From writer, producer, and director Robert McGinley comes the restoration of his award winning 1999 cult classic film, JIMMY ZIP. Boom! Cult, McGinley’s media production company, has done a complete restoration of the film from 35MM Kodak Vision Stock to 4K HDR and recut a new ending that exemplifies how art and camaraderie become a matter of life and death.
The result is JIMMY ZIP: RELOADED!
From cult filmmaker Robert McGinley (SHREDDER ORPHEUS, DANGER DIVA), JIMMY ZIP: RELOADED is an action-packed drama that explores the destructive and creative forces of fire. Jimmy Zip (Brenden Fletcher, VIOLENT NIGHT, THE REVENANT), an abused runaway with pyromaniac tendencies teams up with a metal sculptor (Robert Gossett, ARLINGTON ROAD) with Tourettes Syndrome. Together they blow away the art world and a local crime boss (Chris Mulkey, TWIN PEAKS, CAPTAIN PHILLIPS). “McGinley, while not always grounded in reality, manages to hone in on the friendship that sprouts among radically different people,” wrote Micheal Speier of Daily Variety.
Set in the milieu of gutter punk culture, the film is a new century spin on Charles Dickens’ Oliver Twist diving into the underbelly of urban society: the street hustle, degrading living conditions, and the terror of ruthless violence. However, McGinley weaves into the story how one uses fire and emotional alchemy to transform pain and trauma into artistic expression; bringing light – or in this case fire – to what seems like a solely dark tale.
“The motivation to restore and recut JIMMY ZIP is inspired by the world of the story that focuses on homelessness and teen gutter punk culture which is even more of a problem today than when the film was originally produced. Revisiting the story also gave editor Howard Flaer and myself an opportunity to fine tune an ending that serves an iconic rite of passage story.” – Robert McGinley
A BOOM! CULT film, length 112 minutes:
Writer, Director, Producer: Robert McGinley
Editor: Howard Flaer
Production Design: Mick Strawn
Cinematography: Christopher G. Tufty
Music by: Geoff Levin
Main Cast: Brenden Fletcher, Chris Mulkey, Robert Gossett, Adrienne Frantz, James Russo
JIMMY ZIP: RELOADED will premiere on Sunday, April 16, at 6:30 p.m. at the Crescent Theater, 100 N Crescent Drive, Beverly Hills, CA. Immediately following the premiere will be a brief Q&A with the director and a reception. Street parking and $5 garage parking will be available.
Premiere tickers and film trailer are available on the Boom! Cult website. All Rights Available.
STEP INTO THE FIRE
PYRO. PUNK. PRODIGY.
A NEW CENTURY SPIN ON OLIVER TWIST
Best Feature: Hollywood Film Festival
Best Feature Audience Award: Wine Country Film Festival
Best Actor: Brendan Fletcher, Method Fest
Best Cinematography: Christopher G. Tufty, Chicago International Film Festival