Adventures of the Naked Umbrella is a 2023 American comedy-drama film written and directed by Jerry Brunskill. The film stars Jeremy Davies as Sam Wanoutsky, an arsonist with a pyromania disorder who is hosting his conspiracy podcast, “The Naked Umbrella,” when his trailer home explodes and burns to the ground. Convinced he’s been set up, Sam hits the road with his parole officer hot on his tail.
The film also stars Tom Arnold, Richard Riehle, Taryn Manning, Vinny Balbo, Cindy Vela, Rylee Marshall, and Darnell Rhea. It was released on November 10, 2023, on direct-to-VOD.
Firstly, Sam Wanoutsky is a convicted arsonist who is hosting a conspiracy podcast called “The Naked Umbrella”. Further, Sam believes that the government is using aliens to control the population. One day, Sam’s trailer home explodes and burns to the ground. Sam is convinced that he has been set up and that the government is trying to silence him.
Sam goes on the run with his parole officer, Bob, hot on his tail. Along the way, Sam meets a group of people who believe in his conspiracy theories. Sam also starts to see strange things, including aliens. Sam’s mental health begins to deteriorate and he becomes increasingly paranoid. He believes that everyone is out to get him. Sam’s paranoia leads him to make some bad decisions that put himself and others in danger.
In the end, Sam is forced to confront his own demons. He must decide whether or not to believe in his conspiracy theories and whether or not to trust the people around him.
Adventures of the Naked Umbrella however, has been met with mixed reviews from critics. Some critics have praised the film’s humor and its performances, while others have criticized its plot and its characters.
Adventures of the Naked Umbrella is a quirky and entertaining film that is sure to please fans of conspiracy theories and dark comedies.
Here are some additional details about the film:
- Release date: November 10, 2023
- Running time: 90 minutes
- Genre: Comedy, Drama
- Production company: Level 33 Ent.
- Distributor: Level 33 Ent.
- Rating: R
- Jeremy Davies as Sam Wanoutsky
- Tom Arnold as Bob
- Richard Riehle as Sheriff
- Taryn Manning as Sarah
- Vinny Balbo as Vinny
- Cindy Vela as Maria
- Rylee Marshall as Emma
- Darnell Rhea as Officer Johnson
- Director: Jerry Brunskill
- Writer: Jerry Brunskill
- Producer: Ryan Rees
- Cinematographer: David Klein
- Editor: Jason Kurland
- Composer: Michael Brook