Faith No More founder member and keyboard player Roddy Bottum will step in front of the camera in the new movie from star Chilean director Sebastian Silva.
Roddy shared some on-location photos from filming in the Catskills on Instagram last week, and he has revealed more details on the project to us at Faith No More 2.0.
Roddy said: “I just finished two weeks shooting a film called Tyrel by director Sebastian Silva. He’s a good friend of mine and asked me to be in his new movie. It is sort of an ensemble piece about a group of guys that go on a birthday weekend trip up to the Catskills in a cabin. Michael Cera, Caleb Landry Jones [Get Out], Jason Mitchell [Straight Outta Compton] and Chris Abbott also star.”
Silva is the rising star of South American cinema with a trio of breakout highly-lauded English-language movies in Crystal Fairy (the 2013 film that inspired the band name of the latest Ipecac super group), Magic Magic (both also staring Cera) and Nasty Baby.
Roddy is no stranger to the world of film either. An avid filmmaker in his teens, Roddy initially moved to San Francisco in 1981 to study film at San Francisco State University. Roddy has scored Adam & Steve (2005), What Goes Up (2009), Kabluey (2007), scored Gigantic , Fred the Movie (2010) and the documentary Hit So Hard .
Roddy added: “I think it’s gonna be a really special movie. He’s kind of my favorite filmmaker.”