As we begin spring, I am feeling a bit nostalgic about the very spring-like campaign theme, “Hope and Change”, which was in full swing around this time, back in 2008. Yes, this iconic picture of our first known mayo-hating President, entering his campaign bus pretty much says it all, doesn’t it? Back then, Barack Obama would have his Presidential Aide, Reggie Love, by his side, the guy procuring all his sandwiches during those long travels around the country. But more importantly, on that same bus, those two men were not just breaking bread together, but were also plotting a war against an evil food cartel. And trust me, war is what Big Mayo got. Some of the most important initiatives that came from the early years of the Obama White House, specifically targeted this calorie dense, fat laden condiment. First, you of course have Read more […]
Just about everyone agrees that 2016 was a brutal year for taking away our entertainment icons. Hit particularly hard was the music industry as we had to say goodbye to David Bowie, Glenn Frey, Maurice White, (founder of Earth Wind & Fire) Keith Emerson, Prince (as well as his protege Vanity) and most recently, George Michael. Many of these names were just way too young to leave us. Then, shifting over to actors, we need to add Gary Shandling, George Kennedy, Alan Rickman (aka Hans Gruber) Abe Vigoda, Mrs. Brady and of course Princess Carrie Fisher to this very upsetting list. And last but most certainly not least, sports and cultural hero, Muhammad Ali. Many of these people we grew up with so losing them feels like losing pieces of our childhood. This year, we also were hit with one of the darkest, and most stressful Presidential election campaigns ever, regardless of where you fall on the political spectrum. It’s really safe to say that 2016 left a sour taste in all our collective mouths. (much like biting into a sandwich, unexpectedly smothered in mayo) But nobody out there was able to sum up the year better than Larry David, who with poise, grace , and just merely 5 words, pretty much nailed it on the John Oliver show:
On a more positive note, the last few months of 2016 gave way to more cracks in the armor of Big Mayo! (and these were big ones.) The Mayo Conspiracy received two great reviews, shining more light on the unspeakable crimes committed by the mayonnaise industry since they infiltrated America’s food supply back in the 1930’s. One is from the entertainment site, The Knockturnal and the second came from OneFilmFan. And adding to our two previous comedy wins in the festival circuit, The Mayo Conspiracy took home the Best Director award at Read more […]
Our indie film that satirizes the dangerous impact a food cartel can have on the health and politics of America, took home the Best Comedy Award at the Buffalo Niagara Film Festival! This is our second comedy award in the festival circuit. Congrats to the entire cast and crew of The Mayo Conspiracy as well as to all the other winners in Niagara Falls. With so many great films being programmed at BNFF, we really enjoyed our five days of watching movies, attending industry panels and networking with our fellow filmmakers. But most importantly, Big Mayo has now been exposed to Western New York!
The Mayo Conspiracy has been accepted into the most prestigious film festival in upstate New York, the BNFF which takes place in NIAGARA FALLS: Slowly I turn, step by step , inch by inch to the Tonawanda Castle on Friday, April 15th at 6:00 PM. All the good residents and tourists of the Buffalo and Niagara Falls area can now watch the epic, cinematic take-down of the most evil cartel in the world: BIG MAYO! Advance tickets can be purchased online and for those of you who like a good spirit and a snack with your movie, there will be a full bar with sponsored beers, wines, and food open 24/7 during all BNFF festival activities and events.
Among some of the special guests and presenters for this years festival will be Actor Stephen Lang (Avatar, Conan, Tombstone), Actress Camren Read more […]
Co-directors of The Mayo Conspiracy, Craig Horwitz and Anthony Vollmer, were named November Featured Filmmakers at the Princeton Independent Film Festival. Included on their website now is our fun interview with Festival Director, Sara McDermott Jain. It was also an opportunity to promote our next project, FEAR, There & Everywhere, which is currently in writing mode.
The month of November also brought us our Los Angeles premiere screening of The Mayo Conspiracy. For even more updates on the progress of our film, consider giving a like on The Mayo Conspiracy facebook page, if you have not yet done so. We’re quickly closing in on our goal of 2000 likes and every Read more […]
This past Saturday, The Mayo Conspiracy had its California Premiere at The World’s Independent Film Festival. We had a great screening with cast members in attendance, flying all the way out from Philadelphia. On the night before, at the kickoff party, we won Best Comedy Feature at the festival! Below is a Read more […]
The date of our San Francisco screening at TWIFF 2015 has been set for Saturday, September 26th at 3:25 pm. For those living in or around the “City by the Bay”, we hope to see you at the New People Cinema for the west coast premiere of The Mayo Conspiracy! We are honored to be part of an event that showcases independent films from all over the world!
The Mayo Conspiracy will be making its Canadian debut at the Muskoka Independent Film Festival on August 29th. Showtime is 9:45 pm. The festival is located in the quaint resort village of Rosseau at the top of Muskoka, where it’s not uncommon for movie stars, hockey players or captains of industry to pass by you on the street unnoticed. Looking forward to getting our film in front of an Ontario audience and exposing the evil inner workings of the Mayonnaise Cartel to our northern neighbor.
Now that our film is playing festivals around the country, or make that around the world, the easiest way to follow our future destinations and showings is to like our facebook page. We recently surpassed 1,000 fans but now our goal is to double Read more […]
The Mayo Conspiracy was named an official selection of The World’s Independent Film Festival, taking place in San Francisco from Sept 25th to Sept 27th. All films will be screened at The New People Cinema, a 143 seat theater which has hosted numerous festivals in the past. For those living in or around the Golden Gate city, we hope to see you out there! Within the next couple weeks, Read more […]