Musician and filmmaker Danny Denial has announced a new monthly web series titled BAZZOOKA to launch at the end of the month. A follow-up to 2019’s independent film Kill Me To Death, the show sees Denial, Eva Walker, and Noah Sanemitsu return to their roles of Black, Gab, and Gray alongside newcomers LÜCHI, Cozell Wilson, and Kylie Mooncakes for an apocalyptic tale of love, resistance, and the end of the world in the not-too-distant future.
Set in June 2022 in a war-torn Seattle, a punk band of black anarchists battle familiar evils like tech billionaires, government officials, and overfunded police to take back their city. As with Kill Me To Death, which was loaded with local music features, BAZZOOKA is a music-heavy and politically-charged series, featuring appearances and music by black artists in Seattle like Black Ends, Shaina Shepherd, DoNormaal, Ex-Florist (fka Guayaba) and Denial, himself.
Denial’s intention with the series was to create a visual document of the black experience in 2022, made by and for BIPOC artists. The project crowdfunded over $3,000 to pay black creatives in Seattle, both in front of and behind the camera, and produce 5 of the 7 episodes (so far, currently on hold as Seattle is now under a stay-at-home order).
Northwest Film Forum and Vera Project are partnering up with Denial to host a "virtual watch party" of the first episode on Thursday, January 21st. The episode will officially drop the following day, Friday, January 22 on YouTube. Episode 2 is slated for release on Friday, February 12 with future episode release dates announced at a later date.
Below, watch the trailer for BAZZOOKA, featuring new music from Ex-Florist and an original song for the series by Denial, Eva Walker, and Cozell Wilson.
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