Motherboard Meets Evan Glodell

By Alex Pasternack


If you’ve seen his car or his flamethrower, you know that Evan Glodell is pretty good at turning hunks of metal into roaring, fire-breathing machines. The same is true of Bellflower, the apocalyptic mumblecore buddy / desert-romance movie he directed, wrote and stars in with the help of a bunch of close friends and a few thousand dollars. Sure, it’s a big mess, but that’s what some of the most ambitious do-it-yourself contraptions tend to look like when they’re done, with seams exposed and a few missing pieces. And yet Bellflower tends to look like, well, nothing else you’ve seen.