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To coincide with the film's release onto VOD, we spoke via Zoom to Mike Cheslik, the co-writer and director of the slapstick silent film Hundreds of Beavers. We talk about the film's successful festival and roadshow run, upcoming projects for him and his collaborator Ryland Brickson Cole Trews, and a mutual love for releasing films on physical media!

Hundreds of Beavers Synopsis

IN THIS SILENT SUPERNATURAL EPIC, A DRUNKEN APPLEJACK SALESMAN IS THRUST INTO THE FRIGID WILDERNESS. CAN HE GO FROM ZERO TO HERO, BECOME NORTH AMERICA'S GREATEST FUR TRAPPER, AND DEFEAT HUNDREDS OF BEAVERS?

  • Fundraised and shot in Wisconsin and Michigan
  • Completed over 4 years
  • 12 weeks of shooting
  • Filmed in subzero temperatures
  • 1500+ effects shots

Hundreds of Beavers Interview Timecodes

00:00 Titles

00:24 Introduction by “Billy the Beaver”

00:49 Mike Cheslik on the idea for HUNDREDS OF BEAVERS

01:20 The Influence of Guy Maddin

02:04 How HUNDREDS OF BEAVERS differ from Mike Cheslik's previous film LAKE MICHIGAN MONSTER

02:43 The Video Game aspect of HUNDREDS OF BEAVERS

03:24 How Many Beavers Were There, Actually?

03:51 How difficult was HUNDREDS OF BEAVERS to edit

04:45 The challenging compositions of HUNDREDS OF BEAVERS

05:33 About HUNDREDS OF BEAVERS' performative roadshow

06:20 Mike Cheslik on what's next for him

07:23 Mike Cheslik on the success of HUNDREDS OF BEAVERS

08:01 Mike Cheslik on a future Blu-ray release for HUNDREDS OF BEAVERS

08:37 Conclusions

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