Experienced Movers

Dir Larry Fessenden (1985 144 mins, color, video)

Trapped in a seedy post industrial town of Boraxville USA, and spurned by his yuppie girlfriend, inventor Sydney Ling tries to solicit the good graces of Jack Sandler, her ex-con father. Instead he is enlisted as fall-guy in Sandler’s plot to steal a Hogarth and a Goya from the New French Art Museum. Based on the neo-Brechtian play by Evan McHale and brought to the screen with the frenetic camera style and editing rythms of director Larry Fessenden, EXPERIENCED MOVERS is a revenge tragedy of operatic proportions and guerilla filmmaking at its most audacious.


“Anyone concerned with the construction of meaning in a world
choking on a vomit of regurgitated images should see this
curiously flawed work of art.”
David Polonoff, DOWNTOWN, April 1986

Sidney Ling Sid and Daisy Van Meegren Geoffrey Crawley

EXPERIENCED MOVERS
with DAVE REITH, JANET DONOFRIO, DARROCH GREER, BEVERLY DONOFRIO
FENSTER CRAVEN, ANNETTE MAUER, STEPHEN DeSTEPHANO, GEORGE GREENE
DEWAR MACLEOD, RAYMOND METRULIS, MICHAEL FISHMAN
production Manager ANDREA DEGETTE visual consultant, MICHAEL FISHMAN
written by EVAN McHALE
producer, director, camera, edit LARRY FESSENDEN

 



Jack makes a deal Max and Ling
GEOFFREY CRAWLEY, Curator, Borax University’s New Museum……..Fenster Craven
MAXINE CRAWLEY, Geoffrey’s wife, tourguide, the Old Museum….Beverly Donofrio
ALICE VAN MEEGREN, barmaid………………………………….Anette Mauer
SYLVIA, Daisy Van Meegren’s daughter……………………Sylvia Robb-Malone
JACK SANDLER, glass Merchant……………………………….Darroch Greer
SYDNEY LING, inventor……………………………… ………David Reith
THE PERFESSOR, professor……………………………………George Green
JOHNNY CHINA, bartender…………………………….. Stephen De Stephano
THE PATTERSON TWINS, thugs……………………….. ………Dewar MacLeod Raymond Metrulis
RICKIE SANDLER, Jack’s daughter, a student………………….Janet Donofrio
GATEKEEPER…………………………………………………Steve Dibbs
DAISY VAN MEEGREN, Alice’s daughter, a bankteller……………Janet Donofrio
TONY, delivery boy…………………………………………Jason Budrow
MR. BOSTON, art enthusiast………………………………..Hart Fessenden
MRS. PHILLY, wife of a doctor…………………………………Pat Bently
GILBERT SAVROY, locksmith………………………………..Michael Fishman
JIMMY HAZE, Boraxville’s finest……………………………….Larry Fine
DEBBIE………………………………………………..Melissa Townsend
and introducing LADY DI as SAMMY




crawley Sam in trouble

DIRECTOR……………..Larry Fessenden

WRITER…………………..Evan McHale

PRODUCTION MANAGER……..Andrea Degette

VISUAL CONSULTANT………Michael Fisman

PRODUCTION ASSISTANTS…….Jason Budrow James Fu Alex Wolfe Zippo

POST PRODUCTION SUPERVISOR…Irit Batsry