An apparent victim of his own success, Russ Adams’ zombie film props and shrunken head gifts apparently didn’t jive with the Ogden Farmers Market’s vision.---
Russ Adams an independent filmmaker from Ogden was happy to be invited by the Ogden Farmers Market to hold a booth at their weekly gathering where next to produce stands and jewelry and gift vendors he would share a space to show off his studio’s sculptures and artwork. “I was there for two full weeks, to sell my art and to raise some awareness of the independent project we had going on,” Adams said of a movie he’s working on that he describes as a medieval zombie horror flick.
“The welcome was great at the time I was there,” Adams says. “I think we had enough of a buzz that we were probably the most popular booth at the market, there were a lot of people coming to check us out and then we were told there were a couple of people who had complained.”
Two weeks after his invitation to the market, he was asked by the staff of the market not to come back.
“Apparently the very reason they were excited for me to come was the same reason they asked me not to come back,” Adams says of the attention he was drawing to the market.
The Ogden Farmers Market would not return comment for this post. Anyone interested in finding out more about Adams products or his movie can check out his studio here.