Giuseppe Andrews makes his feature film directing debut and heads the cast in this semi-autobiographical, coming-of-age tale. Portraying an errant young man named Coney Island, Andrews sets out on a series of grotesque — and hilarious — misadventures through America’s underbelly, accompanied by his oversexed, ex-jailbird father (Bill Nowlin). Bonus material includes interviews with Andrews and Nowlin.
Giuseppe Andrews (born Joey Andrews; April 25, 1979) is an American film actor, writer, and director known for his roles as Lex in the 1999 film Detroit Rock City, a bizarre sheriff’s deputy in Cabin Fever (2002), a small role in Never Been Kissed (1999), as well as appearances in The Smashing Pumpkins videos “1979” and “Perfect”.
Andrews has enjoyed considerable success and notoriety for writing, directing, scoring, editing, shooting and producing a number of avant-garde films, and for directing several experimental independent movies.
Andrews was born as Joey Andrews in Key Largo, Florida. His cinéma vérité-meets-exploitation filmmaking style has been compared to that of John Waters and Harmony Korine. He grew up in trailer parks, which feature prominently, along with their inhabitants, in many of his films. He also spent time living in a van with his father before they were both cast in an infomercial, which led to more acting jobs for Giuseppe.
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