'Zero Charisma': Film explores the nerd-hipster divide
05:00 AM, Aug 19, 2013
Earlier this year a little film called Zero Charismamade itsdebut at South by Southwest to enthusiastic audiences.
While many filmmakers seem to have jumped on the nerd train as of late, this geek-themed feature feels a little more homegrown. Charisma follows a hard-core gamer (played by Sam Eldson) whose life is disrupted when a “neo-nerd hipster” crashes his regular Dungeons & Dragons game.
I do love an underdog story with heart. Take a look at the trailer:
Another thing I like about this movie is it comes from the creative team behind Best Worst Movie, the 2009 documentary I absolutely loved. After a successful crowd-funding campaign, the film screened in Austin then was picked up by Tribeca Film and Nerdist Industries for a fall co-release.
The movie arrives Oct. 8 via iTunes, Amazon Instant, cable on-demand platforms and elsewhere, with a theatrical release Oct. 11. For more, check out this clip that premiered at Comic-Con. (Note: It contains spicy language.) If you agree that “being a nerd used to mean something,” this one might be up your alley.