An official trailer has been released for Zero Charisma, Audience Award winner at the SXSW Film Festival, which tells the story of a group of fantasy role-playing friends who are broken apart when a new player comes in and dethrones the game’s master, forcing him to try and expose the newcomer as a fraud.
If you missed it, you can check out our own FamousMonster’s review of the movie right here, and you can check out the trailer and a synopsis below.
Zero Charisma Director: Katie Graham, Andrew Matthews Screenwriter: Andrew Matthews Cast: Sam Eidson, Garrett Graham, Brock England, Anne Gee Byrd, Cyndi Williams, Brian Losoya, Vincent Prendergast, Katie Folger, John Gholson, Dakin Matthews
Directed by Andrew Matthews and Katie Graham and written by Matthews, Zero Charisma is an indie-comedy about an obsessive fantasy nerd who becomes unhinged when a charming hipster joins his role-playing game.
Graham and Matthews served as Director of Photography and Editor, respectively, for Michael Stephenson‘s award-winning documentaries Best Worst Movie and The American Scream. They make their directorial debut with Zero Charisma, which is also Executive Produced by Stephenson.
The film stars Sam Eidson (Natural Selection, My Sucky Teen Romance) as Scott Weidemeyer, a metal-loving gamer geek who lives with his crazy grandmother and works a dead-end job at a donut shop. But every Tuesday night, the terminally uncool Scott is the all-powerful Game Master, guiding his role-players through a tabletop journey of dark fantasy and adventure.