THE WRONG FERARRI
Written, Directed, and Starring Adam Green
The Wrong Ferarri is the first feature-length film starring, directed and written by singer/songwriter Adam Green. Shot entirely with the video camera in his iPhone, The Wrong Ferarri is unlike any film you’ve ever seen -- a 70 minute piece of work that boldly straddles the line between screwball tragedy, surrealist comedy, and performance art.
In addition to Green, The Wrong Ferarri features the talents of Macaulay Culkin, Devendra Banhart, Alia Shawkat (Arrested Development) Dev Hynes (Lightspeed Champion), Har Mar Superstar, Jack Dishel (Only Son, Moldy Peaches), BP Fallon, Cory Kennedy, Aleksa Palladino (Exitmusic, Boardwalk Empire), members of the band Spacecamp, Adam Green’s mother, vocal work from Evan Dando (The Lemonheads) and more.
Shot over 8 months in 2010 and 2011, The Wrong Ferarri took Green across the globe, from Brooklyn to Prague to Venice and back again. Centered around the possibly fictional character of Greenster – portrayed by Adam Green – The Wrong Ferarri is a fast-paced rumination on ketamine, romantic dysfunction, turning 30, having a pet/being a pet, and the parallel universe created by touring in a band. The film’s script, which was written on index cards and handed out to the cast each morning before filming, reads a bit like the lyrics to one of Green’s songs, quick-witted, surreal, unflinchingly honest and hilariously poetic as only Green can be.
With seven solo albums and one art show of original paintings and sculptures under his belt, Green has become one of independent culture’s most consistently original and impressive voices. As one half of New York City’s much-loved folk duo The Moldy Peaches, Green has been the recipient of widespread international acclaim; the twosome’s duet “Anyone Else But You” was not only featured prominently in the Oscar-nominated film Juno, but propelled the film’s soundtrack to platinum certification. The Wrong Ferarri is another amazing feather in Green’s considerably full creative cap, and, without question, one of the most memorable films you will see in 2011 EVER.
The Wrong Ferrari.