George Washington Winsterhammerman lives an ordinary life. He has a wife, a kid, a house and a boat. Every day George gets in his minivan and goes to work as a Level Three Tunt at the Jeffers Corporation, the largest and most profitable corporation in the history of humankind.
Though he lives an utterly comfortable life, George is growing nervous. People around him have begun explodingliterally. Fearing he might be next, George visits his doctor and learns that his recurring dreams are a symptom of impending explosion. Unfortunately, George can’t stop dreaming, and as the explosion epidemic worsens, he is forced to question the life he’s been living.
This quirky and distinctive story, utterly original in every way, features inspired casting, particularly with acclaimed actor and comedian Zach Galifianakis as George. He is joined by the delightful Judy Greer and terrific indie mainstay James LeGros.
Visioneers, the debut film from the sibling filmmaking team of Brandon and Jared Drake, offers a darkly comic view of a world so skewed it can’t help but remind us of our own.
“An assured first feature by siblings Jared (director) and Brandon (writer) Drake, the quirky satire wears its influences on its dystopian sleeve, but an amiable cast and some surprising poignancy add up to Orwell that ends well.” – Hollywood Reporter
“Where Visioneers truly surprises though, aside from a remarkably understated performance from Galifianakis, is the way the Drakes successfully make the switch from dark comedy to delicate sadness by the end.” – eFilmCritic
“These kind of indie comedies so rarely work –but thanks to some absolutely killer performances, this first-time feature from director Jared Drake establishes a tonally awkward and bizarre premise and just rides it home to what turns out to be a pretty great, smart dark comedy.” – Ain’t It Cool News
“Directed and written by newcomers, the brothers Jared Drake and Brandon Drake, respectively, Visioneers is another hearty nomination alongside Mike Judge’s Office Space and the Ricky Gervais revolution” – SlashFilm