The Muffin Man is a very short movie I wrote in 2004. The director wanted to make a scary movie, and I wanted to write a dark comedy starring a character who spoke like a 20s-era detective.
With those entirely mismatched goals, I wrote the script.
It was filmed that fall in 13 days, with a few hundred dollars, borrowed equipment, a cast of local actors, and a volunteer crew. When the actor inside the title character costume didn't show at the sound booth sessions, I filled in – so listen for me delivering some of the movie's most memorable lines.
You can find the full cast and crew credits on IMDB.
For your added viewing enjoyment, here's a an introduction to The Muffin Man by Lloyd Kaufman – the writer and director of movies like Toxic Avenger and Porky's, and co-founder of Troma Entertainment. He had nothing to do with the film, but does these pun-filled appearances as favours.
The Muffin Man played one night only in Calgary (on the domed roof of the science center, no less), then went straight to mail-order DVD purgatory. Here are a few snippets from the mostly underground, entirely online coverage the movie received.
"It's dumb, but when I say dumb, I mean it in a good way. I've always believed that it takes a lot of smarts to make good 'dumb'." ~ No-Fi Magazine
"Svensson does what he can with the premise in the running time allotted and even manages to get off some rather witty dialogue at times." ~ The Video Graveyard
"But where the Muffin Man truly stands out, and what makes it work as a character, is when he talks ... and all of it is spoken in an electronically-altered satanic-sounding voice." ~ Dread Central
...and from that last reviewer, my favorite comment, on the inexplicable brightness:
"There were times when the whiteness was so bright it looks as if the film was shot on location in heaven." ~ Dread Central