Carbon-Based Blues: What is it?

by JMel

"I'm not in this %$#@ movie... Am I?"


Hey, friends.

Recently, THRACKADOOM sent out a notice of talent auditions for their new feature film Carbon-Based Blues.

Almost immediately the questions were asked, “Who the &^%$ is THRACKADOOM!?”

“Why is it in all caps?”

“What is this movie about?”

“Why is that picture of Blair Underwood there?”

“Why is J’Mel always single? He seems like such a charming guy…”

Well, THRACKADOOM is two people- J’Mel Davidson and Peter Bradberry.

They met while working on J’Mel’s first feature film attempt. Disagreements with the “producers” lead, ultimately, to a film that J’Mel would rather you never see. (this is not a dig on the talent and crew, who were excellent…)

Soon after, J’Mel and Peter bonded over common goals– Raising their own funds, controlling their vision, making the movies they want to make, and Drifting to win. Because if you don’t drift to win, why you drifting?

We are dedicated and determined to write, produce, and distribute low budget/high quality genre films from the heart of the bible belt.

Carbon-Based Blues will be the first full length feature from the Birmingham Alabama production company, THRACKADOOM.

And, what a feature it will be!

Over the last few years, there has been a resurgence of the Grindhouse feature- But Carbon-Based Blues isn’t like that.

Carbon-Based Blues is more of a love letter to the days when Friday night meant a great horror flick, and Saturday afternoon meant Kung-Fu theater. A mix between a Shaw Brother’s flick and a Hammer House of Horrors joint– if it had been abandoned, and raised in the dirty south!

It is the tale he tale of Jeffrey, a vampire that’s given up blood and his simple yet boring ┬ájob working nights at the Shop and Buy.

It is the tale of Josie Smokewagon, the woman who hates Jeffrey and his kind, and who will sacrifice everything to prove it.

It is the tale of Bosko, Jeffrey’s best friend. He was born in a coffin.

CARBON-BASED BLUES is the story of no matter how weird things are, things can always get weirder… And more violent,

Perhaps one day we’ll mature enough to do a feel good movie about a slow-witted janitor who teaches a debutante the power of hope– But for now, we want to make twisted and fun flicks that reflect our indie love and horror sensibilities.

Popcorn munching, line quoting, high-fiving fun-time flicks!

(Also, we find it important to note that we know the difference between making a crappy looking movie and claiming it’s a homage to “the good old days” and Making a good movie in the spirit of the good old days…)

As far as THRACKADOOM being in caps? I tried to type it regularly once and my computer exploded. True story.


So, we are currently seeking actors both Male and Female of all shapes and sizes between the ages of 19 and 60.

It wouldn’t hurt if artists got in touch with us as well. We can use all help making this flick.

Interested parties should send head shots and resumes to


Thanks again.