halloween episode” — Film Threat
As the COVID-19 pandemic forces creatives around the world to find new opportunities to share their work, Arrow Video is proud to announce the virtual premiere of Lake Michigan Monster, an action-packed black-and-white nautical nightmare. Writer, director and star Ryland Brickson Cole Tews has crafted an inventive and irreverent homage to the classic monster films of yore with the bizarre Captain Seafield, joined by a colourful crew of misfits on a mission to slay the sea beast that killed his father.
Altavod will host a 24 hour virtual premiere for the film on July 31st, complete with a filmmaker introduction and a prerecorded Q&A with Ryland Tews, Beulah Peters and Mike Cheslik. Lake Michigan Monsterwill be available on Arrow Video Channel and Digital HD August 3rd in the UK and the US.
Lake Michigan Monster has been acclaimed at film festivals around the globe, taking home the Gold Audience Award for Best International Film at Fantasia, Best Visual Effects – Feature at FilmQuest, Best Ensemble Cast at GenreBlast and Best Wisconsin Film at the Beloit International Film Festival.
On the shores of Lake Michigan, the eccentric Captain Seafield enlists a colourful crew of misfits in a bid to slay the hellish sea monster that prowls the murky depths. But as Seafield’s obsession with exacting revenge on the creature that killed his father threatens to consume him, can weapons expert Sean Shaughnessy, sonar whiz Nedge Pepsi and former N.A.V.Y. (Nautical Athletes and Venture Yunit) officer Dick Flynn (Daniel Long) hold the show together?