Mali Elfman on Do Not Disturb: Fantasy Film Podcast

Mint on the Pillow, Imminent Confrontation with the Unknown in the Suitcase: Eric Balfour gets his glow on in DO NOT DISTURB.
Mint on the Pillow, Imminent Confrontation with the Unknown in the Suitcase: Eric Balfour gets his glow on in DO NOT DISTURB.

Shot on the proverbial shoestring over seven quick production days, DO NOT DISTURB is a curious little anthology film with some interesting names attached. Mali Elfman — daughter of Danny — wrote and produced, as well as starring in a couple of segments; Eric Balfour (SKYLINE) directs one segment and stars in another. Other helmers include music video director Petro Papahadjopoulos and Brandon Nicholas; and daddy Danny chipped in a theme song, with other soundtrack contributions coming from Incubus’ Mike Eizinger and Thenewno2′s Oliver Hecks. The stories, all set in one hotel room, run the gamut from a conventional drama featuring some teen classmates on a school trip, to an alien encounter, to a prostitute contending with a client with esoteric tastes in role-play, to a twist on the ol’ involuntary organ-donor urban myth. Turns out some hotel rooms need a UV sweep; some just deserve to be walled-up and forgotten about.
Click on the player to hear my interview with Mali.

Skyline trailer & release date

Universal Pictures release this film from the genre label Rogue, directed by Colin and Greg Strause, the team behind the disappointing ALIENS VS. PREDATOR: REQUIEM. The film is co-prouced by Hydraulx, the Strauss Brothers’ special effects company (which contributed to JONAH HEX, IRON MAN 2, and AVATAR, among many others), so doubtless the film will be a showcase for their work. The story involves a group of friends trying to avoid a mysterious light in the sky that makes people disappear. Written by Joshua Cordes & Liam O’Donnell. Cast: Eric Balfour, Scottit Thompson, David Zayas, Donald Faison, Brittany Daniel, Crystal Reed.
Release date: November 12
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