Modworld is a documentary (produced, shot, and edited by Jeff Turboff) about a now-defunct store by the same name in New York City's East Village. It was a gift shop which also sold original low-brow art originals, like modified Barbie dolls, and sculptures depicting cartoon characters in adult or violent situations (Drugs Bunny, Ronald McDahmer, Booze Clues, Hello Titties). Modworld the film follows the lives of some of the employees here as they struggle with love, life, and art in 2001.
RICK, the cynical boss. He looks a little like John Waters and has little tolerance for nonsense, but despite his crusty demeanor, he's got a big heart and he's really a caretaker of those around him.
JOHN, the sculptor. His work depicts cartoon characters in adult or violent situations (e.g., "Drugs Bunny", "Ronald McDahmer", "Booze Clues", "Hello Titties") He's obsessed with his ex-girlfriend, and this is a source of endless ribbing from the others.
CHLOE, the rocker. Close to fame several times, success, and even 'real world' stability, have evaded her despite real talent, maybe largely because of debilitating depression, maybe in part due to bad decisions.
Lots of whacky East Village types pop into Modworld to share in the madness; the kind of people middle America might think of, if they were to think of the East Village.
Will Chloe find rock stardom, or even just full-time work?
Will John reunite with his lost love?
It's a tragicomic soap opera of East Village proportions.