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Film Geek -- The award-winning, critically acclaimed comedy Film Geek is about one movie nerd's quest to get a life. When Scotty Pelk (Melik Malkasian) is fired from his video store job for annoying the customers, he hits rock bottom.


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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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  (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

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
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)
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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Additional Details

78 min
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Did You Know?

Director Cameo: [James Westby]The Video Underground employee leaving messages on Scotty Pelk's answering machine.See more »
Kaitlin:[as Scotty sniffs the video boxes] Oh my god, he's sniffing the boxes again!See more »
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8 out of 27 people found the following review useful.
Westby is Brilliant, 23 January 2006
Author: RUBBERGASH69 from Portland, OR

Film Geek is a film that comes around once in a lifetime. Director James Westby's grasp of Cinema is overwhelming. The film is everything that Napolean Dynamite should have been. The lead is a dork, loser type, but played to brilliance by Malik Malkasian. If the distributor of this film has a brain, they will roll it out on a grand scale. The movie is short, only 75 mins. But in that time frame, I laughed, I cried, and I was so deeply drawn into Westby's world, that I hoped the movie would go on forever.

If you get the chance to see this gem on the big screen, don't miss it. Westby and Malkasian could be the next Scorsese/De Niro.

5 Stars, A+, A perfect 10!!!!

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