Dan Aykroyd, the comedic actor who won an Oscar nomination last year for his dramatic performance in "Driving Miss Daisy," has turned his talents to directing.
In addition to writing and starring in "Valkenvania," Aykroyd is also directing and editing.
"It's sort of a hell on earth based on my observations of just driving around different sections of the Northeast," Aykroyd said.
"The idea for this picture came from experiences I had tooling through that kind of country on my motorcycle. I got stopped by cops who hauled me in to see weird country judges.
"One time I was going about five miles over the speed limit, and the cop took me back into the woods to a decaying house with rusty old stoves and refrigerators in the front yard.