A failed actor who does signings at Sci-Fi conventions falls for a single mother, who's looking for romance in her lonely life.




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Cast overview, first billed only:
Chris Baker (as Craig Whyte)
Katie Shearing ...
Gillian Dean ...
John Chapman ...
Ciaran Fallon ...
Robert Waters ...
Casting Director
Hannah Young ...
Emily Walker ...
Alexander Winstanley ...
Tom's Friend
Joel Pudwell ...
Confused Fan
Tania Lawrence ...
John Mangan ...
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A failed actor who does signings at Sci-Fi conventions falls for a single mother, who's looking for romance in her lonely life.

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1 January 2012 (UK)  »

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£500 (estimated)

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"Z-Lister, Z-Lister. Frustrated actor, he was an extra"
8 May 2013 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Okay, so Z-Lister is one of those romantic comedies that we've all seen before. Boy meets girl, obstacle gets into way and boy must prove his love for her. But there's such a dynamic quality to the storyline that makes me want to watch it more. Writing is very funny and somewhat heartfelt to the audience... at least I felt it! I felt that the acting was a little shoddy, like the performance from Jon Malkovich and the step- daughter character Alex could be improved but besides from that the acting worked. I am a Martin Ballantyne fan, I love his work and knew he would be great to watch ever since he did 'Logg Time' but this one just stands out so badly. In a magnificent way! Hats off to Ballantyne, cause his acting in Z-Lister will be the best thing he ever does! Usually whenever I watch an ending to a film and don't want it to end, that's a very good sign. Note to the crew: make a sequel!!!

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