Spaghettiman is the first feature film by Heckbender. What does all of that mean?
Heckbender is Winston Carter, Benjamin Crutcher, Mark Potts, and Brand Rackley. Between the four of us, we are writers, actors, filmmakers, comedians, and slightly above average in looks. We began making videos years ago as the Craig T. Nelson Mandela Variety Hour, which was a name that made us laugh so much we ignored how hard it would be to remember and search. We eventually changed our name toHeckbender and that will be the name history will know us by.
We’ve been featured on Huffington Post, Sports Illustrated, Break, Funny or Die, Birth.Movies.Death., and Slashfilm.
At the beginning of 2015, we decided to do something no one else had ever done: make a feature film. We knew it’d be difficult. We knew we might get hurt, get arrested, get killed, or even worse, stop being best friends. We brought along Reilly Smith, a producer from Oklahoma, and a Director of Photography, Molly Becker, and got to work.
Months later, we had it shot. We celebrated! We drank! We ate! We cried and hugged and thought we were on top of the world! But then we realized we had to edit it. Who knew?
After many more months of work, we had Spaghettiman, the story of a man who didn’t want to do anything yet was given the greatest thing of all: superpowers. What was he to do?
You guessed it: go out in the world and save people but only if they agree to pay him.