Documentary - Completed 2017

Bringing time-travel research and free ponies to the masses!

& Awards

Pawtucket Film Festival 2018
    • Year of production
    • 2017
    • Genres
    • Documentary, Comedy
    • Countries
    • USA
    • Languages
    • Budget
    • 0 - 0.3 M$
    • Duration
    • 77 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Rod WEBBER
    • Writer(s)
    • Rod WEBBER
    • Producer(s)
    • Nathan OLIVER (NO Productions), Rod WEBBER (Rod Webber Productions )
    • Synopsis
    • “This Is Vermin Supreme” is a documentary about the man, the myth, the legend... Vermin Supreme.

      For the uninitiated, Vermin Supreme is a political activist and satirist who rose to fame in 2012 after sprinkling glitter dust on his opponent at a debate during the New Hampshire primaries in order to "turn him gay". He did so while wearing a boot on his head. Since the late 1980s he’s been campaigning on a platform of time-travel research, mandatory tooth-brushing laws and free ponies for all. Aside from spurring countless memes, the glitter dust incident was made into a song by Joseph Gordon- Levitt and Songify The News, which only increased Vermin’s popularity, leading to appearances in indie films and seemingly non-stop news coverage during election years. After all, what better punchline than “Vermin Supreme?”

      When the 2016 Primaries rolled along, Vermin started bumping into Rod Webber with his weird outfits and flowers in his beard, who became known for singing songs and praying for peace with the likes of Jeb Bush, Lindsey Graham, John McCain and John Kasich. Webber, it so happened, was filming a documentary, in which Supreme became a part. However, there was so much footage of Vermin, that it was decided he needed his own film.

      Supreme, a master troll, chases after Marco Rubio, Ted Cruz, and other political figures. He challenges them to debate him, and corners them on their positions regarding free ponies. Webber and Supreme even serenade Chris Christie with a cover of “Born to Run." The next day, Christie drops out of the presidential race.

      When the primaries wrapped up, Vermin came in fourth place just behind Hillary Clinton and Martin O’Malley.

      "This is Vermin Supreme" follows the entire 2016 presidential election from the candidate's perspective at every major stump speech to riot, from Donald Trump speaking to cornfields to the Democratic National Convention.

      The documentary is full of wacky interactions with senators and governors, cameos from a handful of celebrities, as well as exploring a popular time-travel conspiracy theory involving Donald Trump jr and killing baby-Hitler.