About the Film
“Your film made me laugh, then it made me sad.
It was just taking my emotions all over the place.”
-Kim from the audience at Twin Cities Film Fest
Award winning Boppin’ at The Glue Factory had it’s WORLDWIDE ONLINE PREMIERE Friday, Oct. 7th on PRESCREEN and is now streaming online at Distrify.com
“My best friend was an addict and I was in denial about it. I was very vulnerable. I lived down the street from an old folks home. I thought “what if you lived in a place like that and the person you depended on to take care of you was a junkie?” That’s how I felt…where I was at in my life. My parents are getting old…will need help someday. I will need it. We all will. There’s a comedy in here somewhere.”
– Jeff Orgill, Director, Boppin’ at The Glue Factory
Desperate for a place to live and for his next fix, drug-addled nurse Eric LaBudde (Henry Dittman) lands a job in a ramshackle convalescent home, where he develops a mutually enabling relationship with a resident, the Be-Bop era Jazz man Tharin Sanders (Conrad Roberts of Mosquito Coast). As Eric charms his way into the home’s drug cabinet, he lets a little light into the retirees’ grim lives. This dark comedy from director Jeff Orgill also features Mews Small of One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest.
FILM FESTIVAL AWARDS
Best Feature Film, Seattle True Independent Film Festival, 2009
Best Director, Downtown Film Festival Los Angeles, 2009
Best Feature Film, Tregor, France International Film Festival, 2009
Best Director, Tregor, France International Film Festival, 2009
Best Supporting Actress (Mews Small), Tregor, France International Film Festival, 2009
Best Supporting Actor (Conrad Roberts), Strasbourg, France International Film Festival, 2009
He’s high on heroin. He’s a thief. And he’s taking care of your grandma. Junkie Nurse (aka Boppin’ at the Glue Factory) is the award winning comedy about a drug-addled nurse, Eric, who lands a job in a ramshackle nursing home after highjacking dope from the county hospital. He must win over the nursing home manager and avoid nosey resident Mary (Mews Small – One Flew over the Cuckoo’s Nest, Man on the Moon) to execute his master plan of sneaking drugs from the supply closet.
Eric soon develops an enabling relationship with saxophonist/
resident Tharin (Conrad Roberts – Scorpion King, Mask of Zorro), exchanging dope for the rights to blare loud jazz after hours. As Eric charms his way into the home’s drug cabinet, he inadvertently brings some light to the retiree’s grim lives, throwing parties, matchmaking, and slipping the residents a few happy pills too. This sarcastic, unexpected film will leave you questioning where you just dropped your mother off to live, and how you can get in on the fun.