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Zero Charisma

Taken from the movie to be's page:

The Story:

Scott Weidemeier spends his time in exactly three ways: working a menial job at a local donut shop, caring for his abusive grandmother, and running The Greatest Dungeons & Dragons Game of All Time. Though overbearing and short-tempered, Scott is a hero to his fellow players--that is, until neo-nerd hipster Miles Butler joins the game, fueling Scott's rampant insecurity and alienating him from his own players. Can Scott overcome his contempt for the mainstreaming of nerdery, or will this clash of the subcultures come to a head?


Why We're Doing It:

The video you can see above is a teaser trailer specifically made to launch our IndieGoGo campaign, that we think shows the rough story and feel of our vision. Though the topics of gaming and nerd culture are close to our hearts, our real passion for this story lies in the main character. Over the last year, we have taken great care to write someone who is neither your typical leading man, nor the archetypal nerd who exists only for laughs. And that's the challenge we are excited to take up: evoking a range of emotions from the audience--from revulsion to delight to fear to sympathy--for the most unlikely of characters.


Who We Are and What We Need:

In 2008, Katie Graham and I (Andrew Matthews) worked as Cinematographer and Editor (respectively) for the acclaimed feature documentary Best Worst Movie, directed by Michael Paul Stephenson. Shortly afterwards, we moved to Austin, TX with longtime collaborator Thomas Fernandes to develop our first narrative feature. We believed then and still believe that Austin is an amazing place for independent film and and the perfect setting for our story. A year later we love Austin more than ever and are ready to start production!

This is our very first fundraising drive for Zero Charisma and we are aiming to raise $15,000 for pre-production costs. This includes casting, location scouting, art direction, equipment and crew. Any remaining funds from this drive will go straight to production. Almost as importantly, other potential donors and investors will use our success at IndieGoGo as a gauge by which to measure the public appeal of our project, so your donation may be worth twice as much!

What Else You Can Do:

If you believe in this idea let people know about it! Email friends and family you think might be interested, anything you can do to help spread the word. Thank you in advance for your time and support. We can't express how much it means to us!

Donate here.

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