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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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A movie in dire need of entertainment value See more (21 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:
Selected as part of the 2004 Independent Film Project in New York City, NY.See more »
Quotes:
Scotty Pelk:I love movies more than anything. Movies let you be other people.See more »
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References The Purple Rose of Cairo (1985)See more »

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5 out of 12 people found the following review useful.
A movie in dire need of entertainment value, 26 November 2006
Author: Knuckle from United States

Film Geek, from writer/director James Westby, has all the hallmarks of a film that has been made with absolutely no compromises at all and as such comes off as an incredibly self-indulgent exercise on Westby's part. He got every scene and line of dialog he wanted but didn't really bother to let the rest of us in on the joke.

Scotty Pelk (played by Melik Malkasian) is the titular geek whose life we are supposed to find fascinating. Everything from his monotonous droning about movies to his box sniffing is supposed to endear us to this man but succeeds in doing nothing more than reminding us why it is most people who are labeled geeks are social outcasts. He's not funny, he's not charming, he's not sweet, he's not anything but a pain in the butt and we get to be subjected to his nonsense for almost two hours.

And while Scotty is most certainly in the running for the title of Most Annoying Thing About This Movie, the winners, far and above the tepid acting and predictable plot line, are the little bits of dialog that rear their ugly heads from time to time to remind us that Westby has a horribly overdeveloped grasp of melodrama. The only thing worse than hearing Scotty drone on and on about movies is hearing Scotty drone on and on about his dreams and aspirations.

Perhaps if somebody had told Westby (preferably at the script writing stage), "You might want to try to entertain someone other than yourself," it would have been a better film. Since this movie is supposedly based upon Westby's days as a video store clerk, it's easy to see where this narcissism comes from.

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