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Z-Lister (2012)

 -  Short | Comedy | Drama  -  1 January 2012 (UK)
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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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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 ...
Director in Audition Room


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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Kris Smith states that 'Chasing Amy' is the inspiration for making this film. See more »


Jon Malkovich: Why me? It's not like I'm Brad Pitt.
Sarah Chambers: That's okay, I'm not exactly Angelina Jolie either.
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Love it, love it, love it!
10 May 2013 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

If you grew up with anything Sci-Fi related, especially with those who were in love with shows like Doctor Who, Star Wars or Trek, this film will blow you away!!

This romantic comedy makes fun of the genre of Sci-Fi (in a good way) and has surprisingly cool appearances from actual Z-List celebrities (John Chapman) I will watch this again. Some films are just classic without any explanations whatever. This is one of them. The actors throughout the plot outline are spectacular and hilarious. You feel for them which is a good thing and the film does however balance a certainty of seriousness which creates such a great equilibrium for the character of Jon and the people around him.

Once again, an outstanding film with great performances!

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