"how to be: emo" is a funny, inventive and fresh short film from the minds of Chris Bretz and Brennan Reed. The story is fairly simple -- a typical Everyboy named Billy wants to learn how ... See full summary »

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Trent Teigen ...
Billy
Brennan Reed ...
Narrator / Billy's Father
Kevin Dümler ...
Johnny Football
James Jaeger ...
Kyle
Angel Orlando ...
Sange
Katie Heggie ...
Dashboard Girl / Kyle's Admirer #4
Jesse Goff ...
Moose (as Jesse)
Ronnie Mozingo ...
Other Football Goon
Laura Heggie ...
Billy's Sister / Kyle's Admirer #1
Melissa Moore ...
Billy's Girfriend
Xtian Bretz ...
Girlfriend Thief / Additional Voices (as Christian Bretz)
John Heggie ...
Wannabe Gangsta #1 (as Jon Heggie)
Aaron Colvin ...
Wannabe Gangsta #2
Shawn Race ...
Kyle's Admirer #2
Gina Bakal ...
Kyle's Admirer #3
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"how to be: emo" is a funny, inventive and fresh short film from the minds of Chris Bretz and Brennan Reed. The story is fairly simple -- a typical Everyboy named Billy wants to learn how to 'get all the girls,' just like Kyle, the school's resident emo kid. Of course, every teen can use a little helping hand, and so Billy is walked through the how-to's of emo by the disembodied voice of The Narrator who utilizes a unique visual flair (think 1950's instructional video married to quirky animation), Bretz and Reed sketch out the intricacies, ironies, and absurdities of the emo phenomenon with surgical precision and an abundance of hilarious tongue-in-cheek humor. Written by KBC Media Relations

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4 July 2005 (USA)  »

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$250,000 (estimated)
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The smell of old is emo clothes gold!
11 September 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The emo trend has become over popularized and ridiculous. This movie captures just how ridiculous the emo trend really is with witty narration. But this film not only satirized the emo trend! Oh no. It also somewhat makes fun of the jocks, and posers of emo. Yes, Christian Bretz takes no prisoners, it would seem. Made in the form of an educational film, the narrator shows Billy how to be truly emo, and breaks it down into easy to understand segments. We learn how the emo kids dress, how they are supposed to act, what music they are to listen to, and what they're supposed to eat.

Remember, children, the smell of old is emo clothes gold!


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