Break Out Your Twenty Sided Die And The Trailer For SXSW Selected Comedy ZERO CHARISMA
Three films into their existence it is already abundantly clear that Stephenson's Magic Stone Productions label has a special affinity for the outsider, an approach that is equal parts bemusement and genuine affection that recognizes that while the subjects of their films may be rather odd to outside eyes they have very good reasons for being so.Metal-loving gamer geek Scott Weidemeyer lives with his ornery grandmother and works a lousy job at a donut shop. But every Tuesday night, he is the omnipotent Game Master, guiding his role-players through a tabletop journey of fantasy and adventure. However, when neo-nerd hipster Miles joins his game, Scott begins to resent the admiration Miles receives from the other players. To make matters worse, the health of his grandmother begins to falter, and his estranged mother visits town, reminding Scott of a childhood he'd just as soon forget. Caught in a spiral of rage and delusion, Scott is forced to take drastic steps to reclaim his honor, and his identity as the Game Master.
The first trailer for Zero Charisma has arrived online and its hard to imagine that Graham, Matthews and Stephenson will have anything less than an audience favorite on their hands here. Take a look below.