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SYNOPSIS

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, Blake, 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.

A LOOK BEHIND THE SCENES OF NERDMAN

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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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OSWALD D. BARRON

HAYDEN DIMARCO

NICO D'AMELIO

RILEY GOYETTE-SMITH

KENDRA HUMPHRIES

RYLEY SHEERE

SOPHIE ‘pen’ HILLHOUSE

KIRSTEN FASAN

ELLIOT BARRON

CASEY ANKORY

KEONA BRUTON

BRETT BENDO

ZEUS FLEMING

KOLDIN COLLIE

ZACH JOHNSTON

SYDNEY SHEERE

MCKENNA BURNS

MARCO REYES

QUINN DE FREITAS

LAUREN BIESMA

SATYA DAVIS AGOSTINO

ABBY ALLAN

SOPHIA POMEROY

TIVON CHARLES

HIMSELF

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CREW

SCRIPT SUPERVISOR

FIRST ASSISTANT DIRECTORS

 

 

 

 

DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY

GAFFER

STEADICAM OPERATOR

FIRST ASSISTANT CAMERA

SECOND CAMERA ASSISTANTS

DIMMER BOARD OPERATOR

DIT TECHNICIAN

KEY GRIP

GRIPS

SOUND MIXER

BOOM OPERATORS

 

SOUND ASSISTANT

ART DIRECTOR

SET DESIGN

HAIR & MAKEUP

 

STUNT COORDINATOR

SET PHOTOGRAPHER

BTS VIDEO

ASSISTANT WARDROBE TECHNICIAN

SPOTLIGHT OPERATORS

PROPERTY MASTER

PRACTICAL EFFECTS TECHNICIANS

PRODUCTION ASSISTANTS

POST PRODUCTION SUPERVISOR

PICTURE EDITOR

SOUND DESIGN

AUDIO MIX

COLOURIST

ASSOCIATE PRODUCERS

PRODUCED BY

WRITTEN BY

DIRECTED BY

KATELYN BAY

ADRIAN THIESSEN

MAX WHITWORTH

ZOE VENTNOR

ABBY ALLAN

SATYA DAVIS AGOSTINO

NICHOLAS MURRAY

KRISTEN NATER

NICHOLAS MURRAY

RICK FAST

GUWAN MUNASINGHE

LILLIE ROZIC

SATYA DAVIS AGOSTINO

KATELYN BAY

BURKE BRIDGEMAN

EDEN KENNEDY

SOPHIA POMEROY

PAOLO DI TEODORO

CASEY ANKORY

ANNIKA BRAUN

LILLIE ROZIC

ADAM BULLER

KATIE WEBB

SOPHIA POMEROY

ANNIKA BRAUN

KOLDIN COLLIE

AMI HOLMES

GUWAN MUNASINGHE

EMILY ROSE LÉGER

ELLIOT BARRON

EDEN KENNEDY

RILEY GOYETTE-SMITH

ERICA SHERWOOD

SATYA DAVIS AGOSTINO

SOPHIA POMEROY

KATELYN BAY

ZOE VENTNOR

KATELYN BAY

SOPHIA POMEROY

SATYA DAVIS AGOSTINO

ANNIKA BRAUN

LILLIE ROZIC

ABBY ALLAN

JASON LUPISH

KATELYN BAY

ERICA SHERWOOD

ERICA SHERWOOD

JASON LUPISH

NICHOLAS MURRAY

KRISTEN NATER

RICK FAST

ADRIAN THIESSEN

MICHAEL KRASNAY

ERICA SHERWOOD

JASON LUPISH

JASON LUPISH

ERICA SHERWOOD

SOPHIE "PEN" HILLHOUSE

ERICA SHERWOOD

JASON LUPISH

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MURRAY MEDIA

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