Made in 2007. Free to watch. Pay me back by liking facebook.com/unicurse (my production company) . Cool?
"Imagine The Book of Noah's Paul and Noah as alternate-reality, less zany, more real-world versions of Jay and Silent Bob. Then imagine the pair as mostly antagonistic to each other, rivals for the same girl, and caught in the morass of late-twenty something unrealized potential.
Noah (Patrick Cox, who undoubtedly has the best beard in this year's Indie Memphis Film Fest), the Silent Bob in this analogy, is too crafty for his own good. Rather than dedicating himself to a steady job, Noah hatches a plan to dognap loved pets and then return them for the reward. Paul (Drew Smith) berates Noah for his shortcomings but can't face his own. Angela (Corie Ventura) is Paul's once and -- he hopes -- future flame. (Unless Noah has something to say about it.) Of course, Angela has her own rapids to navigate, among them Roberto (Andy Mathes), a shady strong-arm type trying to go legit, whom she's dating.
It sounds like a lot, but the threads unspool in orderly fashion and with a comic touch that'll leave you engaged and entertained. Shot in Memphis, The Book of Noah will look plenty familiar to locals, including scenes with Kudzu's and Hollywood Pet Star as backdrops. With loads of local music, including Lucero, the Glass, Andy Grooms, Twin Pilot, the Coach and Four, Effingham and Wheatstraw, Jeffrey James and the Haul, and Snowglobe, it'll sound familiar too.
In a strong performance, Drew Smith gives off a slight Dane Cook vibe -- and he also clocks in as the writer and director of The Book of Noah. Ryan Parker does sharp work as the film's cinematographer."
- Greg Akers Review in the Memphis Flyer, October 24, 2007
"...about a gentle giant of an unlucky professional dog-napper played by Patrick Cox, in one of (Indie Memphis') standout performances."-John Beifuss, The Commercial Appeal, October 2007
Winner of the Ft. Lauderdale International Film Festival's Originality Award and The American Film Institute's DIY Fest, here's the original version we made back in 2007.
Forgive us. It was our first time.