Man trapped in tonic bottle

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Joe Hursley & Steve Lemme

About the Film…

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?

SHATTERGLASS FILMS presents a DIMESTORE FILMS production JOE HURSLEY STEVE LEMME "THE ORIGINS OF WIT AND HUMOR"
GRACE McPHILLIPS KARISA BRUIN original score by LUKE ANDERSON costumes by MICHAEL ALAN STEIN
editor DANNY FOGARTY production designer AMANDA BRINTON director of photography BEN MCBURNETT co-producers JASON KNADE CHADWICK STRUCK
JOSH McCONNELL AUSTIN GANNON executive producers LUKE BOYCE PAUL FLESCHNER produced by CHRISTIAN GRIDELLI HUNTER NORRIS BRETT HAYS
screenplay by CHRISTIAN GRIDELLI & HUNTER NORRIS directed by CHRISTIAN GRIDELLI