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When his short film project derails due to a disaster of a lead actor, high school filmmaker Reece Fisher sends his buddies Francis and Kip on a race against time to find a replacement. As his world spirals into chaos, Reece grapples with his persistent arch nemesis, an elusive camera crew, crippling self-doubt, and an enigmatic girl who is always just slightly out of his reach. This comedic drama captures Reece's journey to salvage his film and conquer his personal demons while navigating the tumultuous terrain of teenage life.

Inspired by the acclaimed film "BIRDMAN," what began as a spirited parody transformed into something truly unique.

"NERDMAN" takes you on a laughter-filled voyage through the realm of high school cinema, guided by the curious mind of a teenager struggling to find his place in the world.

Beyond the surface hilarity of a high school filmmaker losing complete control over his movie, we venture into the labyrinth of Reece's psyche. His struggle with self-esteem, self-doubt, and questions about his identity and sexuality are all integral to this complex and multidimensional dream space. This dreamlike setting also allows us to explore the whimsical and unexpected. Through Reece's journey, we blend comedy with introspection, and chaos with camaraderie. It's an invitation to reflect on the unpredictability of life's twists and turns.

By fusing the backdrop of a film production with the depths of a dream, our aim was to create a layered narrative that resonates on multiple levels. "NERDMAN" isn't simply a story; it's a canvas capturing the nuances of human emotion. Reece's experiences echo the universal challenges of adolescence. Placing these elements within a dream, we aspire to craft a safe space for introspection and understanding, inviting audiences to join Reece on his journey of self-acceptance.

We invite you to explore your own subconscious depths, to confront your fears and aspirations, and to emerge transformed by Reece's emotional odyssey. Be reminded that our own unexplainable imaginations shape our perceptions, aspirations, and the relationships we forge.

As part of our first ever Short Film Bootcamp, where 19 aspiring youth actors and filmmakers found themselves working hand in hand with experienced mentors who guided them through the intricacies of the filmmaking process. The camp became a melting pot of creativity and learning, where fresh perspectives intertwined with industry wisdom, culminating in a harmonious convergence of imagination and expertise.

MOVIE CLIP - SNEAK PEEK  of NERDMAN or (The Unexplainable Imagination of Reece Fisher)
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MOVIE CLIP - SNEAK PEEK of NERDMAN or (The Unexplainable Imagination of Reece Fisher)

NEXT PUBLIC SCREENING: MIGHTY NIAGARA FILM FESTIVAL SATURDAY AUGUST 19TH 3PM - 430PM LANDMARK CINEMAS. PEN CENTRE, St. Catharines Ontario TICKETS ON SALE HERE: https://nac.org/event/youth-film-showcase-jarico-films/ Meet Reece, Kip, Francis, and the rest of the gang as they try to keep their set from falling apart. Enjoy this sneak peek of NERDMAN or (the unexplainable imagination of Reece Fisher) The film was written in collaboration with Welland Centennial High School Students during a series of writing workshops, and then produced as part of a week-long Short Film Bootcamp where the same kids who participated in the writing process got to play the characters they helped create. The next public screening will be August 19th Landmark Cinemas Pen Centre as part of the Mighty Niagara Film Festival. NERDMAN is a delightful and hilarious short film about Reece, a high schooler on a mission to finish his movie for the school film festival. When his lead actor's performance proves disastrous, Reece uncovers a quirky power to render people unconscious. As chaos ensues, he and his team set out on a journey to find a replacement actor, turning the production into a rollercoaster of unpredictable twists. NERDMAN is a laugh-out-loud ride that revels in the absurdity of filmmaking, showcasing the zany world of high school cinema and the hilariously quirky journey of a young director trying to make his mark. Prepare to be entertained by a delightful fusion of comedy and mayhem that will leave you in stitches from start to finish! STARRING Hayden DiMarco Nico D/Amelio Riley Goyette-Smith Kendra Humphries Ryley Sheere Sophie "Pen" Hillhouse Kirsten Fasan Elliot Barron Casey Ankory Keona Bruton Bret Bendo Zeus Fleming Koldin Collie Zach Johnston Sydney Sheere Directed by: Erica Sherwood & Jason Lupish Written by: Erica Sherwood & Jason Lupish & Sophie "Pen" Hillhouse Produced by: Michael Krasnay Cinematography: Nicholas Murray & Kristen Nater Editor: Katelyn Bay Art Director: Adam Buller Set Design: Katie Webb Key Grip: Burke Bridgeman Swing Grip: Eden Kennedy Audio Recordist: Paolo Di Teodoro Costume Design: Emily Rose Farrauto Hair & Makeup: Sophia Pomeroy & annika braun Stunt Co-Ordinator: koldin collie Assistant Directors: Adrian Thiessen, Max Whitworth, Abby Allan, Satya David Agostino & Zoe Ventnor Assistant Camera: Rick Fast, Guwan Munasinghe & Lilly Rozic
NeRDMAN Official Trailer
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NeRDMAN Official Trailer

Meet Reece, Kip, Francis, and the rest of the gang as they try to keep their set from falling apart. Enjoy this sneak peek of NERDMAN or (the unexplainable imagination of Reece Fisher) The film was written in collaboration with Welland Centennial High School Students during a series of writing workshops, and then produced as part of a week-long Short Film Bootcamp where the same kids who participated in the writing process got to play the characters they helped create. NERDMAN is a delightful and hilarious short film about Reece, a high schooler on a mission to finish his movie for the school film festival. When his lead actor's performance proves disastrous, Reece uncovers a quirky power to render people unconscious. As chaos ensues, he and his team set out on a journey to find a replacement actor, turning the production into a rollercoaster of unpredictable twists. NERDMAN is a laugh-out-loud ride that revels in the absurdity of filmmaking, showcasing the zany world of high school cinema and the hilariously quirky journey of a young director trying to make his mark. Prepare to be entertained by a delightful fusion of comedy and mayhem that will leave you in stitches from start to finish! STARRING Hayden DiMarco Nico D/Amelio Riley Goyette-Smith Kendra Humphries Ryley Sheere Sophie "Pen" Hillhouse Kirsten Fasan Elliot Barron Casey Ankory Keona Bruton Bret Bendo Zeus Fleming Koldin Collie Zach Johnston Sydney Sheere Directed by: Erica Sherwood & Jason Lupish Written by: Erica Sherwood & Jason Lupish & Sophie "Pen" Hillhouse Produced by: Michael Krasnay Cinematography: Nicholas Murray & Kristen Nater Editor: Katelyn Bay Art Director: Adam Buller Set Design: Katie Webb Key Grip: Burke Bridgeman Swing Grip: Eden Kennedy Audio Recordist: Paolo Di Teodoro Costume Design: Emily Rose Farrauto Hair & Makeup: Sophia Pomeroy & annika braun Stunt Co-Ordinator: koldin collie Assistant Directors: Adrian Thiessen, Max Whitworth, Abby Allan, Satya David Agostino & Zoe Ventnor Assistant Camera: Rick Fast, Guwan Munasinghe & Lilly Rozic
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CAST OF CHARACTERS

REECE

BLAKE

KIP

FRANCIS

HAYDEN

PATRICK

JORDAN

CONRAD

CONNOR

NEWS ANCHOR

JACOB

GREG

ADULT KIP

ALIEN DRUMMER

ASHLEY

BLAKE JASTER FANS