Todd Strauss-Schulson, the director of Harold and Kumar 3D, released an online short, The Master Cleanse.
With its clever tagline, “shit’s about to get real,” The Master Cleanse features a couple whose relationship faces the ultimate test as the pair embarks on a juice cleanse weight loss diet. The project stars Will Greenberg and Amanda Walsh as the couple Scott and Kelly, along with Duncan Trussell, Lindsay Hollister, James Kirkland, Niki Schwartz-Wright, Mhairi Steenbock, and Kana Mayham. Watch out for the surprise twist ending!
“The exercise of making The Master Cleanse was to see if we could make a short and strip away all of our tricks; no action, no chase scenes, no fancy angles, or violence, and see if two people talking about universal relationship problems could be as compelling as an all girls high octane pillow fight,” Strauss-Shulson told Tubefilter. “In a way it was a filmmaking master cleanse for us. We hope you enjoy it.”
The Master Cleanse was written and directed by Strauss-Schulson and produced by Ken Franchi under Ulterior Productions, who have also recently released online shorts Pillow Fight, about an all-girls slumber party that takes a turn for the insane (starring Michele Rodriguez), and Mano-a-Mano, about two dudes that go head-to-head to become gay phone sex operators.
Ulterior Productions also released a colorful music video/promo for the project, Ur Ovaries R Perfect. Check it out: