Dumbasses, knuckleheads, idiots … Mike & Wayne, the titular characters of a new short film by Echo Bridge Pictures, are not the sharpest knives in the proverbial drawer. Their mission is simple: get rich quick by robbin’ and stealin’.
Their target: the local liquor store. What our fearless (anti) heroes don’t know is that the Cornah Store has the best defenses imagination can provide. Follow Mike & Wayne as they strive to make their dreams come true and are met with spectacular failure.
Mike & Wayne: The Grind is the brainchild of executive producer, Esteban Valdez, with inspirational ties to Tom & Jerry, Daniel Clowes and Robert Crumb. “I always wanted to make something that paid homage to the physical/visual gags and mayhem of the old MGM days; simple story, simple characters, and just straightforward action,” expounds Valdez.
The message behind “Mike & Wayne” is that no matter what you think you’re going to do, life has a way of shin kicking those plans and making you start all over again. It’s the daily grind.