Written and directed by Chris Skotchdopole, the contained thriller Crumb Catcher finds a newly married Shane (Rigo Garay) and Leah (Ella Rae Peck) held hostage during their honeymoon by two blackmailers. Rose (Lorraine Farris) demands $50,000 from Shane or she will send a video of them engaging in sexual activity on his wedding day. Rose’s husband John (John Speredakos), though, has greater ambitions. Believing Shane and Leah to be rich, the lowly middle-aged banquet server sets out to persuade them to invest in an invention he believes will forever change the dining experience. Crumb Catcher screens at 2 p.m. Sept. 24 and 5:30 p.m. Sept. 28 at the Alamo South Lamar during Fantastic Fest. Chris Skotchdopole makes his directorial debut with Crumb Catcher. He has worked for Glass Eye Pix, the production company founded by filmmaker Larry Fessenden, who contributed to Crumb Catcher’s story and serves as one of is producers.
Aired: Sept. 20, 2023.