That’s why local filmmaker Dario Arnetto, a 36-year-old who maxed out two credit cards to finance his movie submission to the Bushwick Film Festival, was able to convince Murphy to star in his thirty-minute short, The Phantom of Bushwick. The story tells the tale of a man haunted by the ghosts of his sexual past, often running into his ex-flames on Bogart Street and then ducking behind trash cans to avoid them. This results in him perpetually donning a tarp to evade being seen by them, hence his moniker. There will also be a scene of him being too fat to get into The Narrows.
With an original soundtrack provided by Murphy, The Phantom of Bushwick is sure to have a competitive edge against other contenders at the Bushwick Film Festival, which will of course include your standard Brooklyn celebrities: Miley Cyrus, Lena Dunham and Penn Badgley. With so much marginal fame in the mix, it’s no wonder the unknowns can’t catch a break.
Written by Genna Rivieccio