Austin Film Festival – Review of “The Legend of El Limbo”

October 25th, 2010 at 6:18 pm by under Photo/Video

Writer/Director Michael Suter describes his film, “The Legend of El Limbo“, as “The Three Amigos” meets “The Good, The Bad and The Ugly“. I think it’s more a case of “Monty Python’s Flying Circus” meets “The Good, The Bad and The Ugly”.

The film is just under 10 minutes but it packs a lot of laughs into those minutes. Added into the mixture is the authenticity of an “old west” town that would do any Spaghetti Western proud. Really! When I say it’s authentic, I mean…it’s authentic! The movie was literally filmed in an “Old West Town” built on the White Horse Ranch in California.

In the film, Suter plays El Limbo and Scott Bird stars as his sidekick, Chango.  They roam from town to town walking loudly and carrying a limbo stick. Their purpose…to bring peace to the world through a game. A game of Limbo. Trying to describe the idea of townspeople doing the limbo in the Old West is just as odd as anything that Monty Phyon could bring us. I love it!

Suter is putting plans into place for a feature film based on this short film. The feature will be picking up where the short ends. Hopefully he’ll get that project off the ground in time for next year’s Austin Film Festival. I would love to see it!

Suter, Bird, Kevin M. Brennan and Will T.S. Coleman stopped by for a visit at KXAN Austin News during AFF 2010 to talk about the film.

Here is the link to the film:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yb0GXGotPps

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