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His Knowledge is your misery.
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The story of Scotty Pelk, a socially inept video store clerk who gets fired from his job and becomes a sensation as an online film critic. | Add synopsis »
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Cast

  (in credits order)
Melik Malkasian ... Scotty Pelk
Ritah Parrish ... 'Days of Heaven' Customer

John Breen ... Mr. Johnson
Dennis Adkins ... 'Letterboxed' Customer

Tara Walker ... Kaitlin
Taylor Nida ... Taylor
Daphne Carver ... 'Godard' Customer 1

Kristen Torrianni ... 'Godard' Customer 2
Michelle Garner ... Cindi
Michael Ramirez ... Video Store Customer
Jack Ryan ... Mr. Mooney
Kim Hill ... Video Underground Manager
Tyler Gannon ... Niko

Leslie Taylor ... Temp Agency Counselor
Tony St. Clair ... Virgil
Andrew Harris ... Record Store Guy
Ezra Daniels ... Record Store Customer / Interviewee 2

Matt Mitchum ... Brandon (as Matt Morris)
Norther Mallinson ... Lesbian
Kai Ness ... Lesbian
S.E. Dogaru ... Intern 1
Joe Hill ... Intern 2
Byrd McDonald ... Party House Owner
Isaac Foust ... Cindi's Boyfriend
Laura Ewers ... Waitress
Jason Hughes ... Cody
David F. Walker ... Himself (as David Walker)
Katie Jones ... Interviewer
Jayanta Jenkins ... Interviewee 1
Becca Glatt ... Interviewed Girl
Whitney Kilian ... Interviewed Girl
D.K. Holm ... Himself
Shawn Levy ... Himself
Jacob Pander ... Himself
Angi Moss ... Herself
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Directed by
James Westby 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
James Westby 

Produced by
Amber Geiger .... co-producer
Katie Jones .... associate producer
Stephanie Lloyd .... co-producer
Byrd McDonald .... producer
James Swisher .... executive producer (as James R. Swisher)
Zach Wilson .... associate producer
 
Original Music by
Jason Wells 
 
Cinematography by
Jason Hughes (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
James Westby 
 
Casting by
Jeffery Hasseler 
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Byrd McDonald .... assistant director
 
Art Department
Ezra Daniels .... props
Chad Gay .... artist: collages
Amelia Santiago .... artist: paintings
 
Sound Department
Shawn Dawes .... sound mixer
Jason Wells .... sound designer
Jason Wells .... sound editor
Jason Wells .... sound mixer
 
Stunts
Morgan Hobart .... stunt double
Morgan Hobart .... stunt double: Melik Malkasian
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Anthony Georgis .... still photographer
Jason Hughes .... still photographer
Byrd McDonald .... additional camera operator
James Westby .... additional camera operator
 
Editorial Department
Bruce Bolden .... colorist
 
Music Department
Nate Carson .... music supervisor
Richard Cawley .... musician: shaker
Daniel Lamb .... musician: trombone
Kyrstyn Pixton .... musician: singer
Jason Wells .... musician: trumpet, flugelhorn, guitar and piano
Jason Wells .... musician: trumpet, flugelhorn, guitar, vocals and piano
 
Other crew
James Swisher .... production attorney (as James R.F. Swisher)
 
Thanks
Andrew Blubaugh .... special thanks
David A. Cohen .... special thanks
Warren Pereira .... special thanks
Bill Plympton .... special thanks
Morgan Spurlock .... special thanks
David F. Walker .... special thanks (as David Walker)
 

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78 min
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This is a semi-autobiographical piece on writer/director James Westby's life.See more »
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Scotty Pelk:I love movies more than anything. Movies let you be other people.See more »
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Has Some Flaws but It's Certainly Charming, 11 May 2014
Author: Michael_Elliott from Louisville, KY

Film Geek (2005)

*** (out of 4)

Extremely uneven but slightly entertaining look at film buff Scotty Pelk (Melik Malkasian) who finds his life going nowhere when he's fired from his video store job. Things start to look up when he meets a young woman (Tyler Gannon) who appears to have a love for movies as well. FILM GEEK, by the title alone, is a movie that film buffs are going to want to check out and while there are some nice ideas scattered throughout, there's no doubt that a much better movie could be made on the subject. With that said, there's no question that I found a lot of it to be charming and even got a couple nice laughs out of it. I'm sure most film buffs will laugh when they see Scotty trying to explain "black bars" to someone who doesn't care or seeing him trying to talk two teenage girls into checking out foreign films. I think the nature of Scotty's knowledge is rather ordinary as far as a film buff goes but it's still fun just seeing someone with a love for film. Throughout the movie we get some text on the screen showing off some of Scotty's favorite directors and their top five movies. With that said, there's no question that there's more heart in the film than actual greatness. The lead character is extremely nerdy to say the least and he certainly has a lot more problems than just his love for movies. They probably could have toned this down some but at the same time Malkasian is extremely good in the part. The supporting cast doesn't feature any great performances but they all fit their roles nicely. FILM GEEK isn't a complete success but considering its budget, the thing kept me entertained.

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