Wednesday, 13 May 2015

The Milk Man (2013) dir: Fabrizio Federico

The Milk Man is an abandoned vérité film project directed by Fabrizio Federico. The movie focused on a milk man who spiked local families milk bottles with LSD on his morning route.

''It was a mix between a Disney fantasy and the JFK assassination Zapruder footage. I wanted to have a film where all the characters drank the same mystery milk drink that the Droogs drank in A Clockwork Orange. It would be fascinating to see whole families relate to one another while their all on LSD, it could be heavenly or catastrophic. I had a scene showing a character with down syndrome becoming normal while on acid, and a grandmother giving spiked milk and cookies to Santa Claus, it could have been my masterpiece.'' Fabrizio Federico

The project was abandoned after Federico was contacted by The Royal Association of British Dairy Farmers (RABDF) who were notified about the film and threatened to sue him over alleged defamation regarding the films subject. 

The project was abandoned midway through production. The footage has now deteriorated  and only this piece from the intended soundtrack survives. Featuring Fabrizio Federico on noise guitar, with a recited passage from One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest.