As the strict Game Master of a fantasy role-playing game, Scott leads his friends in a weekly quest through mysterious lands from the safety of his grandmother’s kitchen. But his mastery of his own domain starts to slip—along with everything else in his life—when neo-nerd hipster Miles joins the game, winning over the group with his confident charm and dethroning Scott with an unexpected coup. Caught in delusions of grandeur, Scott must roll the dice and risk everything to expose Miles as the fraud he believes him to be.
A couple of years ago (man, has it really been that long?), I posted a pitch trailer for a sort of Clerks-like movie about a group of Dungeons and Dragons nerds called Zero Charisma. Well, the movie got its funding, and now here we are with a real trailer for the finished product! The “Taxi Driver for nerds” plug really sells this thing, I’ve gotta say. Oh, and in a strange twist, my hometown nerdy games shop is also called “The Wizard’s Tower.”
Zero Charisma will be available on VOD starting October 8, 2013.