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New American Cinema

Zero Charisma

Year 2013
Runtime 88 mins
Language English
Alberta Premiere

By day, Scott (Sam Eidson) lives at home with his grandmother and works a deadbeat job at a donut shop. But in his free time, he’s the game master for a role playing game amongst his circle of friends. He finds himself entirely invested in the universe of the game—and not much else. When new player Miles (Garrett Graham) joins the game, Scott watches as the fantasy world and its players become seduced with the new hipster nerd in their midst. His life turns inside out.

In Zero Charisma, Scott becomes a geeky champion fighting against the change we all avoid. As his life plans stray further from what he wants, Scott spirals further out of control and is forced to take drastic steps to reclaim his honour—on the board and off.


United States
Audience Award - South by Southwest Film Festival 2013
SXSW 2013, Fantasia Film Festival 2013
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