THE ORIGINS OF WIT AND HUMOR

By Christian GRIDELLI

SHATTERGLASS STUDIOS - as PROD

Comedy - Completed 2013

A comedy writer’s need for approval leads him to order an elixir that bends his world into a surreal landscape of comedy tropes, which forces him to explore his own worth outside the writer’s room.

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& Awards

LA Comedy Festival 2015
Philadelphia Independent Film Festival 2015
Best Comedy
Hill Country Film Festival 2015
Best Actor (Joe Hursley)
    • Year of production
    • 2013
    • Genres
    • Comedy
    • Countries
    • USA
    • Languages
    • ENGLISH
    • Budget
    • N/A
    • Duration
    • 92 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Christian GRIDELLI
    • Writer(s)
    • Christian GRIDELLI, Hunter NORRIS
    • Producer(s)
    • Brett HAYS (SHATTERGLASS STUDIOS), Luke BOYCE (SHATTERGLASS STUDIOS), Christian GRIDELLI (DIMESTORE FILMS), Hunter NORRIS (DIMESTORE FILMS)
    • Synopsis
    • After the end of a long relationship, comedy writer Les Candalero (Joe Hursley; Accepted, Resident Evil Extinction, Fast & Furious) melts into self-doubt. He’ll try anything to move on, even a mail order elixir that “makes you irresistibly funny.” It works… too well, which casts doubts on the one thing he’s let define him – his sense of humor. With the help of his best friend, Pops (Steve Lemme; Super Troopers, Beerfest), Les sets out to flush this aphrodisiac from his system. Along the way, surreality begins to blossom throughout his world and Les has to accept that his desperate need for approval was the real cause his problems. Can he be funny and human at the same time? Can he be more? Is it too late for those questions? Does this hat look funny?
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