MY FRIEND DAHMER
"When I was a kid, I was just like anybody else"
- Jeffrey Dahmer
My adaptation of the critically praised, best selling graphic novel MY FRIEND DAHMER by Derf Backderf is on the 2014 Black List.
Based on actual events... the film centers around Jeff Dahmer, a misunderstood, darkly depraved teenager, during his junior & senior years of high school.
Set in a truly weird and sinister 1970s adolescent world, Jeff tries to make new friends as his divorcing parents, teachers, and friends ignore his descent into alcoholism and madness. Jeff will later become the most depraved serial killer since Jack The Ripper.
And this is the story before that story.
The graphic novel is a NATIONAL BEST SELLER
Named a BEST OF 2012 by TIME, The Village Voice, A.V. Club, comiXology, Boing Boing, Publishers Weekly, MTV Geek, and more.
- Lev Grossman, TIME