Well, since I produced a musical in 2006 I’ll take the high road and not debate Grady Hendrix’s claim that Rich Wong’s indie no-budget Colma: The Musical is the best musical of 2006. But, personal allegiances aside, I do like Colma a lot. In fact, it’s one of Filmmaker‘s “Best Film Not Playing in a Theater Near You” nominees for the year.
Here’s what Variety‘s Hendrix just wrote about it:
This isn’t a perfect movie, the flaws almost balance the virtues, but it’s a fresh, funny, unexpected flick that makes almost every musical out from Hollywood in the last few years (and let’s throw in Bollywood’s output as well) look like lead-footed dinosaurs. And I shut off the DVD humming the songs, and that’s something I haven’t done in a long time.
And here’s the trailer: