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Zero Charisma -- In this darkly comedic ode to nerds from every realm, a passionate Game Master of a fantasy role-playing game becomes unhinged when a charismatic hipster joins his group, disrupting the balance of power with an unexpected coup.
Zero Charisma --  	An overgrown nerd who serves as Grand Master of a fantasy board game finds his role as leader of the misfits put into jeopardy when a new initiate enters the group
Zero Charisma -- Watch some scenes from Zero Charisma. Scott is an overgrown nerd who lives with his grandmother and serves as Grand Master of a fantasy board game. When a new initiate enters the geeky group, Scott finds his role as leader of the misfits put into jeopardy.
Zero Charisma -- Trailer for Zero Charisma
Zero Charisma -- Scott Weidemeyer, an overweight and overbearing fantasy role-playing gamer finds his life turned upside-down when a handsome and charismatic hipster joins his game.

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Writer:
Andrew Matthews (written by)
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Release Date:
11 October 2013 (USA) See more »
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Plot:
An overgrown nerd who serves as Game Master of a fantasy board game finds his role as leader of the misfits put into jeopardy when a new initiate enters the group. | Add synopsis »
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1 win & 1 nomination See more »
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Cast

  (in credits order)

Sam Eidson ... Scott
Brock England ... Wayne
Garrett Graham ... Miles

Anne Gee Byrd ... Wanda

Cyndi Williams ... Barbara
Brian Losoya ... Leonard
Vincent James Prendergast ... Martin (as Vincent Prendergast)

Dakin Matthews ... Greg Goran
John Gholson ... Pete Bowles
Katie Folger ... Kendra

Larry Jack Dotson ... Bob
Jeff Fenter ... Kenny
Micheal Foulk ... Kevin
James Patrick Robinson ... Russell

Ashley Spillers ... Sarah

Jennymarie Jemison ... Checker

Nguyen Stanton ... Mrs. Yi

Lowell Bartholomee ... Ulrich
Robert Tolaro ... Mel Vernon
Duncan Carson ... Nathan
Joe Nicolosi ... Gamer #1
C. Robert Stevens ... Gamer #2 (as Robert Stevens)
Jason Crawford Jordan ... Kid (as Jason Crawford)
Dave Mikol ... Burt
Ronald Kopita ... Henry
Adrienne Harrell ... Irene
Kevin Welch ... 'Let's Rock And Roll' Guy
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Chris J. Knight ... Game store customer (uncredited)

Directed by
Katie Graham 
Andrew Matthews 
 
Writing credits
Andrew Matthews (written by)

Produced by
Joey Aprile .... associate producer
Allan Boscacci .... executive producer
Patricia Boscacci .... executive producer
Zack Carlson .... co-producer
Teo Commons .... associate producer
Thomas Fernandes .... producer
Katie Graham .... producer
Harvey Guion .... executive producer
Kathleen Guion .... executive producer
Chris Hardwick .... executive producer
Peter Levin .... executive producer
Andrew Matthews .... producer
Dakin Matthews .... executive producer
Rod Olson .... executive producer
Jonah Ray .... executive producer
Lindsay Rowles Stephenson .... executive producer (as Lindsay Stephenson)
Michael Stephenson .... executive producer
Michael Symonds .... associate producer
Jarrod Thalheimer .... executive producer
Ezra Venetos .... producer
David Wahrer .... associate producer
Neil Wilson .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Bobby Tahouri 
 
Cinematography by
Ellie Ann Fenton (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Katie Graham 
Andrew Matthews 
 
Casting by
Thomas Fernandes 
 
Production Design by
John Parker 
 
Art Direction by
Stephanie Noone 
 
Makeup Department
April Swartz .... hair stylist
April Swartz .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Ezra Venetos .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Thomas Fernandes .... first assistant director
 
Art Department
Jason Lenox .... set decor
Tariq Raheem .... illustrator
Kim Stone .... art department assistant
Kimberly Stone .... art production assistant
 
Sound Department
Chris Keyland .... sound re-recording mixer
Sean McCormick .... sound mixer
Patrick Wylie .... boom operator
 
Special Effects by
Aaron Witkowski .... special effects makeup
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Rich Bond .... gaffer
Mike Gillespie .... swing
Katie Graham .... additional photography
Brad Keffer .... best boy
Billy MacCartney .... best boy
Brian Nelligan .... additional photography
Brian Nelligan .... first assistant camera
Phillip Renke .... key grip
Ashley Riggs .... grip
Patrick Rusk .... still photographer
Phillip Sheldon .... second assistant camera
Blake Skaggs .... digital imaging technician
Fabian Valdez .... second assistant camera
Taylor Washington .... swing
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Elise Garza .... costumes
 
Editorial Department
Parke Gregg .... colorist
Parke Gregg .... digital intermediate editor
Blake Skaggs .... assistant editor
Daniel Stuyck .... additional colorist
Allison Turrell .... digital intermediate producer
 
Music Department
Katie Graham .... music supervisor
 
Other crew
C.J. Neels .... second assistant director
Paula Russell .... acting coach
Joe Torres .... script supervisor
 
Thanks
Bobcat Goldthwait .... special thanks
Harry Jay Knowles .... special thanks (as Harry Knowles)
Andrew Kosarko .... special thanks
 

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86 min
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Trivia:
The dialogue of Scott claiming he wrote The Matrix is based off of a friend the writer had who made the same claim back in High School. Even with the proof offered (similar to what Miles says to Scott), the friend still boasts about "his" creation of The Matrix.See more »
Movie Connections:
References Star Wars (1977)See more »
Soundtrack:
To Mega TherionSee more »

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11 out of 13 people found the following review useful.
You need to roll a 20..., 12 November 2013
Author: Paul Magne Haakonsen from Denmark

If you are a lover of role-playing games, as I am, then you just definitely have got to watch "Zero Charisma". Where as the movie "Gamerz" was great, then "Zero Charisma" totally re-invents the foundation of this geeky genre.

The story is about Scott (played by Sam Eidson) who lives with his grandmother (played by Anne Gee Byrd). Scott is an avid fan of fantasy role-playing games and a metalhead, and has spent the last three years on his campaign, where he is the Game Master for his friends. When one have to drop out of the game, due to personal reasons (read, actually having a wife who wants to separate him), Scott has to find a replacement for the group. Enter Miles (played by Garrett Graham) who has it all, and Scott quickly finds himself without control of the game and his world - both real and imaginary - comes tumbling down around him.

What makes this movie great? Well it is a good comedy, especially because it is a geeky comedy. There are hilarious moments in the movie, just as there are awkward moments. The characters are well portrayed, had lots of personality (no Charisma 0 here, you gamers will get this one!), and were easy to grow attached to.

Now, from an avid role-player of Dungeons & Dragons for just about 27 years, then there were so many aspects to this movie that just strikes familiar and true to the point where it was downright scary. Us role-playing people tend to have odd routines and rituals, and oddly enough tend to listen to metal. There were so many things in the movie that could easily be painted on me or the guys I play D&D with.

"Zero Charisma" progresses at a nice pace, building up the story quite nicely. However, the ending was a bit too much in my opinion, and the movie would have fared better with a different ending. But hey, we all have different likes and dislikes.

Regardless of you being a role-player, familiar with the fantasy (or Sci-Fi) RPG games or not, then "Zero Charisma" is a great movie with lots of fun and great situations. If you enjoy geeky comedies, then you definitely need to watch this movie.

I raise my sword and roll my d10 dice, with "Zero Charisma" scoring a well-deserved 7 out of 10 star rating.

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They should have submitted this script to Kevin Smith RforFilm
Awesome Flick, with great acting. A++++ would buy from again. FrumpySnu
No Payoff for Miles' Tantrum rickert
Another film you should see : Unicorn City naz-nine
It felt like watching Toy Story cederick-forsberg
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