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Pester (2014)

Not Rated | | Drama | 20 December 2017 (USA)
Two brothers in the pest control business struggle with family ties, personal identity, and two very different forms of addiction.


Eric Gerber


Eric Gerber

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Credited cast:
Nick Sommer ... Paul Pester
Mathew Dunlop ... Ethan Pester
Thaine H. Allison Jr. ... Louis Pester
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Dan Aho ... Inner Circle Leader
Yolanda Allen Yolanda Allen ... Georgina Webs
Suziey Block ... Rehab Nurse (voice)
Nick Calafati Nick Calafati ... Inner Circle Member
Kelly Cunningham ... Religious Woman
Mark Escribano Mark Escribano ... Inner Circle member
Evan Ferrario Evan Ferrario ... S.O.L.A. Member
Eric Gerber ... Radio Reporter (voice)
Erin Hammond ... Laura Belvo
Victor J. Ho ... Doctor Mengil
Jason R. Hughes ... Religious Weirdo
Mark Johnson Mark Johnson ... Disabled Alcoholic


Two brothers in the pest control business struggle with family ties, personal identity, and two very different forms of addiction.

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addiction | drugs | exterminator | See All (3) »




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20 December 2017 (USA) See more »

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Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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The film was made in Los Angeles, but most of the cast and crew were Milwaukee-based at one time. See more »

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A Really Intriguing Story of Two Brothers
23 October 2015 | by shadow102008See all my reviews

"Pester", written & directed by Eric Gerber, is a film that really snuck up on me. When I first heard about it at the Milwaukee Film Festival I went home and found the trailer and became instantly drawn into the unique visual style and a really somber, mellow performance from lead Nick Sommer (Blood Junkie, Billy Club & Don't Go to the Reunion) which I had not seen from this often comedy actor.

It's hard to be subjective toward the film as I know a few of the members involved, but I had never met Eric Gerber before seeing the film. What I found so endearing about his work as the director and cinematographer was how he was able to get naturalistic, real performances from everyone involved and how he shot this seemingly low budget film in such a way that feels like it had a lot more support behind it.

Tonally I'd compare the film to Dan Gilroy's "Nightcrawler" in the way it shows you the dark sides behind every human being and the less colorful areas of Los Angeles.

Without giving too much away, "Pester" tells the story of Paul Pester (Nick Sommer) and his drug addicted brother Ethan (Mathew Dunlap) and how Paul uses the family pest removal business as a way to not only help his brother stay clean, but help bring them closer together. Sometimes funny, often thought provoking, "Pester" is a film that should be getting far more attention that it has been.

If given the chance, seek out this film.

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