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In 1977 David Boswell created comic book anti-hero Reid Fleming, the World’s Toughest Milkman. 30 years later, the big screen Hollywood adaptation remains in contractual limbo. Narrated by Academy Award-Winner Jonathan Demme.



SXSW 2015 (World Premiere)
Palm Beach International Film Festival 2015 (Winner - Best Short)
Chattanooga Film Festival 2015
Athens International Film and Video Festival 2015
Arizona International Film Festival 2015 (Winner - Best Short Doc)
Nashville Film Festival 2015
Hot Docs 2015
DOXA Documentary Festival 2015 (Hon. Mention)
Brooklyn Film Festival 2015
Palm Springs International Short Fest 2015
Nantucket Film Festival 2015
Long Island International Film Expo 2015
Traverse City Film Festival 2015
Melbourne International Film Festival 2015
Rhode Island International Film Festival 2015
Doku Fest 2015
Sidewalk Film Festival 2015
LA Shorts Fest 2015
Milwaukee Short Film Festival 2015
Nevada City Film Festival 2015
Raindance 2015
Milwaukee Film Festival 2015
Denver Film Festival
Cinéfest Sudbury International Film Festival


Ting Festival 2015
Toronto Comics & Art Festival 2015
Strangewaves Festival 2015

Produced with funds award by BRAVOFACT (Foundation to Assist Canadian Talent). A division of Bell Media Inc.

I Thought I Told You To Shut Up!!
Year: 2015
Length: Approx. 15 minutes
Genre: Documentary
Format: Short

An official selection of SXSW, Hot Docs, Festival du Cannes (Short Film Corner), Venice Film Fest, and more, I Thought I Told You To Shut Up!! tells the story of Vancouver cartoonist David Boswell, creator of Reid Fleming, counter-culture icon and anti-hero of the comic book series The World’s Toughest Milkman. In the 1980s Warner Bros. secured the film rights and Reid Fleming was on his way to super stardom as the lead character in his very own Hollywood feature film. Over 25 years later, the character is mired in contractual limbo, despite the fact many actors, directors, and producers have expressed interest in adapting the infamous milkman. Creator Boswell along with friends, fans, and industry insiders talk about creativity versus lucrative film franchises and remakes, success and disappointment, and the enduring appeal of Reid Fleming: The World’s Toughest Milkman.

A short documentary narrated by academy award winning director Jonathan Demme including interviews with David Boswell, Matt Groening, Dave Thomas, Kevin Pollak, Ed Asner, and more…

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