Mr. Somebody? DVD and 16 page photo booklet - Now available at Vinyl Tap. - A Documentary Featuring Jake Mangle-Wurzel
18 July 15
Posted at 1:08
Now available at Vinyl Tap.
or also order HERE LINK TO BUY
Michelle Heighway’s five-year journey with West Yorkshire “eccentric” Jake Mangel-Wurzel culminates in her debut feature documentary which paints a melancholic picture of a larger-than-life man’s fading limelight…
Mr. Somebody director Michelle Heighway’s camera lingers on her subject’s past: the trinkets, souvenirs and keepsakes that maintain his fading grip on his own history. Sleeping on a bed of old newspapers and a pillow of dictionaries, Jake Mangel-Wurzel, the self-styled “king of the eccentrics”, finds his trash-filled home propped up on a foundation of cigarette butts glued together by his own phlegm. It is little wonder that he lives an isolated existence on the edge of the Pennines in a small West Yorkshire town. Indeed, hoarding his own urine in plastic containers and freely admitting to both eating out of, and defecating into, his cooking pans, Mangel-Wurzel paints his own unique picture of human depreciation.
What makes Heighway’s film so fascinating is how this man’s relationship isolation shirks loneliness to the point where the King of the Eccentrics has found happiness in life by wilfully stripping his existence of the conventions that traditionally govern us. While it is difficult to understand his motivation, aside from the hints of manic depression and obsessive compulsive behaviours leading us to an unfair medical diagnosis, it is clear he has found a niche that helps him deal with, and overcome, life’s traumas.
To read more : http://www.top10films.co.uk/archives/28074
#note for any independent filmmakers looking to crowdfund check out this excellent book Crowdfunding for Filmmaker by John Trigonis! It really helped me prepare for this campaign.
DVD - Shop _ HERE
Just watched #MrSomebody at LBT. Interesting film spoiled by the fracas afterwards.— Outofoakes (@outofoakes) April 24, 2015
Fantastic review, all power to you and your future success. http://t.co/4PSPqK7xYQ— JONNYG (@daddysupaman17) May 1, 2015
@JManglewurzel Intriguing film though and Q&A entertaining nonetheless! 👍— Nick Goodliffe (@ceenik1) April 24, 2015