Film Details Edit
- Release Date: April 1, 2015
- Running Time: 1 min.
- MPAA Rating: n/a
- Director: Andrew Bermudez
- Producer: Andrew Bermudez
- Writer: n/a
Plot Summary Edit
WARNING: This section contains spoilers. If you do not want to find out what happens, skip to the next section.
The film opens with a build-up, promising to answer your questions. When the scene starts, an Egyptian merchant is seen waving a basket around and attending to his pet snake. As a turkey flies into the basket, the scene fades out with a declaration that the audience was duped into an April Fool's Day joke.
Production History Edit
Back in 2005, the clip that comprises this film was filmed at the San Diego Museum of Man in their Egyptian section. A few years later, in 2009, the clip was released in the film The Collection of Past Vacations.
Early in 2015, as Andrew Bermudez was cataloging several un-dated raw footage tapes in the Mustache Maniacs Film Co. archive, he came across this clip, then suddenly leaped at the idea of turning this short clip into an April Fool's Day joke. After all, he reasoned, the previously-planned joke of announcing that Alpha Team: Mission Deep Jungle was going to be a musical was too easy to see through.
At the beginning of March 2015, the clip was captured and assembled into the film, entirely in a week and a half. In fact, development went so well for this project, it actually sat around for two weeks before it was officially released. That occurred on April 1, 2015.
Audience Reception Edit
Maybe because it went against Mustache Maniacs Film Co.'s policy of only releasing new films on Fridays, this film did not perform well, not even getting up to 50 views by the following Sunday. It is possible that not everyone fell for the joke or did not care.
- Egyptian Merchant (Daniel Bermudez)
- Rubber Snake (n/a)
- Andrew Bermudez - Director, Producer, Editor, Creator
- Daniel Bermudez - Actor, Consultant
- Teresa Bermudez - Cameraman, Adviser
- The clip featured was re-used from The Collection of Past Vacations.
- Despite being an April Fool's Day joke, this film is still officially regarded as canon.
- This is the shortest Mustache Maniacs Film Co. film ever released.