SPELL

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Official SPELL cover artwork

The 2018 movie SPELL is the first motion picture project from Crush Management's film division, Crush Pictures. Written by and starring Barak Hardley; the film is directed by Crush's own Brendan Walter (who has directed several of Weezer's music videos including "Africa", "Feels Like Summer", and "Go Away); and scored by Fall Out Boy's Patrick Stump (also managed by Crush Music.) The soundtrack includes Weezer's "California Snow", which debuted ahead of the film's premiere at the LA Film Festival on September 23, 2018; and is played over the end credits.

Overview

Synopsis from the film's official website:

"After the death of his fiancée, an American illustrator runs out of medication while wandering the isolated Icelandic countryside - unsure if his compulsions are related to his disorder or if he's being forced to unlock ancient secrets."

Of special note is that Rivers makes a voice-over cameo appearance in the film as a "Dr. Haskell". Prior to the film's debut, some unusual and cryptic PR moves popped up; including a satirical, one-off billboard featuring Rivers' face, made as an "ad" for his character's medical practice ("Rivers Haskell Family Therapy"), which was seen in the Los Angeles neighborhood of Silver Lake. Also found around town were tear-off flyers with similar information, along with an accompanying website. All of these were made to look like "organic" ads, with no immediate mention of the movie or studio.


Dr. Rivers "The Rascal" Haskell billboard and flyer:

Official Trailer