HIPPYPOCALYPSE is a bleak and strange film about the New Path Commune—a pastoral community, led by the charismatic and willful Father Hova, that seeks to sever all ties with western tradition, patriarchy, and custom, to live a simpler, idyllic life. With brains fried and friends brained, they soon realize the simpler life they seek is also nasty, brutish, and short.

Produced by Joe MacKinnon, Directed by Carlo Schefter.

Linda Barnard discusses the film in her Toronto Star piece HERE.

​​​​​​​​MIDNIGHT GRIND. World War III has come and gone. The world's high-art has been destroyed. The bright light of human civilization has been snuffed-out everywhere, with one exception. Inside the sand-swept derelict that is the Midnight Grind theatre, our radiation-addled host plays genre films to a crowded room of skeletons. These films and our host's dedication to them could be the difference between extinction and sublimity...

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​The first season of Midnight Grind, co-created by Joe MacKinnon and Carlo Schefter, is now entering development. It will be comprised of four episodes: Love Hurts (supernatural cop thriller); Moonshiners (hick-sploitation); Yuppie Scum (yuppie-sploitation); and Mak-Bah (a Neanderthal rendition of Macbeth).

© 2019 by JOSEPH MACKINNON