short film by Found Footage founders winning awards
You see them on VH1 and the History Channel. Talking heads that offer one solid piece of information that takes you through a transition on to the next topic. Joe Pickett and Nick Prueher – co-founders of the Found Footage Festival – call these people Glue Men and it’s the premises for their comedy short Glue Man.
Glue Man is a mockumentary that follows the Glue Man; Nick Douglas. What Douglas can do that no one else can do is glue any story together. He’s what they call a “professional expert.”
“He’s the unsung hero of the documentary film business,” Prueher said. “Someone that can get you from the Vietnam War to the invention of the martini.”
Pickett and Prueher got the idea when they were filming Dirty Country and found a guy that really tied the documentary together. Prueher said that they decided to write a film that showed a snippet of a Glue Man’s life.
As of recently, Glue Man was shown at the Wisconsin Film Festival in Madison and took away the Golden Badger for best short.
Prueher said that Joe and him would love to see the Glue Man character expanded on but currently have no plans for it.
At the moment the film is being shown at various film festivals around the nation. Pickett and Prueher are also working on a TV show based on the Found Footage Festival.