Feature Film (working title: The Ivy League)
Directed by Dwayne Boyd
Screenplay by Curtis Kaufman, Nadia Zebib, Yusuf Otway, and Devon O'Reagan
Filmed Fall 2010
Available on Amazon 29 July 2014
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Sometimes it takes the bigest losers to win
Zany comedy combining the candid raunchiness of "Old School" with the light heartedness of "Happy Gilmore."
After a series of humiliations in the big city, wimpy Matthew Klein (played by Rob Gleeson) retreats to his hometown roots and misfit childhood friends. There, hijinks lead to a new life as he rediscovers his strengths. And how to deal pot and swear!
2014 Jul: Available on Amazon 29 July 2014
2014 Apr: Rob Gleeson on Conan, video on YouTube
2014 Apr: Facebook update: Big Losers poster
2013 May: IMDb re-titled "Big Losers" and a 2014 release
2012 Jan: IMDb updated "completed" and a 2012 release
2011 Jan: IMDb listed for 2011 release
2011 Jan: Start Post-production
2010 Oct: Start Principal Photography
2010 Sep: Casting Calls
I play a boring orientation instructor in this SAG project: think Ben Stein in the Visine commercials. It was great fun because the director let me improvise for minutes at a time during each take. I loved it when they had to cut due to off-camera chuckles from the crew or my scenemate (Gleeson). They filmed so much more than what was written that I'm really curious how much of my droll droning actually wound up in the final cut. So far I've only seen trailer.
The large huge cast includes several actors I worked iwth on other projects: Quynh Thi Le (Evolution Creek), William Harrison (A Matter of Time), Nadia Zebib (Anatomy of Love), Paul McKomiskey (Sick People), Dorian Zantiago (Public Enemy #1), Rajinder Kala and Dante Ha (Upyri).