Tony Blahd’s ‘Rover’ premieres at Slamdance

Boise High grad Tony Blahd’s first feature film “Rover” debuted this week at Slamdance, the edgy, alternative to the Sundance film festival that also happens in Park City, Utah.

Blahd wrote and directed the wacky comedy about a sci-fi based-religious cult. The film was received enthusiastically by critics and the audience at its two screenings this week.

Reviewer David Graver of CoolHunting.com wrote that “Rover” “was perhaps the zaniest and most forward-moving film that crossed CH’s path in Park City … it is engaging, strange and worth dedicating the 93 minutes required to watch.”

Read the full review here.

A scene from Tony Blahd's "Rover."

A scene from Tony Blahd’s “Rover.”

Blahd grew up in Boise and now lives in New York City where he is pursuing his film career and producing interactive arts-based events.

Slamdance awards will be announced at 10:30 p.m. Jan. 23. Check back to see how “Rover” fares.

 

 

 

 

 

Posted in ArtsBeat