On the brink of their beloved single screen independent movie theater being shut down forever, a misfit band of nerdy theater workers face the evils of corporate theaters, foreclosure and even scarier, having to decide what they want to be when and if they ever grow up.
NOTABLE REVIEWS:If we were playing a drinking game with this script, 1 shot per awesome movie reference, there'd be vomit everywhere! Love it! - Adam Jennings, about the CMD script
SCOTT FRAKES: age 28- 35 – Peter Pan has grown up and he just realized it. He is doing the same thing now that he was doing when he was 16. He has great ideas but never has actually followed through with any of his plans. Now he is faced with the closing of the theater and his whole world is rocked. Will he have great ideas and no action or will he finally grow up enough to save the day so he can stay a kid? Ethan Embry, David Walton (from Bent), Jeff Anderson (Clerks), Cameron Bender (Mistresses) LEAD ANY ETHNICITY
ASHLEY SPINER age 26 – This child star got caught in a compromising situation with her TV Dad (as if "Stephanie Tanner" was found with Bob Saget). She flees the cruel judgmental Los Angeles crowd. Back in her hometown, her dreams already realized and dashed brutally on the rocks below, she seeks the comfort of her old friends and her old hang out of the theater. She pretends to not care by using her intelligence for witty caustic banter but deep down she has the biggest heart. She was ready to stay in a drug and alcohol induced retirement haze, she is now forced to face reality for the sake of her friend and herself.
GABBY SIRTIS: age 32 – She has lived a life of obligation. She has hidden behind her father’s dreams out of fear not out of laziness. She has works hard at the theater but it’s not her world and she can’t seem to ever get ahead. While she is fielding guilt from the theater being shut down because she thinks she let her father down, there is a voice inside of her that is screaming with glee and freedom. She is finally at the point in her life where her need for her own identity finally is stronger than her need to hide. But now what? After living your whole life for someone else’s dream, how do you figure out who you are and what you want?
RJ BURTON age 17-18:. A socially awkward, bad with girls black nerd, this poor soul doesn’t stand a chance. However, he is the sage wisdom and bouncing board for Scott’s rants and ideas. RJ draws upon his extensive knowledge of comic books and geek culture, to give sage advice and inspire Scott along the way. However, he is all talk. When it comes to his own love life and his deep and painful crush on Heather leaves him paralyzed with fear and stammering out the worst possible answers. African American 27 Scenes
KIRA STEWART age 23-25: Sweet, unassuming, usually ignored and steeped in college dept. She has an older brother that she idealizes that is also struggling with money. With all this stress piling down on her, she makes a really bad decision and makes a brief pit at the dark side. ANY ETHNICITY Please submit actress with disabilities as well. 21 Scenes
JOHN DORN age 35 -45: The generation of geeks before Scott. While he is not that much older than the rest of the gang, he acts as a father figure to them. He is like the Watcher for Marvel fans, or the Spectre or Phantom Stranger for DC fans. The key aspect of John Dorn is that he has a meta view of the story. ANY ETHNICITY 17 Scenes
DEREK FISK age 28-35 – Scott Frakes arch nemesis. He has been plotting a chance to get revenge on Scott since Derek perceived Scott as taking his girl from him. He doesn’t mean to be but is the almost a stereotype of every comic book villain…but sucky at it. Fate plays into his hands when his father challenges him to prove himself and it aligns perfectly with an opportunity to destroy what Scott loves most. Mwahhaha A douchebag weasel. ANY ETHNICITY 16 scenes
BILLY RAY age 25- 33: is the taller of the two, he has gross, greasy long hair and a beard, he’s the kind of nerd that is a embarrassment to all other nerds. He wears a duster and stained sweatpants. He looks at you and you feel disgusting. His lacky is Samwise. ANY ETHNICITY 12 Scenes
SAMWISE age 25-35: is the pudgier of the two and is arguably more pathetic because he is a follower of Billy Ray’s. Sycophantic, slovenly and henti fan. ANY ETHNICITY 11 Scenes
HEATHER age 17: a nerdy beauty, if you were to take off the glasses and baggy fantasy T-shirt and gave her a day of beauty she’d be hot. ANY ETHNICITY 5 scenes
MAN IN BLACK age mid 30’s: Agent Smith from the Matrix ANY ETHNICITY 4 scenes
FANNY PACK GUY- age 35-45: It’s all in the name. ANY ETHNICITY 3 scenes
LARRY KENT age 63: Owner of the comic shop The Phantom Zone. A lovely, kind man and good friend to Scott. ANY ETHNICITY 3 Scenes
JACK FISK age late 50’s early 60’s: Strong, vibrant, smart as hell and intimidating. Very successful and frustrated with is weird son. ANY ETHNICITY 3 scenes
TOM SIRTIS age 50’s: Gabby’s father. He is charming, charismatic and passionate about good movies. ANY ETHNICITY 10 Lines, 1 Scene
YOUNG WOMAN age 18-22: a snotty brat of a girl. Rudely rebuffs Kira when Kira tries to help her. ANY ETHNICITY 2 lines, 2 scenes
HULK HOGAN SUPER FAN over 18: It’s all in the name ANY ETHNICITY 1 scene
CHURCH LADY age45-55: Prim Proper and intolerant ANY ETHNICITY 1 scene
TREKKIE RICKY age 25-35: a nerdy Trek fan in a starfleet uniform that is two sizes too small. ANY ETHNICITY 1 line 1 scene
SCOTT’S DAD age mid 30’s: Kind, warm, brave. ANY ETHNICITY 2 lines. 1 scene.
ROBBER over 18: ANY ETHNICITY 3 lines 1 scene
STUFF ON FACE GUY age 60: in a dirty t-shirt and has a variety of food stuck on his face. ANY ETHNICITY 2 lines 1 scene
YOUNG MAN age18-22: The snotty boyfriend to the YOUNG WOMAN ANY ETHNICITY 2 lines, 2 scenes
ELIAS age35: Ponytailed, one smug son of a bitch who you just want to smack the smirk off his face with a baseball bat. Owner of Android’s Lair. ANY ETHNICITY 1 lines 1 scene
MR. KENNEY age 45-55: Sweet couple that likes to give his comics to Scott ANY ETHNICITY 6 lines 1 scene
MRS. KENNEY age 45-55: Sweet couple that likes to give his comics to Scott ANY ETHNICITY 3 lines 1 scene