The 4th — Trailer


added: Fri, Jun 23rd '17

Initially, DIY filmmaker and YouTube comedian Andre Hyland merely wanted to teach himself how to use the latest version of the video-editing program Adobe Premiere. As the result of that decision, he went on to shoot an improvisational short film that he ultimately extended into his first feature-length comedy, called "The 4th."

The lo-fi comedy -- in which Hyland writes, directs, produces, edits, and stars -- follows a Los Angeles slacker cyclist named Jamie as he tries to celebrate the 4th of July by throwing a small BBQ cookout with some friends -- only to have his plans derailed by a series of unforeseen pitfalls.

"The 4th" went on to premiere at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival. It's now set to be released on July 21st. Watch the trailer, above.

It's the 4th of July in Los Angeles when Jamie (Andre Hyland, "Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping"), a down-on-his-luck illustrator who's behind on rent, tries to throw a cookout while his overbearing roommate is out of town. When he decides to borrow his roommate's bike for a quick trip to the liquor store to grab lighter fluid, his entire day and life quickly go up in smoke. Sparked by a zany incident with a road-rager, Jamie soon finds himself far from home and trapped in a series of awkward, absurd, and infuriating situations accompanied by a plethora of outlandish characters.


directed by   Andre Hyland

starring   Andre Hyland, Anna Lee Lawson, Yasmine Kittles, Dugan O'Neal, Jeff Carpenter, John Ennis

release date   July 21, 2017

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