Lou Crisitello’s directorial debut, Space Happy: Phil Thomas Katt and The Uncharted Zone, an independent feature-length documentary film, is making its world premiere at the 2023 Slamdance Film Festival.

Space Happy: Phil Thomas Katt and The Uncharted Zone is a documentary about a group of ragtag artists making “so bad it’s good” music and videos in Pensacola, Florida, under the direction of the eccentric Phil Thomas Katt. Spanning over five decades of footage, Space Happy is a portrayal of creative minds pursuing art against all odds — and talent.

The film is the first feature from Brooklyn-based indie label and production company Perpetual Doom Productions, a home for fringe artists to release their music, publications, art, and other works.

Poster artwork for the film ‘Space Happy’

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