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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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File This One Under: Maybe Hits Just a Little Bit Too Close to Home!?! See more (22 total) »

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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Trivia:
This is a semi-autobiographical piece on writer/director James Westby's life.See more »
Quotes:
Scotty Pelk:I love movies more than anything. Movies let you be other people.See more »
Movie Connections:
References Lolita (1962)See more »

FAQ

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File This One Under: Maybe Hits Just a Little Bit Too Close to Home!?!, 25 October 2013
Author: KissEnglishPasto from Pasto, Colombia

Certainly, there have been moments in my life when I've felt as though people were looking at me and thinking,"Where did this guy come from...Film Geeks'R'Us?" Have any of you had similar moments? Film Geek paints a most unflattering portrait of our young protagonist, Scotty Pelk (deftly portrayed by Melik Malkasian). Open the Cinema Dictionary and you'll see Scotty's photo under "Encyclopedic knowledge of the cinema".

For those of us who aren't afraid to hold up a mirror to ourselves for a circumspect soul-search, we'll probably catch a fleeting glimpse of Scotty Pelk in some recess of our psyche. Most of us might envy his seemingly limitless depth in everything cinematic, but who would want it coupled with a total and utter lack of social skills?

Movies are Scotty's universe...No friends, no family, and absolutely no other interests! Working at a video store, Scotty's entire life revolves around films. Watching films, talking about films and writing about films on his Zero-hit website. He also exhibits borderline stalker tendencies. For those of you familiar with the blog rule: "Don't be that guy!" Well, Scotty Pelk IS that guy.

Film Geek makes you chuckle at Scotty's lonely-loser life, but that laughter is followed quickly by pangs of voyeuristic guilt. Considering its zero budget,(Well, 10K according to IMDb Pro) Film Geek is a cinematic miracle, wherein the viewer experiences amusement one moment, a haunting eeriness the next, followed by great pathos the next.

Topping all this off is a curve ball plot twist, which would be a Spoiler if explained. To be sure, Film Geek is not without its faults. It does get off to a rather lackluster, slow and unevenly paced start. But that all rights itself within 15 to 20 minutes. Also, it seems a stretch to imagine a twenty-something possessing such a voluminous knowledge of films, but stranger things have happened...9* O.K., Film Geeks.....ENJOY/DISFRUTELA!

Any comments, questions or observations, in English or Español, are most welcome!

KissEnglishPasto@Yahoo.com

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