Small Apartments by Chris Millis
Chris Millis's film adaptation of Small Apartments celebrated its World Premiere at the 2012 South by Southwest Film Festival in Austin, Texas. The cultish, dark comedy is directed by Jonas Akerlund and stars Billy Crystal, Matt Lucas, Johnny Knoxville, Juno Temple, James Caan, Dolph Lundgren, Peter Stormare, James Marsden, Rosie Perez, Amanda Plummer, DJ Qualls, David Koechner, Rebel Wilson, Saffron Burrows, David Warshofsky, Angela Lindvall, Scott Sheldon, and many more.
Winner of the 23rd Annual International 3-Day Novel-Writing Contest, Small Apartments is a capricious comedy of errors that resonates with tremulous energy and memorable characters. Franklin Franklin is a corpulent misanthrope searching for happiness in the vein of Ignatius Reilly (A Confederacy of Dunces); a simple man who yearns for "a land of pastoral serenity" devoid of the irritants of contemporary urban life -- a utopian land he envisions as the nation of Switzerland. An offbeat tale, Small Apartments is accented along the way by murder, strange fingernail collections, and the occasional blast from a treasured alphorn.