Next month sees the release of Art of the Prank, a documentary charting the life media hoaxer Joey Skaggs, a fierce proponent of independent thinking and an early critic of media irresponsibility. Thanks to Kew Media, we’ve got an exclusive clip from the film, which sees Skaggs tricking the media into reporting on his Portofess – a mobile Catholic confessional booth). Check it out below after the official synopsis or watch it on our YouTube channel…
Directed by Andrea Marini, “Art of the Prank” is an emotional and humorous journey following the godfather of the media hoax and one of America’s most notorious socio-political satirists. Joey Skaggs is famed for highly publicized media fictions including Celebrity Sperm Bank, the Cathouse for Dogs, the Fat Squad, and Portofess (a mobile Catholic confessional booth). The film offers viewers a unique view into the mind of Joey Skaggs, inviting them to follow as he sets out to pull off the most demanding hoax of his career, intertwining the present with a journey through his classic work.
Art of the Prank is set for release on U.S. VOD platforms on Monday, October 9th.