Friday the 13th. It always brings about the thought of superstitions and fears. The date also reminds us of all of the wonderful horror films that have graced the silver screen over the years. Jason Voorhees is one of the most recognizable characters in cinema history, chillingly silent and deadly. Having said that, this isn't an article about that franchise. People are worried about black cats crossing their paths, but what about...a goose? Sure, they're an unassuming bunch and we go about our day while they keep to themselves. Wrong.
Music artist and writer D. S. Bradford is currently producing a film entitled Good for the Gander, which explores the idea of geese reclaiming their stake on this planet. The thriller/comedy is set for a late-spring release through Bradford's production company, Equinox By Fireside Studios.
According to IMDb, the film, which stars Bradford as the lead is about, "a father and working-class man, succumbed to the monotony of an ordinary life. During the course of the day, he is taunted by a sound. It is a goose." One might think that this project is a joke that has gone too far, but Bradford is determined and has written a screenplay and is taking the production seriously.
“Of course, I know that this seems like a ridiculous premise to develop. It started out as a kind of spur of the moment idea that ballooned into something bigger than me. Sometimes something so simple can become this larger-than-life event. Hitchcock created suspense and dread in The Birds. This isn’t a spoof of that. The goose is a different breed of its own. They possess a certain intelligence. They have a spark in their eyes. They’re aware. Imagine being overrun by the cunning goose? This is their land, after all. It’ll be fun!”
It is still early in the production, but there will surely be more details. As weird as this premise might seem, there are even stranger movies out there involving insects and animals gone astray. Judging from the trailer released a week ago, the rest of this film has to be entertaining, to say the least. As Bradford joked on Facebook, perhaps there could be a role for Ryan Gosling. Perhaps.