Ep 74: Alberto Belli & Jim Mahoney, Director and Writer/Star of “Gatlopp”

The team sits down with Director, Alberto Belli, and Writer/Star, Jim Mahoney from film, GATLOPP. A group of old friends reunites for a nostalgic evening of fun and games after a decade apart. After one too many, they decide to play a drinking game, but it’s quickly revealed that this game comes with supernatural stakes. Mischief leads to mayhem, and the group realizes that if they can’t come together to win the game by sunrise, they will be forced to play for eternity — in hell. Starring Jim Mahoney, Emmy Raver-Lampman, Jon Bass, and Sarunas J. Jackson; releasing June 23, 2022. Director Statement: GATLOPP started when Jim Mahoney (the writer and a dear friend) told me the story of an unforgettable night he had playing a drinking game with estranged friends and how it brought them back together. He had this great idea that the experience could be turned into a movie by giving the game supernatural powers–I was immediately hooked! We started developing it together and two years later, Jim crafted a hilarious script that felt fresh and modern yet held a nostalgic tone. As a director who is influenced by the 80s/90 saction/adventure movies, like Goonies, Gremlins, and Indiana Jones, the script was a dream to direct. It captured the essence of those entertaining movies by having relatable characters mixed with fantastical set pieces and big laughs. The craziest thing? The story all happens inside a house! — Alberto Belli

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