Official Trailer Released for Craig Clevenger Scripted ‘Smoke & Mirrors’

What are those parrots doing in 'Smoke & Mirrors' by Craig Clevenger?

Almost a year ago, we were touting a project on to fund a film based on one chapter — yes, just one — of Craig Clevenger’s (still) unfinished novel. Well, the trailer has been released and you can get a first look here:

Clevenger wrote the script and it’s described by the author on his website.

I drafted the script myself, using a core sample bored from somewhere halfway between “once upon a time” and “happily every after.” It’s your basic boy meets girl story only without the romance or the girl. More like your basic unlicensed medic meets escaped psych patient who claims to be an angel in an abandoned subterranean surgical theater following a massive earthquake kind of story.

I think it’s looking pretty good – can’t wait to see the finished film!

The author talks about his chapter and the film on his blog.

Dean Fetzer

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Dean Fetzer is originally from a small town in eastern Colorado, but has lived in London, England, for the past 21 years. After a career in graphic design, he started a pub review website in the late 90’s; He left that in 2011 to concentrate on his thriller writing, as well as offering publishing services for authors, poets and artists. When not writing - or in the pub - he can be found in the theatre, live music venues and travelling.

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jyh from VA is reading whatever he feels like January 30, 2013 - 4:29pm

Not sure I can fully appreciate the symbolism without knowing what kind of birds they are. Or maybe they're just "birds," you know, general birds: the archetypal two-in-the-lap.

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Renfield from Hell is reading 20th Century Ghosts January 30, 2013 - 9:46pm

Those are grey parrots.

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Joshua Chaplinsky from New York is reading a lot more during the quarantine January 31, 2013 - 6:58am

That dude is SO happy to be naked and bleeding with parrots on his legs.

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I Blogged Your Mom is reading Tropic of Cancer and Wolves Of The Calla January 31, 2013 - 1:24pm

Clevenger is brilliant. Dermaphoria was not only an outstanding book, it highlighted his growth as a writer from The Contortionist's Handbook. I look forward to everything he puts out.

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miraculousmeani... from Washburn, WI is reading your mind February 1, 2013 - 6:07pm

Oh my god... Watched this trailer earlier today and now I just can't get it off my mind... sooooooooooooo fucking cool.